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Xintao14 Apr 2019 2:51 p.m. PST

I was wondering how it was.

RudyNelson14 Apr 2019 8:02 p.m. PST

No, I am hesitant to stock it at my store. Market may be too small.

Mkultra9915 Apr 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

Yeah.. that fantasy market is like 3 guys.. so good idea. however, the buy in on SAGA AoM is an actual deterrent, $15 USD rule book, $50 USD AOM book, $18 USD faction dice, $18 USD magic dice, and $15 USD deck of magic cards = $116 USD US Oil&Blood dollars.. yeah yeah I know "you can just use normal dice". and "you don't need the magic cards" but only beardy weirdos and solo player shut ins do that.

Xintao15 Apr 2019 7:49 a.m. PST

I enjoyed the first edition of Saga, but you are right about the "buy in" factor. I didn't pick up the 2nd Ed.

infinite array15 Apr 2019 1:16 p.m. PST

I decided to go all-in on it and yeah, it was $104 USD (from a local vendor who I'm pretty sure doesn't give any discounts, so that could be changed if you wait a bit). I do like the SAGA rulest, and I'm hoping to compare Age of Magic to Priestly's Erehwon.

I do like that the game size has been increased to 8 points standard – probably due to single model units like Monsters, Wizards, and Warmachines being in the game – although I'm looking to see if there's any way they mitigate needing more dice to active units.

Xintao15 Apr 2019 7:40 p.m. PST

Infinite Array, please let us know!

Bowman In the TMP Dawghouse16 Apr 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

I enjoyed the first edition of Saga, but you are right about the "buy in" factor. I didn't pick up the 2nd Ed.

Me neither.

Maybe we should both wait for AoM 2nd Ed.? wink

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2019 5:59 p.m. PST

the buy in on SAGA AoM is an actual deterrent, $15 USD USD rule book, $50 USD USD AOM book, $18 USD USD faction dice, $18 USD USD magic dice, and $15 USD USD deck of magic cards = $116 USD USD US Oil&Blood dollars..

They are only using the GW Business Model if you can part out the stuff you need for the game…

Do so and make your that whoever buys it pays.

Martian Root Canal06 May 2019 6:56 p.m. PST

Well worth the investment. The army lists are flexible enough to allow almost any fantasy trope and the new rules to accommodate fantastic units and magic are interesting as well as well-integrated with 2nd edition SAGA core rules.

I, too, like the fact that the standard army size has been expanded to eight points. I am currently working on an undead army and a horde force.

cae5ar13 May 2019 3:47 p.m. PST

I've only skimmed my copy and so far it's very well laid out and presented. I like the modularity of 2nd Edition and can see this system getting massive and catering for all tastes and genres. You buy in on whatever universes pique your interest and have a common core rule set with an ever expanding pool of potential opponents, making it a good fantasy-historical gateway.

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