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    Along with the new site, there is information up for Mice and Mystics.

    It looks like a pretty interesting game, although I gotta say its a bit of a cheesy theme to me

    But if you haven't check out the Mice and Mystics page. While there aren't rules yet, you can see a lot of the components as well as check out the 6 characters they have up.

    Overall it does look like an interesting game, and the production quality does look good. The only other thought I had though was that the normal price is going to be 75 dollars? That's pretty steep. 50 for it seems reasonable and what I'd expect. I'm not in a position to be preordering this product right now, but if you can 50 dollars and 2 promo cards seems like a perfectly fine deal. I'm just worried that someday I'll have to pay 75 dollars for this game, something I probably won't do as for that price I could pretty much buy 2 other games.

    So what are others first thoughts though on Mice and Mystics and its price?
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    I know, in regards to the price, I hope that the "$25 off" portion is a test for how well it sells at a certain price. $75.00, now that I think about it, is a ridiculous amount of money on a game, but then again, there's things that this board game sets out to do that doesn't really have a comparison. We'll see.
    The night's shadow exists, not sleeping at all,
    The toil of the light is its only call,
    Behind the scenes lurking with shadowy gall,
    Its face never showing; height never too tall.

    Without a cry wherein dissent finds respite,
    The multitudes safer in the billowing light,
    More likely than not to strike evil at night,
    Then silently vanishing to be out of sight.

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    $50 is the discounted price that will be available ONLY during pre-order. The game is quite expensive to produce and has a lot packed into its extra deep box. You can check out some of these other titles for a comparison of the cost of similar premium content heavy board games.

    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/....cfm?SKU=MAD01
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/...fm?FullCat=203
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/....cfm?SKU=LTR07
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/...fm?FullCat=256
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/...=1&FullCat=309

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    Just to be clear, I think many games can be reasonably priced at 75 dollars, and are worth that cost. Arkham Horror is a fairly expensive game that I believe is worth the cost to the high level of components and the number of cards, tokens, and other things contained in it. I guess as a college student, I was just surprised to see the price tag that high, I wasn't expecting Plaid Hat to be producing something on that scale.

    As is then that pre-order deal is amazing. If you're planning on getting this game, 1/3 off plus some promo cards seems like something to jump on if you can. And from looking at the pictures, there is quite a bit of cool stuff in it...but hopefully there'll be even more soon to get a fuller idea of what this game is about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth View Post
    $50 is the discounted price that will be available ONLY during pre-order. The game is quite expensive to produce and has a lot packed into its extra deep box. You can check out some of these other titles for a comparison of the cost of similar premium content heavy board games.

    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/....cfm?SKU=MAD01
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/...fm?FullCat=203
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/....cfm?SKU=LTR07
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/...fm?FullCat=256
    http://store.fantasyflightgames.com/...=1&FullCat=309
    So the game is of a similar size to those listed? I can't really tell looking at the component detail

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    I'm pretty excited about this after seeing the info and will be watching for the rules to release. Is there a projected release time? Will it be end of summer/fall. I'm just hoping there's at least a couple months to preorder because I'm not ready to do it now, but want to get in before the offer ends.

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    This does look like it could be an awesome game. I'm definitely interested in preordering, but knowing a release window would help in the decision so I can work it into my budget.

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    I'm excited for this and I am really curious to hear a bit more about how this game will play. My gut tells me it is a mashup of tile laying dungeon crawl, like D&D Ravenloft and Dungeon Run, plus an enhanced storytelling component like Fighting Fantasy or Tales of the Arabian Nights. I'd love to see something like that. My biggest complaint about the D&D games in particular is that they lack any story. Dungeon Run works for me because it has a fun player interaction element, but story really takes a back seat there as well.

    That said, while I'm sure the production for M&M will be great and I realize that quality costs, $75 is expensive for a completely unknown quantity. A quick check on BGG makes this just about the most expensive list price of any game that is recommended for ages 7+ (and that age guideline makes me a little hesitant). Even disregarding the age recommendation, $75 is pretty rarefied air in the boardgames world. Heck, $50 is at the high end.

    It sounds like you are buying into a "system" that will need a reasonable amount of success if we are going to see more storybooks well into the future. I hope the high cost of entry doesn't limit the game's reception and prevent those future releases from happening.

    I wonder if Plaidhat is just trying to be creative in order to drive more direct sales versus sales through online retailers? If the list price is $75, I would bet the online retailers come in at around $50. The $50 pre-order price then looks reasonable...but still high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PePe QuiCoSE View Post
    So the game is of a similar size to those listed? I can't really tell looking at the component detail
    The storybook is hardy and it comes with more than twice as many miniatures as Dungeon Run, I know that. It's comfortably got more bits than DR. I've not played any of the other games to give a proper comparison beyond components lists.

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    I'm curious if it will be an expandable game or not.

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