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TOPIC: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter

Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 12:00 #122479

Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter

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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 12:12 #122480

COSMIC ENCOUNTER For The Win.

It's more approachable, it's IN PRINT and has been for pretty much all this time, it's got expansions galore over several iterations, and you can play it twice in the time it takes for one game of Dune.


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Because the above post was said in my head in a booming voice through use of the weirding way, there's really only one choice.

Vote: Arrakis...Dune...Desert Planet
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 12:39 #122482

Dune.
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 12:43 #122483

Cosmic.
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 12:50 #122484

DUNE

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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 12:56 #122485

The spice must flow. Dune
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:01 #122487

Dune is a classic, but Cosmic Encounter is the foundation of modern boardgame design, doesn't depend on a licensed property, is still in print today and being expanded upon, and is more approachable for a wider audience. CE for the win.
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:13 #122493

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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:16 #122495

I wasn't gong to vote at all because, for some reason, neither of the games in the championship are named Titan or Talisman...

However, Chapel's Sting picture put me over. I'm up for a game of Dune anytime. CE? I'd rather play Citadels.

Vote: DUNE
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:18 #122499

The biggest reason that Dune is awesome is because Cosmic Encounter already existed.

Cosmic Encounter
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:24 #122501

I play Cosmic more often due to the accessibility and playtime as mentioned above, but my Dune games are among the highlights of my year. There aren't many other games I look forward to playing more.

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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:25 #122502

The spice exists on only one planet in the universe. The planet is Arrakis, also known as

Dune
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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:42 #122507

Both of these games are in my top ten, and they have some obvious similarities.

Cosmic is easier to teach to casual players and usually a faster game, so it's easy to get on the table. But Cosmic is merely a tactical game. You can't really execute a long-term strategy in Cosmic, because you usually have no control over who you are attacking. You do have more control over who you ally with, but only if they invite you as an ally.

Everyone raves about the strong theme in Dune, and I'm a big fan of games with strong themes and settings. But theme isn't what makes Dune great. It's the extremely dynamic board, the changing alliances, and the blind single bid combat. Not only is there strategy and tactics in abundance in Dune, but also plenty of opportunities for bluffing and bribery.

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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:48 #122508

We Fremen have a saying: "God created Arrakis to train the faithful." One cannot go against the word of God.

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Re: Ameritrash Championship: Dune vs. Cosmic Encounter 11 Apr 2012 13:49 #122509

Cosmic Encounter
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