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If I tell the truth, I've actually never noticed this on the Privateer Press website untill this very minute and am very intrigued as to what it is?

It looks very strange to say the least though it could be quite interesting and I'm always willing to play a Privateer Press game.

Anybody played this before? What's it like?
 

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Voltron can be a stand alone game, but actually uses the core rules for Monsterpocalypse, and is 100% compatible, so you can actually have Voltron fighting Terra Khan or King Kondo in New York City should you wish. :)

As an entirely stand alone game, Voltron is fun, but it's a little bit limited without adding in the other Monsterpocalypse stuff. As it is, Voltron is probably a great stepping stone for getting into Monsterpocalypse proper as the rules that you need to know to use the contents of the Voltron set are pretty easy to grasp.
 

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So you can mix Voltron in with Monsterpocalypse? Sounds fun :)

Could be quite interesting watching the 2 come together to fight eachother.

Thanks Katie :)
 

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of course its a little unfair, voltron would always win, its voltron, rules don't matter to him, its voltron, the only thing that could defeat voltron is 2 voltrons......or (proper) optimus prime, but he isn't there, so yay go voltron.
 

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So you can mix Voltron in with Monsterpocalypse? Sounds fun :)

Could be quite interesting watching the 2 come together to fight eachother.

Thanks Katie :)
Yeah, it's actually quite entertaining.

of course its a little unfair, voltron would always win, its voltron, rules don't matter to him, its voltron, the only thing that could defeat voltron is 2 voltrons......or (proper) optimus prime, but he isn't there, so yay go voltron.
Since Voltron and Monsterpocalypse are pretty much connected by the hip I feel like I have some room to talk about MonPoc as a whole here, so I will. :)

Haha, Voltron's not all that compared to the other monsters in Monsterpocalypse. He's far from the weakest figure in the game but he's not the most powerful either. That being said, PP has done a stellar job on making each monster roughly as good as the next, so there are only a couple figures that really stand out as better or worse than the rest. This means that you won't run into the Space Marine problem where 8/10 gamers you might meet will be running the same faction and even if they are, each faction has at least 4 monsters to choose from.

The greatest thing about Monsterpocalypse in my opinion is that while there's room for very casual beer and chips sort of play with a bunch of crazy monsters slamming each other through buildings and stuff, it's quite possible to go deeper into the game and use some pretty extensive tactics. The game rewards careful positioning and forethought, and also has an easy to learn but difficult to master resource management system. Also, while power gamers do exist they're very few and far between. My group only has one person that could be considered a power gamer and he's pretty much a pariah that never gets a game in. I think due in no small part to the subject matter of the game, the people attracted to it are generally more into having fun and less into beating everyone's face in and ruining everyone else's fun. That being said, if you come across someone playing Zor Maxim, it might be a good idea to run the other way. :)
 

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Monsterpocalypse too has always taken my fancy but I've yet to actually pull my finger out and look into it. If I knew anyone else around here that played either of the 2 games I'd try and pick it up straight away but there is noone else into either of them so I'd be able to get no games in with anyone unless I was to persuade everyone else to get into them somehow.

What you're describing sounds excellent though, from few power gamers to the point that it's 'easy to learn and difficult to master'. It sounds like everything that I look for in a game to be honest, and maybe even more.

What's more fun than giant monsters fighting each other? Giant Robots AND Monsters fighting each other :wink:

At least it sounds that way.

Thanks again, now to get other people in my area to buy it so I can have some test runs before getting it myself.
 

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Thanks again, now to get other people in my area to buy it so I can have some test runs before getting it myself.
It's a fairly simple game to start. It's possible to play with the stuff right out of the starter set but I never personally felt that it offered a very good feel for what the full game is actually like, so I suggest getting a group of people and having everyone buy a single starter set and at least one Unit booster pack. All of the players will likely have a faction that they'd prefer to play but since the boosters (and starters) are random you won't always get what you want, so it helps to start with a bunch of other people at once so people can swap figures around. One of the good things about MonPoc is that none of the monsters are any rarer than the others so you never feel like you're getting ripped off trading a single monster for another. The reason for adding a Unit booster onto your starter set is to increase the likelihood of getting some Units that are part of the same faction as your monster. While the game centers around the monsters, Units do play an important role so it pays to have a good number of them. Plus, you get an additional building in each Unit booster and you can never have too many of those.
 
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