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Author Topic: Legendary Encounters - An ALIEN Deck-Building Game  (Read 53158 times)

May 12, 2020, 07:37:55 PM
Reply #315 on: May 12, 2020, 07:37:55 PM

Apologies for posting on an out of date topic but would you mind telling this board game noob what sleeves you’re using and where you get them?

I’ve just bought the base game and I really need to sleeve them but I see so many different variants online. Yours look excellent and snug!

Cheers in advance

Corporal Hicks
May 13, 2020, 09:41:37 AM
Reply #316 on: May 13, 2020, 09:41:37 AM
No worries, HIA. I'd rather people resurrect than create new ones. I just use normal UltraPro sleeves.

Corporal Hicks
May 13, 2020, 01:11:03 PM
Reply #318 on: May 13, 2020, 01:11:03 PM
Naturally! I liked they actually did their own story for that. And the DNA reflex mechanic they use in the Aliens expansion is really fun.

Machiko Naguchi
May 19, 2020, 05:58:42 PM
Reply #319 on: May 19, 2020, 05:58:42 PM
I actually just use the thin penny sleeves and they work just fine. I have seen people that use different colors for each type of card to make sorting easier: red for strikes, green for hive, blue for barracks, etc. Or there are also the official Legendary logo sleeves if you want to be fancy.

May 25, 2020, 10:13:06 AM
Reply #320 on: May 25, 2020, 10:13:06 AM
Thanks for the advice guys. I still haven’t taken the plunge on the sleeves but really just looking for the best/cheapest option since there are 600 cards in the base game and 400 in the expansion!

Also somewhat unrelated - check out the Kickstarter below that starts Thursday. Nemesis is an incredible, “Alien” themed game with amazing miniatures. The first wave and original game is available as part of the Kickstarter. Highly recommended!

Gentleman Death
Jul 14, 2020, 12:54:37 AM
Reply #321 on: Jul 14, 2020, 12:54:37 AM
For someone like myself who hasn’t played any card games besides Star Wars Destiny, how easy/hard would it be to get into this? I’ve always wanted to try it but it’d just be my wife and myself playing this if I purchased it...

Corporal Hicks
Jul 14, 2020, 06:34:15 AM
Reply #322 on: Jul 14, 2020, 06:34:15 AM
I think it's a pretty easy engine myself. Easy to learn. But it's sometimes quite hard if things go wrong. It's all part of the Alien feel. Honestly, I'd try and watch some gameplay videos to pick it up.

Jul 14, 2020, 10:05:24 AM
Reply #323 on: Jul 14, 2020, 10:05:24 AM
Yeah it's a very easy game to pick up and learn, and it's really, really good.

Both the Alien and Predator Legendary Encounters games were the first/only deck building games I've ever played and I love them both. They're a ton of fun, and playing the different movies (in either game) makes for great variety, though each one is also extremely replayable on its own. In the case of Alien the difficulty varies between movies as well, (Alien and Alien: Resurrection are really tough, whereas Aliens and Alien 3 are much easier) so if one keeps kicking your ass you can always just try another one instead (though it's also great to replay the tougher ones to try and beat them).

The theming is great too. They all follow the structure of their respective films, and each one has its own unique mechanics that fit with their respective films, so each one really feels like it fits what it's based on.

And I definitely wouldn't worry about not having many people to play it with. It's still great even if there's just the two of you, and it can be played solo too, so technically you don't even need anyone but yourself!

Like Hicks said it's a good idea to watch some Youtube videos to get an idea for the mechanics and the flow of the game etc., and if you like what you see then you'll definitely enjoy playing it yourself.

Machiko Naguchi
Jul 16, 2020, 05:58:57 PM
Reply #324 on: Jul 16, 2020, 05:58:57 PM
I agree with all of the above sentiments. It is easy to learn but hard to beat if that makes sense. Plus the deckbuilding mechanic is good to know since there are so many other cool games out there that you might end up playing that use it. And the majority of the times I have played it has only been my wife and I and it is still fun. If you have a few more people then it gets even better, but it's definitely not required. If you love the alien theme and you like games in general then I would say you should absolutely go for it  ;D


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