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  • #6683
    Steve Burt
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    Fireball Forward

    Is compared with Crossfire a lot and this surprises me a little. At least you shouldn’t expect two very similar games. You can certainly see evident influences but this is a very different game that uses a card type activation with a very intuitive flowing movement system. Shooting is done very well without the need of chart referencing. A simple gaming model that achieves very very enjoyable games. I can’t really imagine anyone not enjoying this game to be honest and may very well have the most universal appeal. Highly recommend this for its simplicity and pure playability.

    Well, I love Crossfire, but I hated Fireball Forward, so there you go 🙂

    Things I didn’t like – clunky fire mechanism involving various different dice sizes (one of my pet hates. I like a game to pick one type of dice and stick with it).

    Some very odd rules; a spotting attempt can trigger opportunity fire? It just didn’t seem possible to conduct sensible reconaissance in these rules.

    I dunno. I’ve played FF 3 times and liked it less each time I played it.

    #6723
    Nick the Lemming
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>War Panda wrote:</div>
    Fireball Forward Is compared with Crossfire a lot and this surprises me a little. At least you shouldn’t expect two very similar games. You can certainly see evident influences but this is a very different game that uses a card type activation with a very intuitive flowing movement system. Shooting is done very well without the need of chart referencing. A simple gaming model that achieves very very enjoyable games. I can’t really imagine anyone not enjoying this game to be honest and may very well have the most universal appeal. Highly recommend this for its simplicity and pure playability.

    Well, I love Crossfire, but I hated Fireball Forward, so there you go :-) Things I didn’t like – clunky fire mechanism involving various different dice sizes (one of my pet hates. I like a game to pick one type of dice and stick with it). Some very odd rules; a spotting attempt can trigger opportunity fire? It just didn’t seem possible to conduct sensible reconaissance in these rules. I dunno. I’ve played FF 3 times and liked it less each time I played it.

    Some of my clubmates played a demo of FF at a con (I think it was Historicon) a couple of years ago, and came to similar conclusions to you. Not one that any of us picked up, which is surprising, since there’s always someone at our club daft enough to try anything (usually me).

    #6742
    NTM
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    I dislike rules that use multiple types of dice too in fact I’m happiest with just D6’s to be honest

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by NTM.
    #6882
    War Panda
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    That’s true about Fireball Forward…it does require the use of other dice which is obviously a problem for some.  Good point 🙂

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by War Panda.

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