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  1. Comment on What are some anime/manga that are underrated and/or not so popular? in ~anime

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    I also agree on this one! I started watching this anime just out of not having nothing else to see and I was also suprised that it kept me hooked. The art style was probably one of the things that...

    I also agree on this one! I started watching this anime just out of not having nothing else to see and I was also suprised that it kept me hooked. The art style was probably one of the things that put me off at the beginning but then it grows on you. You really start seeing how beautiful it is. It really has a charm that I can not explain, I think. Not sure about the girl, but I liked the characters also, even though, they don't have the most complex character building around. Again, not sure why, but it left a good impression on me. :)

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  2. Comment on What are some anime/manga that are underrated and/or not so popular? in ~anime

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    Like @masochist said, not legally. But you can definitely find it in one of the most popular anime streaming websites.

    Like @masochist said, not legally. But you can definitely find it in one of the most popular anime streaming websites.

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  3. Comment on What are some anime/manga that are underrated and/or not so popular? in ~anime

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    I never got the feeling of being popular just because I never saw it recommended anywhere along these years. Usually, I base the popularity of something by how many times I see the anime suggested...

    I never got the feeling of being popular just because I never saw it recommended anywhere along these years. Usually, I base the popularity of something by how many times I see the anime suggested in anime lists around the web.

    Yes, I also really enjoyed the accuracy of depecting space, or at least, how a society / community in space would be in reality. Sometimes movies or tv shows exaggerate a bit on the futuristic side of things.

    I totally forgot about that someone, but you are right. It got slightly annoying but nothing too serious to ruin the show, at least for me. Sometimes people with a big dream act erratically, just look at Elon Musk :)

    Another promising (that I'm still yet to see) space-related anime is Space Brothers. But I think this anime doesn't fit this post. I have the feeling is somewhat popular, since, I've seen recommended here and there.

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  4. Comment on What are some anime/manga that are underrated and/or not so popular? in ~anime

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    Planetes, I found this sci-fi anime completely by chance and I was suprised by how good it was. At first it seems a simple story (and starts somewhat slow), but then, it shows its "real face"...

    Planetes, I found this sci-fi anime completely by chance and I was suprised by how good it was. At first it seems a simple story (and starts somewhat slow), but then, it shows its "real face" towards the middle of the series. It makes an analogy to a lot of problems that we face today as a society but also on our own personal lives. It also includes some romance, just so you know. In a very very simplistic overview: it's a story about garbage men in space. But you really have to find more by yourself :)

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    Man, what a great story! I definitely have to try Pandemic Legacy, I really like the original Pandemic. Luckily, my company has a board game group and one of these days, I'll try it also. I just...

    Man, what a great story!

    I definitely have to try Pandemic Legacy, I really like the original Pandemic. Luckily, my company has a board game group and one of these days, I'll try it also. I just hope it's not in German. :)

    Probably, you already know it, but Spirit Island also seems a very awesome co-op game! In case you don't know, check it out!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Thanks for the great write-up :) Yes, maybe I'm confused. I always had the impression that deck building would be something like "building" a strong hand to defeat your opponent. Be it by, taking...

    Thanks for the great write-up :)

    Yes, maybe I'm confused. I always had the impression that deck building would be something like "building" a strong hand to defeat your opponent. Be it by, taking cards from a deck, from the board or stealing from your opponent.

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  8. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Still, it really looks an interesting game, I'll see if I can try it somewhere in the future. Thanks for the recomendation :)

    Still, it really looks an interesting game, I'll see if I can try it somewhere in the future. Thanks for the recomendation :)

  9. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Ah, that's the shame. Any way, I'll keep a look on it for the future if I want to play something different with more players.

    I've only played it twice with 4 players, but my friends that own it and that have played it as a 2 player variant say it's a bit less fun, IIRC.

    Ah, that's the shame. Any way, I'll keep a look on it for the future if I want to play something different with more players.

  10. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    I heard of it before. But it didn't sound interesting when I read about the game. Maybe I really have to watch a "how to play video". Thank you ;)

    I heard of it before. But it didn't sound interesting when I read about the game. Maybe I really have to watch a "how to play video". Thank you ;)

  11. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Sounds interesting. I'm going to check it out with the wife. Thank you.

    Sounds interesting. I'm going to check it out with the wife. Thank you.

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  12. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Interesting game! Thank you for the recomendation :)

    Interesting game! Thank you for the recomendation :)

  13. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Sure thing :) From a lot of recommendations here, I noticed that a lot of 2-player games are Deck Building. So for now I think I'm staying away of these types of games, like RftG. I'll get...

    Sure thing :)

    From a lot of recommendations here, I noticed that a lot of 2-player games are Deck Building. So for now I think I'm staying away of these types of games, like RftG. I'll get Dominion from a friend and see if I like these types of games so for the future these recommendations can help :)

    I'm a bit the opposite, I like games that have not so much luck (I really hate Catan, for example). 7 Wonders Duel has a bit of luck, of course, but usually you have other cards that you can choose and help you with a different strategy. Catan, for example, is all of nothing. Didn't get the dice numbers that you need? "Tough luck, buddy". So yeah, I was a afraid that Lost Cities and Schotten Totten could be a little like that. Maybe the Youtube video I watched was not so great. I'm going to watch another one.

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  15. Comment on When did you first start watching anime? in ~anime

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    I'm on my late 20's and I think I started watching anime when I was 6 years old with the good old Dragon Ball. Actually, my childhood was awesome regarding to cartoons. Most of the cartoons on the...

    I'm on my late 20's and I think I started watching anime when I was 6 years old with the good old Dragon Ball. Actually, my childhood was awesome regarding to cartoons. Most of the cartoons on the national TV of my home country were mainly from Japan and some from France and Spain (France and Spain used to make cool cartoons also!).

    As with most kids at the time, the Japanese cartoons were the best, everyone loved them. Samurai X, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Digimon, Doraemon, Beyblade, etc etc etc. So many good stuff at the time, really.

    I think I watched cartoons until I was a pre-teen, but always limited to what went on TV, of course. Then you start enjoying other types of shows, mostly, tv shows from the US and then cartoons were a thing of the past. You are not a kid anymore, right? :)

    I think I stopped watching anime until I started again with Naruto, I think I was 14 at the time. I was about to start secondary school. People were saying it was the "new Dragon Ball" and so I started watching and I have to say I got hooked again on anime. Nevertheless, it was only Naruto because we still didn't have internet to find other anime shows and so I would rely on that one person that had internet to download the episodes :)

    Eventually, I discovered Bleach. Also, I got internet around this time (I was 16) and I could download the stuff myself. Bleach was cancelled and Naruto was the only anime I was watching until University, I think. In between this time, a friend of mine gave me Death Note and I started getting more interested on more adult animes also.

    Then, I started getting more and more sick of American tv shows. US tv shows were still my main source of entertainment (Naruto was still the only anime that I watched). I could see that all of the US shows had mostly the same pattern: the first three of four seasons were great and then went downhill. Always dragging on and on. I think Lost was one of the shows that really pushed me over the edge. I invested so much of my time to watch everything and discover the mysteries and then the show ended with a lot to explain. Walking Dead was also one of the shows that really pushed me to start watching anime almost exclusively.

    I have the feeling that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex was really the anime that started my adulthood anime watching. For then on (early 20's), anime is my main source of entertainment. Luckily, my wife also watched some anime before. She had some Ghibli movies (she's the one that introduced me to them) at her mom's house and he also watched Naruto in the past. With that in common, we both watch a bunch of anime together now :)

    Of course we still watch some US shows, but really nothing special. Game of Thrones (of course) and some comedy shows. I still think that, in terms of comedy genre, the anime world is not so much for us. I think only Great Teacher Onizuka and Gintama were really funny. Well, okay, One Punch Man is also very funny.

    Well, I guess that's my story :)

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    Cascarsonne is a classic, I really have to play it one of these days.

    Cascarsonne is a classic, I really have to play it one of these days.

  18. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    There are so many! Which ones would you recommend?

    There are so many! Which ones would you recommend?

  19. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Akrotiri is interesting. I liked the traveling of the boats and building temples. I like the theme and the exploration part also :) Unfortunately, the game is not available on Amazon of my country...

    Akrotiri is interesting. I liked the traveling of the boats and building temples. I like the theme and the exploration part also :)

    Unfortunately, the game is not available on Amazon of my country :/ I would have to find it in another way.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    Wow, Raptor seems fun! I enjoyed seeing this game. But I only have two "if's" that maybe you can clarify. The scientists seem very strong, isn't the game a bit one-sided? My other concern is...

    Wow, Raptor seems fun! I enjoyed seeing this game. But I only have two "if's" that maybe you can clarify.

    The scientists seem very strong, isn't the game a bit one-sided?

    My other concern is really the luck-factor. You choose a random card from 1 to 9, but you don't know what will you opponent choose. Basically I do a blind guess. So, I don't know how to a decent strategy with that. Obviously at the end, when most of the cards are played it's easy to see which numbers are missing and it's easier to make a guess.

    Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is definitely interesting and cool! But my concern about the game is about the future. A traditional game is timeless but with this game it depends on the maintenance of the links on the internet, database and that the app for the game will stay active for decades. (I think there is an app?)