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ihlendrax: Hmm. I’ve not heard of this game. What genre of game are we looking at?
ihlendrax: The heart should have clued me in. LOL
: Bullet is kind of "Touhou the board game" in inspiration
LRRbot: Try putting bread in it.
serramarkov: My FLGS has this game
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PharaohBender27: Argh, so close!
Getter404: Llllllllllllllllllets get ready to Touhooooouuuuu
NewtyNewts: Let's prep for some boardgame
margieargie: I am VERY curious to see how they get this concept into a board game form
Orxolon: hellooo y'all
airylan: it looks quite fun and interesting, though I haven't yet played myself.
midnightcurryjazz: sup nerds
niccus: is that different?
Getter404: Toe Ho
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Valhallan597: What is this
Heckhoundbolt: a boardgame bullethell? huh, neat
: there's co-op and solo ways to play this game too. Which is neat. Bullet is the original game, and there's also BulletOrange.
BloodnBullets: Who me? Couldn't be!
Getter404: @Heckhoundbolt It even has a Spotify playlist of Exactly 3 Minute Battle Themes to play it to
saucemaster5000: Eh, holding out for Bullet Ussy
Steel_Wish: Greetings friends
: message you, you say
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NewtyNewts: What is your favourite toohoo?
midnightcurryjazz: Hell yeah
saucemaster5000: the holy trinity
Heckhoundbolt: so no difference, eh Ian?
Getter404: @NewtyNewts That Eirin song lives rent free in my head so I guess she wins by default?
Pteraspidomorphi: Is Beej's galaxy immortal?
Mischievous_Catgeist: Ian is a lrr wifu
Thatwasademo: "I think I'm an influencer" - Ian Horner
kumatsu: Ian is influencing the path the bullets take
MajorFrostbyte: Ian the Instagram model
PMAvers: Surprised Ian didn't go straight for the Yakuza protagonist.
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Steel_Wish: Remember friends, the best touhou is your favorite touhou
midnightcurryjazz: I love this game already
Heckhoundbolt: oh that is cool
bytecaster: That makes a lot of sense!
NighSeptem: Maid, Composer and Influencer, the 3 genders
Getter404: Music sounds a bit lower than usual to anyone else?
CururuGuasu: So many circles
MrGibberish: @saucemaster5000 composing, the cosmos, and content?
Getter404: @Twilight_Spark It's like a tetris, but with bullets
SmithKurosaki: evenin chat
Pywodwagon: "soul-stealing artist" kinda buried the lede there on Ians character
CururuGuasu: Needs more rhombus
saucemaster5000: alright, super impressed by that @LoadingReadyRun , good camerawork
LRRbot: In the box is: beeeeeees! Liiiiiiiive beeeeeees!
Heckhoundbolt: Ok Beej has an interesting health mechanic
Steel_Wish: This is a weird series of danmaku patterns
AdamYMHMI: The schnozberry's go into the schnozberry.
LordZarano: Bullet♥︎ & Bullet⭐︎
MAPBoardgames: Those are the actual character names. I thought at first that everyone had made them up.
Twilight_Spark: Is this Pokemon Puzzle League?
margieargie: Okay, okay, that's a pretty interesting way to go about that
Steel_Wish: Touhou Puzzle Quest
DoodlestheGreat wanders in and blinks. "I've seen this anime."
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Mr_Horrible: XIV - Balance? The job discussion discord is a character in this game?
Thatwasademo: except Ian
Steel_Wish: Ian cheating
PMAvers: Note that the "cardinal direction" one doesn't have "up."
PMAvers: (Except for Beej's)
Getter404: Oh dip it's Tetris Battle Gaiden
GhostofJeffGoldblum: oh this is poewrfully anime
: Tetrishin Impact
Welbog: You can't tell me that Beej's character isn't Sakuya
Shadowsoflife: It's very anime
kumatsu: heckin' intense
NewtyNewts: Real hectic
Steel_Wish: @welbog Space Sakuya
margieargie: @Welbog Just space-based instead of time-based, it looks like?
Thatwasademo: not only are you pulling more bullets from the center each round, but almost all the bullets remain in the game, so the difficulty scales faster than linearly
Getter404: Like I said, the Official Spotify Playlist of the character themes are all Exactly Three Minutes to help facilitate this
Decaped: 3 minute timer with everyone talking through their turn at the same time would make for a great clip
: @Getter404 that's what we are listening to
Steel_Wish: Space Sakuya, Digital Raiko, French Sumireko
Oleetku: This is actually a lot like puzzle fighter (in the manipulate the well and then clears go to next player aspect)
Getter404: @Getter404 Yeah, I just like mentioning how cool that bit is. More cross-media board games!
EricTheOrange: so if the game is symultanious is cheating delt with on the honor system?
Gekyouryuu: perfectly cromulent name in JoJo or Gundam
Mr_Horrible: sure sounds like a fuckin' touhou name
Getter404: When do they break out the white velvet gloves like those JP Arcade Rhythm Game Videos
Steel_Wish: It's Digital Raiko
Heckhoundbolt: @EricTheOrange If your friends are cheating at a board game, you need new friends
Orxolon: they didn't even started and i'm confused,but maybe i learn as we go
Thatwasademo: if it was some sort of large tournament, you'd have referees
Steel_Wish: Damn guess I need new friends
Dread_Pirate_Westley: Cheating? I'm in!
Mr_Horrible: I'm learning so much lore
Spades_Slicc: No one expects me to embezzle from the bank in monopoly
Unpronounceable: I always prefer "trust, but verify"
NonUniqueGuy: If you want to cheat, play Cheating Moth.
: the idea is to play for a audiance of 100's so they will yell at anyone who makes a mistake
saucemaster5000: Ooh those sour grapes just turned to fine wine
Chesul: my friend group has an agreement, you're only morally allowed to cheat in one game, the game you play against death itself.
LordZarano: !card cheatyface
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Thatwasademo: it's good to draw your large numbers early
Steel_Wish: Are there various covers of the themes for the characters?
Thatwasademo: at least in my experience with solo vs boss
Thatwasademo: but that's sort of a different game since bullets *leave* in that mode
HadesLeprechaun: I've always thought of it like, if you didn't want to play this game we're playing together according to the rules, why did you want to play?
Orxolon: how many you have to pull?
Thatwasademo: starts with 10, but you pull until your bag is empty
PMAvers: Yeah, once a bullet has been pulled, you gotta resolve it before you can do anything else.
Steel_Wish: Ah so official soundtrack, but no hundreds of covers like touhou yet
Thatwasademo: you can do other options in the middle, but you can't end your option phase until your bag is empty, I should say
Thatwasademo: if you were playing with a timer, time running out would mean you can't do anything but draw bullets
laundreydhull: Am sorry?
Steel_Wish: Clip it
midnightcurryjazz: I am very into all of this
Mr_Horrible: with a name like Adelheid? You've committed war crimes, Ben
MajorFrostbyte: Good call because now you just need a single green to do wooden waltz. Ben already at Level 4 plays
Getter404: Best part: It's actually relatively cheap! 40 bucks full retail from the publisher.
camille7_ttv: Does LRR still do killteam?
Juliamon: camille7_ttv Yes, once a month
Dog_of_Myth: @camille7_ttv Yep
Thatwasademo: there's also a very good tabletop simulator mod for this game
MAPBoardgames: Move to cheatstep
NewtyNewts: Rock. On.
Steel_Wish: Bring out the 12 string guitar
PMAvers: Could always just set up for next turn
Steel_Wish: No that's manipulative, Ben
Thatwasademo: "almost sexy", he says about being lit on fire
Mr_Horrible: *Ben, lighting people on fire* "It's almost sexy"
Decaped: anime accurate
Getter404: No life-u, only wai<IMMEDIATELY BANNED>
EricTheOrange: these don't seem like the sexualized type of waifus, no9ne of them have boobs bigger than their heads
SK__Ren: No life, all work
Steel_Wish: Space Sakuya
Chesul: Galactic maid OP.
Mr_Horrible: Beej *loves* to run the dishwasher
Juliamon: EricTheOrange Unfortunately, sometimes the lack of huge boobs is *also* sexualized
NewtyNewts: Baruma and Dustopan
: Woah-oh-oh! Your sex is on fiiire!
Heckhoundbolt: is Beej the Tarot card?
Rourke9: Ben's patterns are all kind of laid out in a rectangle like a piano too
Getter404: @Steel_Wish I can only remember the names of like 2-3 Touhou characters, so I'm assuming that's the "half-ghost" maid with the katanas?
Rourke9: or rather, music notes actually
Steel_Wish: No, Sakuya is the maid and controls time
margieargie: @Steel_Wish That's Youmu, Sakuya is the one with a ton of knives
Thatwasademo: sometimes it's just more action-efficient as Balance to risk the hit
Thatwasademo: it's *only* 2 AP, not anything you can't get back
Rourke9: this game looks really fun! it sounded stressful at first
Thatwasademo: and if you don't get hit then you start filling in patterns, of course
NewtyNewts: Or even one, if the bottommost green moves up
Orxolon: i missed how is Beej character hurt,how does it work?
Heckhoundbolt: @Rourke9 probably because they are not playing wiwth the 3-minute timer at the moment
SK__Ren: yeah but if you bottom out your energy...
Steel_Wish: @orxolon Beej is bound by the Action Points
SacrificialToast: "trigger the dishwasher" as they say
Thatwasademo: If Beej would be hit, instead he clears the bullets and loses 2 AP. If he's ever at 0 AP, he loses the game.
EricTheOrange: don't bring up the dishwashers PTSD
Rourke9: @Heckhoundbolt that's true, but it feels reasonable to adjust that timer for the playgroup
Thatwasademo: *the bullet
NewtyNewts: Dish is a metaphor
Rourke9: @Heckhoundbolt and its only the first turn! I'm sure itll get more hectic
Orxolon: @Steel_Wish oh so,no action point and they die?
SK__Ren: Dish is what needs to be thrown in the trash. You look like dish.
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Thatwasademo: Other characters hitting 0 AP just means they can't spend AP anymore, but it's fatal for Balance
Orxolon: @Thatwasademo ok,thanks
: How would you ever play a turn in 3 minutes
Fruan: Just pull, no think.
Steel_Wish: Play however you want
Thatwasademo: don't talk to chat, think fast
Orxolon: i can see people playing this at speed of light in a tournament
: Boi this is more anime I expected from the name! Then again, it did have a at the end on the overview
Steel_Wish: @orxolon that is just touhou
EricTheOrange: I mean the time limit does mimic the fast thinking and refelexes needed to play a bullet hell
Orxolon: what is touhou?
Steel_Wish: Bullet hell game series with anime styling is the actual answer
EricTheOrange: lets do the fork in the garbage disposal
MAPBoardgames: Read the thing!
: Anime, Touhou is anime
NewtyNewts: oh my, poor maid.
Heckhoundbolt: Balance might be insane
Orxolon: @Steel_Wish better yet,thanks
TheWriterAleph: okay, the character "barks" are kinda adorb
Steel_Wish: No thoughts, head empty; only clean
EricTheOrange: Repeated voice lines are another staple of the genre
Steel_Wish: You gotta shout the names of your moves
Thatwasademo: move *one* thing up
Earthenone: could random into a complete pattern i guess
Steel_Wish: That way you intimidate your foes
NewtyNewts: So you don't replace the bullets into the bag at the end of the round?
Orxolon: so is there a way to attack AP of other characters?how does Beej character dies?
kumatsu: @Orxolon getting hit burns 2 ap
Earthenone: if beej gets hit by a bullet he loses 2
NonUniqueGuy: @NewtyNewts Bullets they remove, go to their opponent, plus they get more bullets added
Orxolon: @Orxolon aaaahhhhh
Steel_Wish: It's a sign in blood, draw 2 lose 2
NewtyNewts: @NewtyNewts I mean the ones on the board stay on the board, and you don't redraw them?
Mischievous_Catgeist: influencing me to run away
Thatwasademo: Yup, anything in your sight stays in your sight between rounds
Chesul: Beej has to be hit 4 times in a single turn to lose, which seems harder to have happen than 4 times over multiple turns.
Thatwasademo: It is, but bear in mind that spending any AP to move bullets counts against the same total
NewtyNewts: What are Ian's other powers?
Thatwasademo: (though also stars, etc)
Steel_Wish: Ian is cracked wtf
Earthenone: lets rotate the cards!
Steel_Wish: Ian's cheating more than an episode of yugioh
MAPBoardgames: It doesn't actually matter, but you can rotate it.
Thatwasademo: A note on Ian's 0 ap action: You can't use that while drawing a bullet.
Thatwasademo: If you do the action, you draw a bullet from the bag and put it directly into your Life, then gain 4 AP.
Rourke9: yea theres some clever design!
Thatwasademo: That's just a choice you hhave
NewtyNewts: And I guess it means you can't peek at what you just got
Thatwasademo: His other unique action is 2 AP to put 3 bullets from his sight into his current -- meaning he has to draw them again, but maybe that moves them where they need to be more efficiently or lets him use a pattern?
Thatwasademo: Yeah, choosing to sacrifice life for AP in that way pulls a bullet completely at random *after* you make the decision to do it
Steel_Wish: Gambling man
Thatwasademo: you have to choose exactly 3 IIRC
Thatwasademo: I'm a little surprised that all three of our characters have an AP for card action rather than the AP and discard for card action
NewtyNewts: Might not have needed the sideways movement then
camille7_ttv: is the kill team stream soon?
Thatwasademo: that's actually nice
Steel_Wish: This is the Kill team strwam
NewtyNewts: Maybe it's first to finish?
TheNerdWonder: Kill team was last week
jasaria: It's first to finish
Thatwasademo: Yeah, End Phase happens simultaneously with the other heroines' Cleanup Phase
Thatwasademo: *option phase
Thatwasademo: you only synchronize at Cleanup
LordZarano: Kill Team is the first AFK of each month IIRC
Orxolon: Ian what did you said after "Shyankenpon"?
DaxStrife: I was half-expecting Paul to play the Beej Drop after he said "the drop."
Akaiatana: Ah, the Big Bang Deery
Steel_Wish: So; insane cosmic maid, fire-crazed musician, and a content creator
Thatwasademo: I was confused for a moment, but I figure you did it fairly enough
: please que up the beejdrop for when beej fires the ability paul
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Thatwasademo: The fix now is you just don't draw for Intensity this round.
NewtyNewts: Start with a bang
Earthenone: ohh wait its bens nevermind
Thatwasademo: You should have 14x3 bullets in play, and you do.
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NewtyNewts: Round two, with 18 bullets per person in play
Decaped: Come on and SLAM
Earthenone: set up a poll?
Gekyouryuu: come on and slam
DekiSystem: honestly i like the turns
Thatwasademo: I think you should probably get to simultaneous play sooner rather than later, or you'll only get one round per break again
GhostValv: it's time to SLAM JAM
NewtyNewts: I like turns, but I wanna see how slamming goes
LordZarano: welcome to the jam
Shadowsoflife: like the turns.
saucemaster5000: Whatever gets you comfortable with the game
niccus: come on and slam, and let's watch people die
Orxolon: slam until the last turn XD
NewtyNewts: I wonder if they get to a second game, if they'll switch to other characters
MajorFrostbyte: I like the turns as well, better to see people's thought process without talking over each other or anything.
magical_girl_amelia: I'd love to see fast mode
NewtyNewts: Dang, I need to look into getting this.
NewtyNewts: Sadly looks like my FLGS doesn't have it in stock though... online orders it is, I guess
TheMerricat: How's the gaming going chat, have we reached bullet Nirvana yet?
Thatwasademo: There's also other interesting modes than the simple attack-left free-for-all mode
mitomanox: Lovin this
Thatwasademo: You can play in 2v2 Teams, or fight a Boss cooperatively/solo, or do a solo Score Attack
Steel_Wish: S t a r
Asimech: *Nemesis has entered the chat.*
Steel_Wish: *Umbrella would like to know your location."
Dog_of_Myth: Heck yeah!
Orxolon: simultaneously is better imo
Steel_Wish: The Bridges are Indestructible though, Ben
NewtyNewts: You are on 18 bullets, after all.
Steel_Wish: Just cast Sign In Blood
Earthenone: so dont pull a red 4
Molladia: Probably too far into this stream to start watching isn't it?
Earthenone: this is turn 2, so maybe?
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Steel_Wish: @molladia nonsense, just enjoy yourself
Molladia: yeah I'll go to the vod
Heckhoundbolt: I mean its hard because you have more tokens than normal
Twilight_Spark: A what, sir?
NotCainNorAbel: can you rotate cards?
TheThirdTail: Not generally, but Ian's special ability is exactly that
saucemaster5000: Come now, it's right after the trebledrop
LordZarano: @NotCainNorAbel Ian's character can
Steel_Wish: [Insert Key and Peele skit joke here]
NewtyNewts: Do Ben's flipped bullets count as stars as well?
Orxolon: "This is madness!Madness?Whis is youhouuuuu!"
niccus: the very opening of 5th symphony
kumatsu: the original drop: the 1812 Overture
Earthenone: so ben got the finsish first bonus?
Thatwasademo: the bonus being doing your End phase first
Twilight_Spark: *P5 music plays*
A_Dub888: Ben "Actually a Genius" Ulmer
niccus: you have to say that in character, ben
kumatsu: Nothing bad ever happens to the Ulmers!!! *crash*
Shadowsoflife: @Twilight_Spark A RIVER IN A DRY LAND !
Earthenone: the G in Ben G. Neering stands for genious
josh___something: It is called a bullet HELL
Steel_Wish: Do you not crossfade during a symphony?
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NotCainNorAbel: that was fun
MajorFrostbyte: Yeah, that was fine
micalovits: That was a pretty good speed
Steel_Wish: Is very cool and good
Kuolar: Time for some damage I think
Getter404: Yeah, keeps things hectic enough to fit the Bullet Hell feeling
Orxolon: that was great
Orxolon: this is great
: Much like real bullet hell games, things were moving far too fast for me to follow. I just enjoyed the vibe.
Steel_Wish: BPM will now raise to 120
Orxolon: the Vod has so much re watch value now XD
Steel_Wish: Electric Boogaloo
Steel_Wish: Bold of you to assume I watch thw vods to pay attention
Nydestroyer: then questionable lines come
Earthenone: remember to flip your bullets ben
Getter404: Don't wanna see my hand where -my hand- be at
micalovits: Vods are for background noice when painting 90% of the time tbh
SquareDotCube: Don't wanna see where my hand be at
Nydestroyer: @Getter404 stuck in baby prison
Steel_Wish: *crossfade* **person is dead on the floor** "time to move on."
Orxolon: good reference
Heckhoundbolt: you are a space janitor in all of them
Orxolon: oh,textual line was used?
saucemaster5000: doing poorly on your pink side is rough, leads to infections
Thatwasademo: Oh, by the way, I don't know if this has come up or not, but if Beej / Balance gets hit by a star bullet, he gains 1 AP after losing the 2 AP, because his ability just made him clear a star bullet
Thatwasademo: ha, I answered the question immediately before you asked it
NewtyNewts: Literally just asked and answered
Thatwasademo: And yeah, it goes to Ian's incoming
ComradeMik: is this the touhou boardgame?
Shadowsoflife: @ComradeMik Yes
Earthenone: do face downs count as 3's for ben?
ComradeMik: oh, i was joking
Thatwasademo: face downs have no number
Steel_Wish: What is this, Wheel of Fortune?
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Thatwasademo: the empty space requirements in Ian's patterns is why he has that 2 AP -> put 3 bullets from sight into current action
Thatwasademo: the biggest reason, anyway
: ben;s youth seems to give him an edge in finishing first
Thatwasademo: Face down bullets might work differently for other heroines, to be clear, but for Ben they count as all colors, no numbers, and no star
kumatsu: FLASH! moooooooob
Steel_Wish: Ian's character has really steered into early Lady Gaga territory
Orxolon: that characters lets you think 3D which makes you take more time i guess
Thatwasademo: so Beej and Ben are out of Current?
Orxolon: well i'm sorry,you got the idea XD
LordZarano: 3 degrees of freedom
: So are these anime girls also bullet or is this like a RWBY thing?
LordZarano: up/down, left/right, & 1 axis of rotation
Steel_Wish: @thewanderingnomad touhou
Decaped: Seems like the time limit is an additional balance lever.
airylan: the power of Beethoven *and Anime*
micalovits: Yea, but probably a bit brutal for a first game
: so if you are at home watch at 4xspeed
TheWanderingNomad: @Steel_Wish Oh that makes sense. THank you.
Asimech: @airylan I was going to say "Mozart" but I suppose that's more true.
Orxolon: read the thing
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Chesul: this game reminds me significantly of Puzzle Strike.
Orxolon: thank you
Lysander_salamander: Is this like tetris attack?
Lysander_salamander: Or I mean, is this a match-three?
NewtyNewts: It's more like... match-the-pattern to clear your board
Steel_Wish: Batman with a Stoma
NotCainNorAbel: new maid
Nydestroyer: I am doctor claw maid
kumatsu: I can't believe Dr Claw is a magical girl
Orxolon: that galaxy is going through puberty XD
NewtyNewts: Ben, don't you need two other bullets in the pattern?
Shadowsoflife: @Heckhoundbolt Right?
LoadingReadyRun: replicating the tetris attack kind of gameplay in a board game is quite a neat idea
Orxolon: it is
Welbog: @NewtyNewts I think so, but it's all fun
Thatwasademo: Most heroines work in basically the same way: You have a hand of 3 patterns, each of which shows Requirements (spots where bullets have to be) and Clear spaces (spots where if a bullet is there it gets moved to the next Heroines' incoming). Your goal is to move the bullets around so you can match a pattern and use its Clear spaces (then discard it).
NewtyNewts: You just drew the ones you needed for it, so all good now
Steel_Wish: Ben your character sounds like she mutilates people
TheThirdTail: There really aren't that many things that leave my body
Thatwasademo: The real issue is having more than 2 bullets in the same column at all, not so much having them at the bottom
Nydestroyer: it really was doctor claw
Steel_Wish: Boss battle time
kumatsu: Beej hit his hard enrage
Orxolon: it's in phase 2
Earthenone: beejis low on health, changing phases
NewtyNewts: Beej has fallen!
Steel_Wish: Beej ran out of gas
niccus: how much does beej get to shove to the next player
MrQBear: Beej turns into a pile of powerups and score collectables?
Earthenone: do charicters have special death shoutoyuts?
Nydestroyer: being able to rotate your cards seems pretty strong
kumatsu: @Earthenone insert Magister's Terrace copypasta here
Orxolon: @Nydestroyer yeah but i've noticed their are kinda hard patterns
Earthenone: you are right, the sunwell was merly a setback
Thatwasademo: You're looking for "Game End", after the Cleanup Phase on the same page
Thatwasademo: You don't lose immediately, you lose at the end of the round.
MAPBoardgames: Ben put a pink in a red column
Heckhoundbolt: Is this where we learn Ben is colorblind?
Thatwasademo: this might actually be changed by Balance's power, but I suspect it won't matter since I don't think you're going into Sudden Death
Thatwasademo: *somebody*'s going to survive
Thatwasademo: the steps in Game End about a heroine losing happen between everyone finishing Option+End Phase (and synchronizing), and everyone doing the Cleanup Phase steps
Manae: Never punished
Dread_Pirate_Westley: Intensity goes up by an extra level for each heroine eliminated.
NewtyNewts: And extra for Beej being dead?
Orxolon: so we ARE gonna get another game
Orxolon: you say?
NewtyNewts: Now... if Ben and Ian both die, is it a tie?
Thatwasademo: If they both die in the same round, whoever has fewer bullets in current wins. If they tie on that, it's Sudden Death
Steel_Wish: We are now at Stage 5
Steel_Wish: Then it will be Stage 6 and then the end of the 2hu game
NewtyNewts: No phantasm stage?
TetraRay: looks like ian is comboing
KeytarCat: Competitive PvE!
micalovits: Ian is on a roll right now
Steel_Wish: Not ideal
LizErin: How do they get damaged?
Thatwasademo: If they draw a bullet and would have to place it lower than the bottom edge of their sight
dumbo3k: Wait a minute, is this a rhythm board game?
LordZarano: How do they determine where to place the bullets?
josh___something: I guess you CAN just nudge a few bullets into an empty row just for breathing room
Thatwasademo: for example, if there's four bullets in the same column and they draw a 3 or 4 of that color, that's a hit
Heckhoundbolt: oh... uh ok
GhostofJeffGoldblum: if you think about it, waiting for the drop is really just an auditory form of edging. aural sex, if you will.
Thatwasademo: Normal bullet placement is you place it in the column matching the color of the bullet, in the Nth empty space down where N is the number on the bullet
dumbo3k: Oh wait those tokens are the bullet bell part. Ok. I think I understand
KeytarCat: @GhostofJeffGoldblum Yes, I will, thank you
Juliamon: !findquote edging
LRRbot: Quote #1638: "The edge of the screen means you die." —Alex [2016-01-22]
LoadingReadyRun: so if they both die in the same turn, it doesn't matter how many bullets they have in the sight, right? just the Current?
Thatwasademo: just current, yeah
PMAvers: Beethoven is also a promo character.
ShigOnline: I am totally baffled by this game so far
Thatwasademo: it's basically the player that died sooner in an absolute sense - most bullets left to place
LoadingReadyRun: Pretty sure Beethoven is Dog
ShigOnline: It's a bullet hell board game, I think I got that much
Steel_Wish: YOU DIED
Earthenone: i wonder if the rulebook prohibits a dog from playing
Steel_Wish: Continue? 9, 8, 7....
Heckhoundbolt: WAIT BALANCE IS A GOD
Welbog: what the heck
TheMandrew: what in the ever loving...
Thatwasademo: I think all the heroines with roman numerals in their name are goddesses, yes
Welbog: Was this written by a 6-year-old?
Nuurgle: Whimsy made ExistenZ?
Steel_Wish: Maid outfits? I wanna be part of this religion
Mischievous_Catgeist: she was the god going around cleaning up the others mess maybe
MAPBoardgames: A pantheon of anime waifus? I dig it!
Thatwasademo: every heroine has a boss battle form on the other side
TheMandrew: Balance is Galactus confimred
TheWanderingNomad: She's got the whole world in her hand, she's got the whole wide world in her hands...
Thatwasademo: in case you want co-op gameplay
dyvion: except every 4 years
Gekyouryuu: I mean, this is a Touhou, right? gods being cute waifus isn't new
Orxolon: just pullin',we are in top deck mode
MAPBoardgames: Is Ian just running the score board at this point?
dyvion: and then every 100 we skip the leap year
Steel_Wish: Ian is finishing the round
Thatwasademo: Ian's trying to make sure he has fewer bullets in Current than Ben does, I think
Steel_Wish: Because that is how the game goes
GhostofJeffGoldblum: 2 in stink?
Thatwasademo: 0 is definitely fewer
josh___something: The INFLUENCER wins!
Rourke9: well done!!
niccus: didn't die!
Orxolon: one more
Earthenone: new waifus just droped?
Iceberg_Man: influencer > gods?
Heckhoundbolt: find the lore for the other book
: New waifus?
Steel_Wish: Influencers are gods
saucemaster5000: holy hbomberguy I hope not
Thatwasademo: Since Sudden Death didn't happen, I might as well explain it during the break
KeytarCat: @Iceberg_Man It's like touhou, the power levels are whatever makes the game fun, consistency be damned!
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Thatwasademo: Basically, you turn off all abilities, actions, and patterns, and all heroines that tied draw bullets simultaneously without being able to do anything about them, one at a time, someone is hit
Thatwasademo: *until someone is hit
Earthenone: secret video!
DeM0nFiRe: Well that was something that happened lol
Orxolon: pika boo for adults
saucemaster5000: behold, behind the scenes! they... take a moment, read the rules, and set up. We've learned so many secrets today.
: @DeM0nFiRe It was also live.
DeM0nFiRe: @DeM0nFiRe True though
Earthenone: object permanance entertains the chat
APartofManny: Pay no attention to the people behind the curtain
Orxolon: at first i didn't understand sh*t,but now that i do,this game is cool,i really like it
dumbo3k: I still don’t understand, but that’s okay. All that matters to me is the players are having fun
NewtyNewts: I managed to find a vendor for the game close to me, managed to get both versions too... I'm too impulsive of a board game buyer
KeytarCat: I missed the card diagram part, so I have no idea how to clear tiles
: This game is super fun, but I have errands for work before work tomorrow, so I'm a pumpkin. to all!
NewtyNewts: @KeytarCat Each person has a deck of cards that gives patterns. They're specialized for each character... Ben's had colour and sometimes number requirements, Beej's were generic, and Ian's could be rotated but had lots of 'empty square' requirements
NewtyNewts: @serramarkov What? Pumpkin!
Thatwasademo: If you meet all the requirements on a pattern, you get to clear bullets from all the 'clear a bullet' spaces
KeytarCat: ooh, thanks!
micalovits: Importantly, you don't need to have bullets in all the "clear a bullet" spaces
NewtyNewts: Also importantly, you then discard the card. So you can't just set up once and keep activating it
Thatwasademo: some patterns have a clear and an 'any bullet' requirement in the same space
Thatwasademo: and yeah, you discard any pattern you use to clear
Thatwasademo: and clearing, of course, means you move it from your sight to the next player's incoming
NewtyNewts: We back!
josh___something: have fun, ben
niccus: good luck
Nuurgle: so Ling Ling Xiao is a blocker??
Shadowsoflife: So Ben playing a blocker?
Thatwasademo: basically, Ling Ling Xiao has + signs instead of ever having any clear symbols
NewtyNewts: This must be an expansion character
Thatwasademo: it's not a requirement in the same way the clear symbols aren't
Thatwasademo: Ling Ling Xiao is from the first set
Thatwasademo: the characters they all played last game are from Star
Thatwasademo: Ling Ling is from Heart
LoadingReadyRun: Ben's character in the first round was from Heart
Thatwasademo: You could spend an AP to add one if you want
Thatwasademo: or that works
Heckhoundbolt: @Thatwasademo I swore all three of them had hearts on their sheet
Thatwasademo: I think that heart/star on the character sheet doesn't actually mean anything, oddly
Thatwasademo: oh, it's a difficulty indicator
Thatwasademo: rather than an expansion indicator
Heckhoundbolt: @Thatwasademo ah... thats confusing
MAPBoardgames: Is Ian's character a news reporter in front of a building on fire with pink fire?
LoadingReadyRun: Apparently the Heart on the sheet means "easy" character, star means "hard" character. Confusingly heart and star are also the expansions
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Shadowsoflife: @MAPBoardgames or cherry blossoms?
Thatwasademo: I mean, Ling-Ling's mechanic is *straightforward to understand*, even if it means you're constantly counting as you play
DeM0nFiRe: ^ idk if that name is actually funny to anyone not in the US?
NewtyNewts: Or if you want to move upward
niccus: or diagonally
MAPBoardgames: @MAPBoardgames You're probably right, but I'm not changing my head canon
josh___something: What is ben's gimmick?
Shadowsoflife: @MAPBoardgames Fair
JonnyGlitched: Hi everyone! What have I missed?
MrQBear: i'm curious to find out if they have the Orange expansion
Juliamon: instant hubris
josh___something: What does "Math" mean in this context
NewtyNewts: Ben adds his pattern numbers together, and whatever number comes back says what bullets he can get rid of
NewtyNewts: 6-8 = 2 bullets not in the pattern. 9-12 = 3 bullets not in the pattern. 13+ = 3 bullets from within the pattern
JonnyGlitched: I could do a line
saucemaster5000: the 80s called, they want the insane amount of lines being done back
JonnyGlitched: Of all the drugs I've tried, blow was the most meh
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Thatwasademo: Your patterns don't push downward, but your 2 AP action can.
NotCainNorAbel: beej is playing the quarter game
NewtyNewts: What are Beej's actions?
e_bloc: hey now, you're a one-star
niccus: huh, no basic movement
MAPBoardgames: If you push a tile into another tile do they all move?
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Thatwasademo: With Beej's patterns or actions, yes
niccus: this sounds more appropriate for the maid, cleaning up the board
Thatwasademo: there's a pattern Beej could use profitably right now
Rourke9: cool character!
SoaringDragon42: say the thing?
JonnyGlitched: "not as hard as I thought was going to be" name of my sex tape BAM
micalovits: The ability to just pay 2 and clear anything on the edge is pretty neat
Pywodwagon: it's weird shes one of Adam's Dolphins
Thatwasademo: The blurbs on the patterns are mostly faces
NewtyNewts: Beej with the full clear on-board
AdamYMHMI: The Mighty Jagrafess
MAPBoardgames: Breaking news: It's easy to hack the news ticker and you can just type anything you want into it!
Thatwasademo: text in the art: "Breaking News! YNN Joins the 2nd World Fight Tournament! Competitors from around the universe meet for a completely nonviolent, totally official, real event. Experts report that playing games every day is good for your health. So stay indoors and pla..."
Thatwasademo: "Breaking News! GO TO SLEEP. NOTHING IS W..."
Thatwasademo: and on the side of the boss side: "NOW BACK TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED EPISODE OF FREE FOR ALL!"
SK__Ren: The photographer from before is now the camerawoman for the News
Thatwasademo: because Collective Consciousness's gimmick is that sometimes bullets you clear go to the incoming of the player on your left (like they do in free for all) instead of the boss incoming
Thatwasademo: by "sometimes" I mean as long as you have one of her boss patterns in hand
MAPBoardgames: I'm hearing the QWERPline news jingle
MAPBoardgames: in my head
LoadingReadyRun: The boss mode seems like a neat variation. Reminds me a bit of the bosses from Dice Throne
Thatwasademo: all of them have funny words on the side too
LoadingReadyRun: Being a ghost and still stuck in a wheelchair kinda sucks. Then again, I guess if you can levitate, it is just flying in a sitting position
NewtyNewts: I can almost hear the Touhou music...
Thatwasademo: I think Paul's playing the official Bullet music in the background, but it's pretty quiet
Shadowsoflife: there is a soundtrack for the game
NewtyNewts: @Thatwasademo I can hear it. I mean more that it's very almost-Touhou
Thatwasademo: ah, yeah
LoadingReadyRun: Is the music too quiet?
NewtyNewts: No, it's great on my end
Thatwasademo: it's more that the loud boys are loud
Thatwasademo: into the current from your sight
micalovits: That seems... Dangerous for Ian
Thatwasademo: you've said that wrong and done it correctly twice now
Thatwasademo: I'm sure Ian knows what he's doing
SoaringDragon42: I had wondered about that. XD
LoadingReadyRun: do what he does, not what we says
Thatwasademo: You've got boost power!
NewtyNewts: What rhymes with... uh, uh... moost... stower- BOOST POWER!
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TheWanderingNomad: Wait is Ian Nemesis from RE3? "STARS!"
NewtyNewts: Because you cry and make the flash flood perhaps?
NotCainNorAbel: I'm sure Beej understands
Chesul: Beej always understands, he just rarely cares.
TheWanderingNomad: I AM IN MISERY
Mr_Horrible: wait, there's 3 of you, you guys need to do the meme
niccus: is *that* how you use reese's puffs???
Thatwasademo: You could always spend 1 AP to add 1
: @Mr_Horrible I think one of those songs is definitley against TOS
Mr_Horrible: @Mr_Horrible look as long as you're just singing and not performing...
niccus: no, it's me dia
KeytarCat: @NewtyNewts Can we try to not use insane like that?
Thatwasademo: fun fact: There's only 4 fours of each color in a single set's bullets, and 8 of each other number/color pair
zeathean: or you lose it on the turn change
NewtyNewts: @NewtyNewts Would 'Intensely' be better?
saucemaster5000: wanting to be straight these days?
Mr_Horrible: I can't believe Ian's fuckin' dead
niccus: and live on the news, too
TetraRay: but now who will report the news!?
Shadowsoflife: Ah, the news died
Dog_of_Myth: Ian died, news at 11.....wait
Kit300: Evil fox news falls
kumatsu: the state of journalism in this game
Earthenone: they say no news is good newas
CAKHost: News channel is now a memorial to the news channel
NewtyNewts: Breaking news! Franklin Took is taking a break
saucemaster5000: @Earthenone my parnets still read the newaspaper
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KeytarCat: With the three minute timer, this seems like a fast game
KeytarCat: fast and stressful
NewtyNewts: Isn't 13 within the pattern?
NewtyNewts: No problem
CaptainTalon447: Evening chat
Spades_Slicc: Say more
Shadowsoflife: dear lord
Earthenone: Deer Lord
Mr_Horrible: getting arrested for bluejaywalking by Jane Doe
saucemaster5000: hunting season is very jard for jane doe. Imagine being a cop during the purge
Spades_Slicc: Ian you're describing a pig, I thought you said she was a deer
CaptainTalon447: Are they playing with the timer?
saucemaster5000: er... hard for jane doe
ThirtyCubicFeetOfSalsa: All Cervines...
Shadowsoflife: @CaptainTalon447 no
KeytarCat: @CaptainTalon447 not today
saucemaster5000: honestly feels like turn based tetris
Mr_Horrible: the movie: the game: the movie
CaptainTalon447: Bullet is basically the board game equivalent of Puzzle Fighter
TetraRay: we can go deeper
saucemaster5000: @CaptainTalon447 I have news for you about puzzle fighter and board games...
CaptainTalon447: How is Ian fully cleared?
Earthenone: death clears all
saucemaster5000: I... yes, puzzle fighter got turned into an award winning board games many years ago. That's not... news, I guess.
CaptainTalon447: Oh Ian is dead?
NewtyNewts: @CaptainTalon447 Puzzle fighter had something to do with bombs though, didn't it?
CaptainTalon447: Yeah...I think so
Gekyouryuu: I love that clip
kumatsu: Reeses puffs?
: ah, "Anime"
Thatwasademo: Fewer in current wins
Thatwasademo: Play out the round to be safe
TetraRay: Math !!
Thatwasademo: so that's one in Ben's current and 4 in Beej's?
NewtyNewts: This was a good one! I'd love to see it again sometime
Mr_Horrible: yeah, this feels like a really slick game
DEATHlikescats: Thanks for a great stream!
Shadowsoflife: thanks for the stream
KeytarCat: This was great, I kinda want to see an 8-player game!
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NewtyNewts: I honestly just bought the game because of this show, hopefully it arrives soon enough for me to take it to my local board game events!
DEATHlikescats: @newtynewts congratulations! Hope your bg friends enjoy!
NewtyNewts: Me too!
LRRbot: Sakurai has left. His planet needed him.
LRRbot: Stab it in the deadly lasers.
LRRbot: Are you sure you want to defer turn?
NewtyNewts: Wonder what that is...
DEATHlikescats: Ah! This is q422
MAPBoardgames: So far, this has been my favorite episode of Back in the Box
LRRbot: In the box is: Jacob's Unbeatable Tackle
NewtyNewts: Just go get the Box in the Back.
CAKHost: Ooo Meg's Monster!
DEATHlikescats: Dummy THICC
kumatsu: OK I can finally be done with y'all distracting me from packing for Commandfest
NewtyNewts: Nice one Ian
TetraRay: ian ..... lol
hugsforheals: paul stream hype
DEATHlikescats: The Ian ouch test
DEATHlikescats: It did not pass
CAKHost: Look at the rocket!
NewtyNewts: Ooh, a Marvel Snap episode?
DEATHlikescats: It’s not his job or anything
CAKHost: That dog has a lot going on
Earthenone: i guess its good that he doublebooks himself, and not others?
Orxolon: Thanks for the stream,this was a blast!
NotCainNorAbel: frame perfect
CAKHost: Oh it is just the glasses. I thought he had something in his mouth but it is just his tougne XD
KWardJenx: Thank you!
CAKHost: Thanks for the stream! Good night everyone.
Orxolon: g night!
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