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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by TheMix » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Jaymann wrote:What's the difference between a kickstarter and a crowd funded?
My understanding? That they didn't use the Kickstarter website. Otherwise, not much.
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Post by Blackhawk » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:16 pm

Jaymann wrote:What's the difference between a kickstarter and a crowd funded?
Kickstarter is just one form of crowdfunding?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:39 pm

Twilight Imperium, anyone?

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Post by Zarathud » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:39 pm

I have been invited to an annual post-Christmas game of Twilight Imperium 3 with my sister's friends. I would like to finally finish a game of TI but that requires (1) two days and (2) people who are serious and know the rules.

Frankly, I'm intrigued at the possibility of a most epic game and at the same time a bit frightened at the likely result. Her husband happily threw himself into the grinder against me during our 4 hour game of Eclipse at Octocon. No doubt we would end up in another 15+ hour grudge match.
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by hepcat » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:06 am

God, I miss TI3. I don't miss the 14 hour games that you, me, Seppe, Lawnboy and (the long absent) Snow used to endure. But I do miss the game itself.
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Post by AWS260 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:57 pm

Kotaku writes about being blackballed by Bethesda and Ubisoft.
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Post by Archinerd » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:35 am

hepcat wrote:God, I miss TI3. I don't miss the 14 hour games that you, me, Seppe, Lawnboy and (the long absent) Snow used to endure. But I do miss the game itself.
I remember Snow. We played Tide of Iron at the first Octocon.

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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by hepcat » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:52 am

Now I miss Tide of Iron too.

I remember when he got ToI. He came over to my place and excitedly set the whole thing up. We played the first scenario...and I actually beat him. You've been around me enough to know how embarrassing that can be for someone of even normal intelligence, let alone geniuses like you guys. I suspect that shame is what drove him out of Chicago.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:23 pm

I'm going to be playing in a one-shot game of Spirit of '77 this weekend.

The DM and other players are all grown adults. They're married, have teenaged kids, and professional jobs.

I'm going to be the only one there with any actual memories of the 1970s.

Goddamn that makes me feel old.
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Post by Holman » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:21 pm

Blackhawk wrote:I'm going to be playing in a one-shot game of Spirit of '77 this weekend.

The DM and other players are all grown adults. They're married, have teenaged kids, and professional jobs.

I'm going to be the only one there with any actual memories of the 1970s.

Goddamn that makes me feel old.
FWIW, that game really seems more rooted in movies and TV of the 1970s. Everyone will be on board.

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Post by Pyperkub » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:14 am

As long as they know the six million dollar man theme, they should be OK. ..
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by LordMortis » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:40 pm

Holy hell!

You can read all of the Jack Chick cartoons they used to hand out at the park on line now.

http://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/r ... p?stk=0046

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:29 am

RIP Wayne England
Wayne England, one of the most iconic tabletop gaming artists of the past few decades, has passed away. Known for his illustrations in Warhammer rule books, on the pages of White Dwarf magazine, Dungeons and Dragons manuals and Magic the Gathering cards, England helped define the artistic style of many a game’s universe.
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by Zarathud » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:21 pm

Star Trek: Ascendancy, a new 50th anniversary 4x from Gale Force Nine? Someone has been channeling hepcat's subconscious.
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Post by hepcat » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:02 am

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Post by Zarathud » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:48 am

The godfather of board games for hepcat.

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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:53 pm

Labyrinth
Europe has announced the summer release of Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Board Game.

The new game, created in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, features five beautifully crafted figures capturing the likeness of the major characters from the movie. The game, designed for up to four players aged 6 and up, is a fast-playing family game with an emphasis on simple game play and evocative art.

In addition to the figures, the game also includes a 2' x 2' game board, 32 Labyrinth cards, over 30 game tokens, 6 polyhedral dice, 6 reference cards, 4 character sheets, 4 Ability cards, 4 Weakness cards, 4 card stand-ups, a Goblin Clock and Clock hand, and a rules booklet.
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by AWS260 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:44 pm

Europe has announced
The continent or the band?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:49 pm

The continent. Or at least a company in it.

It's River Horse Games out of the UK.
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by Smoove_B » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:54 pm

I need to stop buying games. In the last 72 hours the following were either purchased or are arriving at my house soon:

Attack on Doom Rock
Project Z
Legends of Andor
Lost Legacy
Elder Sign: Omens of Ice

I just packed up a whole bunch of stuff to sell at auction during a game convention in June...and immediately filed up the shelf space cleared with more stuff.

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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by Blackhawk » Tue May 03, 2016 4:49 pm

Star Wars: Imperial Assault question for those who own it.

My kids and I were given a copy of Imperial Assault for Christmas, along with the Twin Shadows expansion. We've had to shelve it because school kept us to busy for a 'campaign' based game, but school is almost out, and I'm planning to dust it off.

We've never played it, but both kids and I are experienced board gamers.

Should I integrate the expansion content into the base campaign for our playthrough, or hold off and just play the base set first?
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Post by Holman » Sun May 08, 2016 10:52 am

It's possible that the expansion includes a few random missions that might make it into the campaign, but I doubt you would be able to tell them apart from the originals. I think it all meshes well. Anything Tatooine- or plot-specific from the expansion will be excluded from the original campaign by the setup procedure (which is pretty elaborate). You'll have a couple of new heroes to choose from, but I don't think there's any reason to avoid these in the main campaign.

In short, I'm pretty sure that mixing the expansion material into the main game won't do any harm. You're just stirring buckets of Star Wars theme into buckets of Star Wars theme.

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Post by hentzau » Sun May 08, 2016 9:40 pm

I didn't get far enough into Imperial Assault to really dig into this, but at the time I remember wondering how you integrated the expansions once you started the campaign, because the Imperial player builds out his deck of "encounters" right when the campaign starts. I'm sure there's an answer, but at the time I questioned it I couldn't find it.
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Post by Blackhawk » Sun May 08, 2016 10:09 pm

I believe you have to start the campaign with the expansion already in play.
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Post by Holman » Mon May 09, 2016 9:05 am

The core of the expansion is a whole separate campaign, so its missions wouldn't fold into the original campaign anyway. Some of the random optional missions might, but they're generic enough to fit in either storyline.

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Post by Blackhawk » Mon May 09, 2016 9:59 am

Holman wrote:The core of the expansion is a whole separate campaign, so its missions wouldn't fold into the original campaign anyway. Some of the random optional missions might, but they're generic enough to fit in either storyline.
All I have is Twin Shadows, but that campaign is designed to combine with the original campaign, although it is also playable standalone.
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Post by AWS260 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:55 am

This is a great longform piece on the ancient Egyptian board game Senet. It's a delightful read, filled to the brim with quirky old Egyptologists.
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Post by MonkeyFinger » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:14 am

AWS260 wrote:This is a great longform piece on the ancient Egyptian board game Senet. It's a delightful read, filled to the brim with quirky old Egyptologists.
Nice, thanks for posting that.
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Post by AWS260 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:22 pm

There's a new expansion out for New York 1901, Goons of New York 1901. Not the kind of thing that would normally interest me -- I've never played the base game -- except that it was designed by grade-school kids at an after-school board game program in my neighborhood.

I think that's pretty cool.
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In the case of New York 1901, after two weeks of work we had whittled five hundred submissions down to 98 distinct ideas for modifying the game. These included things like airports, day and night phases, taxes, eminent domain, and of course zombies. The heavy-hitting classics made the cut, too: Godzilla, King Kong, and a "gigantic worm".
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Post by Jaymon » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:14 pm

oh, 19, almost. one of them new fangled pokemon from gen 5 or gen 6 , sometime after then introduced mega evolution, and super easy mode, and had long run out of pokemon, but kept making more anyways.
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by hepcat » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:03 pm

While looking for some info on using Tabletop Simulator, I came across this review for it that made me laugh.
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-Guy watched porn on tablet while playing risk with us, but I was winning so I didn't want to quit.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:10 pm

Did he link to your profile to provide an opponent recommendation?
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Post by hepcat » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:22 pm

I have an alternate profile I use when playing online games and watc....

....hey, wait a minute!
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Post by TheMix » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:01 pm

Info online? Why didn't you ask us? Do you not wuv us anymore? :cry:

Though I wouldn't have thought to use the ingame tablet to watch porn. So perhaps I wouldn't be that great a resource after all.
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Re: Gaming randomness

Post by hepcat » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:03 pm

I'm trying to figure out the best way to play mansions of madness with a friend in China using tabletop simulator, the MoM app, and FaceTime.

I suspect just setting up a webcam to display the table and allow communication is the way to go though.
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Post by AWS260 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:17 pm

hepcat wrote:I'm trying to figure out the best way to play mansions of madness with a friend in China using tabletop simulator, the MoM app, and FaceTime.

I suspect just setting up a webcam to display the table and allow communication is the way to go though.
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