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    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    I just brought/dragged together 50 RPGs for a weekend convention (Edinburgh, this weekend) and at no point could I find anyone willing to run modern D&D or Pathfinder. I am glad of this photographic evidence that such games really exist. Now back to making sure the Silhouette and FATE games don't clash.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Modern D&D is really back to being a table top wargame with a bit story every now and then.

    Which is cool if that's what you want to play.

    I really wish there was a group playing Dark Heresy around here, I really want to get my 40k role playing on...
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Ah yeah, forgot to mention I just played Munchkin for the first time and now I can't get enough of it. We're hoping to slowly acquire more of the expansion packs. So far have regular & zombie, Edgar I guess had Star at some point but can't find it. Doh.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Since we're on the topic of table-top games, I must evangelize about Sentinels of the Multiverse from Greater Than Games.

    I met the creator Christopher Badell two years ago on the Jonathan Colton Cruise while we were waiting to board and got to talk about what each other did. SotM is a cooperative card game (not a CCG, all cards come with the box sets) where the players play a team of superheroes fighting against a villain in an appropriately comic book setting (dinosaur-infested island, a base on Mars, Atlantis, the game's version of Metropolis or Gotham, etc). No one plays the villain, the villain's actions are dictated by their character card and a random draw from the top of the villain deck. Each of the heroes, which there about twenty or more now, has their own unique play style and theme, same with the villains, with varying levels of complexity for both. The rules are straightforward and easy to understand and I can't recommend the game enough if you are into cooperative games, comics and super heroes, or table top games in general. I'm pretty much responsible for a large chunk of the SotM fans in the Bay Area and I even got made into a card in the last expansion.
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    The remnants of my old D&D group get together every few weeks for a tabletop game night now. We play Mansions of Madness, Settlers of Catan: Star Trek, Fluxx (many varieties), Munchkin, The Resistance, Zombie Dice and we have Descent: Journeys into Dark on deck.

    I went to PAX last year and they had a little seminar on how to play the Pokemon CCG (because he LOVES Pokemon), so I scored my son and I enough cards to build a few decks and we play that one, but it's sort of unsatisfying, so we're looking at some other "living card games" at our local game shop (Sentinels of The Multiverse). We were looking at the Marvel and DC card games too, but the DC one looks a bit weak.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Ive just gotten back into 40k recently which seems to be heresy (arf) on the internet. loving the new minis they've made since i stopped. I nearly finished a unit today which i'll post tomorrow night if i get a chance....

    I love DnD but just can't find a game around here :(
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013
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    @Renthing

    Sentinels of the Multiverse sounds like a lot of fun. Will have to check that out.

    Nice to hear some love for Gloom, too - hope you enjoy it, Loki.

    See, I'm kinda torn about starting WH40K again after all these years. I'm sure it'd be a lot of fun, but I can't see that I'll have the time, money and space for it. Two of those three are usually all I can muster in one go! That said, some of the new plastic models look very nice. And when I flicked through the newest rule book, it still looked to be set in the same grim darkness of the far future that I know and love! Decisions, decisions ... Now, if there were any Necromunda players living locally, it'd be a no-brainer!
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013
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    @chiaslut My wife and I have played the crap out of the DC Deckbuilder and it is actually really fun. We played it with 7-8 others who have enjoyed it as well.

    I've been a long time gamer, and we have now been doing game nights to pull our friends in. Zombie Dice, Munchkin with several expansions, DC Deckbuilder, Smashup, and some more mainstream - Catan, Forbidden island, etc. I grew up on AD&D 2nd Ed, and am writing a Modern D6 campaign that I will probably never finish or actually DM. I love minis and played Warhammer Fantasy and 40k, Mordheim, Space Hulk, Hordes/Warmachine, Mordheim, Hell Dorado, Heroclix, x-wing, malifaux.

    I don't have much time these days, with two kids 5 and under and one more on the way, but the wife and I play a few things at home now, and it is more fun and interactive than vegging in front of the tv for sure. Looking forward to grabbing Zombiecide and maybe Descent to have something more mini based, and some bigger gateway games into deeper things for our non-game friends that we have pulled in.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013
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    Current 40k table top wargaming (6th edition?) is a MUCH quicker game to play than it was if your last time was 2nd or 3rd edition. It's streamlined so that you can actually get more than one game in in a day.

    I don't have the disposable income or the free time for the wargame anymore, but I have a pile of the RPG books cause they're full of fun stuff.

    I'm assuming the boardgame fans are aware of the Wil Wheaton show on YouTube 'TableTop' where he and celeb guests play modern boardgames?

    Here's a link to the Munchkin episode where they play a game with it's creator Steve Jackson...



    There's one on Gloom as well, and a whole bunch of others. Season 2 started recently as well.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013
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    Table Top is good stuff. I got to talk to Wil about it some on this last cruise. Seeing how enthusiastic about it is pretty awesome.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013
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    Yeah, I've really enjoyed tabletop since it started. Added a few games because of it, and it gave me the inspiration to start the gaming nights we've been doing to try and bring more of our friends into the fold. Fun show, they do a good job, and like RenThing said, it's pretty cool how enthusiastic Wil is about it, and his story about why gaming is so important to him is very interesting.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
     (11045.13)
    @Flabyo

    Out now, Cthulhu Gloom! I also love Elder Sign.
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    Played my first game of Arkham Horror last weekend. It's been on my gaming radar for years, but I'd never quite got around to it. I enjoyed it immensely - my personal highlight was taking down a Star Spawn of Cthulhu with dynamite. I seem to recall the phrase "Eat this you tentacled bastard!" was uttered.

    Munchkin and Chez Geek are old favourites among my compatriots. We break out Gloom now and then and I recently acquired the Games of Thrones boardgame, which is really excellent. I've also devised a number of games myself over the years, including a Firefly based card game that looks a lot like the one Fantasy Flight are bringing out (they're stealing my thoughts! ;)

    At the moment I'm working up a post-nuclear/zombie survival game where the players stumble around a city map collecting resources to escape to safety while trying not to get eaten or irradiated to death. It might work, it might not.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
     (11045.15)
    finally finished painting my first minis in YEARS



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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013 edited
     (11045.16)
    For all you Magic lovin' folks, there's a free online Magic simulator that is pretty basic, but really nice. If anyone wants to play, let me know.


    Program and servers

    Card database
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
     (11045.17)
    @Alastair Looking good man. Blood Angels? I like the base on the Dreadnought.
    @LokiZero Super cool. Love the DIY tiles, they are inspiring me to finish writing up the modern, bump in the night D6 game I put off working on.
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
     (11045.18)
    Mostly I play at cons, where the player herding is already taken care of. In February I played Unknown Armies (finally!) and now I'm contemplating running an Unknown Armies game set in prison at a con. Have to grab a season of Oz at some point. I also played in The Void (formerly Chthonian Stars).

    Of my friends in the area, one pretty much only plays Fate-based games, another hates most indie and Fate-based games, one always cancels at the last minute, and one only wants to do campaigns. Hence the con thing.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
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    This thread has gotten me addicted to Tabletop and therefore pretty sad that I don't have enough IRL friends to justify purchasing any of the games I see on it. The fella and I have one dude we play Heroclix w/ sometimes, and the couple we hang out w/ are both too attached to their PCs as far as games go (so much that the guy is training to be a pro League of Legends player).

    Chez Geek looks fun, Flux looks amazing, I definitely wanna play Last Night on Earth, and I'm even interested in playing Alhambra from watching that episode. Sigh.

    BUT a very tiny gaming shop just opened in the same strip mall as our LCBS, so if I ever have a free evening, I might check out one of their game nights.

    OH ALSO, the same vein as DJ's Magic online thingy, there is a Cards Against Humanity clone that the IRC and Skype night folks might already be familiar w/. I'm always down to play that when I'm online, so maybe we can get a game night organized sometime.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
     (11045.20)
    @Alistair Those terminators look damn good. And the first thing you've painted in years, too? I dread to think how my efforts would compare.