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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    So, last night I found a game that I actively dislike: Betrayal at the House on the Hill. Maybe I'd have gotten more out of it had I been more invested in creating a story, rather than playing a game. But even so, it would have been a story about a bunch of people wandering aimlessly around a house, getting randomly attacked and then occasionally throwing themselves downstairs or out of windows. Would not recommend.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    Really? I've always enjoyed that game.
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013 edited
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    a friend sent me this kickstarter. If anyone is familiar with the old Rackham tabletop, this is what happened to them when they got bought out.

    Wrath of Kings

    I personally am considering Hadross.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    @Renthing

    To be fair to the game, I don't think it helped that we all suffered a run of bad luck early on, failing a few rolls that we should have made easily. And the haunt phase probably would have been a lot more interesting, had our group's betrayer not already had most of what he needed to secure a victory.His mission was to use an evil spear to kill someone, then drag them to a certain room and use their corpse to OPEN A GATEWAY TO HELL. When the haunt began, he'd already found the weapon, and was within two spaces of both an easy victim and the room he needed to take them to. So the haunt phase wasn't really the deadly cat and mouse game it might otherwise have been!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2013
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    @Curb

    Yeah, it sounds like you guys got screwed which can happen. I think the most boring game of that I had was where I was the betrayer and I was building a bomb. Not that I was chasing after anyone, mind you, but I was in a room, maniacally working on a bomb. I could throw dynamite at people but I was so beaten down from earlier challenges that they just poked their head around a corner and shot me dead.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    Man, an honest bomb makin' guy just can't get a break!
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013 edited
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    Betrayal is best played a couple times in one sitting, in case you get a nearly or totally impossible scenario. The errata helps, and I hear the second edition does too, but the randomness of the haunts does mean sometimes it all goes horribly wrong immediately.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    ENnies winners announced, including games friends worked on, games I playtested, games I Kickstarted, and also games I don't have any stake in and games I've never even heard of.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    @Internaut A buddy of mine posted it a couple days ago on our online gaming group for our local shop and friends. Looks pretty cool. Unfortunately, I don't have the time for another skirmishy miniatures game. The models and sculpts look pretty great though, and I always dig the flavor they are pushing.
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
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    @cjkoger Yeah, Rackham always had great sculpts and I think this game will end up being just as good.
    • CommentAuthorAnopheles
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2013
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    I'll have to give a nod to Zombiecide. Fun game, and plays quick. I got a couple demo games recently. We won both scenarios, though the second cost everyone but one their lives. Those zombies swarm quickly!
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    finished some of my blood angels finally!
    Its been pretty fun converting them with all sorts I collected back in the day
    Death Company Dreadnought
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    That's a BEAST!
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2013
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    So I have finally played one of the 15 zillion Apocalypse World hacks out there (the concept being you're all former Companions of Doctor Who) and had a lot of fun. I was also Prince Charming, Shirtless Attorney! in a very strange FATE Accelerated game and my face literally hurt from laughing by the time we were done.

    And now, 20 years or so after buying the English translation, I may be in an online Kult game.
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013 edited
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2013
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2013
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    asf

    Kickstart win!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2013
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    Last year I pledged to the Reaper Miniatures "Bones" Kickstarter. The box arrived this spring, and I just barely looked inside. I was really busy with a bunch of other projects, including some actual game writing.

    The other day, after pledging to the *new* Bones Kickstarter, I thought I'd unpack the minis I had and wash them . . . the first prep step.

    Shit. I have a lot of painting to do:

    Hmm, do you think I have enough miniatures?
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2013
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    @Stefan, how big are they? do they compare with GW?
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2013
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    They are 28mm also @Scrymgeour. I've been eyeballing their second Kickstarter that's going on now. It is a killer deal for plastics, with some super cool stuff.

    On another note, I've started playing Star Trek Attack Wing. It is very entertaining, with a system pretty much the same as X-wing Miniatures. However, the scale and mission sets make it feel much more naval battle (in a good way) and less dogfight oriented. I like that they are running organized league play, supported with participation and champion prizes.