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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2014
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    So, yeah - Scoundrels of Skullport is pretty, pretty good. The one significant addition is Corruption - a resource that costs you points at the end of the game for every piece that's left in your possession. The kicker is that Corruption is tacked on to some otherwise really useful properties - so if you avoid picking it up, you miss out on some real goldmines. To make matters worse, the more corruption is in play, the more damage it does at the end of the game - so we spent quite a lot of time frantically finding ways to get rid of it.

    Other than that, it's the same Waterdeep as ever - but with added drama and intricacy. Quests score more, or have more dramatic bonuses attached to them. Likewise, Intrigue cards add a lot more dynamism than before, and encourage some incredibly ruthless behaviour, too!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2014
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    Gaming legend and author Aaron Allston has passed away.

    He was my patient and helpful editor on a few articles many moons ago. RIP. Damn.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2014
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    Went to one of the local gaming shops (there's actually two not even 10 min away from each other; one's been around forever, and the one we went to just opened last year), because we had a day off. Two dudes were playing the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, the Heroes Unite expansion. The name's terrible, yes. They let us in their game and taught us how to play. I tend to glaze over when I attempt to understand deck-building games, but this one was pretty easy to pick up. Especially since everyone draws from a common deck (though you can each build your own, but count me out of that bullshit).
    They were sold out, so we'll have to pick up both boxes later. We did however get Cards Against Humanity.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2014
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    @Brittanica CAH is always great., muhahaha. And surprisingly, the DC Deckbuilder has become my wife's favorite casual game. It is really easy to pick up, and not terribly awkward to explain to the uninitiated. We've played it with tons of different people and had good times and great success with on most.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2014
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    @sneak, I saw pages back that you were playing Netrunner. I'm just getting into it - how are you getting on? Keeping up with the expansions, or ditched it?
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2014
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    Well, hot damn. Valve and Cryptozoic are developing a Portal board game:

    http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/5/5458072/portal-board-game-interview-valve-cryptozoic-entertainment
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2014
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    Where can I find something to help me convert Dark Conspiracy stats to Aeon Trinity?
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2014
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    @johnjones Have you posted to RPG.net or the unofficial Dark Conspiracy forums? Also, which edition of Dark Conspiracy?
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2014
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    Second edition.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2014
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    So, one of my favorite games is putting out a miniatures-combat variant, here. It's a KS that's funded and we're now into the stretch goals, plus I'm told from seeekret peoples (ok, the owner of the company) that the $200k push prize is awesome.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2014
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    Some of you may be interested to know that Games Workshop has removed all of their specialist gaming content from their website. So, before they do some mad copyright purge of the internets, it might be worth grabbing a PDF copy of the Necromunda rules - like this one here. I did, which is good timing as I also started a campaign recently. That game is still a blast.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2014
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    Nice heads up curb. Yeah, I have my downloads of Necromunda and Mordheim all safe and sound. Necromunda is fantastic, I'm jealous of ya'll's campaign. A bunch of us are diving into Bolt Action right now. Kinda fun do something semi-historical. It breaks up the mass of 40k games, and is easier to get a game in that WHFB.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2014
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    Bolt Action looks fun, and looking it up has taken me to the Warlord Games site. A whole lotta useful stuff for Necromunda there...
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2014
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    Curb: Yeah man, Warlord has become pretty legit. if you ever get bored, check out the Beasts of War Demo on Youtube. I runs kinda long, two 1 nourish episodes for the first game, but it is very entertaining, and gives you a good look at the game. Very similar in some ways to 40k second edition. The mechanic of not knowing who goes next, and the pinning mechanic really give it some interesting gameplay though. Now, I'm gonna go build some Soviets for a buddy and try to resist pulling out all my Mordheim stuff.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2014
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    Always preferred Mordheim to Necromunda. Seems simpler.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2014
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    Filled out my third ever character sheet for an RPG. I joined a local gaming group and we're going to play Dragon Age tabletop version soon. This'll be good because the first RPG I played was with my friends and Dark Heresy is not a great beginner game. And my first character was for the D&D Redbox solo adventure so doesn't count.

    That said I have the materials printed out to play Dungeon World if people don't want to play DA.

    Minis wise I'm getting kind of bored of painting my Tyranids. That's the problem with horde armies though, might have to put aside a day and get as much done as possible (I've got to replace some arms I can't seem to find for a Hormogaunt and a couple of Tyranid Warriors). I look forward to doing my Elites because I can spend more time on them. I had a lot more fun painting a starter box battle group a while ago.

    Once I find time to get the paints I have the following I'm looking forward to doing:

    Outdated Malifaux Lady Justice starter box. Haven't started this yet despite being the less work of my up coming projects I haven't decided what colour scheme to use yet. Do I go all Unforgiven brown trenchcoats or the more Canon grey or White?

    I have the Heavy Gear starter box I'm saving for last because I want to do a good job on those mechs.

    Finally I have to of the old-ish Infinity starter boxes (PanOciania and the Yu-Jing factions) They'll be good practice and I can teach/ learn the game before the new 3rd edition rules book comes out. If I didn't have so many minis to get through I would have snapped up the Corregidor Juridictional Command. I love the look of the Nomad faction.

    Have a box of Dark Vengeance to do for work.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2014
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    Lazarus, to be honest, Mordheim is my number one from GW. I really dig the flavor, the minis, the campaign mechanics and evolution of gangs. I like the skirmish aspect. It is not without flaws, but it tops out Necromunda by a few notches. That's not to say I don't really enjoy a good Necromunda campaign as well.

    Darkest, sounds like your project table is full. Dragon Age seems pretty cool. I watched the Tabletop of it, and the scanned through the rules at my FLGS. I really like the idea of the stunt mechanic. I have a Fanasy O&G army that is my pride and bane. Painting horde armies indeed. I've been tooling around with it for a few years. However, you have some pretty badass 'nid models to choose from if you wanna dump some time into them. I actually have that Old ass metal lady justice set also. It was such a PITA to put together, but some of the model poses are awesome. I didn't even play Guild, I just though it was a great box.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2014
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    I have one of those "helping hand" rigs so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. It's the clipping that gets to me. Snipped an end of an Arial off on of my Pan-O Guy's fortunately it looked better. I'm glad Heavy Gear comes pre clipped in it's starter box but that's the set I want to give the most attention to. I plan to do the two sets in their canon colour schemes though if you made me choose I love the North's sand colours more than the South's grey.

    http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/en/2013/miniatures/jurisdictional-command-of-corregidor/

    These are going to be my reward for getting through my backlog. I want to learn this game so bad so I can use these minis. I await the third edition Infinity Core Rules because the current ones are a bit knotty after the translation from Spanish. Fortunately Corvus Belli give almost everything away for free (All their books, Troop profiles etc) in the Infinity website and they have an excellent wiki.

    RPG Wise I've been listening to a lot of Role Playing Public Radio (RPPR) because they cover both "Story" games and "Traditional" games.

    Added a lot of games I want to play to the list. In particular they did some really good APs of Call of Cthulhu: Delta Green, A Dirty World, Better Angels and Night's Black Agents (Gumshoe system about Spies vs Vampires).

    Also I really want to play Eclipse Phase.

    Also I've read through this a couple times. Seems like it would be fun.

    http://www.ardens.org/The_Sprawl_beta.pdf
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2014
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    Yeah, Infinity is one of those games that has awesome models, and a really cool flavor. There's been several times I've wanted to dive in, but with limited cash and time i couldn't justify it since there is no base of other players around here. You'll have to post your guys when you get working on them. I'll have to check out RPPR. I've been wanting to add some gaming podcasts to my list.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2014
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    New Thread! http://freakangels.com/whitechapel/comments.php?DiscussionID=11347&page=1#Item_1