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Title: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 07, 2018, 11:58:54 PM
Not the most raucous song, but as it's our Silver Wedding Anniversary I thought it would be apt to share our "first dance" song with you guys. I'll tell you lot - she's one tenacious lady putting up with me for 25 years.



We're booked out for some celebrations so gaming time will be limited this weekend (as it should - I suppose) so gaming time will be restricted - however I will get some time to play and I'll dedicate that to learning comms on the F/A-18. Basically in DCS I've never flown any missions and set my comms up...so I actually want to learn how to use the comms in this bird. If I get that done quick smart, I'll try some ADF.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Pete Dero on June 08, 2018, 01:40:16 AM
it's our Silver Wedding Anniversary




I will also spend some time in DCS.

Might try out Subnautica (I've heard it is a rather relaxing game).
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: trailrunner on June 08, 2018, 03:30:26 AM
Congratulations on the wedding anniversary!

I'm going to my first ASL tournament this weekend.  They have kindly accommodated starter kit play, so hopefully I can play against another newbie.  This will be my first time playing face-to-face, and my first tournament, so I don't know what to expect.  I know the rules fairly well, but in ASL it seems that there's always one DRM that I forget about.  I know even less about strategy, but hopefully I'll not embarrass myself and maybe see how the game is played.  I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Destraex on June 08, 2018, 03:53:05 AM
Post Scriptum test weekend is on
Battletech
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 08, 2018, 03:55:16 AM
Congrats on the anniversary. My parents are celebrating their 50th on the 9th, too.

Mostly flying the Hornet this weekend. Maybe trying some air2air and some more conventional bombing runs. Also in the same boat as JD with comms. Never really used them in DCS. Enjoyed learning them in BMS though.

Not sure what else I might end up playing. I think Iím finally over the battletech bug. I put over 60 hours into it in a very short timeframe. Just need a little break I think...maybe Iíll play some of the original Dawn of War with the UA mod, or some more Spacehulk: Deathwing enhanced?

Well, enjoy...
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: jamus34 on June 08, 2018, 04:08:37 AM
Pete - just on visuals alone I have to agree with the Subnautica statement. I donít have a ton of time allocated but graphically itís one of the games where you hit a spot and just stop to watch for a bit.

In law stuff this weekend so gaming will be light. Maybe some monster hunter world and HoI4
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Barthheart on June 08, 2018, 04:24:35 AM
Still more yard work. Need to work on my vehicles as well.

Continuing my Stellaris campaign. I think this is the farthest I've ever actually made it into the game.....  :P

New board game, Armageddon War, on the table. So learning that. Platoon level units set in the Middle East in next few years.

Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Tuna on June 08, 2018, 04:32:28 AM
Congrats JD, our 25th will be next year.

I'll probably be doing some World of Warships, had some run revisiting last week. Also Rome 2 campaign I just started as Egypt.

Hearthstone on the side on my laptop and phone.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: joram on June 08, 2018, 06:22:16 AM
Will keep plugging away at Battletech and maybe dabble some more in Cultist Simulator.  That one may require more attention that I have the time to give.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2018, 06:23:50 AM
Happy Anniversary, JD!  :bd:
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Barthheart on June 08, 2018, 06:41:25 AM
Happy Anniversary, JD!  :bd:

+1  <:-)
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Dammit Carl! on June 08, 2018, 06:57:52 AM
Got the out-of-town blues for the weekend, but will assuage my sadness by blasting fools in World of Tanks / Warships (or vice versa).

Have a good 'un, folks, and a happy anniversary to you, JD!
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Ian C on June 08, 2018, 07:25:02 AM
Happy anniversary JD. Resting with my good lady. Also continuing Cult Simulator (now Ive got past the dying/going insane false starts -guide here https://www.reddit.com/r/weatherfactory/comments/8ohdsw/a_mostly_comprehensive_guide_to_cultist_simulator/?st=ji5udxx3&sh=9e538a85).

Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2018, 07:29:26 AM
Happy 25th to you and Mrs. Dredd.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: airboy on June 08, 2018, 09:12:31 AM
Happy Anniversary!

I'm playing pinball, arcade games, and tabletop games at the Southern Fried Game Expo all weekend.
Then I head North.  Origins from Wednesday - Sunday.  Long drive back to Alabama on Monday.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: CJReich46 on June 08, 2018, 10:02:13 AM
it's our Silver Wedding Anniversary




I will also spend some time in DCS.

Might try out Subnautica (I've heard it is a rather relaxing game).

Congrats on your 25th! My parents had their 50th last year and they spent a month in York, and got to see the town in Scotland we used to live in. My Dad was stationed on a base near Brechin when he was in the Navy when I was just a "wee bairn."   :)


3rd Doctor Era of Doctor Who Classic marathon is today on Twitch (starts at 11am PDT) . I have the new DLC for Field of Glory II so there's that.

Working mostly this weekend but I'll be home by noon.


Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Sir Slash on June 08, 2018, 10:03:48 AM
Congrats on the 25th Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Dredd!  I'll have a drink later to 25 more for you both.  O0  Me and my Better Half are heading up to Gatlinburg, Tn. this weekend to see the mountains and spend money. So, no gaming until we get back.  :'(  Have a great weekend Grogs.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Rayfer on June 08, 2018, 10:53:46 AM
Gus was right. Field of Glory 2 is a great war game.  Picked it up in yesterday's Steam sale. Been enjoying it ever since.

Ps. Happy anniversary JD.  <:-)
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2018, 10:54:55 AM
Gus was right.

Great. He'll be insufferable now.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2018, 11:06:42 AM
I was insufferable before.

Glad you are enjoying it Rayfer!
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: DoctorQuest on June 08, 2018, 11:12:26 AM
Congrats, JD!! We hit 36 in May.

Not much gaming, I'm afraid. Plenty to do around the house on Saturday and we are driving a couple of hours each way on Sunday to see my son in a production of "Laughing Stock".
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: MengJiao on June 08, 2018, 11:44:10 AM
Will keep plugging away at Battletech and maybe dabble some more in Cultist Simulator.  That one may require more attention that I have the time to give.

Yeah...15 minutes on Cultist Simulator, and then FoGII and then, Thrones and then Naval Action more or less in that order
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Vintage Dude on June 08, 2018, 12:05:30 PM
Not much gaming this weekend due to a festival and son's birthday. Congratulations JD. Hopefully, we will hit 38 years this October.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 08, 2018, 12:40:45 PM
Happy anniversary JD.

Iím going to a board game convention tomorrow.  Itíll be my first time attending this one.  Reputation is more Euro/casual than groggy but hopefully I can convert a few.  Star Wars Armada tournament on Dunday.

Bought a new car on Tuesday so naturally I got a rock chip in the windshield last night.  I want to use a resin kit to repair it but itís forecast to rain all weekend.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2018, 12:43:42 PM
Iím going to a board game convention tomorrow.  Itíll be my first time attending this one. 

 O0
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Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2018, 12:44:22 PM
What kind of car, SDR?
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 08, 2018, 12:50:01 PM
Ford Focus SE because I like mediocrity (and if Ford is serious and is going to stop making cars by 2022, I'll have a collector's item.)
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Barthheart on June 08, 2018, 12:50:34 PM
...
Bought a new car on Tuesday ...

Yer still allowed to by cars on the Left Coast?
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2018, 01:03:53 PM
ĎCollectors itemí
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: bob48 on June 08, 2018, 01:04:18 PM
Happy Anniversary, JD <:-)
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Post by: bbmike on June 08, 2018, 02:07:04 PM
Happy Anniversary, JD <:-)

+1  O0

I'll be playing Time of Crisis with the missus to help get myself ready for Origins.
If there's time I might try to play a PC game. Don't know which one.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 08, 2018, 03:56:22 PM
Thanks guys. It's next Tuesday but my kids booked us a hotel room this weekend  :-*
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2018, 04:35:45 PM
^BAWM CHICKA WAH WAH
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Toonces on June 08, 2018, 06:07:56 PM
Judge Dredd is a pretty epic Porn Name chicka bowwow!

Man alive, will I do any gaming this weekend?  Seriously considering buying Britannia and giving that a go.  Also, sorely missing on my ACW action, so something like Scourge of War or Second Manassass is a possibility.

Dayum..I just don't know.

Maybe just drink beer and play Poker Night at the Inventory.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Father Ted on June 08, 2018, 07:10:23 PM
Thanks guys. It's next Tuesday but my kids booked us a hotel room this weekend  :-*

Possibly a little too much info there (= you lucky whatsit).

I'll be trading turns in the SCWW2 tourney, Roffing, and doing some Post Scriptum teating
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: MetalDog on June 08, 2018, 07:55:27 PM
Happy 25th to you and the Mrs., JD!  Isn't it grand when the kids are old enough to give you gifts that rock? ;)


Gaming will be a stab at Baldur's Gate I mp Sunday morning.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: -budd- on June 08, 2018, 08:25:26 PM
Congrats JD, hope you and the missus have a wonderful weekend.

Got pbem turns to get to:

TOAW4- Nghia Lo 51, I'm the French. Reading the description looks like i'll be taking it on the chin until at least turn 9. We just started.

SCGC- I'm the Allies, Poland fell in two turns, its the quiet time right now, March 1940. He's either hiding it well or not going to attack France. I smell some alternate history attempt going here, strange Japanese troop movements near the Russian border.

OOB- Skirmish, i'm the Japanese. I'm currently counter attacking after a push by the Americans.

Twilight Struggle- First game, not sure what im doing. I'm the US and just picked my card for the first headline phase. i'll take any tips I can get.

Not sure what else besides the pbem turns, maybe some more Deathwing been enjoying that, up to chapter 5.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Barthheart on June 08, 2018, 08:31:22 PM
Congrats JD, hope you and the missus have a wonderful weekend.

Got pbem turns to get to:

TOAW4- Nghia Lo 51, I'm the French. Reading the description looks like i'll be taking it on the chin until at least turn 9. We just started.

SCGC- I'm the Allies, Poland fell in two turns, its the quiet time right now, March 1940. He's either hiding it well or not going to attack France. I smell some alternate history attempt going here, strange Japanese troop movements near the Russian border.

OOB- Skirmish, i'm the Japanese. I'm currently counter attacking after a push by the Americans.

Twilight Struggle- First game, not sure what im doing. I'm the US and just picked my card for the first headline phase. i'll take any tips I can get.

Not sure what else besides the pbem turns, maybe some more Deathwing been enjoying that, up to chapter 5.

Is TOAW any better than the previous versions? Is it worth buying?
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 08, 2018, 10:00:22 PM



Twilight Struggle- First game, not sure what im doing. I'm the US and just picked my card for the first headline phase. i'll take any tips I can get.



Better to play as the Soviets when you're learning.  The game favours them a bit in the early war stages. 

1)  The early war scoring cards are Europe, Middle East, and Asia so concentrate on building influence in those regions.  Coup the crap out of places and get that DEFCON down to 2.  It prevents the other guy from launching coups by locking down regions and it gets you your required military ops each turn.

2)  Read the text on the cards.  Lots of high value cards that potentially benefit your opponent have preconditions.  If they haven't been met, you can play them safely early on in the game.

3)  Don't put a lot of influence into France or Italy during the opening setup.  Italy is easy to coup and the DeGaulle and Suez cards screw the US player over royally if they dump a lot of influence in France. 

Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: -budd- on June 08, 2018, 10:47:25 PM
Congrats JD, hope you and the missus have a wonderful weekend.

Got pbem turns to get to:

TOAW4- Nghia Lo 51, I'm the French. Reading the description looks like i'll be taking it on the chin until at least turn 9. We just started.

SCGC- I'm the Allies, Poland fell in two turns, its the quiet time right now, March 1940. He's either hiding it well or not going to attack France. I smell some alternate history attempt going here, strange Japanese troop movements near the Russian border.

OOB- Skirmish, i'm the Japanese. I'm currently counter attacking after a push by the Americans.

Twilight Struggle- First game, not sure what im doing. I'm the US and just picked my card for the first headline phase. i'll take any tips I can get.

Not sure what else besides the pbem turns, maybe some more Deathwing been enjoying that, up to chapter 5.

Is TOAW any better than the previous versions? Is it worth buying?

For me I feel it is. I like the new UI better and the help with how many rounds your using when planning battles helps me maximize my rounds that part has always been a bit frustrating to me.Haven't really tested the navel part which is supposed to be greatly expanded. I always like the idea of TOAW, and have bought every version but have always had trouble "getting it" . If you played a lot of TOAW3 not sure there would be a massive difference, except the navel and the way battle rounds are handled and the supply changes. It does have a nice range of scenarios, I downloaded those 600 scenarios from that TOAW website, who's name escapes me right now. The scenarios I've opened and converted in the TOAW4 editor have worked so far. The small thing that bugs the crap out of me is the pbem playback window, its in the middle and your not able to move it so a lot of the unit movement on the map is obscured. I guess for me i just find it easier to play and understand whats going on. I have had some map artifacting when scrolling and graphic trails and other graphic oddities but nothing major but YMMV. To this point I've only completed 4 scenarios, one pbem game. I expect to play this more than I have the other versions.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: -budd- on June 08, 2018, 10:56:19 PM



Twilight Struggle- First game, not sure what im doing. I'm the US and just picked my card for the first headline phase. i'll take any tips I can get.



Better to play as the Soviets when you're learning.  The game favours them a bit in the early war stages. 

1)  The early war scoring cards are Europe, Middle East, and Asia so concentrate on building influence in those regions.  Coup the crap out of places and get that DEFCON down to 2.  It prevents the other guy from launching coups by locking down regions and it gets you your required military ops each turn.

2)  Read the text on the cards.  Lots of high value cards that potentially benefit your opponent have preconditions.  If they haven't been met, you can play them safely early on in the game.

3)  Don't put a lot of influence into France or Italy during the opening setup.  Italy is easy to coup and the DeGaulle and Suez cards screw the US player over royally if they dump a lot of influence in France.

HAHAHA.....France and Italy is where i placed my influence, along with W Germany, think i dropped one in Israel also. When to play the bad cards in your hand will i think be hard for me to grasp. Can't say i have a handle on any of the mechanics yet, hopefully experience is a good teacher. Either way as long as its fun for both of us, i'm good to go.
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Post by: jamus34 on June 09, 2018, 11:52:31 AM
Well I managed to get some Witcher 3 in so yay me.

Also one of these days I'll figure out how to make a rack of ribs (or 4) in the timeframe I am looking for.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: trailrunner on June 09, 2018, 01:55:01 PM
I'm going to my first ASL tournament this weekend.  They have kindly accommodated starter kit play, so hopefully I can play against another newbie.  This will be my first time playing face-to-face, and my first tournament, so I don't know what to expect.  I know the rules fairly well, but in ASL it seems that there's always one DRM that I forget about.  I know even less about strategy, but hopefully I'll not embarrass myself and maybe see how the game is played.  I'm looking forward to it.

That was fun.  I am not ready to play full ASL in a tournament, so I signed up for the SK play.  I really just wanted to try playing f2f.  There was supposed to be two other SK players there.  One of them I know from work, and he had told me earlier in the week that he had a health issue and wouldn't make it, and I guess the other guy didn't show up, so I was sort of alone.  The tournament director wasn't playing, so he sat down and was kind enough to play a game with me. 

I picked a scenario between Italians and Greeks that was simple with no tanks.  I had soloed it a long time ago, but I didn't remember it.  He gave me my choice of sides, so I chose the Greeks, only because the Italians had to move first, which would allow me to watch someone else make the first move.  He wound up getting some bad luck at the beginning, followed by a string of good luck.  Then towards the end, we had a small line of squads next to each other (i.e., point blank) shooting it out at a critical time in the scenario, but we both had the same luck: both sides survived the fusillade unscathed.  That's ASL, I guess.

I wound up winning the game.  Afterwards, I looked up the scenario in the database, and found that it was unbalanced, with the Greeks winning over 70 percent of the time, so I guess it was sort of expected of me.  My opponent was helpful and patient and good company, so it was a great experience.
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: MetalDog on June 09, 2018, 02:39:00 PM
You can't ask for more than that! :)  Glad you had a good time.  O0
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 09, 2018, 09:23:30 PM
Iím going to a board game convention tomorrow.  Itíll be my first time attending this one. 

 O0
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Reputation is more Euro/casual

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Mission to get a wargame going failed.  There were about 140 people in attendance and the general theme/vibe was very light and casual games with a lot of families.   I did get into a game of Twilight Imperium IV.  I played the original way back in college and got my ass handed to me early on.  I think I was out or contention within an hour and a half or so which sucked because I got a ride there with someone else.  This was much the same.  7 hour game with a bunch of guys who play at least once a month.  They were all up around the 7 or 8 mark on the scoring track and scheming away to be the first to reach 10 points.  I was at 2...

It was OK but way too long for what was essentially a learning game for me.  I was getting pretty restless by the 4-5 hour mark and was just hoping it'd end.  I'd play it again but I think I prefer Star Trek Ascendancy over this one.  I think the main turn off for me with TI4 is the points salad system of scoring. Same reason I don't like Scythe.  I prefer Ascendancy's tighter focus on win conditions.

Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Hofstadter on June 10, 2018, 07:46:26 AM
Played the Unsung Vietnam mod with the 160th tonight, got some juicy footage. Finished off my intro for that

Got booked to do some standup routines in a city, havnt done that in a while so hopefully I dont burn out.

Rainbow 6 new season is out. Grind me into the goddamn mattress ubi. Also keep saying I should play more steel division, but I never do.
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Post by: Gusington on June 10, 2018, 09:19:21 AM
Youíre a frickiní comedian?
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Post by: Hofstadter on June 10, 2018, 09:52:20 AM
Yuhuh. I was in a national comedy comp and made it to the semis a couple of years ago, since then I do the very occasional pseduo tour around the city clubs
Title: Re: I Don't Know FRIDAY
Post by: Gusington on June 10, 2018, 11:11:56 AM
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