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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2019, 05:05:41 PM »
I'm going to delve into the rules a bit and try to play through the tutorial provided in TTS. I'm not very proficient with using the program but right now I don't have the space to leave the actual game set up. It arrived and is quite heavy. Always a good sign. Appreciate the clarification on the rules and how you explained it. I'll use caution when going through the AAR.

Jason, when you run a demo are you talking about doing so live through TTS? Is that what you mean?
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2019, 06:11:48 PM »
Appreciate the info Jason. I'll keep it in mind while viewing. My game arrived and it's heavy. Always a good sign.

When you say a demo, are you talking about a live event through TTS?
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2019, 05:09:16 PM »
Yes, a live event through TTS.

As long as you have Steam, you don't even strictly need TTS! -- you can watch 'over-the-shoulder' at a ten second delay. The game has no secret information, so you could play that way, too.


Relatedly, I survived the not-vacation (as did the family), and I'm back home with my giant home computer at last...  :smitten: I miss "the Presence" whenever I'm gone, though I did take my Surface. (But mostly tried to catch up on reading.)

I don't mind doing a live demo of the game more than once. Saturday or perhaps even Sunday morning might work best for Ysk, since he's going to be Zulu or +1 I suppose. Central US should be -6, so a 6 or 7 hour difference. (Or 8? ...unsure how far east Holland goes.)
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2019, 06:38:37 PM »
Yes, a live event through TTS.

As long as you have Steam, you don't even strictly need TTS! -- you can watch 'over-the-shoulder' at a ten second delay. The game has no secret information, so you could play that way, too.


Relatedly, I survived the not-vacation (as did the family), and I'm back home with my giant home computer at last...  :smitten: I miss "the Presence" whenever I'm gone, though I did take my Surface. (But mostly tried to catch up on reading.)

I don't mind doing a live demo of the game more than once. Saturday or perhaps even Sunday morning might work best for Ysk, since he's going to be Zulu or +1 I suppose. Central US should be -6, so a 6 or 7 hour difference. (Or 8? ...unsure how far east Holland goes.)

I do indeed have TTS. Now that I own the physical copy I'm gonna start skimming the rules to try and get a basic understanding of the game and I'd probably like to spectate at first, if possible. For me having the free time to play out the large tutorial that comes with the game will be a chore in and of itself. Many of the reviews on BoardgameGeek elude to it being more complex than the rest of the COIN series and I'm not versed in those earlier ones either. But I am exited about FitL. I've been wanting a game on the subject for some time. This seems like the great trade off in abstraction and ease of play with good historic flavor that intrigues me.

I appreciate it Jason. Hopefully I can digest some rules before then so that it really sticks when I see it in action.

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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2019, 06:03:43 PM »
Tomorrow being Labor Day, if anyone will be around, and at least has Steam (ideally also TTS), drop me a line and let me know if you'd like to learn FitL!

Let me know your Steam name if so; and send a friend request to me at the Grogheads Steam group. Should be "Sabreman" or possibly "Mikonesesagaman" (from back when Steam required an absolutely unique username and dang well no one else has THAT one. ;) )
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FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2019, 07:01:04 PM »
Heh. We're already friends and have been for years. I sometimes get a message that Sabreman is playing such and such, but completely forgot that that was you!
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2019, 06:29:15 PM »
Tomorrow being Labor Day, if anyone will be around, and at least has Steam (ideally also TTS), drop me a line and let me know if you'd like to learn FitL!

Let me know your Steam name if so; and send a friend request to me at the Grogheads Steam group. Should be "Sabreman" or possibly "Mikonesesagaman" (from back when Steam required an absolutely unique username and dang well no one else has THAT one. ;) )
Dang. Was out of town and unplugged for the weekend. My Steam name is Ozark Rebel  and I've sent you a request. I should be around next weekend if your schedule is clear. I'm not much of an online gamer so I'd need to get my mic going again. Shouldn't be too much trouble. What program do you use for voice chat?

Thanks for the effort, especially considering that I'm newish to TTS and the COIN system. I really wanted to dive into the rules this past week but Ive hardly had an hour of time to myself.  My fear of looking like an idiot has kept me away from most online experiences. Be gentle.  #:-)
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2019, 07:48:14 PM »
Moreb / Ozark Rebel then for next weekend! -- I'm relatively free at any time during the weekend.

Maybe Yskonyn will be free one of his evenings next weekend; that should be around noon or a little before to start with for us (if you're still in the Ozarks. I'm across the Mississippi River halfway to the Tennessee River, roughly on a line between Chicago and Biloxi/Mobile.)

If we got a third, we'd have a foursome to play with; or if we got a fourth, I could just umpire. I'll check with Tuna.
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2019, 08:25:17 PM »
Moreb / Ozark Rebel then for next weekend! -- I'm relatively free at any time during the weekend.

Maybe Yskonyn will be free one of his evenings next weekend; that should be around noon or a little before to start with for us (if you're still in the Ozarks. I'm across the Mississippi River halfway to the Tennessee River, roughly on a line between Chicago and Biloxi/Mobile.)

If we got a third, we'd have a foursome to play with; or if we got a fourth, I could just umpire. I'll check with Tuna.

I'll try to skim the rules a bit. I'd hate to be a drag on an actual game.
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2019, 06:33:49 AM »
Ysk wants to join, but already made extensive plans for the weekend, so he'll have to do a demo later.

Unsure that I can convince Tuna, but I'm trying.

Anyone else?
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2019, 05:02:21 PM »
Appreciate the effort Jason. BTW, I am currently in The Peoples Republic of Illinois and spend most weekends at our place just in the Ozarks of Missouri. I despise Illinois. High taxes, stupid laws, broken roads etc. I miss Missouri every day I am not there. Being in this state where dreams go to die was never a planned event. A family member in trouble and a conscience larger than my brain has me a prisoner here for just a short bit longer.

I'm feeling emotional. Only a sing-song will help.


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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2019, 06:27:26 PM »
"We got a thing in this territory... {spit} ...called a Missouri boatride."

FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2019, 06:32:57 PM »
"Missourah Boat ride"
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2019, 06:48:30 PM »
Us Missoruhns have come a long ways since those days.  Optics are much better now.....  ;D
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Re: Fire In the Lake
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2019, 08:27:08 PM »
Hey Jason.  What faction would you think is best for me to learn as I am discovering all play different and have their own rules for ops etc?

Keep in mind, I'm a COIN noob.
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