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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2018, 04:48:05 PM »
We need to get a whatchamacallit, 'front page'? or somethin' like that...

How would people find such a thing?

I've heard rumors of something called 'hoppertext' or or is it 'hoopertext'? Supposedly it will be able to magically transport you to other places.
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2018, 04:53:55 PM »
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2018, 06:44:55 PM »
I want to reboot to Restore Point 01/01/1989.
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2018, 05:42:09 PM »
I put my copy of Black Orchestra up for sale today on FB and the listing didn't even last 3 minutes before it sold.  I dutifully trundled off to the post office to ship it to the buyer and, while I was at the mall, I swung by a game store that I don't often frequent.  I was surprised to see that they had a copy of Mage Knight on the shelf as I thought it was sold out everywhere.  Decided that I'd spend my Black Orchestra money (and a bit more) and picked this one up along with the Lost Legion expansion.  I've heard good things about it but I've never seen it played and don't really know much about it.  Just been sorting the components and watching some Let's Play videos.  Looks like it might be quite good.





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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2018, 09:59:32 PM »
A buddy came over this evening and we tried out the tutorial scenario for Mage Knight.  It was a lot of fun but I can see it dragging out with more than 3 players.  Tonne of down time between turns.  Looking forward to taking a crack at the more complex scenarios next week.


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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2018, 04:51:45 AM »
I haven't tried Mage Knight, but I have Star Trek Frontiers, which is supposed to be Mage Knight but with a ST wrapper.

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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2018, 06:24:05 AM »
Yeah, I have Star Trek Frontiers as well. I've looked at the rules and put it away as the rulebook looks a lot like my Calculus I textbook.  :P
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2018, 07:17:45 AM »
I have Frontiers as well. The rule book is verbose and some of the actions are a bit complicated... at first.

Go through the example game play with all the pieces out. It's actually not that hard a game, but there are a lot of moving pieces.

I've only played it once and found it kind of meh... by that maybe because I'm not really a dungeon crawler... But I need to get it on the table again to give it a fair chance.
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2018, 10:54:14 AM »
My copy is still in shrink! ;D

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« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2018, 11:23:17 AM »
Is it for sale?
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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2018, 02:10:29 PM »
If you play competitively, it isn't really a dungeon crawl.  It turns into a hand optimization, area movement blocking, initiative bidding points-salad style game with dick moves and hurt feelings.   

So there's that....

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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2018, 02:13:23 PM »
I kickstarted this what feels like ages ago.  The games finally arrived today.  Love the artwork and the production values are great but I'm not really feeling any desire to play either right now.  Kinda turned off engine optimization games these days.


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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2018, 06:10:36 PM »
Is it for sale?

I believe it is on my list, yes.

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Re: Non-Wargames on your table right now
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2018, 08:23:03 PM »
It's not.

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