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Lit [Fantasy Flight Games] Because it just keeps getting better

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Loyal Imperial, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    How are you finding the RP opportunities afforded by the Triumph/Despair/Advantage/Threat rolls?
     
  2. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    We're still feeling it out. Since it's a published adventure, there's some that are already suggested - and one instance had a player specifically look for a result (getting better astrogation charts to the planet) that was suggested for a Triumph result for 'general information' Computer search on the planet... and ended up with a Triumph result anyways. We also had a bargaining roll for pay from the employer - they succeeded, but got a net Despair, leaving the party with better pay but the guy pissed off. The players were actually afraid to do much information gathering precisely because they were afraid of getting Despair.
    I think part of the issue was that we didn't do much with the Dark/Light Side points, but I didn't want to throw too much in the way of trouble for them in the first full game session. Next time, we'll probably get more into that, and have our first combat - where I think the usage of the Triumph/Despair/Advantage/Threat things will kick in for the players.
     
  3. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Ah the Yiya (spelling?) gang! I completely stole the Nightflyer from them, just saying. Worth the conflict.
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I played a great game of Armada this weekend. I had a MC80 Liberty-type, a MC80 Home One-type, a MC30 frigate, and a Pelta-class frigate. Plus five assorted squadrons of fighters. I faced off against two VSD-II, one Gladiator-I, and one Arquitens-class. My opponent went heavier on the fighters, but in the end I knocked out one VSD and the light cruiser. My Pelta-class was lost, plus my Liberty-type was damned near a floating hulk, but we were victorious!

    I'm really excited for Wave VI. Though I'm still holding out hope that Wave VII has the Profundity and Raddus. :D

    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  7. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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  8. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Hmmm... Task Force Antilles and Task Force Organa, huh? I never take anything in FFG as canon, but it's interesting to think of those as potential names for the Alderaanian Hammerhead groups in Rogue One.
     
  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    For individual Hammerheads rather than Task Forces, the only name given is the Garel's Honor. Going by the visible cards, that's the only Title. It's possible that one of the cards in the facedown pile is another Title though.
     
  11. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

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    Garel's Honor, hmmm. Could it be like Lightmaker and was renamed from P1 or P3 after the Battle of Atollon? It would be a way to remember those who were lost at Garel.
     
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  12. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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  13. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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  14. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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  15. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    In my neck of the woods, that's called trolling.
     
  16. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    See, this is why FFG is awesome..
     
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  17. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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  18. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Oh hey maybe we'll finally find out, in our own individual FFG ways, what happened to Reti.
     
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  19. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Knight star 3

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    Dammit, I've been checking the page daily in hopes for updates on "Rise of the Empire", the new expansion for "Rebellion". So when I saw a picture of Thrawn with the words "Empire at War" below it my heart leapt . . .until I saw it was just an update for the Destiny dice game. :_|
     
  20. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Knight star 3

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    I haven't actually made the time to play any of FF games in a meaningful way, but I regularly pop into this thread to see what updates are coming ... someday I'll get into this stuff! I also love seeing the new art for all the different games.
     
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  21. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm also a big fan of their art. Lots of the artists they hire also post their work on deviant art. It's how I got most of my desktop backgrounds.
     
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  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Just picked up Jabba's Realm for Imperial Assault.

    Playing with players who are stupidly trying to kill mobs is so frustrating. We played 3 scenarios with:

    * Biv
    * Davith
    * Onar (big Aqualish bodyguard, new to this set), and
    * Saska

    The Biv player is from my RPG group and he has an issue in which he thinks he's the main hero star wonderous centre of attention. So we'd have an objective and 6 rounds to do it and he'd want to do thematic but stupid things like double attack or clear. Sigh.

    And when loot dropped, he wanted it all. So a Bryar pistol drops (called "Hand Cannon"). It's 2 red with base +1 accuracy. Which means it's essentially a melee weapon. He wants it.

    But Onar's 20HP and designed to tank.

    Oh, ok he says.

    Then he wanted a medpack injector which removed 2 strain and gave +1 surge.

    Ok mate but you don't use surges, Saska's better to use that.

    Oh, oh.

    Then some really good brawler gloves. He wants that.

    Yeah but dude it's a straight upgrade on Davith's heirloom dagger.

    Oh ok.

    Long story short - playing with people who don't get it makes it painful. We lost all three rounds mostly due to him.
     
  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ugh, it is taking longer than I expected for Wave VI to arrive in stores! At least Miniature Market has them up for pre-order, so I guess that may be a sign things are close. I ended up buying one Imperial light carrier and one Hammerhead pack (with two ships). If the Hammerhead proves it's worth and is as versatile as they make it sound, I may grab another duo. The light carrier is super cool looking, but I don't see myself rushing out to buy another. If anything, my next purchase will add additional smaller Imperial ships, like another Arquitens or Raider corvette.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    UPDATE: FFG's website now shows that the latest Armada wave is shipping to stores, meaning it should be available in 7-10 days. :D

    They also provided an updated rules guide on their site, so I'm definitely itching to get a game in around early to mid-July. [face_cowboy]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  25. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm moving to a different town in a few days. I discovered that the local comic/game store had a weekly Star Wars game night for the purpose of bringing people together to play Destiny, X-Wing, Armada, and Imperial Assault... and starting next week it's going to be a Magic: The Gathering night instead. This week's seems to have been the final Star Wars night. Oh well.