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I don't understand the "Star Wars Minis"

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by HairyWookiee12, Feb 3, 2010.

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  1. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Now, I went to a mall a few days ago and I got a really cool looking box of Star Wars Minis.... So when I got to my house I opened up the box and looked through the figures and cards and such. So I finally fond the rule set for the guys and I literally was like....
    [image=http://static.pyzam.com/img/funnypics/0/pyzamOmgWtf.jpg]
    I just don't understand the series.... It seems fun though.
     
  2. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    what, in particular, do you not understand.
    We would be delighted to help, but we need to know what frame of reference we're working with.

    love the picture.
     
  3. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Well, mainly the rules and how to play with the figures. Besides that i'm good.
     
  4. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, think of it as a combination of playing with the action figures as a kid with pokemon or Magic:The Gathering. OK, that isn't very flattering. Put it off to my sense of humor.

    So, essentially, you build an army. Each figure is worth so many points, depending on what it is. Points are on the base of the figure(I think) and definately on the card. Each mini has a designated alignment (Imperial, Rebel, republic, separatist, independant, etc). both players agree on a number of points and set up on a grid map (or just a table and have a ruler handy). Forces advance or retreat based on their movement. Figures act either individually or in groups. Sooner or later, you roll a 20-sided die to resolve combat and effects. Person with the last mini standing wins.

    On the other side, like baseball cards, people buy packs and packs hoping to get one of each mini. Since there are 7 random figures per box, this will result in duplicates and some minis being very hard to find.

    If you need more specific detail, someone else will probablly have to step in.
     
  5. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Ok, so I think I get the game now.... Now with whole "20 sided dice" thing, I may have to borrow one from a dude that looks like this
    [image=http://www.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/warrior_nerd.jpg]
    Yeah, i'll probably have fun with the minis....
     
  6. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    I believe the starter boxes may come with one.
    If not, there's a pack of 6 that includes vader, old obiwan, and other Ep4 minis and has a d20

    BTW: remember where you are. That guy looks like several of the people I hang out with on a regular basis, and 25-33% of the people who post on this board!
     
  7. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    One of us.... One of us... ]-}

    LOL love those pics. Naw, I know lots of normal-ish dudes who play with more-than-six-sided dice and do stuff like go clubbing or listen to music with words made in the last 2 years, and have girlfriends/wives.

    Besides that dude's a LARP-er :-B ;)
     
  8. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yeah ROFL with the whole LARP thing.... But I did not see a d20 in starter kit for the minis though.
     
  9. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    Hmm, must've been a mistake with that box... well they're easy enough to find, and you only need 1 really, but a couple more would help... don't want your luck getting rolled out of them.
     
  10. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yeah I probably just have to go to Nord's Games and get one.... Funny story about that place actually, ok so I walk into the place looking for something Star Wars to buy, and so I finally find the Star Wars Minis. So now I picked a random little box of them and start to walk towards the register. Ok so I put the small box on the counter(partially interupting their conversation) and of course I pay for them(fifteen frickin' bucks!).
    On a small sidenote to my story the two guys at the counter look like this:
    Guy on the left,
    [image=http://media.kimatv.com/images/091121_justin_bieber.jpg]

    Guy on the right,
    [image=http://www.destructoid.com/elephant//ul/2326-468x-Nintendo%20Nerd%20Lord.jpg]


    Ok so back to the story, as I'm walking out, the guy on the left is like to the guy on the right, "So I got the new set of cards and I was looking at the bottle knome, and I noticed while playing with D20s his defense points may drain out fast.". Straight after he said that I thought to myself, Sure is good I have a girlfriend. Then I thought:
    [image=http://images.paraorkut.com/img/funnypics/images/l/lol_cat-12926.jpg]
     
  11. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You're actually not allowed to post the acronym that's in your very first pic. If you edit the pic I'll leave it up though. Else I'm going to have to take it down, sorry.
     
  12. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Um, I don't understand. What Justin Bieber?
     
  13. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The first pic in the thread, the cat with the rubric's cube.
     
  14. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm willing to do the photoshop work to remove the "offensive" material.
     
  15. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Ok, um kinda' ran out of edit time.... How do I edit it?
     
  16. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Never mind, the rule changed like yesterday. No worries :D
     
  17. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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  18. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    Everyone knows that stands for "what the frak", right? :confused:
     
  19. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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  20. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    I thought it was "Who's this Freak(y)" ;)
     
  21. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Funny picture of the moment:
    [image=http://www.theemptyroom.com/Share/OMG-it-spins.jpg]
     
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