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Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Zoom_Cthooga, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. darth_riotise

    darth_riotise Jedi Youngling

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    I have an XBox too, but no Live (yet).
     
  2. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Any Friday night or Saturday gaming?

     
  3. Kaety

    Kaety Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Yeah, I want to play!
     
  4. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    what games you looking to play?


    and i work most friday and saturday nights.
     
  5. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    From the monthly BattleTech e-mails that my buddy John sends...

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    June 3rd 6pm Alt Uni, Merc Campaign: Big Mac, Davion Hvy guards and Mercs who
    could ask for more. Come play Big Mac or Hvy Guards are available.

    June 10th 6pm Dragons Den, Merc Campaign: Moves turned in for the month.

    June 11th Noon Dragons Den, U Kill it U Keep it: $6.50 entry fee gives you a new
    mech from the store's stock plus entry into the game. Drop any mech, gunnery
    and piloting based off Battle Value. You may drop as many times as you wish by
    either buying another mech from the store or one of your own. If your mech is
    on a base and painted you may deduct 500 BV from it for figuring gunner and
    pilot. All players will also recieve one point of LUCK this can be used to
    reroll any set of dice that affect you. (you missing a shot, MASC roll,
    opponent hitting you, etc.) Cards will be used for Inititive on your turn you
    will move, shoot, physical, etc.

    June 24th 6pm Dragons Den, Grand Melee: Clan Heavy Omni mechs only, Solaris
    map, King of the Hill. Last mech standing is the winner. $3.00 entry prize
    will be awarded to winner.


    FINALLY THE MARTIAL OLYMPIAD registration is open!! Sign up, I will start
    running some games in July. Go to www.Commandohq.com for infornmation on the
    rules this year.
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  6. Kaety

    Kaety Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Personally, I would like to play some of Darth_Nast_T's vintage games...Car Wars, Traveler, etc. or maybe some of those Avalon Hill games we have stacked in the closet. I just don't want to have to spend a lot of $$ to play.
     
  7. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    I have CritterTek. It's a BattleTech knock-off (which is a Robotech knock-off), and all the giant robots are giant robot...animals. It's fun to play when nobody's had any sleep and/or not sober.
     
  8. Kaety

    Kaety Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That sounds fun! We also own the best game in the world...The National Enquirer Game - you have to make up rude headlines for random pictures. Weird but fun when you are too tired or stupid to know any better.

    Ok, that definitely took this gaming thread to the lowest common denominator...

    So, how about an RPG... let's go back to Battletech or something...I'll stop posting now... [face_monkey]
     
  9. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    We should have a "Fist Full of Turkeys" game night!

    FFoT is true vintage game spoofage!

    FFoT is a product of "Some Turkey Games" (a spoof of Steve Jackson Games (if you don't know about Steve Jackson Games... well I feel sorry for your lack of exposure to the finer aspects of 80's geek culture..))

    (look nested parentheticals!)

     
  10. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Kaety, Kaety, Kaety.... (disapointed/patronizing tone)

    Not the NE game...

    We're talking REAL games, with dice and paper and maps and miniature dohickeys with swords and guns...

    Not freakey party games involving Mikhial Gorbachev and Swedish swimsuit models...
     
  11. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I'm up for most any sort of game... Providing the cost to enter isn't to high (i.e. cost of nifty little miniatures, manuals, etc.).

    I haven't played must for a few (say 18) years, so most of what I have on hand is considered "vintage" (2nd edition D&D, Car Wars, Traveler, tons of Avalon Hill stuff).

     
  12. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    That still gives us tons of options.

    As far as miniature gaming goes, most BattleTech minis are around $8-10. And all the math sucks. LOL.

    Three mech games I've found that are cost effective, fast to play, and easy to integrate into RPG gaming are Heavy Gear, Gear Krieg, and the Jovian Chronicles. They're made by [link=http://www.dp9.com] Dreampod 9[/link]. They all use roughly the same combat system.

    HG is a ground-based game. Two different scales -- squads, and entire armies. Close to BT, but without the annoying 15 minutes of filling in your magic dots with a #2 pencil. ;)

    GK is a ground-based WW2 mech game based on the pulpy German "iron man" concept. Game is weighted more towards infantry/tank-based because of the era.

    JC is a space-based game. Because of the game system, the actual combat is a lot like Robotech/Gundam.
     
  13. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Another game that just recently came out is Warmachine. It's a squad-based mech game, with a smattering of other small things like infantry...

    BUT WAIT...

    It's steam-punk.

    Mechs + Dark Ages = funky magic voodoo wizard things.

    I haven't played it yet -- only have a few minis and the main book. Pretty much -- it's BattleTech + LOTR. You've got your Orcs, wizards, magic, and Undead...but you've also got steam-driven mechs with ghostly magic AIs running them. Kinda neat.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, and it's made by [link=http://www.privateerpress.com] Privateer Press[/link].
     
  14. Kaety

    Kaety Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think Warmachine sounds fun...maybe we should try that...

    I'll ask D_N_T what he thinks. (He's in Canada, eh)
     
  15. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    DreamPod 9's in Canada, too. Hence why I can't get anyone I know to play their games.

    And I hate Canada more than anyone I know! :D

    France has come out with some really awesome games, lately, too...but everyone hates France. LOL. ;)
     
  16. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Coooool!

    Steam-punk with crunchies!

    Sounds good!
     
  17. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Frence war games... What a concept...

    Whats the object, to see who can surrender first?

    OOhhh I know... A WWII epic game recreating the battle of the Magenot Line!

     
  18. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Warmachines does sound interesting... We should look into it.
     
  19. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Okie dokie.

    And the best part -- it has ZOMBIES. :D
     
  20. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Who has zombies... The French? (We already knew that...)

     
  21. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Hehe. If you haven't seen Shaun of the Dead, you MUST.
     
  22. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Yep... I keep a zombie around to play video games with too.
     
  23. Kaety

    Kaety Jedi Padawan star 4

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    At least I have finally sort of mastered closing the front door... I wouldn't want any zombies to wander in...
     
  24. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Yay. No zombies.

    And I found my Warmachine rule book last night. And then I found out that now they have tons of stuff out for the game, too.
     
  25. Darth_Nast_T

    Darth_Nast_T Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Cool... What do we need to play?