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Old 07-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #121
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I tried to get back into CCG's recently with MTG but the tournament structures and frequency of new cards is a huge turn off. It's like a fucking homework assignment keeping up.

I've often thought about something like Warhammer but it's just not the type of activity I want to risk getting financially wrapped up in.
I used to play Warhammer back in the day (~10-12 years ago). I actually won a few painting contests/tournaments. The whole social crowd isn't for me, though. I dusted off the old minis last summer and played a few games with a buddy, that should last me a couple of years.

More than anything, Warhammer is time consuming. You have to know all the rules, and playing the game is a lot more fun when your minis are painted. I probably spent hundreds (if not thousands) of hours creating my army.

The minis are a one-time investment, you'll get a very decent army for $1000, which will last you twenty years. The time you spend on the hobby, though, that's the killer, and that's what put me off it. I just don't have the time to spend, and I hate doing anything half-assed: The minis have got to be EXACTLY like I want them to be, and I can easily spend 2 hours painting a miniature (even if I do them in blocks of ten at a time) on average.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:14 PM   #122
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I bailed like a decade ago, and then the lady and I tried to get into it about a year ago. I have a bunch of cards sitting in my closet gathering dust.

It didn't help that we both got angry when we were losing.

It will be about 10 years since I played. They had a promo for a free deck a while back, so I signed up for it. My brother found it in my office, man did I catch a ton of crap for that.

I was REALLY into the star wars card game too.
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True enough. That's one reason I'm looking forward to Gen Con next week. As much gaming as I can possibly cram into 4 days!

I've already got a list of 17 things I want to demo and that list will get bigger after actually getting there, I'm sure.
You know, I've seen you and a few others mention this Gen Con thing. Just looked into it. That's seems like a good time.
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I've been thinking of getting into CBT. I probably wouldn't actually even play it, but it would be nice to get a Ghost Bears star all painted up, quiaff?
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:27 PM   #125
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Yea, although since my kids have gotten older it has slowed down a lot. Used to do a lot of historical board gaming, a few CCGs (never again!) and some fun minis. Played Warmachine for a while but started backing off when people started getting Hoardes instead. Does Hero Clix count? Went nuts on that for the whole week it was popular.
There are a couple game stores around here that run weekly HeroClix games. I've never tried that one but it seems interesting. They also run Warmachine and Hordes games.

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I tried to get back into CCG's recently with MTG but the tournament structures and frequency of new cards is a huge turn off. It's like a fucking homework assignment keeping up.

I've often thought about something like Warhammer but it's just not the type of activity I want to risk getting financially wrapped up in.
If you want to try minis, you can get a 2 player starter box set of Monsterpocalypse for $50 and, though you can keep going and getting more stuff, that set will last you a while. Warmachine and Hordes are also generally smaller scale than Warhammer. Privateer sells Battleboxes of those for pretty cheap too.

I think Malifaux is pretty cheap to get started with as well but I have no direct experience, something I'm hoping to change this year at the Con.

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I used to play Warhammer back in the day (~10-12 years ago). I actually won a few painting contests/tournaments. The whole social crowd isn't for me, though. I dusted off the old minis last summer and played a few games with a buddy, that should last me a couple of years.

More than anything, Warhammer is time consuming. You have to know all the rules, and playing the game is a lot more fun when your minis are painted. I probably spent hundreds (if not thousands) of hours creating my army.

The minis are a one-time investment, you'll get a very decent army for $1000, which will last you twenty years. The time you spend on the hobby, though, that's the killer, and that's what put me off it. I just don't have the time to spend, and I hate doing anything half-assed: The minis have got to be EXACTLY like I want them to be, and I can easily spend 2 hours painting a miniature (even if I do them in blocks of ten at a time) on average.
This is the issue with Warhammer that some of the other minis games don't have and is part of the reason I never got into them. The other reason was finding others that played. Now we've got some places locally that run a bunch of different games and I'm more likely to make the leap.

I'm looking forward to checking out Leviathans. It's being put out by Catalyst Game Labs and it's a steampunk airship-style aerial combat strategy miniatures game.

There's also a bunch of really fucked up board and card games like Fairy Meat, Psiduel, Redneck Life, Cutthroat Caverns, Shootin' Ladders, Quack In The Box, Food Fight, and stuff from Gozer Games and Steve Jackson Games.

Yeah. I'm excited.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:23 PM   #126
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I'm curious, is there anyone that's into gaming that isn't of the video variety?
I'm obviously a big enough geek for this to be the case.

I play Living Forgotten Realms (4e D&D) at cons and we just finished our home campaign which was 4e. Several of the folks (Including me) don't necessarily like 4e, so the next campaign will be different (maybe as different as running Spycraft or a d20 version of cyberpunk). Paranoia is always a fun RPG for a bit (it's not meant for extended campaigns though).

I also dig playing board games. A friend at work really likes Catan, and I really dig old Avalon Hill stuff. Republic of Rome is awesome, but takes a freaking day to play. Machiavelli is probably my favorite Diplomacy variant.

I used to play Warhammer Fantasy, but the cost was too much. I don't play any CCGs any more since MTG became such a "if you don't buy the new set, you'll suck" scheme, and no one plays Legend of the Five Rings anymore. I also don't LARP (despite Hammer's claims) since I don't have any fun doing it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #127
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oia is always a fun RPG for a bit.

I also dig playing board games. A friend at work really likes Catan, and I really dig old Avalon Hill stuff. Republic of Rome is awesome, but takes a freaking day to play. Machiavelli is probably my favorite Diplomacy variant.

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I was raised on Avalon Hill games! I doubt you could name one that I didn't at least try Games Workshop too, think my dad still has those buried in the basement somewhere. I should go rescue them...

Although these days I prefer the simpler, fast based stuff. Always wanted to try the Settlers games.

Munchkin FTW!!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:27 PM   #128
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Such a great "What do you want to do while we wait?" game.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #129
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #130
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This is the issue with Warhammer that some of the other minis games don't have and is part of the reason I never got into them. The other reason was finding others that played. Now we've got some places locally that run a bunch of different games and I'm more likely to make the leap.
Warhammer is GREAT game, though. I still break out the hobby kit and paint a few miniatures every few years. Before I played a couple of games last summer, I hadn't played it for like ten years, so it's not like I consider myself a warhammer player anymore, even though I've still got all the tools and minis.

And as I said, the crowds that play WH isn't really my fortè.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:30 PM   #131
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Mostly sports games on the 360.

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Old 07-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #132
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I LOVE Settlers of Catan. A friend of mine has the base game along with the Seafarers expansion and we try to get together at her house about once a month to play.

Somehow, I've never played Munchkin. Steve Jackson's got a lot of great stuff and it's been recommended to me many times. I'm planning to get into some of those game sessions next weekend. Zombie Dice game is hilarious and a lot of fun, especially when you turn it into a drinking game.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #133
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How about Kremlin - The Game of Power Politics in its Rawest Form?

Ok, there is one.

Was Tactics II AH? Think that was my first...Luftwaffe shortly thereafter. My dad was really into it and seemed to bring home a new game weekly.

The big strategic ones were always fun but so time consuming. In the time it took to set up Flat Top or The Russian Campaign we could have played one game each of Alpha Omega, Tobruk, Gunslinger and a few Squad Leader scenarios.


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Somehow, I've never played Munchkin. Steve Jackson's got a lot of great stuff and it's been recommended to me many times.
Drunk Munchkin is one of the funnest (and funniest) things I can think of.
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Drunk Munchkin is one of the funnest (and funniest) things I can think of.
The thing that intrigues me most is that all the standalone games can be used together in one big Munchkin gangbang. You can get a sci-fi pirate adventure or a fantasy zombie spy thriller if you put them together. There are even rules for incorporating the Zombie Dice and Cthulhu Dice into the Munchkin games.
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I've had munchkin for awhile now and still haven't been able to get people to come over and play.
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I've had munchkin for awhile now and still haven't been able to get people to come over and play.
I had a brief love affair with Munchkin but boy, does that shit get old fast.
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How so?
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How so?
No matter how much crap you throw into the deck, every game comes out more or less the same. Luck is too big of a factor and strategies are too limited. The more you play the more it feels like Candy Land. And it's not all that funny.
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No matter how much crap you throw into the deck, every game comes out more or less the same. Luck is too big of a factor and strategies are too limited. The more you play the more it feels like Candy Land. And it's not all that funny.
Meh, says you.

Putting too many of the sets together just makes it a soup sandwich, always had more fun sticking with one or two themes.
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No matter how much crap you throw into the deck, every game comes out more or less the same. Luck is too big of a factor and strategies are too limited. The more you play the more it feels like Candy Land. And it's not all that funny.
I don't think its market is the in-depth strategy crowd.
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I don't think its market is the in-depth strategy crowd.
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Drunken apples to apples is pretty fantastic.
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I've never played that one either but I've heard a lot about it.
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It's a lot of fun if you know the people. You can guess people's tendencies and what they'll reward; it's kind of hit or miss and not as great with strangers.
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Cards Against Humanity is the best party game ever. EVER. Hands down. Bar none. Without a doubt.

I understand that it is also like Apples to Apples, only absolutely fucking horrifying.

Everyone has a hand of cards with a word or phrase on it. The card czar asks a question, everyone picks the card that has the best answer on it. The card czar decides who wins the round. My brother got it for his birthday and we all got shitfaced and played it last night.

There is a card in the box that says "Two midgets shitting into a bucket". That should be enough for anyone to want to get it.
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I used to play a lot of VNs. Although they're still "video games" they're sort of on the borderline.
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I'm not sure what a VN is.
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Some cards, occasionally. Usually Spades if we're with my friend and his wife and we have the time. We had a weekly D&D group going for a while years ago but with a people having families that died out.

These days it's a board game occasionally. Our oldest can handle the kids board games so that's usually what we end up with.
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I go through phases. Video games, then board games, then puzzles. Right now I'm on a puzzles phase.
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