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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I'm thinking about running a contest, to help empty out some of my bitz, boxes, cruft and stuff. Contests seem to be the 'thing' now.

Anyone interested? It would be 'terrain' oriented.

-B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Depends on terrain. Need a little more specific before I can contemplate joining.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Green Bay, Wisconson

I'm intrested

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

 Theophony wrote:
Depends on terrain. Need a little more specific before I can contemplate joining.


It'll be small AND have a purpose for ALL hobbyists!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Not where I should be

I am bitten by the comp, bug, so go for it.




 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Argh! Still working on previous terrain contest AND tank contest.

But, yes.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Lakewood, Ohio

I'm in, I've got some terrain I can work on.

On a side note... can anyone tell me if there is a GW terrain kit that is roughly 6 by 9 inches in a foot print? Possibly no more than 7 inches tall? I need to build one for an upcoming 40k campaign as an HQ

DR:80+S++G+M+B+I+Pwmhd11#++D++A++++/sWD-R++++T(S)DM+

Ask me about Brushfire or Endless: Fantasy Tactics 
   
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You could build anything that shape, but the standard size that all GW CoD panels have multiples of is a 2"x3"- with 3" being the standard storey/floor size since the Necromunda bulkheads were released. You could easily build any of the CoD terrain kits with a top railing and be at 7" tall.

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
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Lakewood, Ohio

Any more on the terrain competition?

DR:80+S++G+M+B+I+Pwmhd11#++D++A++++/sWD-R++++T(S)DM+

Ask me about Brushfire or Endless: Fantasy Tactics 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am looking for volunteers to help me play test a new tabletop wargaming system. You can use your existing miniatures and terrain.

Pipe up.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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This 4th of July, I embarked on a new long-term project. It is my intent to design a set of tabletop wargaming rules that can handle a "Fast, Furious, Fun" playstyle, where you can field a variety of armies, and have a good time blowing the crap out of each other.

I have an odd pedigree for game design. My Uncle worked for SPI in the 70's, and I played my first hex-and-counter game when I was 15. I've been playing various tabletop rulesets since the late 80's, and have played (as an example) every variation of Warhammer 40K, back to Rogue Trader, and up to a few of the fan-made 40K 'kill team' style games.

I understand that my game system will be, at best, niche. But don't let anyone tell you not to chase your dreams. Unless your dream is 'being eaten by a shark'. Then, you know, you should not chase your dream.

---

First session:

Working with my friend Greg, I hashed through the best start of any project, "givens and drithers", or "What do I have to work with" and "what do I want to do".

Givens:
A 4x6 playfield. This is what game stores have, this is what players own.
Dice will be d6 or d10, as this is what is easily, commercially available in bulk at most game stores.
Standard infantry figure is on a 1" base.
The game system needs to be flexible enough to handle scaling up or down.
The game system needs to handle both ranged and melee combat.

Druthers:
The ability to handle any 'theme', such as sci-fi, fantasy, modern; sci-fi will be 'first'.
Fog of war. Players do not have 'perfect information'.
Scale the basic battlefield better. Range and movement is based on the available playspace.
Fast. Rolling 'buckets of dice' slows the game down.
Fast. Moving 200 miniatures slows the game down.
Fast. Having to roll dice three or four times to resolve a situation slows the game down.
Alternating Activation. The game's tactical situation should ebb and flow.
Interrupt. A player should be able to tactically interrupt their opponent.
Battlefield control. A player should move to control the battlefield.
Orders. A player should have to plan in advance.
Leaders matter.
Herohammer sucks.
Off-Board assets. Artillery, airstrikes, reserve deployment.
A difference between 'attacking to kill' and 'attacking to suppress'.
Annihilation is NOT an acceptable mission goal.
Mission goals should be unknown to the other player.
A battlefield covered in tokens is confusing.
Platoon-level combat is standard. Some guys, some vehicles.
No flyers. Skimmers, helicopters, sure.
All armies are balanced, and no rules will be introduced with an army codex.
Playtest, playtest, playtest.
"Templates" aren't necessarily needed.
No cheescake.

There's others, but the above should get you an idea of what we're chasing, here.

---

In three days, we hashed out the basic wargame. We know how to setup, how the turn works, how orders work, how activations work. We know how to deploy an army, and how reserves work. We know how to shoot, how to melee, and how to resolve the basic "Morale" rule, which is a "Command Check". We have defined the three most basic units, which we amusingly refer to as cavepeeps, since we've got sticks to hit and rocks to throw.

We have run one playtest session, which revealed that, due to mis-communication, we were playing two separate games.

We have yet to actually kill a miniature.

---

My goal is that, once the cavepeeps learn to fight, then additional options can be added, playtested, and costed out. We have yet to determine how many units you can field, how to buy units, etc. Our armies are identical, consisting of one unit of each type. Once we're comfortable with the very basic rules, then we can use that foundation to build upon.

---

Wanna help develop Strikepoint? RSVP here, please. All you need are some D10's and some miniatures. We're not even using terrain, yet! (Yes, this is important.)

--B.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Eastern edge

This reminds me to some degree of several games I have the rules for. trend is games that do not play like 40k the old 'I go/You go" method is tired and having unit green then unit red go is becoming a feature of so many of the newer games which is more fluid and life like, hate having to have units just sit there like targets dummies.

Alien Wars?
Tomorrow's Wars
the old Ground strike
old Warzone
Dust
Infinity
and others seem to adopt the similar concepts you have described, thus it should be well received.

Commanders making a difference, but not being the focus of the army like Hero hammer flyers can be confusing, but skimmers/hoverers and helos should be safe.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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I'll play!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Madison, WI

The boyz & I 'll help out.

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Near Boston

I'm in

Link to my Index Thread here on dakka


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Alabama

im down gotta buddy that will help too
   
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Not where I should be

I would but I got no one to play with.......

Sounds cool though, good luck.




 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Then this happened.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Not where I should be

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOw!!!





 
   
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Madison, WI

Uh oh...

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I realize, now, that I have built the Warhammer 40K version of a Klingon D-7 Cruiser.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Not where I should be

Did not want to be the one to say it, but yes, Klingon Warbird here we come. Always was a favourite of mine. Wings need to be longer..... lol.

Seriously looks amazing.




 
   
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 Briancj wrote:
I realize, now, that I have built the Warhammer 40K version of a Klingon D-7 Cruiser.


Haha! Still looks cool though.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

 Briancj wrote:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am looking for volunteers to help me play test a new tabletop wargaming system. You can use your existing miniatures and terrain.

Pipe up.

--B.



I'd be interested in helping with the rules. My opportunity to play test is limited but I have time to read.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

My Reaper Bones order arrived.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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What is a Reaper Bones order?

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Dice from Reaper minis maybe? Also, what of this elusive terrain contest?

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?

...

Reaper Miniatures ran a kickstarter to move from metal to injection plastic/resin molding.

Here is the record of the Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min

I went "All in", and bought the Vampire and one of all the add-ons. Cost: $350.



Hundreds of miniatures. Hundreds.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Minnesota

I am jealous of all those minis.

My box (vamp + 2 dragons) has been sitting at my parents' house for a couple weeks, but I moved to MA and it was delivered about 2 hours I left MN.

Can't wait to see what you do with the dragons!

   
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Welcome to my state, Sparky! Where are you?

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
 
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