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Learning to Play?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:39 am
by madvitale
I figured to start a 'play' thread for this game under the main topic, where we could ask each other about when someone was available to play. Place for lining up some learning games.
I can be available on weekends, mostly. Wed. will be hard for me until school is out, but not impossible if I arrange enough in advance.
For example, next Sat and Sun (4/16, 4/17) I am available from about noon on. Any interest? Maybe 4 of us could get together for a quick, low point round robin or something? Let me know.

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:06 am
by MadMike
Checking my schedule, looks like I have some free time on Sunday. I would be up for a game. :) How about 1:30?

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:27 am
by madvitale
Works for me. I will be at OTW at 1:30 Sunday!

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:06 pm
by MadMike
Sounds good. I recommend 500 pts as a good starting place. See you then. :)

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:04 am
by madvitale
I worked out a list at 495....Eager to try the game. See you later today!

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:10 am
by madvitale
Mike , I just wanted to say that I had a GREAT time playing this with you yesterday! It was a really enjoyable afternoon of 'dice and destruction'! I learned a lot. This game is definitely a blast. There is very little down time. Something is always going on. The alternating activation is so refreshing and engaging. The time just flew by.

We now know a lot more about boarding, eh :!: Tiny Flyers, too!

I just remembered....My Fighter flyers have 'Acrobatic', which gives them a 'save' of a 5 pr 6 om a destroyed result! Wouldn't have mattered. As I recall, I still had all 4 of them.

I'll be looking for all the results of the questions you wrote down.

Anytime you want to try for another game, please let me know.
Thx!

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:23 am
by MadMike
It was a fun game and a lot of learning. I have the questions up on the Spartan forum right now waiting for response. Speaking of boarding, early answer seems to say a roll of a '5' on def AA kills a boarder. No 'aborting' them. :)

I appreciate your patience with me during the game as I either get a little too excited and forget a rule, or just want to double check in the text. I try to be a rule stickler when possible and its embarrassing when I flex something incorrectly. ;)

Looking forward to another game in the future. Perhaps once I get my new scouts painted!

Keep an eye on the question post as I should have it updated later today.

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:06 am
by Dez
The Scout Gyros?

I wish I could have made it out yesterday, soon I will be able to get out more. Though I did have a nice day making beer!

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:24 am
by madvitale
Mike, I have ZERO issue with getting excited and maybe forgetting something! It was an exciting game! If your not getting some jollies from the activity, what's the point?
It's all about attitude, as we are all learning stuff, no matter WHAT the game is, and your attitude seems great to me.
I like to check the stuff I'm not sure of as well. As you may have noticed, we both had our noses in the rules book to try and help to find the rule we were looking for.

Again, great time. Very motivating to continue building/painting new models and getting more games in.

If anyone is considering joining in, please do so. This game is a lot of fun, and you really only need the starter set and the rules book to get really engaging 3-5 hour games in. For under $100, there can't be a lot out there that fits that bill......

Re: Learning to Play?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:54 am
by Dez
Dystopian Wars is a lot of fun, low amount of cash to get into, and has a great background.

But just fyi, you can get into Malifaux for around $50, which is another game that has gained a lot in popularity in these parts.