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Painting miniatures (and Battletech)

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- Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:11:28 EST cy0rSMET No.28633
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I decided to start painting miniatures as a hobby to rebuild dexterity in my hands and decided on Battletech so I purchased a few mechs from Iron Winds (an Atlas II, Ymir, Lu Wei Bing, Anubis, and an Osiris). My first question is what are all the tools am I gonna need for assembly? So far I was gonna buy an exacto knife, files, and a diagonal cutter. Any super glue work for this or do I need to purchase some special stuff like citadel sells? What am I missing? Also recommendations on brush sets and paint/primer brands would be appreciated.

This first time I kind of just bought what I wanted to paint but if I decide to keep going I think next purchase I want to put together a fieldable lance on the chance I decide to actually play. So anyone with experience in BT, any suggestions as far as building an assualt lance around some of the mechs I already purchased?
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Edward Dacklepud - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:45:16 EST ycIjzbvX No.28638 Reply
>>28633
Super glue is super glue. If they're metal figurines any super glue will do. Just make sure you get a brand with a good applicator and reasonable price. If you're using HDP then poly cement is the shit you need.

Roboute Guilliman lives!!!!

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- Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:05:07 EST dXcP1v7E No.28499
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Seriously /tg/ no thread about this?!?!

The Imperium musters for total war. Armies the size of which haven't been seen since The Age of Darkness are rallying to the Primarch reborn, the Lord Commander of the Imperium, the Master of Ultramar, the Avenging Son!!

The Age of the Imperium is over... The Age of Guilliman has begun!!!
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James Pimmlesed - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:41:00 EST d3Rfwh70 No.28618 Reply
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Papa Smurf is back.
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Sophie Wunningbanks - Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:37:22 EST NXpeRQQM No.28624 Reply
That's because nobody gives a fuck about Rowboat Girlyman

nb
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Fuck Bangermut - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:05:58 EST tY9QpsSb No.28626 Reply
Awesome news. Would love a larger version of OP's picture. I suck at the internets so I can't find one myself.

Warhammer 40000 - 8th Edition

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- Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:22:58 EST NXpeRQQM No.28557
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I'm surprised there hasn't been any discussion regarding this. Any 40k fans been looking at the leaks of 8th edition at all? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Also, what armies do you play?
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Walter Grandford - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:40:42 EST PJbvvYLD No.28607 Reply
>>28605
The start collecting box sets are a good price. You basically get a $40 unit for free.
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James Pimmlesed - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:38:40 EST d3Rfwh70 No.28617 Reply
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I main Guard, but I now have some Death Guard and Primaris Marines because I got the box set.

Havent tried the Guard out yet this addition, but thusfar I'm liking a lot of the changes that have been added to the tabletop and the lore progression.
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Sophie Wunningbanks - Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:36:34 EST NXpeRQQM No.28623 Reply
>>28569
Have you seen the new Grey Knights codex? Zero to Hero real quick

Risk Legacy

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- Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:04:09 EST SyWtFUF7 No.28616
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Any tips / tactics for Risk Legacy please?

We're five games in and I've only won one so far

Party party

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- Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:29:10 EST aOfcV2w0 No.28448
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Just thinking.
I know the whole "adventure party" tradition is ripped from Lord Of The Rings, and The Fellowship Of The Ring was that size to try and sneak past the Ork armies and monsters into Mordor, but it just seems odd to have all these 5/6-strong variegated mini-gangs tromping around looking for caves and unexplored underground labyrinths. Just spontaneously forming in taverns and heading out to the nearest underground structure and just assuming it's going to be full of monsters and loot instead of fucking bats and bat shit.

I mean that size party isn't much good for anything except bodyguarding, courier work, and banditry, really.
Are there really any historical or fantasy parallels to the RPG party before Tolkien? There were Sindbad's crews, but they were pretty much expressly redshirts. I guess even within Tolkien there was the Dwarf party that Bilbo accompanied, but that wasn't exactly a "party", more a "band", like the Vikings in Eaters Of The Dead. With a Band you can get things done, especially a homogeneous one, like a pack of Arthur's kniggits, or Charlemagne's paladins. The ragtag party isn't much good for anything but exploration, and they're just lucky that every dungeon is basically unguarded, with security depending on local wildlife wandering in and eating adventurers, and the occasional trap which must have to be reset every time a cave horse or a cave elk steps on one. I guess the wildlife running into the traps is what feeds the Orc guards. Considering they never seem to just buy some goddamn food from the local town, apart from maybe raiding a farm or two. So that explains why they leave to door open and unguarded, so the things wander in. Although it would make more sense to set the traps outside.
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Jarvis Sicklestotch - Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:55:34 EST zq12oqcU No.28580 Reply
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Nothing brings the party together than an external threat. FIGHT!

Werewolf the Apocalypse or Werewolf the Foresaken?

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- Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:27:07 EST F5P7OV4I No.27626
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Starting a tabletop gaming crew at my work. Looking into World of Darkness for our first game, most likely Werewolf, because who doesn't fucking love werewolfs right?!

Which system is more preferable? Foresaken or Apocalypse?
Which is more streamlined?
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Eugene Dushshit - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:33:24 EST f6b1MR7X No.28492 Reply
You need to develop a committment to a character and an investment in the setting. Like having a wood etching of the garou's marks that you carved yourself, made out of polished wood. I'm not sure about say, laquer, but turtle wax or something maybe. (Like the kind people use for their cars)
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Eugene Dushshit - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:37:42 EST f6b1MR7X No.28493 Reply
The point is, you need things like props, funny voices, strange modes of speech. You need things like music to produce the atmosphere but it needs to be ambient, sort of hidden in the background.

I used to like bands that contained a lot of political lyrics, but I realized that they are immersion breaking at the table, people are too busy listening to the lyrics and the rythyms. They are either getting too into it or its turning them off.
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Jarvis Sicklestotch - Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:47:42 EST zq12oqcU No.28578 Reply
Bloodborne OST fits WoD well.

Mornington Crescent

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- Sun, 21 May 2017 07:24:10 EST /V7CZnPO No.28552
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Anyone up for a game? Or maybe the modern internet version as that works quite well despite using "the tubes" instead of "the tube". Anyone up for a round of "420chan"?

The following house rules would be in play.

>Home is 420chan
>You can take one move per day or two on a friday if you're in at home but no double posts
>Commentary and historical significance of moves encouraged
>Search engines are not wild, no deep web, one proxy per game allowed

Anyone up for a few games? Start us us off somewhere distant please.
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Ian Miffingludge - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:43:04 EST 84zp8ioL No.28574 Reply
I used to live there.

poker

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- Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:47:23 EST GU6unYJk No.28556
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Any online/live poker players?
Currently winning @ 5nl 6max nlhe
Play on softer softer sites mainly likr ipoker and microgaming, too much of a nit to move up yet.
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Alice Bodgeman - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:04:45 EST /o/Vu7DL No.28558 Reply
>>28556
wish i could, explicitly illegal in my state =(
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Alice Bodgeman - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:16:05 EST /o/Vu7DL No.28560 Reply
>>28558
meant to say, right now i'm just starting out at low stakes tournaments (<$100 buy in). I've done well 4 times out of roughly 30-40 attempts so i'm far from a winning player (got 1st once, cashed another time and had 2 final tables). Working on my game by reading up, playing some home games, and trying to spot my weaknesses.

Not really comfortable shelling out a $300-$500 buyin for 1/3 or 2/5 NL cash game at a casino so I'll probably be a tourny player for a while. Really hoping online poker gets legalized in washington but it doesnt seem like it'll happen any time soon.

How is your game?
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Basil Fanwater - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:41:46 EST XFSECBnB No.28572 Reply
>>28560
I'd suggest learning short stacking, if you can buy in for 25BB or less you could build roll on those cash games fairly easily, especially if people buyin big and are loose.

As for me still playing 5nl, on a breakeven period atm, trying to study and grind through it.

Chess

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- Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:52:20 EST NRLyHIRc No.26857
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Anyone here play chess? What're some of your favorite strategies?
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Reuben Dartshaw - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:51:08 EST 2LQ8VyTR No.28554 Reply
>>28539
Table top games do this, LOTR and warhammer fantasy/40k come to mind
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Sophie Dangerdig - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:29:13 EST ieoVJwwm No.28555 Reply
>>28554
Yeah though they're much more open and unbalanced and money grabby, especially GW.
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Alice Bodgeman - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:08:33 EST /o/Vu7DL No.28559 Reply
>>28555
Agreed, but I do think there are some work arounds. I mean, you don't technically need the fancy $40 model of a hover tank to say its a hover tank, it just looks cool. Then one can probably pirate the rule set and go to the races.

I do think that the 'indy' boardgame scene is in good shape right now, the model of 'building' something given a restriction then battling it out could work. There is a deck building game called dominion which has melded that mechanic pretty well but it doesn't have what you were talking about (a point bank which you use to purchase an 'army').

If you are good at graphic design and using software, I think it would be sweet to design a game like that and see if kick starter will help you to market. Plenty of games have started out that way

Arimaa

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- Mon, 15 May 2017 00:05:32 EST b8C/2XJ1 No.28547
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Anyone played this? It was designed to be difficult for computers to play.


Any fans of Mortasheen on here?

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- Tue, 09 May 2017 17:57:15 EST xv+zRq7F No.28535
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IDK whether to put this on the Pokemon forum or here; but since it's being devved as a tabletop game (Albeit one stuck on Valve Time), I might as well ask.

If you don't know about it, it's basically a goofy Pokemon-meets-90s-whimsyedge-type monster battling setting; with a lot of great creature designs; that this dude's been working on for over a decade and of which I've been a huge fan of for ages.

You can find the bestary here: http://bogleech.com/mortasheen.htm
And a basic what's-going-on-in-the-setting world guide here; which I compiled from a bunch o old posts on the Facebook of the TTRPG company: https://pastebin.com/dB2tfZeH
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Wesley Sarrydale - Thu, 11 May 2017 13:26:42 EST zBg+NcJh No.28540 Reply
>>28535
This was probably the right place.

I get the vibe the guy has ideas but it'll probably never become a game because he's got this creepy (but also slightly darkly humourous) world full of hideous monsters in his head but I suspect he spends more time dreaming up new monsters than trying to make mechanics which are adaptable and deep enough to do the variety justice without being an enormous clunky clusterfuck.
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Polly Brebblebury - Thu, 11 May 2017 18:13:10 EST xv+zRq7F No.28542 Reply
>>28540
Well, actually he's not the one devving the mechanics of the TTRPG; it's a different (Again; small and with day jobs; hence why it's taking so long) team called Cat Powered Raygun studios; and they're not gonna have all the monsters from Day 1 to avoid that kinda clusterfuck . He's mainly doing the art n setting stuff; which he's mentioned actually doing some updates to recently for the pics he thinks he coulda done better.

Tho, dude has done game design before; he's got a small scavenger-hunt-y IRL game on his site called Homunculus Nightmare and has a simple combat system for his webcomic Awful Hospital, I trust he knows what he's doing.
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Betsy Monkinwut - Fri, 12 May 2017 13:38:50 EST RXOSs4C4 No.28543 Reply
>>28542
The only reference to how the mechanics actually work is that they aren't publishing the character sheet. I am very cynical but I do hope they publish it because this sounds like it's part pokemon, part paranoia and some "Build your own shit" thrown in.

Chemtrails are clouds

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- Fri, 05 May 2017 14:58:54 EST rvFe97RF No.28532
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How do I find any pen and paper group in Syracause,ny?

I mainly play for fun and my last adventure was with a 12 year old vampire that became so powerful the rest of the party somehow traveled n time to murder her...
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Fucking Fabbershit - Mon, 08 May 2017 11:00:52 EST YxfIXNm+ No.28533 Reply
>>28532
there's a college there, right? look there for some college nerds. put an ad in the paper.

GURPS: PDFs, etc Beyond Core Books

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- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:24:47 EST CHR6rH0G No.28516
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gentleanons,
looking for someone to dump any and all GURPS files they have beyond the free core and lite editions. need to beed up my digital library for a campaign i'm writing. any and all help appreciated (i.e. special rule sets, fantasy, sci-fi, magic, tech, campaigns, anything), thnx.

pic unrelated
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DunceMaus - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:25:44 EST CHR6rH0G No.28517 Reply
beef* up. wtv, you get the picture.

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