[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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The Modiphius sale took me away to a 1947 that never was.

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I got the adventure book too for a combined £6 price tag. A cautious look at the reviews meant that I went in with my eyes open. It is safe to say the game system is very poorly written, with some nice mechanics obfuscated by intermittent or forgotten explanation. Nevertheless we have a bouncy looking d6 dice pool system to run you into a fun pulpy 1947 with weird tech, aliens, conspiracy theories, mad experiments, a post nazism Germany and a continuing war, including an occupation of our Green and Pleasant land by the Prussians.

Delightfully daft, with a system that looks to be a keeper if you can decipher the conspiracy of editing. I'm gluing with minor house rules. Modiphius promised errata, but I don't think ever delivered on it. Maybe that's why they are selling off the stock? A revised printing? Onto 2d20? Or quietly saying goodbye.

Lots of good stuff.

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Guvnor

The Guvnor
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I always thought Dust sounded intriguing.
Does it have mecha?

My friends want to play Trek and I have decided to snap up the Decipher CODA version and run that.
 
I think I played DUsT when it was a sort of board game minis thing at least 10 years ago. Is it something they keep reinventing into the current shiny?
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
I always thought Dust sounded intriguing.
Does it have mecha?
It does indeed and Tesla powered weirdness, a possible Turing built AI etc.

My friends want to play Trek and I have decided to snap up the Decipher CODA version and run that.
Interesting. Was that a bargain second hand price that took you there, or something about the CODA that got your juices flowing?
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
It does indeed and Tesla powered weirdness, a possible Turing built AI etc.
Very nice. Did you get PDFs to cut and paste?
The Tannhauser skirmish game I enjoy has a similar premise but it's an endless WW1.

Interesting. Was that a bargain second hand price that took you there, or something about the CODA that got your juices flowing?
There has been a lot of talk about how messy the STA book is, and I kind of liked CODA, and it was £8, and there is real demand here for a game of Trek, but no system preference.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
Very nice. Did you get PDFs to cut and paste?
The Tannhauser skirmish game I enjoy has a similar premise but it's an endless WW1.
Yes, got the PDFs too, so all stealable. The campaign looks like great fun.


There has been a lot of talk about how messy the STA book is, and I kind of liked CODA, and it was £8, and there is real demand here for a game of Trek, but no system preference.
I liked CODA when I was going to use it in their LOTR game. It was only a bit broken, and mendable with some patching. Good price!
 
Bought the Alien/s Legendary Encounters card/boardgame. Haven't played it yet as I'm still putting the 600 or so cards in their sleeves. I suspect the game itself isn't that hard to play but the manual doesn't strike me as a model of clarity (this from someone who waded through Squadleader and its sequels during their misspent youth). If all else fails I'll check out one of the how-to vids on YouTube.
 

Dom

Administrator
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Picked this up for 11 quid.
Cuban Missile Crisis in a tiny box.
Cold War micro game based on area control.
Simple, evocative.
15 minutes to play.
Download the v1.1 rules from Boardgamegeek. They’re much easier to follow.
 
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