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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 11:52:58 PM »
I believe I would also say, 'NO' to that.  :notme:
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Intel Dump / Re: Whats on Your Table?
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Yesterday at 10:56:33 PM »
My copy of Stellar Horizons arrived yesterday.  I set it up to try to learn the rules in prep for a scheduled 3-player game this weekend.  This thing eats up a lot of table space!  Looks like it could be interesting.  I've played a number of Compass Games before but never owned one.  I'm finding the way they've organized the rule-book to be less than optimal.  The general rules seem to be pretty straightforward but there are quite a number of little modifiers and exceptions for just about every rule and they are spread out all over the place with many just being mentioned almost in passing in the middle of a paragraph.  The lack of an index doesn't help.


Campaign game starting layout.





Policy tree.  You can change your nation's policy once per decade (game turns=1 year)



Tech tree.  The North Americans have quite a head-start with the Russians close behind.  The Chinese have a few starting techs and everyone else starts at zero.



North America play board.



Russia play board



Japan play board



Close up of one of the planetary systems. (Mars).  The Russians start with an unmanned research vessel in orbit and the North Americans have a manned mission one year out.
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Intel Dump / Re: Whats on Your Table?
« Last post by thecommandtent on Yesterday at 08:14:04 PM »
Nice!  :bigthumb:

Yer making it harder not to get this......  :P


Same ...
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Organizations, Vehicles, Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Yesterday at 06:35:11 PM »
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Huh. Missed your post.  I liked it. Mind you the weather was ghastly, but that would have required me to be outdoors.  Liked being that close to the battlefields.

I'm friends with several folks who have been to both locations for Historicon. None of them were happy with the Fredericksburg venue.

I was at the Host in 2018. There was a lot of construction still going on and many of the game areas were in spaces with bare drywall, unfinished floors, etc. The upside is that there was no flooding during the con which is a win for the Host.


I'd go back to Lancaster to see Historicon in the new venue.
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mirth, did you ever make it to a Fredericksburg Historicon?

I did not, but the reports from my friends who did make it were worse than Lancaster. You know it was bad if HMGS opted to return to the Host.

What's worse than Lancaster in July? Fredericksburg in July.

Huh. Missed your post.  I liked it. Mind you the weather was ghastly, but that would have required me to be outdoors.  Liked being that close to the battlefields.
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I never imagined staying at the Host.

I always stayed at the Courtyard just down the road.  Breakfast was great and they had booze on the veranda.

The new place is nice enough, but not really set up for a thing like Historicon.  I know why they left Fredericksburg, but I think it was the best of the bunch.
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mirth, did you ever make it to a Fredericksburg Historicon?

I did not, but the reports from my friends who did make it were worse than Lancaster. You know it was bad if HMGS opted to return to the Host.

What's worse than Lancaster in July? Fredericksburg in July.
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mirth, did you ever make it to a Fredericksburg Historicon?
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The new venue is reportedly nice. However, a burning dumpster would be a step up from the Moist.