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Reply #15 on: May 14, 2019, 06:21:20 AM
Flintlock Laser would be a good title for an RPG.

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Reply #16 on: May 14, 2019, 06:32:03 AM
Flintlock Laser would be a good title for an RPG.


Wasn't that just Space: 1889?

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Reply #17 on: May 14, 2019, 06:47:18 AM
Yes! I think that's also the one where a black powder explosion sends the moon out of Earth's orbit.

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Reply #18 on: May 14, 2019, 07:11:30 AM
Maybe some variant on Gamma World that was in the Dragon magazine?

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Reply #19 on: May 14, 2019, 11:03:08 AM
When I was little, I always wanted one of those bows with poison arrows like Turok used to kill giant dinosaurs with one, and only one, arrow to the neck. The guy NEVER missed either.  :D

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Reply #20 on: May 26, 2019, 07:38:34 AM
I lost an entire summer to Turok years ago.



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Reply #21 on: May 26, 2019, 02:57:06 PM
Does Agricola count?  ;D



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Reply #22 on: May 26, 2019, 05:04:21 PM
Only the zombie version.

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Reply #23 on: May 26, 2019, 05:38:10 PM
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Reply #24 on: December 25, 2019, 06:43:55 PM
Ok, I got $70 in Steam gift cards.  I'm leaning toward TW:R,ome along with TW: Warhammer 1 & 2.  For the TW:Rome, what DLC expands the game?  I'm not looking at pretty new graphics, but allows for expanded game play.  I'm mostly interested in playing as Britain. 

Or, should I just get Field of Glory II?

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Reply #25 on: December 25, 2019, 09:37:09 PM
Ok, I got $70 in Steam gift cards.  I'm leaning toward TW:R,ome along with TW: Warhammer 1 & 2.  For the TW:Rome, what DLC expands the game?  I'm not looking at pretty new graphics, but allows for expanded game play.  I'm mostly interested in playing as Britain. 

Or, should I just get Field of Glory II?

Well if you hadn't mentioned being primarily interested in Britain, I'd have recommended the Rise of the Republic DLC for Rome II. 

Maybe give Thrones of Britannia a try instead?  I know it's not everyone's favorite TW game, but it's in a much better state than at release.  I find it captures the period pretty well IMO, including the battles (a lot of shieldwall-on-shieldwall action).  Just my two cents. 



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Reply #26 on: December 25, 2019, 09:39:22 PM
Ok, I got $70 in Steam gift cards.  I'm leaning toward TW:R,ome along with TW: Warhammer 1 & 2.  For the TW:Rome, what DLC expands the game?  I'm not looking at pretty new graphics, but allows for expanded game play.  I'm mostly interested in playing as Britain. 

Or, should I just get Field of Glory II?


Depends on what you're after. If you want empire building, a campaign, and tactical battles that look great but are really rock, paper, scissors, get the TW stuff. I played a fair amount of TW:Warhammer and it works pretty well when I'm in the mood for fantasy battles with large scale war magic. I bounced off TW: Rome pretty hard. What's acceptable to me in a fantasy setting just isn't in terms of a historical setting, and the units in TW:Rome just don't allow you to really employ them the way an ancient general would.


If you want a reasonably accurate portrayal of ancient tactical warfare, FoGII scratches that itch. I have some beefs with the rules but the core mechanics are generally sound. You have to understand them, though - the game is fairly merciless if you don't learn about things like Points of Advantage and Cohesion Tests. Once you do, you can do things like read a Roman or Byzantine military manual and apply the tactics and they work. There's a campaign engine, but it's really just a battle generator, and nothing like the empire building of TW. You can, of course, use FOGII to resolve battles from FoGE, if FoGE is your cup of tea.


FoGII multiplayer is via the Slitherine PBEM++ system, which is in no way PBEM, and while easy, adds a lot of lag into two-player gaming. If you want to have some fun, poke Cyrano about PBEM++. Just be sure to move out of range.


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Reply #27 on: December 26, 2019, 12:06:01 AM
Ok, I got $70 in Steam gift cards.  I'm leaning toward TW:R,ome along with TW: Warhammer 1 & 2.  For the TW:Rome, what DLC expands the game?  I'm not looking at pretty new graphics, but allows for expanded game play.  I'm mostly interested in playing as Britain. 

Or, should I just get Field of Glory II?


Depends on what you're after. If you want empire building, a campaign, and tactical battles that look great but are really rock, paper, scissors, get the TW stuff. I played a fair amount of TW:Warhammer and it works pretty well when I'm in the mood for fantasy battles with large scale war magic. I bounced off TW: Rome pretty hard. What's acceptable to me in a fantasy setting just isn't in terms of a historical setting, and the units in TW:Rome just don't allow you to really employ them the way an ancient general would.


If you want a reasonably accurate portrayal of ancient tactical warfare, FoGII scratches that itch. I have some beefs with the rules but the core mechanics are generally sound. You have to understand them, though - the game is fairly merciless if you don't learn about things like Points of Advantage and Cohesion Tests. Once you do, you can do things like read a Roman or Byzantine military manual and apply the tactics and they work. There's a campaign engine, but it's really just a battle generator, and nothing like the empire building of TW. You can, of course, use FOGII to resolve battles from FoGE, if FoGE is your cup of tea.


FoGII multiplayer is via the Slitherine PBEM++ system, which is in no way PBEM, and while easy, adds a lot of lag into two-player gaming. If you want to have some fun, poke Cyrano about PBEM++. Just be sure to move out of range.

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Reply #28 on: December 26, 2019, 12:05:35 PM
There.

Posted.

I was polite.

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Reply #29 on: December 26, 2019, 12:25:27 PM
There.

Posted.

I was polite.

Ah, staying in the Christmas spirit.

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