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Thread for Tabletop Nerds

Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Singularity Engine++
So we have threads here for D&D and for Warhammer/WH40K all the time, but I'm curious what other games you guys are into.


I know there were games of Apples to Apples and Munchkin at PAX, and in the last two years I've given Arkham Horror and Settlers of Catan as gifts for Secret Satans, so at the very least we can talk about those.


I'm currently playing a VOIP Shadowrun game with some other SE folks (<3 4th edition!) and I played a half-hour or so of Betrayal at the House on the Hill with Orikae and Melding at PAX.



What else is cool?

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I tend to shift away from actual board games with a setup time and all that.

    Take a fun game like Puerto Rico, cardidize it, and bam, you've got an awesome game like San Juan.

    I also enjoy Ruse and Bruise, House on Haunted Hill, or sometimes the Order of the Stick game(it takes forever).

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    We've been playing the living shit out of Twilight Imperium lately.

    That game is fucking awesome.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Puerto Rico is one of the best board games I've ever played--tell me of this "San Juan".

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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I really got into the fourth edition rules when people were playing some online games, and would like to try them out with some people around here. Hopefully I can talk to Rank about that sometimes soon.

    XBOX Live: Arsenic7
    Secret Satan
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  • PotUPotU __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    GOD DAMMIT POTU

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  • DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm not allowed to play Apples to Apples anymore because it always turns into a fist fight

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I just checked out San Juan at wikipedia--it looks fucking great!

    As7 wrote: »
    I really got into the fourth edition rules when people were playing some online games, and would like to try them out with some people around here. Hopefully I can talk to Rank about that sometimes soon.

    You're talking about D&D I assume?

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I wanna get back into tabletop gaming

    but I just don't have a group anymore

    so now I have like a million books just sitting around and I want to play some werewolf again

    also I know if I started this I'd be the most likely one to be running it, which I don't think I can do considering I've been trying to get into writing more stuff and nanowrimo is coming up

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Apples to Apples is really the best fucking game ever

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  • ShankusuShankusu __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    i ordered risk online for my dorm's benefit, and because i love the shit out of that game

    so pumped to fight a land war in Asia as soon as that shit shows up

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    PotU wrote: »

    Apparently the rules for ship-to-ship combat rules are pretty good.

    I wonder how hand-to-hand fighting is handled.
    Spoiler:

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I love anything with colored pieces and boards and cards.

    I have also started collecting vintage board games.

    Right now I have Krull, Pac-man, the Inventors, Mad magazine and some others.

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Neeeeeerds!

    edit: goddammit Potu and Goat, stop turning every thread into the ghost of the webcomic thread.

    Death to PA.
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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    the thread has been kidnapped by furries


    are you a bad enough dude

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Neeeeeerds!

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Seriously you guys

    check out Twilight Imperium

    It's basically like a combination of Risk and Settlers of Catan set in space opera

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  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh man, the Pac Man board game. I used to have that.

    X-Com LP Thread I, II, III, IV, V
    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Daric wrote: »
    I'm not allowed to play Apples to Apples anymore because it always turns into a fist fight

    What? How? Do you insist that the judges pick the winners objectively in some way?

    XBOX Live: Arsenic7
    Secret Satan
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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I have been led to believe that Twilight Imperium is expensive as hell and takes forever to play--is this true y/n?

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    K

    I FOUND MY RULEBOOK

    I'M READING IT TOMROROW

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    shit yes Jim :^: :^:



    Also I keep trying to make you a hacker character but it keeps ending up almost exactly like the Hacker sample character so I think you should just use that one.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Captain K wrote: »
    I have been led to believe that Twilight Imperium is expensive as hell and takes forever to play--is this true y/n?

    Well you want the expansion + the main game so that's like $120

    and it does take about 8-10 hours for a good game

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  • Andrew RyanAndrew Ryan Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ya know what I wanna play with an SE group?

    Paranoia. 6-Pack rules.

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  • seizureorbsseizureorbs Registered User
    edited September 2008
    how do you guys do internet games

    is it through an aim chatroom or what

    because I'd probably be up for that, I've just had some bad experiences with playing games using posts on forums

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Ya know what I wanna play with an SE group?

    Paranoia. 6-Pack rules.

    yesssssss

    jparanoia 4 lyfe

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I've found that maptools + ventrilo works very well for Dungeons and Dragons.

    It would probably work well for other games with a wee bit of modifying.

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  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Talisman: The magical quest game.

    That shit was my gateway drug to full blown RPG's when I was like, 9.

    X-Com LP Thread I, II, III, IV, V
    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I played D&D for the first time ever last sunday.

    it was pretty awesome.

    my dwarf fight got burned, shot at, and sliced immediately one after the other.

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    PARKER, YOU'RE FIRED! <-- My comic book podcast Satan!
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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    munchkin
    that counts right?
    i love that game, good party game, people get so pissy over it

    also labyrinth
    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1219

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I played D&D once, I charged my dwarf toward a bush full of elf archers.

    The way it was explained to me after was that I was SO DEAD that not even divine intervention could bring me back.

    I was used to stuff like Rifts and TMNT where you could take multiple rounds of machine gun fire.

    http://www.botsnthings.com/
    I made a TD for iphone and windows phone!

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Fishman wrote: »
    Talisman: The magical quest game.

    That shit was my gateway drug to full blown RPG's when I was like, 9.

    Fish Five!

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    oh man, munchkin is awesome!

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    how do you guys do internet games

    is it through an aim chatroom or what

    because I'd probably be up for that, I've just had some bad experiences with playing games using posts on forums

    Play-by-post never fucking works, I tried it a few times and finally realized what a waste of time it was.

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  • denihilistdenihilist tiny, tiny little man live music capitol of the worldRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    Captain K wrote: »
    I have been led to believe that Twilight Imperium is expensive as hell and takes forever to play--is this true y/n?

    Well you want the expansion + the main game so that's like $120

    and it does take about 8-10 hours for a good game
    My tabletop friends moved away and this game makes me sad about that.

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  • MunacraMunacra Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    We've been playing the living shit out of Twilight Imperium lately.

    That game is fucking awesome.

    it is fucking awesome.

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Captain K wrote: »
    how do you guys do internet games

    is it through an aim chatroom or what

    because I'd probably be up for that, I've just had some bad experiences with playing games using posts on forums

    Play-by-post never fucking works, I tried it a few times and finally realized what a waste of time it was.

    Ventrilo, Map tools.

    God no one listens to marsh.

    No respect I tell ya No Respect, Rodney Dangerfield

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  • MunacraMunacra Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    Captain K wrote: »
    I have been led to believe that Twilight Imperium is expensive as hell and takes forever to play--is this true y/n?

    Well you want the expansion + the main game so that's like $120

    and it does take about 8-10 hours for a good game

    It is expensive, takes forever, but at the end you will feel like every turn was a chapter in a big space epic opera.

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  • MunacraMunacra Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Descent Journeys in the Dark plus all expansions, Power Grid, Puerto Rico, Twilight Imperium III plus expansions, Settlers of Catan, Carcasonne and Age of Empires III are mainstays in my board gaming group.

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