Author Topic: tabletop games  (Read 4419 times)

Offline Sal1981

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 04:06:20 AM »
Chess is a tabletop game ... right?
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Offline Plu

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2014, 04:09:10 AM »
I guess so? If we're counting boardgames, I have an entire book cabinet full of those.  I have also have a bunch of roleplaying game books.

I never got into wargaming because I don't have the patience to paint those things and because they're way too expensive.
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Re: tabletop games
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2014, 04:12:47 AM »
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in the lore

In the Warhammer lore everyone is a bunch of raging, horrible assholes to everyone up to the point where you start feeling sympathy for the fucking Tyranids :P
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Re: tabletop games
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2014, 09:40:30 AM »
Quote from: "Sal1981"
Chess is a tabletop game ... right?
I'd say no. Being a tabletop game means you don't necessarily need a board to play it on.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2014, 06:19:34 PM »
Quote from: "Plu"
In the Warhammer lore everyone is a bunch of raging, horrible assholes to everyone up to the point where you start feeling sympathy for the fucking Tyranids :P
The tyranids are pretty cool.  My roommate loves them almost as much as he loves the Orks.

Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 06:22:42 PM »
If I were to play I'd probably pick Space Marines (Space wolves or Blood Ravens, maybe ultramarines), chaos (Alpha Legion or Word Bearers) or Orks
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Offline Hydra009

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 06:28:20 PM »
Quote from: "Sal1981"
Chess is a tabletop game ... right?
Technically, all games designed to play on a table (hence the name) are board games - including card games and board games like chess.

But people tend to use the term to refer to wargames like WH40K or tabletop RPGs like D&D.  It's all very confusing.

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2014, 08:01:16 PM »
Has anyone ever played "Fluxx"?

It's probably one of my favorite games ever.

Offline Plu

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2014, 02:27:51 AM »
I've played a few versions of fluxx. They're usually funny if you just need some lighthearted and quick games. Good material for playing with people you don't know very well or if you just want to chill out with friends. I tend to prefer the themed versions over the base game.
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Offline SilentFutility

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2014, 09:48:00 AM »
Quote from: "Sal1981"
Chess is a tabletop game ... right?
Regardless, I like it rather a lot even though I very rarely play it.

Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
If I were to play I'd probably pick Space Marines (Space wolves or Blood Ravens, maybe ultramarines), chaos (Alpha Legion or Word Bearers) or Orks
When I was into it over a decade ago Space Marines were a good race to play as as a beginner as their infantry are relatively tough and they are very tactically versatile. I believe this is still the case.
A standard tactical squad of infantry can be kitted out to fight other infantry, fight reasonably well at close quarters, or be given so heavy weapons to engage armour and heavy infantry at range, all while not actually being that easy to kill. Can't go wrong with them really and a tactical squad of marines is pretty much capable of being a pain in the enemy's arse no matter what they're being used for or who they are fighting.

Other armies are harder to start with as their various units are often a bit more specialised or have more pronounced weaknesses and strengths for example imperial guard have great armour and their infantry squads are fielded in large numbers, however they have to field large numbers as individual infantrymen are comparatively lightly armed and fragile.

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I went and looked at the Games Workshop website about a year ago to look at pieces for my army. This is a ridiculously and unnecessarily large army, but....

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I don't even know how many months it would take me to assemble all of those. and then how many years it would take to paint them all.  :rollin:

Can't see the link as it asks me to choose my country, however, GW's prices, at least in the UK, are extremely high. They were high in the late 90s/ very early 2000s but holy shit.
Honestly, buy on ebay, at least on UK ebay there are tonnes of unopened or opened but never assembled box sets for a fraction of the cost.

Wouldn't mind having a game with some people really but oh well.

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2014, 02:09:59 AM »
Yeah that full space marine set is $11,500 in USD. Convert that to whatever currency you use and it will still be a ridiculous price.  :lol:

Offline the_antithesis

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2014, 01:22:03 PM »
Try Hive.

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2014, 04:09:37 PM »
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Try Hive.


You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginIs this the Hive you're talking about? It looks pretty cool. I'll have to look for it or order it eventually.

Offline SilentFutility

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2014, 05:48:53 PM »
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Yeah that full space marine set is $11,500 in USD. Convert that to whatever currency you use and it will still be a ridiculous price.  :lol:
A space marine tactical squad costs the equivalent of 41.58 U.S. dollars here.

Re: tabletop games
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2014, 05:44:16 PM »
I just came across this really cool site that offers a virtual tabletop for your table top needs. I think it's pretty nifty.

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