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What PURCHASES are you RESISTING?
This, Legion, and The Incal are comics that immediately get my attention when adapted anywhere. This along with the graphic design and my tendency to enjoy hidden movement made me hopeful. But state/movement tracking in this one sounds like way too much, at least for my crowd.
BillyBobThwarton wrote: Such a good comic!
No implicit drawback... other than reliance on the player's accurate awareness and recording of the game. If state becomes too complex, or the act of recording the information is too complicated, or the rules surrounding this information are slightly too complicated, then things start to break down, the "hidden mover" messes up the information and the game loses its fun. This is totally a "your mileage may vary" thing, though, because it really depends on the skill of the players involved and their ability to grok and retain new rules.
BillyBobThwarton wrote: What drawback does "state/movement tracking" have?
the_jake_1973 wrote: Only tangentially related to boardgames, but I am trying to resist purchasing an Anycubic Photon S 3D resin printer. I love the idea of print on demand stuff as a hobbyist (plastic models, miniatures, etc.), but will I use it enough?
Not trying to dissuade you, but as someone who used the shit out of my FDM printer for a year before getting an SLA resin printer, I don't use it as much as I thought I would. Don't get me wrong, you can print some amazingly detailed things with it, but the pre- and post processing takes a LONG time, sometimes more than the 5-6 hours it takes to do the actual printing.
Stuff you may already know: You have to spend a lot of time in the slicer making sure the model is properly supported, making sure every single island is supported to prevent print failures or leaving bits of cured resin in the vat that can crack the screen, since the auto-supports functions never get everything. It's a very tedious process, and the main reason I don't use my printer as much as I could.
Cleaning up the model after printing is also a chore. You have to be pretty careful about not getting the toxic uncured resin on anything, pulling off the supports from the model, curing those removed supports, as well as curing resin on any paper towels and gloves you used before throwing them away, because again...toxic.
I do not regret getting the printer, as I've made some fantastic stuff, and I still do use it, just not as frequently as I might otherwise.
However, I don't play DnD or other games that would require me to print a bunch of models, so I just print out random stuff for friends, or particularly detailed bit for Gaslands.
The cool factor is a heavy thing to outweigh. lol
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dysjunct wrote: If it helps you resist, Magpie Games is way behind on other Kickstarter fulfillment. Wait until it hits retail.
They have committed to a surprising quantity of additional supplements due to stretch goals met. Maybe an impossible amount.
Tainted Grail KS - playing mat bought but sleeves for all cards (3x cost of mat) resisted.
Oathsworn KS - still resisting buying the $80 miniature upgrade (I don't paint and the standees look pretty good)
Time of Legends: Destinies KS - I may not even buy this one (only pledged $1) although it is very different and not too costly.
All other KSers resisted … it has been a whole month (nearly) since my last report.
Plus, as promised, I sold my Arkham Horror 2E base and three big-box expansions bundle (doubled in price since I got them in 2008). And Warrior Knights, Clash of Cultures, Conan and Lifeform all went out the door as well