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What PURCHASES are you RESISTING?

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28 Feb 2020 18:49 #307569 by southernman
Resisted ! :woohoo:
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29 Feb 2020 03:55 #307574 by Nodens

southernman wrote: Resisted ! :woohoo:

well done!
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29 Feb 2020 16:31 #307579 by southernman

Nodens wrote:

southernman wrote: Resisted ! :woohoo:

well done!


I believe after 15 pages I have broken the duck for this thread.
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07 Mar 2020 20:08 - 07 Mar 2020 20:24 #307774 by Frohike
Conan, resisted. This weird-ass Mind MGMT hidden movement thing has got my attention though. "If an agent is on a location with a STEP token, they can take the reveal action to have the Recruiter tell everyone the exact time that they were on that location, which can be written onto a Mental Note token".... ok noping the fuck out.
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07 Mar 2020 21:12 #307775 by BillyBobThwarton
Such a good comic!

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08 Mar 2020 12:13 - 08 Mar 2020 14:12 #307787 by Frohike

BillyBobThwarton wrote: Such a good comic!

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.
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08 Mar 2020 15:33 - 08 Mar 2020 15:34 #307792 by BillyBobThwarton
I don't have much experience with hidden movement games (I played a few matches of Escape from Aliens in OS years ago). I am curious: what drawback does "state/movement tracking" have?
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10 Mar 2020 14:50 #307826 by Frohike

BillyBobThwarton wrote: What drawback does "state/movement tracking" have?

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.
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11 Mar 2020 08:23 #307860 by the_jake_1973
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?

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11 Mar 2020 09:32 - 11 Mar 2020 09:34 #307863 by Disgustipater

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.
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11 Mar 2020 11:31 #307868 by the_jake_1973
The usage is what concerns me most. There are a number of Patreons I follow to see their sculpts and one guy in particular is doing some amazing Man O War stuff that I really want to print out. I have tons of other minis to paint already though, so I would be adding to an already overwhelming amount of plastic.

The cool factor is a heavy thing to outweigh. lol

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19 Mar 2020 14:06 #308316 by Shellhead
There is probably zero chance that I would ever get a group to try this, but the curiosity in overwhelming:

Pasión de las Pasiones
A tabletop role-playing game of deception, desire, and passion.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/bleongambet...pasiones/description

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19 Mar 2020 17:05 #308332 by dysjunct
If it helps you resist, Magpie Games is way behind on other Kickstarter fulfillment. Wait until it hits retail.
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19 Mar 2020 17:11 #308334 by Shellhead

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.

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20 Mar 2020 16:35 #308383 by southernman
I have been both been resisting new Kickstarters (including upgrading already pledged ones) and selling owned games - high 5 !

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
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