Hey Matt, also UK time here. I'd be happy to join in on games that fit in with c. 8pm UK / Noon Pacific start time. I'm fairly broad and easy-going with my taste in games, up for anything except the de rigueur aversion to dull derivative Euros.
I played around with the Nexus Ops mod yesterday, seems to be okay although the resolution on the sculpts is poor and I needed to zoom out in order to figure out what I was looking at. At the same time I realised that I haven't played this in a loooong long time so will refamiliarise myself with it today to avoid being an embarrassment.
If you've not used TTS before, only the host needs to have the mod installed and everyone else connects to the server that the host creates. I can take you through the process on Discord (which is my preference for voice chat, but we can use any other service if preferred)
The organisation of the workshop is poor and it's easier to figure out what you want to play and then go looking for a mod than to sift through the garbage looking for inspiration. To be honest, before lockdown came I only ever used it to try out games either to learn before playing or to try before buying.
Matt Thrower wrote: My discord is mattthr#2167 - I've never really used that, either. Does TTS not allow voice chat?
Yes, but from experience it's better to have voice on a separate system in case someone gets dumped out of TTS/Steam. It's also handy for when people want to move between platforms, e.g. to switch to boardgamearena.com where some of the implementations have a better interface than TTS. When I play with friends we often make that switch for casual games like Rallyman, Can't Stop, Colt Express, etc.
We had a fun game of Nexus Ops - none of us had played for a while so we were a bit rusty on rules detail if not the general flow of play, but one of the very many great things about this game (and the players it attracts) is that it really doesn't matter if someone unintentionally fudges a rule or asks for a rollback because they forgot something. Was fun hanging out with Matt and Sornars, both good people.
Would be happy to organise another UK/EU friendly meetup. I'm also keen for more John Company, and interested in trying Oath (the final pre-production kit is now on TTS) if anyone wants to get onboard?