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  1. jesselowe

    Fallout in Space?

    Color me intrigued.
  2. jesselowe

    Tuesday 11/27 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    Depending on how far west you are, you might look at Rune & Board in Hillsboro. It's a bit out there, but it's quite a nice little shop - and right on the MAX, too. Tuesdays appear to be 40k nights.
  3. jesselowe

    SAGA: Age of Magic

    Welp, looking forward to this coming out!
  4. We'll be starting up a Journeyman League this month in the Portland area. If you're interested in trying out Warmachine, it's a good way to dip your toe in. The details are here on the Cog Collective forum.
  5. We'll be starting up a Journeyman League this month in the Portland area. If you're interested in trying out Warmachine, it's a good way to dip your toe in. The details are here on the Cog Collective forum.
  6. jesselowe

    Looking for a non-military empire builder.

    Banished is more like a town builder than a civ builder; you start with a small group of settlers and see how many winters you can survive and how big you can get your town/colony. Have you tried the Tropico games? Might be worth a look. Not exactly realistic economic model (at all), but the music is good and the theme can be fun. I've been trying out a couple in the vein of Railroad Tycoon - Transport Fever and Railway Empire. Neither one has grabbed me the way RT did, but maybe my tastes have changed... Of course, if you really want to sink your teeth into something, there's always Dwarf Fortress.
  7. jesselowe

    H: 15mm AWI armies W: $

    I'm interested, but I have to wait till next month. Don't hold them for me, but hit me up if you don't get a buyer by then.
  8. jesselowe

    Anyone playing Fallout Wasteland Warfare

    Not yet... pretty tempting though.
  9. jesselowe

    The Big FAQ

    Coming at it from warmachine where chess clocks are essential to tournament play... try the old timed turn method. Warmachine games at the usual tournament scale should take two hours and about six turns; therefore, each player has 10 minutes per turn, with a 5-minute extension they can use once per game. How long, and how many turns, for a typical 40k tourney game? Speaking from experience, chess clocks and times turns really do kind of depend on one player doing most of the action on their turn. It's possible to flip the clock over to the acting player - for example, defending player rolling saves - but it can get pretty annoying. If players do a lot during the "active player's " turn, chess clocks are better than timed turns.
  10. I believe Red Castle has a pretty regular player base. Not sure what the split is between X-Wing and Armada, though.
  11. jesselowe

    "2D Terrain"

    Coming from the Warmachine side, where we use practically nothing but 2D terrain... It wins on clean play, cost, and convenience. It fails pretty hard on looks, though, and I've had more than a few games where a piece of terrain was misplayed because it was 2D - e.g., someone (me) planned out their turn forgetting that a LOS- and movement-blocking house was blocking their assassination run... The best compromise, IMO, is to have 3D terrain with 2D templates underneath, so that when models move into the terrain or you need to make careful measurements, you can remove the 3D piece and still have the area template to play with.
  12. jesselowe

    SAGA New Edition (2018)

    The most recent one was Saturday, unfortunately. The next one is probably the weekend of September 22-23, but that is still up in the air.
  13. jesselowe

    What's new with Malifaux?

    What two stores are the ones with regular meetups? How long does a regular sized game take?
  14. jesselowe

    Crusader Kings

    Europa's fun, but CK has a lot more personality.
  15. jesselowe

    Crusader Kings

    I did with my French play through once. It led to a somewhat boring game as the French crushed all Europe pretty easily. They already had all of Iberia and England in 14--, so...
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