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  1. On 9/19/2019 at 10:46 PM, Lord Hanaur said:

    Sorry to hear that you feel that way.  Truly.

    While some do indeed live down to this, I just do not agree with this broad stroke at all.

    ITC is a mix of WAAC players and those that just want to play whatever the local group is playing. Not sure what the ratio is. You and I just want to play.

    I play ITC when I'm at GG because the league plays ITC. But I don't really enjoy the ITC missions and certainly dislike playing against the WAAC players - it's certainly not all of them, might not even be most of them.

    GG has a fun group, but there's definitely a handful that need to win or otherwise want to bring a list/attitude that just isn't fun to play against.

    But I still come to GG and play, from time to time.

  2. 7 hours ago, scotthartman said:

    Did you keep the packaging from these models? Some people have said there is a small printed I'd code on each box which can be used to identify them.


    EDIT: Found some you tube stuff. Code is something found on the series 1 boxes, but none of my terminators came with a similar code. Furthermore, sources I found that talked about using the codes, didn't seem to have a definitive answer, more like lots of hearsay.

    I did find the supposed official odds of each model per pack:

    Each CDU contains 10 blind boxed miniatures, with 9 different miniatures to collect 3 common (average 2 in 10 boxes), 4 Uncommon (1 in 10), 1 Rare (1 in 20) and 1 Ultra Rare (1 in 30). 

    I'd assume the banner guy is the ultra rare, though it might be the captain. Either way, $200 to supposedly get the model you want does seem very excessive.

    @UselesswizarD I think I'll just buy some more boosters and if I get the banner guy, I'll arrange a trade for some of your terminators. I don't need the banner guy enough to justify his cost. Our DA terminators are $12 each, 5 for $60, so these are discount terminators. Plus DA already have a great TDA banner guy.

  3. 6 minutes ago, InfestedKerrigan said:

    He's asking Italian, and (sadly) is leaning towards Olive Garden. Le sigh

    There's also an Old Chicago within a few blocks of the olive garden. They do more pizza and calzones. It's not an amazing chain, but if he's got his heart set on that kind of food...

    Though the best, on that end, is the Spaghetti Factory. Portland has a really amazing branch of that chain located right on the waterfront https://www.osf.com/location/portland-or/

    Pick-up menu here(to get an idea of prices):



    That one has it's own parking lot, though I'm not sure how to get there with public transit (it would be do-able).

  4. 1 hour ago, InfestedKerrigan said:

    Okay, turns out we are staying off 94th and Stark.  Taking him out for birthday dinner about 4 or 5.  Haven't decided on where, yet. 

    Up in the air about coast tomorrow, yet. 

    Okay, so you will be right next to where my Dad lives.

    If you don't mind really dangerous streets (unavoidable in that area), you can walk to the Green Line max stop. Directions here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/SE+Stark+St+%26+SE+94th+Ave,+Portland,+OR+97216/SE+Main+Street/@45.516607,-122.569532,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x5495a1a73dcaac97:0xba843438640f33d5!2m2!1d-122.5668808!2d45.5190558!1m5!1m1!1s0x5495a1a5a69e3613:0xaef7484f33b30838!2m2!1d-122.5644639!2d45.5143936!3e2

    Google says it's a 13 min walk to the max stop. Can use that to get just about anywhere, including Downtown Portland, the Zoo, and Forest Park. Main thing is that Green "to PSU" goes downtown, and Green "to Clackamas Town Center" goes the other direction (and to a mall known for it's shooting.)





  5. 1 minute ago, Brother Glacius said:

    Well looking at the model, there's a whole lot more flesh on that thing than a marine has...so it looks pretty deamonic to me. 🙂

    Part of it is just that GW made an earlier kit, which that one replaced. The old, Chaos Dreadnought, which got renamed "Hellbrute" a few codex ago, looked more like it should. But the new model does look quite good and has more options than the previous one, so it was definitely a welcome change.

    As for the "flesh" look, that's up to the painter in many respects. You could paint the flesh to look like stylized metal plating or it could be flesh or something else entirely. The different legions would likely have different approaches to their tech, but chaos definitely likes making their stuff look daemonic, possibly more than it really is. Like scary samurai helms, you don't have to portray it as mutation or flesh, it could just be part of making their armor look fearsome.


  6. 10 minutes ago, Brother Glacius said:

    Can anyone explain why the Hellbrute does not have the deamonic engine tag on it?

    Same reason the hellbrute doesn't have the Daemon tag, and the same reason the hellbrute does have hereticus astartes keyword. Daemonic engines are made with daemons, hellbrutes are made with marines.


  7. 7 hours ago, Brother Glacius said:

    Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire - 5/10 - A buddy of mine basically said that as a gamer, it was my duty to watch this. So I did. Eh...it didn't take that long to watch I suppose. It was a BBC/American show back in 2009. It was supposed to be a D&D like comedy. It actually has Kevin Hart in it as one of the main party characters (clearly before he got big though). It was campy and silly and I'm not sure what else to say about it. The bad guy was actually the most amusing character in the whole thing. For the main character Krod, his big story arc was basically about how he loved the hot girl in his party, but she was a sexually open being who didn't mind screwing everybody and anybody. Surprised the show didn't use the "wha-wha-wha" horn throughout. Wasn't the worst thing I ever saw..but if you want to laugh out loud, don't watch this. Watch Big Mouth.

    Tried to watch that one, after you mentioned it.

    1/5 for me. Very sexually focused fantasy comedy. Lots of homosexual discomfort on behalf of characters in the show - the kind of humor that was common a few years back and isn't as common or funny anymore. Not worth watching.

  8. 45 minutes ago, Brother Glacius said:

    Question, now that I have an entire patrol worth of deamons, can I simply add a deamon patrol detatchment and it doesn't screw up the additional rules for the CSM detatchments?

    So if you are summoning, they don't use the detachment rules at all. Instead, summoned units are each their own detachment of that unit only.

    Alternatively, yes, you can just include a patrol of daemons with your other detachments. This does mean you have to deploy them normally - you can't summon them. On the other hand, since the patrol is battleforged, there are bonuses for a battleforged detachment of daemons, and the daemons are eligible for their relics (can't take relics on the summoned daemons as far as I know).

  9. 46 minutes ago, Brother Glacius said:

    Oh and one last thing. To Rhino or not to Rhino?

    What do you want the rhino to do?

    Characters embarked can't summon, nor can they the turn they disembark. It's a transport, but no longer has any firepoints so embarked units essentially waste their shooting/psychic/Fight phase while embarked. It can take a combi-weapon and a havoc launcher, but if looking for shooting, so many better shooting options elsewhere in the codex. And as a transport, it's only marginally faster than advancing your marines normally.

    Rhinos also blocks line of sight pretty well.


    Rhinos have their roles, but make sure they can do what your army needs them to do.


    As a financial caution, since GW seems to be canning the old models, I suggest buying a used rhino, or no getting one at all. They'll probably be discontinuing this guy in the near future.


    EDIT: Oh, don't forget that you can't disembark if there isn't space to do so. Like because your rhino is surrounded by genestealers. Not being able to disembark means your embarked unit counts as destroyed if their transport is destroyed. Something to keep in mind when facing hordes and other melee armies.

  10. Solace Crafting

    PC game in open beta on Steam. $15.

    Been enjoying it a bit. It's a minecraft alternate. UI and graphics is very similar to WoW, though characters are realistic rather than cartoony.

    Game has an interesting difficulty mechanic, where enemies become more challenging the further you are away from the starting point (random maps, like minecraft). I haven't figured out the whole game, but so far it involves a lot of running.

    It's very simple and apparently there's only a single programmer making the entire game, but it's decent. Reminds me of very early minecraft.

  11. 30 minutes ago, Lord Hanaur said:

    Thats my point.  It isnt the ITC that is at issue, seems to me, its the army type or attitude, which is a player thing.  Again I 100% agree as to PREFERENCE of missions.  I just don't see the mission being enough reason to rage.

    Yes and no.

    ITC is a mission type, not an army type or attitude.

    ITC *players* have both an army type and attitude. 


    And if anyone brings to the table something that you don't want to play against, you are always welcome to just pack up and leave. It's disappointing, but some games just don't work out.

  12. On 9/16/2019 at 10:07 PM, Sugarlessllama said:

    Here is why I like ITC: is my opponent mentions wanting an ITC game, I pack my army back into the case and walk away. 

    I hate competitive 40K. It never made sense to me, especially when there are wargames out that do it better (warmahordes and malifaux come to mind).  So if someone states their intention to play an ITC groin kicker franken-army then I can save myself the time. 

    I'll stick with narrative play, thank you very much.

    I think it's harsh but fair.

    You have a specific kind of game in mind and, if they don't meet your expectations of what the game is to you, definitely seems reasonable to pack up and leave. Better that than play a game while being grumpy about it - I've made that mistake more than a few times.

    Groin kicking franken armies, yeah, know exactly what you are talking about. Even if you play a regular mission without ITC rules, their army won't be fun to play against.

  13. 10 hours ago, Yarbicus said:

    Agreed.  You mean super powers don't automatically fix a lifetime of abuse?  Shocking.  I remember enjoying S1 but as the episodes went on, I had the growing horror of realizing exactly what it meant for JJ to Killgrave's slave for so long.  The fact that she doesn't go full-on killdozer and destroy entire city blocks out of rage shows her strength of character.

    Yes, lol, totally agree that her situation that she is in, and has lived through, definitely justify her mental state being just wreckage.

    But, for me anyway, the emphasis on is on "hero" in the "super hero" and if she's too broken, It's hard to enjoy her adventures, as she mentally limps around. She needs saving more than the people she helps, usually. And she often just helps herself.

    I think she'd make a great villian (or a more neutral antagonist) for another hero. Her being Killgrave's Slave, for example, would be a great antagonist duo for some other hero.


    I suppose she's also financially wrecked. Bruce Wayne might be similar to JJ if not for his wealth...hmmm...maybe not, they are pretty different.

  14. 1 hour ago, jesselowe said:

    "I don't know," is always a valid answer. It's better than giving the wrong answer.

    Still answering the question there.

    And using the phrase, "I don't know," implies a certainty about my lack of knowledge which may or may not be true.

    But why do I feel compelled to answer the question in the first place? 

  15. 2 hours ago, jesselowe said:

    I'm a librarian. Answering questions is so engrained it's nearly instinctual.

    I've been thinking it's a compulsion. I find myself trying to answer questions I know that I lack the true answer for, but because a question is asked I MUST answer, for some reason. Weird to become aware of it and not be able to stop.

    Is instinctual the same as compulsion (in this case)?

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