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    loki_tbc got a reaction from Darthain in 2x Core sets, worth it?   
    GLOATING: I have three cores.
    KARMA: Now I have three cores worth to paint....it is more of a PITA than it sounds....
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from S0L in New Tournament Posters! Waiqar Dragon spoiler??   
    You gotta keep in mind you don't need to fit entirely in zone, if you can't fit you go on the back edge.  This is all part of strategy for me. If I see you have a million units, I'll pick the most restrictive deployment zone for you and let you pick the mission.
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from Orcdruid in New Tournament Posters! Waiqar Dragon spoiler??   
    You gotta keep in mind you don't need to fit entirely in zone, if you can't fit you go on the back edge.  This is all part of strategy for me. If I see you have a million units, I'll pick the most restrictive deployment zone for you and let you pick the mission.
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from maxam in 2x Core sets, worth it?   
    GLOATING: I have three cores.
    KARMA: Now I have three cores worth to paint....it is more of a PITA than it sounds....
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from Parakitor in 2x Core sets, worth it?   
    GLOATING: I have three cores.
    KARMA: Now I have three cores worth to paint....it is more of a PITA than it sounds....
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from JasonGlass in 2x Core sets, worth it?   
    GLOATING: I have three cores.
    KARMA: Now I have three cores worth to paint....it is more of a PITA than it sounds....
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from Lyraeus in 2x Core sets, worth it?   
    GLOATING: I have three cores.
    KARMA: Now I have three cores worth to paint....it is more of a PITA than it sounds....
     
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from Engine25 in Regeneration...   
    I guess you need to take Shield Wall and larger units then....
     
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    loki_tbc reacted to jek in Subforums required!   
    Waiqar Recruitment, Commit to our cause and feel all your mortal problems melt away.
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    loki_tbc reacted to jek in Subforums required!   
    Pie? Runewars Pie Recipes? This seems like a world where pie is important...
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    loki_tbc reacted to JasonGlass in Seriously FFG?   
    I've been shopping for a playmat that plays Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing", so frankly I'm much more disappointed than any of you.
    But that aside, I bought a sweet 3x3 playmat from a Ganesha Games Kickstarter last year. I'm kicking myself now for not picking up the 6x4 instead.
     
    Pic here:

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    loki_tbc got a reaction from paradox22 in Seriously FFG?   
    Who cares? Just do it. You really think that anyone here has only FFG stuff? I am a huge fan of IA but that doesn't mean I am not buying my maps from a 3rd party to save about 80% on each.  And no one will every give you grief for using a properly sized 3rd party mat.  
     
    TLDR; Not something that is worth getting upset over, amigo...
     
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    loki_tbc reacted to power500500 in Plastic glue -- now you tell me...   
    I always use either Krazy Glu or Loctite Gel. Both are absolutely excellent. The Gel is good for those spots where you're afraid you'll krazy glue your fingers to the figure
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    loki_tbc reacted to Tvayumat in Procedure for movement over obstacles   
    Honestly, the whole thing is pretty common sense, and I don't think the majority of players will get as hung up as we be let ourselves get here.
     
    Just an exercise in pedantry at this point.
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from CraftyAndroid in So X-Wing vets should join the Runewars because...?   
    Ok Banjo!

    As someone who has placed relatively well at larger X-Wing events AND has played RMG quite a big since Adepticon, I think I can provide you the answers you need.
     
    1) Whereas X-Wing is some guessing where your opponent will go, RMG is very much about where and WHEN they will go. Every action has an initiative that you go at. A 3 move with a charge *might* be good enough to get you there but if your opponent has a charge move on an earlier initiative, you might be better off selecting melee (because unless you are the charger, a charge modifier does nothin'!)
     
    2) RMG is all about objectives AND scoring.  Sure, killing and not dying is job 1, but those objectives can be worth as much as 1/2 your army in points. And it's not what you kill that wins you games, it's also the trays you have left.
     
    3) This is their Universe. Because it's their sandbox, they can create a unit to fill a niche they want to work with. They are not beholden to Star Wars to have a ship they can pigeon hole into being what they need it to be.
     
    4) Asteroids and Debris is fun, but there are a bunch of different types of terrain and those types can do some good (or very nasty) things.
    5) GOLEMS! UNDEAD! ELVES RIDING WOLVES!! (And we haven't even seen the demon worshiping Uthak!)
    6) FFG is not doing the "buy a ship you'll never use to get autothrusters" thing this time.  You buy in faction and get the neutral and faction specific cards. Neutrals seem to be repeated in each factions stuff so you won't be playing the buy and trade game.
    Seriously, I have played about 6 games and am having alot of fun. Give it a shot. (or if you are in Chicago, PM me. I have 3 core sets, so we have plenty with which to demo)
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    loki_tbc reacted to rowdyoctopus in (probably) dumb rules question - can't perform action...   
    Nothing happens and you move onto the next activation.
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    loki_tbc reacted to KrisWall in So X-Wing vets should join the Runewars because...?   
    I guess I'll take a shot at giving you some reasons to try this out.
    #1 - Runewars adds a strategic element that isn't always there in X-Wing.  TIE Fighters are pretty maneuverable.  Rune Golems aren't.  In X-Wing, you generally need to anticipate and plan one or two turns out at the most.  After all, you can always K-turn.  In Runewars, you'll learn to plan out farther, which will just make you a better gamer/player overall.  In this way, Runewars is more like Armada...  but still has the flexibility of sacrificing your other actions to "strafe" one direction or do an about face.  In that sense, positioning errors will likely be far easier to 'fix' in Runewars than in Armada.
    #2 - FFG has made changes to the distribution model of their upgrade cards.  In X-Wing, unless there is a play restriction ("Scum Only"), any upgrade can go on any ship with the appropriate slot.  This means most players end up buying opposing faction ships that they'll NEVER fly just to get a few upgrade cards.  I bought a U-Wing for the Pattern Analyzers.  I doubt I'll ever use the actual U-Wing.  In Runewars, upgrade cards come in two flavors...  faction upgrades that are only usable by a certain faction and neutral cards that can be used by anyone.  If you buy, say, all the Skeleton faction boxes, you'll get all the Skeleton faction upgrade (obviously) and ALL of the neutral upgrades.  FFG has said that EVERY neutral upgrade will be available in at least one box for every faction.  In that sense, you'll never have to buy outside your chosen faction unless you want the models.
    #3 - Ignoring list building/theorycrafting/forum complaining (which are present for most games), X-Wing is an almost entirely community based activity.  From a gaming standpoint, Runewars is also a community based activity.  BUT...  Runewars offers something that X-Wing doesn't and it's entirely optional.  Runewars miniatures can be assembled in minutes and is playable right out of the box, but offers potential hours and hours of hobby activity if you want to paint/convert the models.  I never though I'd be a painter, but with Youtube videos as a guide, I've actually gotten pretty good and quite enjoy it.  Sure, some people repaint the odd TIE Fighter, but it's rare and the ships are pretty small.  With Runewars, you'll be able to roll into a tournament, lose every game and still walk away feeling like a winner if you have a well painted army that people compliment all day.
    #4 - It's not actually that expensive to start.  A 'standard' sized list is 200 points, much like how the standard X-Wing list is 100/6.  A core box is $99.95...  less with any number of discounts (I paid ~$80 for mine).  If you can talk a friend into trying this out with you, you can each buy a box and swap human models for undead models.  That leaves one person with ~200 points worth of undead and the other with ~200 points worth of human faction models, each with enough upgrade cards and trays worth of models for a fairly big variety of lists.  Do you want two 1x2 trays of Archers or one 2x2?  So, you can get a full, legal sized army, including all the templates and whatnot, with tons of list building options for $100 retail.  With X-Wing, you CAN build a few decent lists for $100 retail, but being forced to spend $40 of that on a core box really limits your options.  If you do manage to build a full, viable list for $100, you'll have very little flexibility.  In that sense, I submit that Runewars is cheaper to start out AND gives you a lot more bang for your buck than X-Wing does.
    #5 - Different missions.  Point bid works just like it does in X-Wing to determine first player.  Each player brings a mission and a deployment 'map' card.  First player gets to pick either one of the two missions OR one of the two deployments.  If the first player picks a mission, the second player get to pick deployment and vice versa.  So, you get to pick the rules of engagement or the battlefield, but not both.  Every game will be a little different.  With X-Wing, every game is more or less "kill the other guy before he kills you".  In can be a ton of fun to have a variety of objectives.
    To summarize...
    It's more strategic and will likely make you a better gamer. You'll never have to buy a Daqar (Rebel) unit to get an upgrade for your Waiqar (Imperial) dudes. The painting and modelling aspect gives you things to do when you're not actually playing or list building.  More bang for the buck. It's pretty cheap.  ~$100 retail each for two people gets full sized armies with lots of list building options. Different missions and deployment 'maps' means you're not playing the same game over and over. So...  there are a handful of reasons I think an X-Wing player might like Runewars.  BUT...  to properly sell you on the idea, I need to know the following.
    Why wouldn't you want to give this a shot?  If I know what specific objections you have, I can try to overcome them.  Without knowing why you haven't already pre-ordered, all I can do is list off reasons that I'm excited.
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    loki_tbc reacted to Lyraeus in Release this week?   
    Yup. Plastic can run 5,000+ just to get started. For a single fun sculpt it is not cost effective 
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    loki_tbc reacted to JasonGlass in Release this week?   
    FFG knows what happens when you provide too many OP exclusives. They're being smart. Wizkids poisons their games with OP exclusives. People who miss out suffer for it, the secondary market is ugly, and the kind of competition it promotes is repulsive. And I mean absolutely repulsive.
     
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    loki_tbc reacted to Tvayumat in Release this week?   
    I mean... They could do what most companies do and provide nothing.
    Would that be an improvement?
    I'm fine with taking my alt art cards.
    This isn't even a competitive event kit, it's a swag bag for everyone who bought the game and they charge like a third what they do for regular tourney kits.
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from maxam in Release this week?   
    I've seen it

    There are alt art cards for the 2 heros and a new deployment card that I don't recall having seen before. (There is likely also a special mission but I didn't see it if it is in there)
     
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    loki_tbc reacted to Radix2309 in Latari Elves!!!!   
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/4/10/runewars-miniatures-game-essentials-pack/
    They have announced an Essentials pack that has everything you need except the army for the Army packs like this one. You get templates and everything.
     
    I think they will have:
    Wave 0: Core Set
    Wave 1: Hero, Spearmen, Golem, Cavalry / Hero, Reanimates, Lancer, Archers
    Wave 2: Elves Box, extra blisters for stuff in the Elves box, and 1 or 2 new units for Undead and Humans
    Wave 3: same but with Uthuk
    Wave 4: 1 new unit for each faction
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from keltheos in Creating your Battlefield   
    I am a very old gamer. Don't tempt me   Cardboard Chits were just fine.
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    loki_tbc got a reaction from Elrad in Latari Elves!!!!   
    I'll tell ya, I need to get a 2nd job at a game store to get some employee discounts to make this habit affordable!  FFG finally pushed me over the edge...
     
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    loki_tbc reacted to Elrad in Latari Elves!!!!   
    Oooooooooooh Myyyyy Yeeeeeesssss !!!!!!!! Elves are gorgeous, Ahaha yeah FFG you rule the game... and my wallet too...Oh it's already empty... I found a fly nesting in it.... ***... working to get more money ? No way I hate slavery... bank robbing ? Nope, useless nowadays.... International terrorism ? neither, too risky.... Oh my.... it's so good.... the core set hasn't released yet and the army box is announced, you rule men, you rule!
     
    Oh and Hi to everyone here, I hope you're going right these days  I wish you all the best by the way. As I always do when I come here 
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