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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Suhawk75 in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    Ahh. That was because of a version change though, not anything specifically to do with an app. Runewars doesn't have so many units out yet that they couldn't just course correct with points on the app. Xwing on the other hand had many systemic mechanical problems that needed to be addressed, and a TON of units to do it with. There was no way your 1.0 cards were surviving. I think in Runewars all you'd need to do it say "points are on the app now" and maybe errata a card or two. Agree that it needs to be done sooner rather than later. The more content that comes out, the harder it gets.
    I wonder about the order though.
    Xwing first obvisously
    Legion next probably
    Imperial assault maybe?
    Then we'd get into the non big name properties.
     
     
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Budgernaut in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    Ahh. That was because of a version change though, not anything specifically to do with an app. Runewars doesn't have so many units out yet that they couldn't just course correct with points on the app. Xwing on the other hand had many systemic mechanical problems that needed to be addressed, and a TON of units to do it with. There was no way your 1.0 cards were surviving. I think in Runewars all you'd need to do it say "points are on the app now" and maybe errata a card or two. Agree that it needs to be done sooner rather than later. The more content that comes out, the harder it gets.
    I wonder about the order though.
    Xwing first obvisously
    Legion next probably
    Imperial assault maybe?
    Then we'd get into the non big name properties.
     
     
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Budgernaut in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    That's actually why I suggested tournament lists.
    That list is attached to a specific, physically identifiable person The list is in theory designed to win The person entering a tournament has a higher likely hood of understand the rules well enough to make good list building judgements Ultimately points matter most in this format Obviously someone who enters 20 tournaments a year will have more influence than the guy that goes to 1, but that seems fair.
     
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Corto in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    That's actually why I suggested tournament lists.
    That list is attached to a specific, physically identifiable person The list is in theory designed to win The person entering a tournament has a higher likely hood of understand the rules well enough to make good list building judgements Ultimately points matter most in this format Obviously someone who enters 20 tournaments a year will have more influence than the guy that goes to 1, but that seems fair.
     
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Budgernaut in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    I'm not sure why you'd think that. You still use cards. The points are just no longer on them. In the case of Runewars they could just Errata all points to say look at the app. Otherwise cards would remain unchanged. 
    All that sounds awesome. I'm sure FFG will still print card as reference and require cards at their tournaments. Its in their best interest in terms of selling product. However being able to immediate look at your list and see an errata'd version of each card sounds amazing.
    Fixing the OP by power creep is a TERRIBLE idea. It invalidates older units. The trouble is that it is an unending cycle. The next wave there is a new OP so you have to rebalance that in the next next wave. Its how we ended up with an x-wing 2.0 and an app for it. That's not a path I want to take if we can avoid it from the start.
    If they don't move to an app I'd much much much rather see them do an errata on problem units. I don't like errata, It makes playing the game annoying with paper components. However is still better than power creep.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from kaffis in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    I'm not sure why you'd think that. You still use cards. The points are just no longer on them. In the case of Runewars they could just Errata all points to say look at the app. Otherwise cards would remain unchanged. 
    All that sounds awesome. I'm sure FFG will still print card as reference and require cards at their tournaments. Its in their best interest in terms of selling product. However being able to immediate look at your list and see an errata'd version of each card sounds amazing.
    Fixing the OP by power creep is a TERRIBLE idea. It invalidates older units. The trouble is that it is an unending cycle. The next wave there is a new OP so you have to rebalance that in the next next wave. Its how we ended up with an x-wing 2.0 and an app for it. That's not a path I want to take if we can avoid it from the start.
    If they don't move to an app I'd much much much rather see them do an errata on problem units. I don't like errata, It makes playing the game annoying with paper components. However is still better than power creep.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Parakitor in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    I thought of another fun App thing.
    Anyone play counter strike with dynamic weapon pricing? The app could do something like that. Keep track of all the lists submitted for competitive play per quarter. Go and update card cost based on frequency of use. If everyone and their brother is using it, it gets more expensive next quarter. If its a card that nobody uses now, reduce the cost. Eventually you'd get cards priced by what the community itself thinks the value is. And more importantly the players using the card would be bidding against themselves. Is scuttling horror a problem? Maybe it goes up 3-4pts until people are choosing to run without it. It would also be able identify cards with problem abilities. Does a card have no takers even at 1pt? Is the cost for an upgrade more than a couple standard deviations outside the norm? Such a system would probably settle in with cards only changing a single point each update aside from new wave disruptions. Plus it would make an established meta really hard to form. If you couldn't rely on the points from a 'net list' being the same you couldn't just download the latest OP list and play. It should result in a much wider range of builds.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Kookanoodles in New to Runewars - Here are my first 3 minis!   
    Looking good. One thing you might consider with the ghost theme is painting the armor with really translucent paint. You can use inks or thin with water and binder. That way they end up looking partially 'ghostly' too with some of the base 'ghost' color showing through.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Suhawk75 in Happy Friday. Fun ideas for army buffs.   
    Not a hero, but a theme upgrade Id like to see.
    Daqan spearmen- Pike equipment. When defending against a charge that contacts your front edge, the attacking unit gains a panic token. If your command dial is unrevealed , additionally calvary units take a morale test during the resolve moral step of combat.
    Or something along those lines. 
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    theruleslawyer reacted to Zetan in Can Scuttling Horror be used to exit terrain? I think not.   
    Here's my theory on how this will go down, once an FAQ/errata addresses it:
    Shifting out of terrain with your side touching will be redefined as being a sideways shift. Shifting out of terrain with your front touching will be redefined as being a backwards shift. If you are engaged, you will only be able to leave terrain using a backwards shift. This seems like the cleanest way to solve all these issues, while still having the rules work as they were most likely intended. It certainly makes sense visually; the unit looks like it just moved sideways if it has left the terrain with a side touching that terrain.
    To be clear, I'm not saying the rules support this now; the rules as written didn't really account for an ability specifying shift directions, so you could rule it either way depending on how you interpret them. But I think this is probably the errata we'll eventually get, and it's the way I'm probably going to rule it in tournaments until we get that errata.
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    theruleslawyer reacted to Hepitude in Painting The Forces of Hepitude   
    EDIT: I added a couple simple step by step tutorials on painting, basing and magnetizing trays in the comments below if you're interested!
    I've been posting my painting in random places, but I decided that I should just stick to one thread from now on. That seems to be what everyone else is doing. Anyway, in the brief lull between now and elves where I have all the expansions painted I thought I should post pictures of my completed army! It's been so much fun playing this game!

     
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Bhelliom in How would an overpowered faction be handled?   
    One of the cool bits about the app system is it allows for variable cost. So an upgrade might change depending on how many ranks you're taking. Specific unit combos could be priced more appropriately.  I really like how much more flexibility in balance it gives. I hope it filters down to other FFG mini games once they get it settled with xwing.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from twincast in AT-ST not to scale?   
    Its not far off. This screen from ROTJ has its leg in a similar pose. I think the FFG one is a little too short and too thick of legs while the WOTC is too far the other direction. The cockpit shape isn't quite right on the trailing edge either. I think I still like the kenner version the best. At least from the comparison article posted above. Though I have to wonder if they had different models in different movies. I know the falcon changed all the time, etc.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Malabor in WEATHERING With Pencils.......Dirt, Streaks, grime, Rust, Blaster Burns......UPDATED   
    Army painter anti-shine matte spray is far cheaper and does just as good a job IMHO. Other clears like krylon or GW, etc can't touch testors or armypainter though.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Barry Harker in WEATHERING With Pencils.......Dirt, Streaks, grime, Rust, Blaster Burns......UPDATED   
    Army painter anti-shine matte spray is far cheaper and does just as good a job IMHO. Other clears like krylon or GW, etc can't touch testors or armypainter though.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from anonymousguy in Print 'n play mat.   
    Here's a JPG 3'x6' 150dpi. Print it at your favorite banner shop. 
     

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    theruleslawyer reacted to geek19 in Rhymer...   
    Wait, @xero989, what do you think caused the nerf?
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    theruleslawyer reacted to Green Knight in FAQ explanation article   
    If flotillas are really affecting the activation game so much...why just this small nerf?
    Sure, no lifeboat rule is nice and all, but it doesn't really remedy the activation bloat, does it?
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    theruleslawyer reacted to TheCallum in Possible future errata for Armada?   
    My Demo suggestion was borne out of my feeling that its mere existance is preventing fun upgrades from existing, more than it being unbeatable.
     
    There are two or three ship types on either side that are losing out because one card plays so differently.
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    theruleslawyer reacted to TheCallum in Possible future errata for Armada?   
    To be honest, I'd like to see Demo been added to tournament ban list. 
    It would be nice seeing Gladiators be Gladiators and not Demolishers.
    I feel there is a huge restriction on what the devs can do with black dice upgrades (for all slots) in world where Demo exists, removing that worry will open the field.
    Then when the next campaign comes out, they can replace it with a different title.
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Norell in Print 'n play mat.   
    Here's a JPG 3'x6' 150dpi. Print it at your favorite banner shop. 
     

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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Rodafowa in I may or may not have painted S&V purple and gold.   
    Its the centauri fleet!
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    theruleslawyer reacted to Gottmituns205 in Are we a little bored of wave2?   
    It's kinda sad we have to literally focus fleet building on beating fleets built around Demolisher.
     
    See I do have hope FFG puts in something specifically to counter Demolisher, that sorta hard counter will really mess with people automatically falling back to having Demo in their fleets. 
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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Beard in The Concise/Collected Repaints Thread. Keep Them All Here, Keep Em Visible.   
    My two TIEs. Imperial guard red and some 181st stripes. (http://www.theruleslawyer.com/?p=1541)

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    theruleslawyer got a reaction from Beard in The Concise/Collected Repaints Thread. Keep Them All Here, Keep Em Visible.   
    A subtle decimator repaint. Mainly wanted the panels to pop more.

     

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