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  1. Interesting, we've played quite a few times and introduced quite a few people to it, and while it isn't quite the async clusterfuck that Vast is, I still think it's a very difficult game to teach. The cats and birds are both fairly straightforward, but the Vagabond and Woodland Alliance are pretty opaque. The birds' play mechanic is actually excellent and I sometimes wonder if Root might have been a better game if it was just all teams with the same bird-esque play style (I'd love to see a spin off extending just that mechanic). I guess, overall, it's a game you need to play a few times to get to grips with and play as each faction, but in the current board game environment whether it's possible to get it to table that often is debatable (as there's always a pressure to play something else). Having played it quite a bit, I'm also a bit in agreement with SU&SD that ironically after extended play I'm not sure it actually gets that much better and while it's clever to an extent, I'm not sure it has all that much depth. Which sounds like I'm shitting on it, but I do like it. Looking forward to getting the expansion to the table. Glad you enjoyed it though!
  2. Surprising. I don't know many people who had a good game of Root on the first try. What made it click for you?
  3. Cheers! My two eldest kids were looking to get into Age of Sigmar. I can't say I was all that impressed in Games Workshop when we went for a demo (I was like "bro, XWing happened, this is archaic") but you can't argue with the quality of the models. So my kids got the big starter and are each trying to paint the ghosts and musclemen armies. I said I'd try to paint up an army to play in the local shop here, when they're over (an indie, with a weekly 40k/Sigmar evening and a weekly painting evening). As I used to run the XWing club I know how dispiriting it is for newer players to turn up with an army and then find it utterly wrecked by a netlisting alpha player. So I wanted to at least build something that wasn't embarrassingly bad (I'm not bothered about winning, I just don't want to be crushed). I used to play Skaven years ago, and like them on Total War so figured they might be a decent choice. So far, from what I've read I think I can fashion the Verminlord and Starter Box (plus another box of monks) into some sort of swarming, rerolling machine, which sounds good (and keeps it all Pestilens). I have slowly started painting - to tabletop quality, about 14 levels below feltmonkey quality - and at least they aren't that hard to paint. I've also tried the new contrast paints which seem.... not to be that much of a revelation. I think I am starting to agree with you and realise I might need the Battletome Thanks for the help! And feltmonkey don't you dare post any photos of Skaven you've painted. I'm only just holding on to my sanity here.
  4. Can somebody who understands Age of Sigmar tell me the best way to go here. I have the Verminlord Corruptor and the Skaven Start Playing box. To build a relatively competitive list which of the myriad of options should I pick when building the models? And is there anything else I'd need? Basically I need to build the Plague Monks, the siege engines, and the Corrupter itself, and I have option blindness...
  5. Unless its Terraforming Mars. Some of the knock offs of that actually have better card stock and components than the official version.
  6. I've been an Everton fan since I was about six and even I acknowledge that Klopp and this fairly magnificent bunch of bastards deserves the title and all the successes that come their way. Some of the play in the destruction of Leicester was nothing short of scintillating. If they're going to do it, absolutely blowing the rest of the league away means you can't begrudge them it, or the process of enjoying it.
  7. Its to enhance user content. It's to get people streaming it on YouTube. It's absolutely something they should be doing ahead of animal AI. I think the forum is showing its age a bit here. Also programming this is probably a third year Comp Sci undergrad project at best. I think it's a very smart addition.
  8. I don't play online that often, mainly because of not being entirely arsed to stick a headset on and communicate. Sea of Thieves is a good one to play solo, but have the occasional other person show up and either try to wreck you, or collaborate for a bit then drift off. No voice comms isn't an issue, and the entire thing is so ridiculous and breezy that it's always fun and never a chore. Looks beautiful as well.
  9. Well, they continued giving a fuck for another 5 minutes.
  10. MU looking good. But the moment they tire and stop giving a fuck, Spurs are going to expose them down the wings. Wonder how long they'll continue giving a fuck.
  11. Worth pointing out that 99.9% of the time the clubs and fans hound managers out in a wall of criticism and abuse. In this case B Rizzle had a better offer and took it. Cry all you like, but if results had slipped you'd have punted him without a second thought. Loyalty works both ways in this new era of football.
  12. He's not deliberately set out to end his career though, has he.
  13. Bizarre reaction to Son's challenge here. He's about as close to a non-cunt of a player as you can get. I'm an Everton fan, but it was in no way deliberate, and he's distraught at the injury.
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