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  1. RFT

    Black Library, anyone a fan?

    There's another Humble Bundle of Heresy books. https://www.humblebundle.com/books/horus-heresy-2019-warhammer-book-bundle?hmb_source=navbar&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=tile_index_6 Some good stuff. All the must-reads of the earlier heresy books (apart from Mechanicum) Lots I already own, but also lots I didn't and some audios as well.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    I quite like Broken Arrow. It's silly camp fun. And reunites Slater with his Co-star from Pump Up The Volume, Samantha Mathis. This. Actually paid money to see this. The "shock twist" was one that made me feel like the whole movie had been a waste of time, no-one had been in any real jeopardy, and the whole film was so damn smug with itself that it made me hate everyone involved. One of few films that made me actually angry to have seen it.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Even if the box is limited, I’d be astonished if the models don’t get standalone releases ina few months. For example the “exclusive” speed freeks vehicles are now available standalone.
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    The Alan Partridge Thread

    It was only 2 years after Wogan ended (and the radio series started in the same year Wogan finished) so at the time the show was conceived it was still a reasonably recent, if hackneyed format - it wasn't as wildly anachronistic as it now seems. The theatricality is true but there's the lovely story that Roger Moore told about his father thinking the show was genuine and telling him off for not turning up when he was supposed to. (though - how old would Roger Moore's Father have been in 1994?)
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Ah, they published the rule yesterday while we were all looking at abaddon. Just buffs you by 1, regardless of how many models or units are nearby.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Roboute Guilliman. (took me a little while to get there)
  7. RFT

    Dirt Rally 2.0

    Missed that. Annoying.
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    Dirt Rally 2.0

    (Full disclosure - I used to work for codies up to 2014 and I got a free copy of the game from a mate who works there) I'm a little underwhelmed, so far. Almost every area of the game feels like a sideways step from DR1 rather than a step up, to me. The car list – some great new cars, but we’ve lost the 2000 and 2010s WRCs in favour of the R-GTs. Licensing is probably to blame here, but it’s still disappointing. The tracks – they’re pretty, but DR1 had proper iconic stages (Sweet Lamb, Col de Turini, Panzerplatte, ouninpojha). DR2 doesn’t. some of those stages are coming back as DLC, which is good, I guess, but at least a couple of them should have been retained. DR1 had Pikes Peak, and its associated cars. DR2 doesn’t. Handling – It’s been 3ish years since I was heavily playing DR1 but it doesn’t seem to have changed *that* much. Co-Driver – Phil mills is a real co-driver, but he’s a terrible voice actor and if I hear him say “that stage was tough but felt fast” after I come last on a stage one more time, I’m going to scream. The “My Team” stuff from dirt 4 – livery editor, sponsors, etc has all gone. It’s good. It’s fun and punishing, sounds excellent, and all the things you expect. Completing a full stage at speed is a test of extreme concentration, skill, and judgement that you rarely find anywhere in gaming. But it’s a sequel where you can’t do many of the best things from the last game, which is always a disappointment.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    As far as the keyword stuff, apparently there is a list in the Chaos Marine Codex which specifies which units can be given the "Death Guard" keyword, and which can't. They are: So on that basis, probably fine. I'm fairly sure the abilities don't stack because they're usually written as "within x inches of one or more models with the ability". but that's down to the precise wording on the datasheet and it's possible this one is written differently.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I don't think you'd be able to do this. I can't remember the precedent, but there was something in an FAQ about using a similar method to cross-pollinate keyword abilities to specific chapters/legions/craftworlds like this, and it not being OK. i'll have to see if I can find it. If I'm wrong on that (I might be - memory is fuzzy), I don't think you'd get +2S as the ability would only work once, unless there are two abilities with the same effect, but different names, in play.
  11. That was really good. Presumably the rest of season will be bottle episodes now they’ve blown all the budget.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    speaking of painting, I did some painting...
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I quote like that activation-order idea, Though I dislike the "attacker chooses casualties" thing. That just swings things too far in favour of whoever shoots first; a squad heavy weapon would never make it past turn 1.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Warlord Games' WW2 game bolt action (and its Sci-fi brother Beyond the Gates of Antares) is said to have been based on a rejected proposal for 40k 4th edition that tried to deal with this. Activation is done unit-by-unit and in random player order, by the drawing of dice (though they could just be chits) from a blind bag (Each player gets a number of dice equal to the number of units in their force. when they draw one of "their" dice, they can activate a unit). This obviously reduces the ability of an army to just remove opposing units before the other army gets to do anything. It also means that each individual "downtime" element is much shorter. It's never gong to be that long before you get to do something.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Tournament play (and the rigmarole that surrounds it as detailed in the blogs) is only part of it and shouldn't put you off. That guy did basically jump right into the deep end with fairly big games against people who were prepping for a tournament and many of the issues he had stem from that.

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