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#10495
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Anybody used their Sci-FI DF stuff for a game of Space Hulk? It's an old game from Games Workshop where Space Maarines would do missions on these drifting abandoned space ships called Space Hulks and these aliens called Genestealers would try to kill them. The Genestealers were "Blips" on the map (from heat detectors) until they came into view of the Marines and then you could see how nasty they were! Most of the maps were lots of corridors and not many rooms, and I kinda wanna re-create that with DF Sci-Fi pieces, except it seems that there is a distinct lack of corridor pieces...... Are they planning on continuing the Sci-Fi line?
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#10496
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Space Hulk was great fun. Played it a lot. I still have it - in the loft somewhere. I must get it down and renew my acquaintance with it (not to mention introducing my son to it). It would be realy cool played using DF. No, no, NO! I am *not* buying into Sci-Fi DF as well! AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHhhhhhhhh...... . . . . . . .
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#10497
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Anybody used their Sci-FI DF stuff for a game of Space Hulk? It's an old game from Games Workshop where Space Maarines would do missions on these drifting abandoned space ships called Space Hulks and these aliens called Genestealers would try to kill them. The Genestealers were "Blips" on the map (from heat detectors) until they came into view of the Marines and then you could see how nasty they were! Most of the maps were lots of corridors and not many rooms, and I kinda wanna re-create that with DF Sci-Fi pieces, except it seems that there is a distinct lack of corridor pieces...... Are they planning on continuing the Sci-Fi line?
I have.
I have both the first edition and second edition rules and supplements for Space Hulk, but I have not played it often.
I never did pick up the "Tyrannid Attack" game though.
Space Hulk was always an okay game and Sci-Fi Master Maze works well for it.
GZG's Stargrunt and FASA's DMZ work well using Sci-Fi Master Maze as well.

Personally, I like using the Master Maze terrain for interior battles using FASA's BattleTroops game - the 25mm version of BattleTech.

Just wait for Beta Set to be released pj19; five more corridors in that - 2 straight and 3 curved.
As far as a plentitude of corridors, a good number of us have been campaigning for more room pieces than corridor ones.
Corridor pieces presently have very little utility.
The corridor pieces will have much more utility when Stefan finally comes out with pieces that let the corridors adapt to being room walls as well as being what they naturally are.
He has done it for the curved walls; now they just need to be made for the corridor pieces.

Space Hulk was great fun. Played it a lot. I still have it - in the loft somewhere. I must get it down and renew my acquaintance with it (not to mention introducing my son to it). It would be realy cool played using DF. No, no, NO! I am *not* buying into Sci-Fi DF as well! AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHhhhhhhhh...... . . . . . . .
Come on PhilHendry, fall on in with the folks that collect everything that Dwarven Forge makes.
It will not hurt . . . too much.:lol:
Whitewind came up with a very good argument for that a while back.
Anyway, you will have lots of fun if you have everything.
Additionally, IO was able to show a while back how one could combine Fantasy, Cavern and Sci-Fi Master Maze into really fun set-ups.
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#10498
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Fox, you are a really twisted person; almost as twisted as I am!
But I gotta admit, as a DF pusher, you do a GREAT job; for that matter, if I wasn't already addicted, you'd have ME slavering for my next fix!
And you are 100% RIGHT about the more you have, the more fun it is - as long as you have somewhere to store it when SWMBO says it's time for Sunday dinner around the dining room table!
Although as you all know, I was SMART; I married a fellow addict! So we eat on TV trays in front of the plasma, and leave the DF set up on the table!
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Last mage in is a drunken dwarf!

See ya!

Jim Kratzer
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#10499
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
The key JK is to have a separate table for the gaming stuff, both on and below it.
You can actually then look at each other and even talk while eating a meal at the kitchen/dining table.
Plus, a shed or garage to store whatever games are not the current "flavor of the month".
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#10500
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Wel-l-l, I DO have the model railroad table; it's 4'x8', and only has the trains 2 months of the year (December & January). The rest of the time, guess what I can set up on it any time I want to?
You Got It! DF all OVER the place!
One really nice part about the train table is that I was able to set up shelves under it; THAT'S where I store all the white boxes. The individual pieces go in storage drawers on several shelves, and the Fantasy & SF starter sets are stacked on two different storage cabinets. I'll have to post some pictures, some day.
I wish I had taken a pic of the setup I used at Shore Leave 26; it was an adaptation of the mini-game that came out a few eyars ago with the deserted city suspended over the volcano. We were only able to set up one quadrant of the city, but we laid it all out on grid paper at home so we would have an accurate count of what pieces we needed to use to do it.
The gamers at Shore Leave LOVED it! Especially when they got to the sarcophagus room in the 'center' of town and the dead Necromancer's mummified body was released from the crypt! Talk about a 'Gotcha'!
Anyway, do you know what it's like to try to build a garage when there's no alley behind your townlouse, and the Neighborhood Association won't let you cut a driveway from the front to the back?

Happy Holidays, RF and everyone else at the DF Forums!

Jim Kratzer
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#10501
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Wel-l-l, I DO have the model railroad table; it's 4'x8', and only has the trains 2 months of the year (December & January). The rest of the time, guess what I can set up on it any time I want to?
You Got It! DF all OVER the place!
One really nice part about the train table is that I was able to set up shelves under it; THAT'S where I store all the white boxes. The individual pieces go in storage drawers on several shelves, and the Fantasy & SF starter sets are stacked on two different storage cabinets. I'll have to post some pictures, some day.

So, I am not the only one with limited room that has a large table for gaming with Master Maze stored under it.
Granted, my table has more gaming supplies stored under it than just Master Maze, but I make sure all my Master Maze never gets sent out to the garage.
With some of the weather we are "rewarded" with during a good portion of the year up here in the Northern Rockies, the 20 meters to the garage seems like a 10klick forced march at times.
Just today there was a high temperature in Florida over 65 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it is here; our high today was 13F and our low tonight will be -7F.
For you Centigrade folks that is a high of -10.5C to a low of -21.7C and it is only December!
Then add wind chill and you have even a greater difference in temperature.
Actually, some here will have lived in temperate areas all their life so "wind chill" is meaningless to them.

I must say though I am at least thankful I do not have to spend much time in the Dakotas; it is even worse there!!
They are in the direct path of the freezing Artic air that sweeps across the Canadian prairies into the Dakotas and as a result, they get some really awful storms there.
No wonder the Dakotas are two of the States with the least population; they are like Africa - learn to endure, die or move home!

I wish I had taken a pic of the setup I used at Shore Leave 26; it was an adaptation of the mini-game that came out a few eyars ago with the deserted city suspended over the volcano. We were only able to set up one quadrant of the city, but we laid it all out on grid paper at home so we would have an accurate count of what pieces we needed to use to do it.
The gamers at Shore Leave LOVED it! Especially when they got to the sarcophagus room in the 'center' of town and the dead Necromancer's mummified body was released from the crypt! Talk about a 'Gotcha'!

Sounds like folks has fun.

Anyway, do you know what it's like to try to build a garage when there's no alley behind your townlouse, and the Neighborhood Association won't let you cut a driveway from the front to the back?
When we were posted in Catonsville, not too far from you JK, I had several friends that were also Westerners who went through all that hassle to get driveways.
Baltimorons just did not seem to understand the real utility of having one's own driveway and garage.
One of my friends had to seriously invest in his driveway; he used decorative stonework to make it with because that is only material his neighborhood association would accept.

Is this anti-driveway issue an Eastern States mentality?
It certainly was expressed, and evidently still is, in the Baltimore area.

Happy Holidays, RF and everyone else at the DF Forums!

Jim Kratzer

Season's Greetings to all!
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#10502
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Anyon play with Chaos Terminators vs. Imperial Terminators using 2nd edition 40k rules on space hulk room/corridor cards?
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#10503
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
So, I am not the only one with limited room that has a large table for gaming with Master Maze stored under it.
Granted, my table has more gaming supplies stored under it than just Master Maze, but I make sure all my Master Maze never gets sent out to the garage.
With some of the weather we are "rewarded" with during a good portion of the year up here in the Northern Rockies, the 20 meters to the garage seems like a 10klick forced march at times.
Just today there was a high temperature in Florida over 65 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it is here; our high today was 13F and our low tonight will be -7F.
For you Centigrade folks that is a high of -10.5C to a low of -21.7C and it is only December!
Then add wind chill and you have even a greater difference in temperature.
Actually, some here will have lived in temperate areas all their life so "wind chill" is meaningless to them.

I must say though I am at least thankful I do not have to spend much time in the Dakotas; it is even worse there!!
They are in the direct path of the freezing Artic air that sweeps across the Canadian prairies into the Dakotas and as a result, they get some really awful storms there.
No wonder the Dakotas are two of the States with the least population; they are like Africa - learn to endure, die or move home!

I'm not sure exactly where you live (sounds like Colorado or Wyoming) but I suspect you know the French Foreign Legion motto; "March or Die".
When we were posted in Catonsville, not too far from you JK, I had several friends that were also Westerners who went through all that hassle to get driveways.
Baltimorons just did not seem to understand the real utility of having one's own driveway and garage.

It's called "Crowd as many houses as you can into one acre; sell 'em expensive, and call it 'Community'!"
I have another name for it, but good on-line manners (and Jeff with a ready 2x4!) preclude my using the exact definition.

Keep WARM!!

Jim Kratzer
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#10504
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Just wait for Beta Set to be released pj19; five more corridors in that - 2 straight and 3 curved.
As far as a plentitude of corridors, a good number of us have been campaigning for more room pieces than corridor ones.
Corridor pieces presently have very little utility.
The corridor pieces will have much more utility when Stefan finally comes out with pieces that let the corridors adapt to being room walls as well as being what they naturally are.
He has done it for the curved walls; now they just need to be made for the corridor pieces.

You nailed it, RabidFox. That's exactly the way I feel -- we need more rooms! I wouldn't mind seeing some transitions to the rooms as well. We have plenty of industrial-looking corridors with metalic surfaces, so I wouldn't mind seeing some structural changes as you approach in the rooms. For example, it would be nice to have a sick bay with a bit more "antiseptic/surgical" feel to it. Think of the Sulaco from "Aliens" where you had harsh areas, like the mess hall and landing bay -- but the sleep chambers had that clean-white look with smooth surfaces (or the Medlab on LV-426, with all of the glass viewports). I'd like to see them mix it up a bit, but keep some architectural themes in place.
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#10505
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I'm not sure exactly where you live (sounds like Colorado or Wyoming) but I suspect you know the French Foreign Legion motto; "March or Die".
Very familiar and that is what life here, where Idaho, Montana and Wyoming come together, is like.
Definitely not my choice of posting JK.

When we were posted in Catonsville, not too far from you JK, I had several friends that were also Westerners who went through all that hassle to get driveways.
Baltimorons just did not seem to understand the real utility of having one's own driveway and garage.

It's called "Crowd as many houses as you can into one acre; sell 'em expensive, and call it 'Community'!"
I have another name for it, but good on-line manners (and Jeff with a ready 2x4!) preclude my using the exact definition.

I would not have phrased it that bad, at least in Catonsville, but I can see where around you would say that.
I can see how one might say that about the situation in the city proper though.
The situation was a bit better out in the county.

Keep WARM!!

Jim Kratzer

Thank you; I will try.
Tomorrow is the solstice.
Thank goodness.
It is one thing having all dark days above the Artic Circle, but all dark in the US Rockies by 17:00 - very tiresome!
Tomorrow will have only a bit more than 8 hours of light.
It is a very good thing that I do not suffer from SADS; those folks have got to live somewhere lower down in latitude than here.
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#10506
Space Hulk:Old Games Workshop Game 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
As I don't have any of the SF MM yet, I've played Space Hulk using the fantasy line and caverns and it works quite well. Only thing you need to do is forget about the 1 inch squares of MM representing single squares on the Space Hulk boards - you need to let 4 MM squares represent each SH square due to the Genestealer armspread. And if you are using the new plastic Terminators, they need the space too! But that's a good thing, as each MM piece then translates perfectly into SH pieces.

Using the fantasy line is sort of like transporting the game into the sewers of some old Imperial city...

Rabid: You have a whole eight hours of daylight at this time of year? That's luxury! I've got less than six!
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