X-Wing Ships: The TIE Fighter

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It’s that time of year where I feel the need to publish something to my blog once again.  This time we’re going to use the fact that this is my blog and my platform to talk about something I’m really interested in at the moment.  That thing being the X-Wing minis game.

You may remember that I have previously written a couple of posts about the X-Wing & what I like about it.  What I’ve decided I’m going to do here is talk about some of the things that are interesting me in the X-Wing game.
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7th Sea 2nd Edition – Part One

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You know, for about a second I considered writing this entire post in ‘Pirate Speech’ but then I realised that would be amazingly annoying.

Anyway, onto the fun part.

We’re going to have a look at 7th Sea (2nd Ed).

Now I backed 7th Sea on Kickstarter, which was something I really had to think about as I have not had good experiences with RPG Kickstarters and have proclaimed on more than one occasion how ‘done’ I am with crowdfunding.  However I decided to give it another go and backed 3 projects that I was interested in, one is now 6 months late and has no updated or estimated delivery date, the other is looking like its going to miss its delivery date completely but as there is practically no communications from that project, who knows.  This one however not only delivered everything it promised but it did so early.  Well done to John Wick & friends.

Quick side note, this has not in anyway restored my faith in crowd funding as a method for producing RPGs, a 33% success rate is really low.

Anyway, on to the game.

For those who do not know, 7th Sea is a game of swashbuckling high adventure that takes place in a fantasy version of Renaissance Europe, most of the world is familiar enough to us that a reader can pick up easily enough what the feel of each of the countries is.  However there is a big difference, that difference is Sorcery, in the world of 7th Sea magic exists and is practicied if not widley then certainly moderately.  Each nation has its own flavour of sorcery and they are all pretty awesome.

The original 7th Sea used a very similar roll & keep system to the Legend of the Five Rings games, not really surprising given that both were AEG games.  The new edition uses a much more stripped down and narrativly aware system that I will talk about in some detail later.

I am going to look, in detail, at the new system changes but before we can do that we need an example character to use in the system examples.  So, part one of this post is going to cover creating a character and part two will look at the system.

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Star Wars: Armada Like X-Wing but not really.

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Ok so wow, two posts about minis games in a row.  I know right, am I turning into http://brutalefficacy.blogspot.co.uk/ or what?

The answer is no, I am not, he has a beard and heritical opinions related to the movie Dune.

I am however enjoying these Star Wars based minis games of space ship conflict.  So, while I craft a different post about a new RPG you’re going to have to make do with something written about the second of Fantasy Flight Games (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-armada/) entries into the Star Wars themed space ship violence category.
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X-Wing Miniatures – Wargaming without the Hassle

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I have recently gotten quite into the X-Wing miniatures games from Fantasy Flight & have been enjoying playing matches with friends of mine on and off since the start of this year.

As a somewhat latecomer to this party I have been very impressed by how simple the game is to pick up and play, the rules are pretty easy to learn and any special exceptions are generally provided printed on cards or in the errata. Fantasy Flight have done a great job with this game.

So, what makes this game good, what do I enjoy?
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Exalted 3rd Edition

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Hello there my friends, it is I the author of this blog adjacent internet entity.  I have been away for some time, some due to personal reasons (dealing with the death of a good friend) others due to simple laziness and also because I have been busy playing games with my friends.  (Whom I blame for my new and dangerous addiction to X-Wing Miniatures).

However, today I am going to talk a bit about Exalted 3rd Edition.  I’ve always loved the idea of Exalted, it is set up to tell a really interesting story about flawed beings with the power kill gods (which was their original purposes) and reshape their world.

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Fantasy AGE

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Ok, so I am sure that you are all watching (or have watched at least one episode) of Titansgrave over on Geek & Sundry.  If not I can recommend checking it out.  I am certainly enjoying it.

For those who don’t know and don’t want to check it out, Titansgrave is the RPG show being put out by Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry as part of the Tabletop Indiegogo campaign.  It is being run using the Green Ronin Fantasy AGE system, which you will be at least a little bit familiar with if you have played the Dragon Age RPG.

So, what I’m going to do here is talk a bit about Fantasy AGE and do an example character creation for it.  This post is based entirely on the PDF copy of Fantasy AGE as the print copy is not available in the UK at the moment.

Fantasy AGE is designed as a generic system that can be used to run a game in pretty much any setting you want, it also seems to be easy enough to pick up that it’s a good system for newbies.  As the name would suggest there is a heavy lean towards Fantasy settings and it would be interesting to see a SciFi focused version of this in the future, maybe AGE of Science! The exclamation point is required. 🙂

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