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  1. FerociousBeast

    Necromunda The Sump: General hobby venting thread (Beware: old men shouting at clouds)

    So many books, such a patchwork of a game, campaigns cobbled together by necessity from a gaming group's collective collection. Ugh. You know what would've been a better model? What if, say, there was one rulebook that contained everything you needed to play the full game, including the basic...
  2. FerociousBeast

    New models incoming

    Haha, you beat me to it General approach to Chaos these days is just off across all the ranges in my opinion. So dependent on uniforms! “Hi Bill! Want to join a deranged cult focused on the worship of a bloody god of murder? You do? Grand! Here’s your hat!”
  3. FerociousBeast

    New models incoming

    Aaahh, an autopistol without a drum magazine. A soothing balm to my jaded, grognard soul.
  4. FerociousBeast

    Inspirational Viewing

    *Checks calendar* Hmm, not April 1st... Still, I'll believe it when I see it! TV show development can go sideways a LOT of different ways...
  5. FerociousBeast

    Making Close Combat more interactive - "Defend"

    Personally, I don’t think applying more modifiers or tables is the right way to update the CC rules. Much as I may quibble with the details, streamlining is a good goal for a miniatures game like 40k/NM.
  6. FerociousBeast

    New models incoming

    Tall boy's a rock star! Love him. The rest need to lose the helmet and Chaos star, I think. They feel a little over designed to me, not like how a "real" Chaos tribe would naturally develop.
  7. FerociousBeast

    Making Close Combat more interactive - "Defend"

    On the subject of the old skool table approach of comparing WSs to find out what D6 roll is needed... First, I vastly prefer the old system. The current, "flat roll" system of everyone-and-their-brother-has-WS-2+ was a bad idea and an oversimplification of what wasn't really broken. They should...
  8. FerociousBeast

    Making Close Combat more interactive - "Defend"

    Well, honestly, a melee between two WS4+/A1s equipped w/ ranged weapons is statistically always going to take a good bit to resolve... 1/2 (to hit) x 1/2 (to wound S3 v T3) x 5/6 (6+ armor) = 5/24, or just over 20% chance to throw damage dice per attack. Few players would throw a basic ganger...
  9. FerociousBeast

    New models incoming

    GW: "Take a look at our quarterly results! Great revenue, great profit, business is in a good place. What should we do next? Hmm, it's about time for a massive price hike innit?" I got pissed at GW and pretty much stopped buying stuff years ago when prices were 1/2 of what they are now. It was...
  10. FerociousBeast

    New models incoming

    I just can't stomach anything 40K-proper anymore* because of what they've done to Marines lately with Primaris. Dark Angel guy for twenty years, and now Tac/Ass/Dev Squads are all obsolete and the infamously retrograde and superstitious Imperium just... got better. It's not 40k anymore and I'm...
  11. FerociousBeast

    N18 Is anyone else playing an NCE/N18 hybrid system?

    I'm interested in the answer to the title of this post, though I have a few issues with the specific suggestions in the body. I suspect the answer is that just about everyone plays a "hybrid" version of N18 to one degree or another, but that it's extremely difficult to take it too far from the...
  12. FerociousBeast

    N18 Let's discuss balance (points costs)

    I agree, I like the old Ammo check rules better.
  13. FerociousBeast

    N18 Let's discuss balance (points costs)

    A plasma gun is more powerful at what it does than a flamer is at what it does, so it should be more expensive, but effectiveness is another question entirely, which is also subjective. In SM, a plasma gun is probably more effective, but in ZM a flamer will be. And in either case, a plasma gun...
  14. FerociousBeast

    N18 Let's discuss balance (points costs)

    But then you'd be getting into modifying fluff for game balance reasons. When you have one resource doing double duty on both fluff and balance, it's just not going to go right all the time.
  15. FerociousBeast

    N18 Let's discuss balance (points costs)

    On house discounts, I think much of the difficulty with weapon costs in general is because the cost of a gun or melee weapon is trying to do three things. 1) balance the comparative cost of weapons in the Trading Post; 2) balance gang ratings; and 3) be fluffy. House discounts are there for...
  16. FerociousBeast

    N18 Van Saar models

    Ha! I was just about to post the same thing! The tilt of the head and elbow look really C-3PO to me. Plus the helmet and armor do too.
  17. FerociousBeast

    N18 Let's discuss balance (points costs)

    Melee has issues that points balancing can't fully address. You can give everyone power swords for free, but if you can't make it into melee, free's too expensive. I've long advocated an overhaul of the melee rules. First, there needs to be more ways to get into melee than just charging. I've...
  18. FerociousBeast

    New models incoming

    I've got a bad feeling that GW's going to retcon another typo into the canon with "Palanite" Enforcers... I really hope not, but it's happened several times before. I was looking forward to these new Enforcers, and I like the aesthetic in general, but I'm not wild about the poses. Particularly...
  19. FerociousBeast

    Necromunda The Sump: General hobby venting thread (Beware: old men shouting at clouds)

    This is some solid sumping, gentlemen, well done. I do think there’s a good explanation for this in the new fluff. The new gangs being paramilitary arms of the Clan Houses allows for the interpretation that “normal” citizens of Hive City and the Underhive are more like the gangers of ORB and...
  20. FerociousBeast

    Boasting thread

    So an over-muscled lug from Goliath wants to start a boasting thread, eh? Sounds about right! Well, we Orlocks ain't got time to waste looking for pissing contests. We're too busy working and fighting and seizing the hive while you're off browsing the latest fashions in leather straps and...