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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Awesome post on Mongoose Forum Reply with quote

Trying again...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, check your post, something happened.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attempt #2:
Spence wrote:

Played my first actual game last night. Since we were basically just doing a learning scenario, we used ships from the Sqd boxes we had. Dan played Romulans and I played Klingons. He used three ships, War Eagle, Battle Hawk and Sky Hawk. I used the D6 and D7. I played SFB a lot back in the day and am familiar with FC. Dan has played SFB/FC but not that much.

Here are a few observations.

1. You are not playing SFB/FC
2. The rules are very simple and actually mean what they say.
3. You are not playing SFB/FC
4. DO NOT interpret or read into the rules. They are simple. Play as written.
5. You are not playing SFB/FC
6. Leaky Shields + Criticals = very bad day.
7. You only get ONE special action per turn. Meaning many tactics developed playing SFB/FC simply don't work, especially if they involve simultaneous anything. .
8. If you are playing against the Romulans, cloaks s*ck...
9. You are not playing SFB/FC
10. If you get carried away and swoop in using you tried and true SFB tactic, you may remember too late that you are not playing SFB/FC and discover you placeed your ships in a really bad place
11. Multiple Plasma's up the tail pipe are BAD...
12. Did I mention you are NOT playing SFB/FC?

All in all we found the game to be very fun and fast. But I also realized that those of us who fall into the old grognard category and have fairly extensive familiarity with SFB or FC can actually be at a disadvantage. I found myself constantly over thinking details that didn.t even exist.

I had a blast...


Whew.
Had to completely re-type this one. I didn't realize the formatting set-up was so differnet betwee nthe two forums.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds strange (And maybe counter-intuitive for us...grognards), but this actually makes me want to play ACTA! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good when you get to Birmingham from Colorado I will have the table set up for us to play on. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are ON! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Birmingham is only 3 hours from us.
We had 6 guys playing CTA: SF Saturday after our big SFB game. You should have driven up.

We're going to start playtesting ACTA: Battleships in three weeks. Those sessions usually start early Sat morning and go until early Sat evening. you should consider joining us some Saturday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why re-type by hand? Next time, copy/paste to Notepad, then copy/paste to the other board.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live another hour past Birmingham, so 8 hours of driving time is quite a bit to play a game. Maybe one of these days I can work it out though. I would like to try some of the ADB games in the SFU sometime too so that may be a good reason to get me up there also.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt_G wrote:
Why re-type by hand? Next time, copy/paste to Notepad, then copy/paste to the other board.


dang it!
Well,

I know that next time. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I was gonna post exactly that, but decided Tony might know it.

Yup. Notepad is your friend. It's so simple and stupid, it can't handle *any* formatting . Because of that, any text you paste into it is stripped of all tagging, styles, etc., which you can then paste into a new context without problems.
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