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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Nov 20th, 2015 @ 7:09pm

Doesn't really seem like its origins fault that Dead Space 3 is broken
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby kenzo » Nov 20th, 2015 @ 8:26pm

eX, LiQuid lives in the no-fun-zone, it's pointless to get through to him with your ideas of fun.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Nov 20th, 2015 @ 8:33pm

Mr_eX wrote:Doesn't really seem like its origins fault that Dead Space 3 is broken

It was an Origin issue.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Nov 23rd, 2015 @ 7:48am

We're playing Dirty Bomb this week
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Feb 17th, 2016 @ 10:45am

Anybody ever consider trying to run a board game night with Tabletop Simulator?

Check out this GAF thread:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1185674

I've been kind of fascinated with this thing since I first heard about it a couple months ago but didn't pick it up during the recent sales for some reason. It seems kind of incredible. It's just a physics sandbox that emulates an actual tabletop. Apparently the Steam Workshop has people making mods for a lot of popular board/tabletop games that are free to download.

https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/bro ... ribers&p=1

I imagine a lot of that stuff is work in progress at this point, but holy shit what a great concept. It looks like Steam is actually taking some of the mods down, probably by publisher request cause the shit is so legit. The guy who uploaded some Magic the Gathering sets said they all got took down so he put them on a private server. I imagine with a little digging/research we could figure out how to run a proper game on this thing and it would probably be awesome.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Voltic » Feb 17th, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Tabletop Sim is hella robust, though a lot of 'official' board games have been removed from the workshop by the original creators. That said, a lot of games are still available for download (Cutthroat Caverns, Dominion, Mage Wars, etc)

Would be down 100%

EDIT: Also has a lot of built-in assets for running games like D&D, if we're looking into long term as well.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Feb 17th, 2016 @ 3:18pm

Have you tried running any actual mods on it? How did they feel? In general how intuitive does the simulator feel? Because you're not dealing with a frontend or UI specific to each game you could be running, I'm concerned that actual object manipulation within the simulator might be an impediment to fast paced gameplay. The footage I've seen of the game running seems like a lot of camera manipulation is required to move around the virtual space too. How intuitive is all of that?

I'm sure there are less regimented ways you could get at the content that has been removed from the Workshop. There's a subreddit dedicated to TTS, and I see it's on Nexus too. I'm sure that shit's all out there still. Like you could probably get those Magic the Gathering sets if you look hard enough. That seems like a thing people would be hungry for.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Feb 17th, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Looking at some videos and info and it looks like there are mods that generate decks (e.g. Magic decks) just by pulling from card databases, and then exports them into a file you can load in TTS. This shit is so amazing.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Voltic » Feb 17th, 2016 @ 4:34pm

Getting around the camera isn't so bad, but getting used to the interface/backend stuff is a little cumbersome at first. Learning how to get specific parts of other sets into a generic table (such as custom dice, minis etc.) was kind of a hassle.

In general, mods of full games have everything set up for you on the table ready to go, which is really nice. And yeah, I've heard that this game isn't very good at doing fastpaced board games, and is more garnered towards turnbased ones.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Mar 17th, 2016 @ 8:47pm

This weeks game night game
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Mar 17th, 2016 @ 9:59pm

The forced esports announcers are really embarrassing.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Mar 18th, 2016 @ 7:12am

I agree but the game looks dumb enough to be great
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 16th, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Mr_eX wrote:Pretty sure the next big game night game is going to be Overwatch.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Apr 17th, 2016 @ 12:12am

You haven't even played it. It could be dumpster trash for all you know.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Apr 17th, 2016 @ 6:39pm

Geekboxy award for Most Successful Gamenight Game of 2016 early frontrunner is Battleborn.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 17th, 2016 @ 8:34pm

It even had a dude from the Steam group show up.

When the game is cheap I might buy it but no way I'm paying $60 for it.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby LiQuid » Apr 17th, 2016 @ 9:17pm

Once it gets that cheap there will be even less people playing it than at launch.
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Re: Game night game suggestions

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 17th, 2016 @ 9:41pm

Killer Instinct is the game night game next week. Its free so those of you with Windows 10 should install it.
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