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Vil-hatarn

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  1. Neat board! The next terrain project on my list is some 'installation' style terrain just like that. Six turns without reinforcements definitely sounds rough for the defenders, I like the idea of rolling separately for each model.

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  2. About the most generous way I can put it is...it's not the same. Not a fan of either the game, or the way it's been handled, personally. Most of the background was scrapped or heavily revised. Rules engine has changed from 1d10 to 2d6. The improved availability of models with the plastics is nice, though a fair number of them have been tweaked or rescaled from the metal originals so be aware of that.

     

    When I play, I stick to CAV2, houseruled to include some balance changes that were in the pipeline.

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  3. There would be no easy way to switch from 2d6 to 1d12 without skewing game balance. The reason is that a +1 modifier (be it due to different model stats or conditional modifiers) offers a nonlinear benefit on 2d6, as opposed to an additional 10% chance on a d10 or 8.3% on a d12. Any system calibrated around one probability distribution will not translate smoothly to the other.

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  4. Data cards in the back of the original rulebook:

    CAVs: Assassin, Challenger, Dictator, Gladiator, Knight, Panther, Puma, Regent, Rhino, Scorpion, Specter, Sovereign III, Starhawk V, Tyrant, Vanquisher, Warlord, Wraith

    Vehicles: APC (generic), Lance, Launcher (generic), Poltergeist

    Other: Heavy Infantry, Infantry, Kikyu, Tsuiseki

     

    Only have paper copies of the Journals of Recognition and they aren't handy at the moment.

     

     

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  5. Yeah, communication has been scattered across the KS, various FB pages, Paizo's forums...but as far as I've gathered, Archon has purchased (at their own expense) all rights to the line. They're re-issuing all models in multi-part plastic rather than the original resin, and will be releasing them in waves as funds allows alongside their own regular releases. Backers can receive all currently released models owed to them as an add-on to any order from Archon, or they can wait and have them sent periodically (I believe the floated timeframe was every six months) as the volume becomes high enough for Archon to eat the cost of shipping.

     

    There may be some additional nuance for US backers, for whom distribution is still being handled by Ninja Division.

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  6. 57 minutes ago, Gamingdog said:

    I rember ordering that dragon...do you think the wizkids miniatures will be all new minis or will they reuse the few Kickstarter minis that where released...hopefully Reaper makes some genaric orcs, elves, troll, etc in space type figures

     

     

    Probably new, as I understand it Ninja Division retains the rights to their sculpts from this project.

     

    Also note that the new line is prepaints only--I'm guessing we won't see unpainted Starfinder models until this KS is resolved.

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  7. So, super late to the party here, but if anyone wants to get an idea of how the game plays, check out Geek and Sundry's live play show Shield of Tomorrow which used this ruleset, it's pretty great.

  8. CavBOSS dropped them from the official game. They were given datacards as a concession to the numerous older players who wanted to be able to use them in home games. They were Open models in CAV2; the way CAV:SO divided the models, they'd most likely be listed as Adon.

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  9. Welp I completely fell off the wagon on this one, sorry guys -_-. Realistically, I don't think I'm going to be able to pick it back up in the immediate future--school's been demanding a lot of my time lately. I'll try and get some kind of epilogue post together in the next couple of weeks and if I find myself with more free time in a semester or two maybe we could pick it back up. Thank you all for playing--you were a great group to GM for.

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