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Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Havard » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:22 pm

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Anyone play the 3rd Edition of Warhammer? Originally I was sort of turned off by the idea of chips, wonky dice and other gimmicks, but now I regret not picking it up while it was available for not so outrageous collector prices. What are your experiences with this edition of the game? :)

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Havard » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:17 am

Well, I took the plunge and ordered a boxed set via ebay. Let's hope its not a scammer.

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby agathokles » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:57 pm

It's from the same company that does the new Star Wars games, isn't it?

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Havard » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:09 pm

agathokles wrote:It's from the same company that does the new Star Wars games, isn't it?

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Correct. I think that's why there are so many cards and weird dice etc.

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby agathokles » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:31 pm

Havard wrote:
agathokles wrote:It's from the same company that does the new Star Wars games, isn't it?


Correct. I think that's why there are so many cards and weird dice etc.


Uhm... I don't care too much for this kind of approach. I'm staying with Saga for SW, and I'd rather play WH 2e, if I had the opportunity to play WH at all.

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Havard » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:32 pm

agathokles wrote:
Havard wrote:
agathokles wrote:It's from the same company that does the new Star Wars games, isn't it?


Correct. I think that's why there are so many cards and weird dice etc.


Uhm... I don't care too much for this kind of approach. I'm staying with Saga for SW, and I'd rather play WH 2e, if I had the opportunity to play WH at all.

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Yes, I mostly feel the same way. I am fairly traditional that way. As mentioned I prefer Warhammer 2nd Edition like you. For Star Wars I prefer D6.

I am curious to see how the next edition of Warhammer will turn out though! :)

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby agathokles » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:05 pm

Havard wrote:Yes, I mostly feel the same way. I am fairly traditional that way. As mentioned I prefer Warhammer 2nd Edition like you. For Star Wars I prefer D6.

I am curious to see how the next edition of Warhammer will turn out though! :)


Indeed. I read that they plan to make it inspired by WH 1 and 2. Not that it is surprising, yet from what I've read I saw few issues in WH2.

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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Big Mac » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:42 am

agathokles wrote:
Havard wrote:
agathokles wrote:It's from the same company that does the new Star Wars games, isn't it?


Correct. I think that's why there are so many cards and weird dice etc.


Uhm... I don't care too much for this kind of approach. I'm staying with Saga for SW, and I'd rather play WH 2e, if I had the opportunity to play WH at all.


Me neither. It's too easy to loose bespoke dice or special cards and then not be able to play properly.

Give me a book of rules and standard dice I can buy in the shops any day. I don't like gimmicks. That's for board games, in my opinion.

But I'll be interested to know how useful Havard thinks the gimmicky stuff is. :)
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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby agathokles » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:31 am

I mean, some gimmicks are fine. For example, Deadlands is played using, besides standard dice, also playing cards and fiches. Both are easy to find and replace, and give a lot of colour to the game.
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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Big Mac » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:26 pm

agathokles wrote:I mean, some gimmicks are fine. For example, Deadlands is played using, besides standard dice, also playing cards and fiches. Both are easy to find and replace, and give a lot of colour to the game.
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Sure. I like miniatures, for example.

But you can buy them without a tabletop game itself (even if there is a boxed set that bundles them in).

I guess that if there were funky dice and funky cards that had a use outside of Warhammer, and were available separately, I might be OK with that sort of gimmick.
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Re: Warhammer 3rd Ed

Postby Angel Tarragon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:13 am

Gimmicks can be fun. I thoroughly enjoyed using them in my last face-to-face game. I gave players chits for great role-playing and allowed them to trade them in for equipment and for advantage (roll twice take the better result), also a player could trade one in to auto-crit (roll a natural 20) on any one d20 roll.
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