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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #975 on: May 14, 2014, 08:00:19 AM »
"Cathrin Machin, project lead at Hammerfall Publishing, told Polygon that two of the defining principles of Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide are compelling and tactical gameplay mechanics combined with a strong emphasis on visual fidelity. Based on this, the game mixes in stunt choreographed and motion captured animation to create "merciless kill and death animations" using military trained fight and stunt choreographers."

I remember this game. It was called 'Battle Chess' back in the late 80's. Didn't feature power armour, though.  ::)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #976 on: May 14, 2014, 08:26:11 AM »
Ah battle chess. First game I ever played when dad brought home the 286. Loved the rook eating things.


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #977 on: May 14, 2014, 09:15:27 AM »
"Let the Wookie win."
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #978 on: May 14, 2014, 11:35:08 AM »
"Let the Wookie win."

Why? You don't need arms in the SW universe, they'll just replace them with bionics  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #979 on: May 14, 2014, 02:26:09 PM »
Also what is up witg that double title? do they expect 40k chess to be a franchise that this needs the regicide title. Also it might be my being a non native speaker but it doesnt particularly roll off now does it?
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #980 on: May 14, 2014, 03:41:58 PM »
Also what is up witg that double title? do they expect 40k chess to be a franchise that this needs the regicide title. Also it might be my being a non native speaker but it doesnt particularly roll off now does it?

I guess it's a 'pun' on the King being the one playing piece you need to 'kill' in order to win the game. My tongue doesn't like it, either  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #981 on: May 14, 2014, 03:55:06 PM »
For those not in the know, regicide is a game in the 40K background - I assume the 41st millenium permutation of chess. ;)

In other news, anyone notice that 40K 7th ed is due for release, just two years after 6th? From what little I've heard, it's to clear up the clutter from all the added Apocalypse, dataslate and detachment supplements, etc. Though there are a couple of other theories about it, particularly the one about a desperate increase in the rate of releases just before a crash.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #982 on: May 14, 2014, 04:57:07 PM »
For those not in the know, regicide is a game in the 40K background - I assume the 41st millenium permutation of chess. ;)

In other news, anyone notice that 40K 7th ed is due for release, just two years after 6th? From what little I've heard, it's to clear up the clutter from all the added Apocalypse, dataslate and detachment supplements, etc. Though there are a couple of other theories about it, particularly the one about a desperate increase in the rate of releases just before a crash.

From what i can see it's basically a return to third edition with all  the added guff included in the rulebook as ..well, added guff really.
rulebook will be 3 separate books, rules, hobby and fluff.
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I think the reason is that the designers realized they were building on top of 3rd/4th edition 40k, but hadn't fleshed out these foundations in years and now the game had become a monstrous cludge of special rules and expansions and the whole think was in danger of collapsing.

other unconfirmed rumors talk about mechanics similar to dust and warmahordes (not that i'd recognize them :p) so who knows, we might be seeing a slimmed down core game with extra stuff already in the rules.

Also, no codex rewrites for anything published since 6th, so perhaps the newer codexes that have had people confused (militarium tempestus) will make sense if the new 40k turns out the be scaled down and simpler.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #983 on: May 14, 2014, 05:18:09 PM »
and now the game had become a monstrous cludge of special rules and expansions and the whole think was in danger of collapsing.

Isn't that just what happened to each and every edition after RT?

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #984 on: May 15, 2014, 07:40:30 AM »
Isn't that just what happened to each and every edition after RT?

Pretty much, but what makes this edition so unique is that they manged to turn it into an unmanageable steaming pile in only two years... It usually took them twice as long, it seems they're getting more efficient at it. o_o

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #985 on: May 15, 2014, 08:26:22 AM »
So this new edition is an enema then?

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #986 on: May 15, 2014, 08:36:19 AM »
I just want them to bring back genestealer cults  lol I'd probably buy some GW stuff then.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #987 on: May 15, 2014, 08:37:49 AM »
You mean put some imagination back into the fluff rather than constantly write new adventures about different coloured Space Marines?  :o

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #988 on: May 15, 2014, 12:15:18 PM »
Pretty much, but what makes this edition so unique is that they manged to turn it into an unmanageable steaming pile in only two years... It usually took them twice as long, it seems they're getting more efficient at it. o_o

Haha, very true. Lets see if they can ruin this edition in one year  lol

I just want them to bring back genestealer cults  lol I'd probably buy some GW stuff then.

Im 'too young to remember these' but of what I have read and seen they were very fluff heavy. Which is great in my opinion.  :)
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #989 on: May 15, 2014, 01:17:22 PM »
So this new edition is an enema then?

More precisely the leftovers after one...   ::)

I just want them to bring back genestealer cults  lol I'd probably buy some GW stuff then.

Im 'too young to remember these' but of what I have read and seen they were very fluff heavy. Which is great in my opinion.  :)

Genestealers were my first experience with the 40K universe, Space Hulk being the first 28mm GW boxed game (with minis) I bought.

 

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