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TGGN 7-30-2012

POSTED ON August 28th  - POSTED IN games, Gaming, Through Gamer Goggles
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Warhammer 40k 6th Edition Changes

Released June of 2012

450 pp rule book

 

Serious changes

Pre Game

Choose allies and fortifications

One HQ is now warlord who now gets warlord or psychic powers

 

Roll a random mission

roll a random deployment map

Roll for deployment zone – BEFORE PLACING TERRAIN. This is a huge change.

Deploy the fortifications

Set terrain

 

 

Night fight is

Night Fight! – Every mission includes the Night Fighting rules. Before the game, on a roll of 4+ Turn 1 has the Night Fighting rules. It only lasts for Turn 1. If you don’t start with Night Fighting, then on turn 5, roll a 4+ and you have Night Fighting for the rest of the game; same for turn 6, etc. Doing the calculations, if a game runs 6 turns then there is a 87.5% chance that at least 1 turn will be using Night Fighting. The good news for most armies is that Night Fighting is limited to only the first turn, or the last couple turns of the battle.

 

What does Night Fighting mean? – Units cannot be targeted if more than 36″ away. Units between 24″ – 36″ have the Shrouded rule (+2 to cover save . . . 5+ save if not in cover or 2+ if in Ruins!). Units between 12″ – 23.9″ away have Stealth (+1 to cover save . . . 6+ if in no cover). Units up to 12″ away can be targeted like normal.

 

Units with Night Vision completely ignore these restrictions. Go Dark Eldar!

 

Night fight is the potential fix to the game ending on turn 1.

 

Reserves units can no longer charge or assault the turn they hit the table

Hurts My DE Web Way portals

 

Objectives

some knew objectives have been added, secondary and mysterious. Basically 2ndary obj. are for either player while myst are only used in special scenarios.

 

 

The change in Movement

Movement now modified by terrain

Warhammer 40K battle in progress, showing unit...

Warhammer 40K battle in progress, showing units, positioning and terrain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4 basic types

open

difficult

dangerous – changed in 6th ever model rolls d6 on 6 they are wounded

lethal- impassable

 

Most movement types are unchanged

 

Mysterious terrain is quirky at best generating random effects.

 

 

Shooting

Pre measuring is in OK by me

done to compensate for random charge distance.

 

 

Snap fire allows HW weapons to fire and move at bs 1

template and blast weapons do not use this rule

Applies to cruising speed of vehicles though

 

 

Cover is a totally new game

If a model is obscured (25%) cover then it can’t be seen.

Applies to vehicles

This also includes vehicles, so you only have to hide 25% of a vehicles frontage to claim a cover save. It can get even better, too! If the frontage that an enemy is facing (in the front arc of a vehicle) is totally out of sight, but they can see part of the vehicle that they are not in its arc (standing in front arc, but can see the side arc), then the vehicle gets the cover save is at +1. So vehicles can possibly have up to a 3+ cover save if their front is hidden but their rear sticks out!

 

Most things only get a 5+ cover save now

 

Wound allocation

Wounds are now allocated to a model closest to the firer and wounds keep getting allocated on that model until it is dead. And of course you can only wound models you can see

 

Rapid fire can now mv and sh

 

Snipers

can select targets

TGGN 5-7-2012

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2012.05.07 – Through Gamer Goggles News


Greetings Listeners,

Welcome to another episode of Through Gamer Goggles News. This week we will be focusing more on video games than normal but it also converges with the set of Warhammer 40K. Listen in as we discuss the latest gaming news. We opened this show with You’ve Got Hogwarts by Robert Lund who is a member of The Funny Music Project or The FuMP for short.

New chat Box from Chatwig for 40k

The Warhammer 40K franchise has already reached thousands of players all over the world. This can be proven by looking at various Warhammer 40K websites and blogs. The fan base is still growing because Warhammer 40K’s story is not yet concluded. This major gaming niche never missed the eyes of Chatwing’s developers. This is why they created a website chat tool that can help Warhammer 40K fans connect with each other and share their gaming experiences.

 

From PRWeb

”The Warhammer 40K franchise has already reached thousands of players all over the world. This can be proven by looking at various Warhammer 40K websites and blogs. The fan base is still growing because Warhammer 40K’s story is not yet concluded. This major gaming niche never missed the eyes of Chatwing’s developers. This is why they created a website chat tool that can help Warhammer 40K fans connect with each other and share their gaming experiences.”

FFG LAunches New Player finder/Social Network

From Purple Pawn

“Calling it the Community Wizard, Fantasy Flight Games has launched a new online tool that allows gamers to record their collection, connect with other gamers, find retailers, and register for events. Officially still in the beta testing phase, the tool is currently accessible by all registered users on FFG’s website. Unfortunately,Community Wizard is limited to FFG games. Nevertheless, I’m impressed with how easy it is to use, how focused it is on getting players in to more games, and how much support it offers to retailers and games clubs.”

Talisman Blood Moon Expansion June 1
Talisman overview

Blood Moon

100 new cards for the classic Talisman board game. New spells and characters, alternative endings

Blood moon will add a gripping layer of gothic horror to the game.
In addition to new challenges Blood Moon will bring two new mechanics: Time alternates between “day” and “night”, and a bloodthirsty Werewolf prowls the land.

A new time card id placed at the center of the board. Whenever a player draws one or more Event cards he/she flips the card to mark the passage of time. Night and Day have various gameplay effects. Like being turned into a werewolf. Werewolves have special rules.

To close we went with a zombie themed set.

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-2-2012

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TGGN 4 2 2012

We opened up with some music from Dino-Mike, All the Same.  Dino-Mike is also a member of The FuMP which is short for “The Funny Music Project”.

MMO “Warhammer 40k: Dark millenium” Goes Single player as THQ is hit with Layoffs

From Kotaku.com

 

“Warhammer 40,000: Dark MillenniumGoes Single-Player as Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil

Warhammer 40K battle in progress, showing unit...

The fate of theWarhammer 40,000 MMO has been revealed: It’s no longer aWarhammer 40,000 MMO. THQ has announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium has been “refocused” as a single-player action game with multiplayer elements, a change that brings with it substantial layoffs at developers Vigil Games and Relic Entertainment.”

It was reported that 118 were laid off.

Baldurs Gate I Pad and Android

From GameZone,

Recently Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games teased enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, but they were tight-lipped on the details. Now the companies have announced that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming to the Apple App Store in summer 2012

The enhanced version contains Baldur’s Gate and Tales of Sword Coast.

We took a music break with two Beatles’ parodies from Carrie Dahlby Road Tripper and Dear Britney.

We All Watched TableTop

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TableTop is a new show about Table top gaming that is produced by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day. They played Small World – basically fantasy risk. It looks like it has more Strategy

We closed the show out with a mashup from Bob Ricci (and his clone band), Two for Five.

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-05-2012

POSTED ON March 13th  - POSTED IN games, Gaming, Live Show, music, news, Podcasts, Through Gamer Goggles
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We opened the show with a few tunes, You’ve Got Hogwarts by Robert Lund of The FuMP and You Might be a Trekie by the great Luke Ski who is also a FuMP member.

Portal’s Valve to release ‘Steam Box’ console, says report

Valve which is well known for popular products such as Portal, Half-Life, and Left 4 Dead are expected to announce at the Game Developers Conference or at E3 the release of a console to rival the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The “Steam Box” is expected to ship with a proprietary controller with swappable components to fix different styles of games. The device is expected to rock the console gaming community in the way that Netflix rocked the home movie industry.

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