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John Fiala
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Had a fun game of Zombicide: Black Plague this afternoon at the gaming club I 'run' - If I'm doing this right, you should see a fun pic of the game towards the end. We were running with Silas and Samson from the base set, and Xena, Hitch, Bob and James from the Kickstarter characters. Sadly, Samson and James died from extra activation cards, zombies rousing at unexpected times to sink their teeth into the heroes.

We were running the 2nd quest from the main rulebook, which requires you to get both vault cards, pick up the objective in the center, and get someone to red experience level - which we finally managed to do after forcing the blue door and heading through. We ran into problems early on when an Abomination showed up on the first turn, but happily Xena was able to take it out with her superstrength, a trait that was helpful as we had trouble searching due to excessive zombie infestation and thus only ever found one torch, although we found several bottles of Dragon Bile. All together, we had a wonderful time playing, although the game did last for four hours.

Any other players in Denver?
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Having finally gotten my Wave 2 Zombicide: Black Plague stuff, I'm now daunted by the idea of how to store them! Anyone have any good ideas? I'd love to be able to store minis with their cards...
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If you're not worried about foam, here's what i use for my non-BP Zombicide:

https://goo.gl/photos/LYEEdd11uNS5Zfk17

that's this box:

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00I3J2C2E/

it is a perfect height for storing that size of mini cards (i use the same box type for my Talisman cards).
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These guys built www.continetalbook.com 's first website 18 years ago.
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Humble Book Bundles are always fun, and this one's got a bunch of Linux-related books from No Starch Press.
Pay what you want and support the Electronic Frontier Foundation!
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The second edition of 7th sea is hot today - blowing through stretch goals and with a quickstart adventure for backers. Plus, you can get a pdf collection of every book from 1st edition!

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Some really fantastic art of various superheroines - take a look.
 
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Overwatch: because Oracle is already taken
Earlier in the week I saw the most amazing Oracle fan art being spread around. I found the source: Miguel Mercado, aka merkymerx, and asked for permission to share more of his badass illustrations of DC and Marvel women with you.
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This is Megadungeon 4 - I've backed Megadungeons 1-3, and they've all been high quality items delivered (roughly) on time with little problem. This time it's an urban map - one side is rooftops, the other is insides of the buildings. And Megadungeon 3 is the sewers underneath! http://kck.st/1S7VPJM
The 4th product in the Megadungeon line. A village made up of 100 pages of amazing preprinted map. Together they make a giant map.
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Just to point out that sometimes, everything really does work out and you get what you wanted. I backed this game for two copies - one for my daughter and one for her friend (They're both 4 and a half.) The game is a simple press your luck microgame, turning over pickle cards and trying to stop before a pepper shows up and makes you lose your points for the turn.

And it showed up five months early, and my daughter loves it!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/115666883/pickle-pickle-pepper-an-all-ages-push-your-luck-ca/description
Pure micro-game joy! Capture cartoon pickles while avoiding sneaky peppers...and watch out for the dastardly Pickle Poacher!
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Today's the international Day Against DRM, and as such both No Starch Press and O'Reilly are providing 50% off of ebook codes.

For No Starch the code is RIGHT2READ, and for O'Reilly it's DRM2016.

Check them out!
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Well, I now have every Zombicide box that's out there in the wild - Naturally my Wolfburg hasn't arrived yet, but I've got plenty of Zombie related goodness until that turns up.  Both a used copy of Prison Outbreak and a in-shrink copy of Angry Neighbors arrived in the mail yesterday from a board game geek auction.

A little disappointed to see that the supplies in Prison Outbreak are placeholders instead of useful items.  I noticed that in Rue Morgue and Black Plague there aren't any items that aren't useful in a way.

Not sure what to track down next, although I am interested in getting the Dork Tower Survivors, if only for the humor value of them. :)
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My S2 has only 6... still wrapped because they're identical to the S1 dice.

i'd be interested to know if your S2's Objective Tokens use a different shade of red than the S1/S3 tokens? Mine do, and it annoys me to no end because it keeps me from mixing hidden Objectives from both sets. i bought a set of plastic tokens to make up for that, but the red/white Objective token mis-prints the red side (offsets it by about 2mm), making that token useless as a hidden Objective. Aaarrrggg.
 
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Well, this is new.

I've seen games that have had print-and-play components, and I've seen projects where you get to print out your own dungeon decor/walls and the like, but this is the first time I've seen a project which is both a game and intended to be printed out by the consumer, on their on 3D printer. No shipping. No manufacture. And a goal of only 1,200 Euro.

FC0B, but... wow. A big change.
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Well, if the 3D printer files get shared like that, it's no different from pdfs of books being shared either, really.
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Some fantastic fan art of classic heroines. Check them out!
 
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Overwatch: because Oracle is already taken
Earlier in the week I saw the most amazing Oracle fan art being spread around. I found the source: Miguel Mercado, aka merkymerx, and asked for permission to share more of his badass illustrations of DC and Marvel women with you.
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+John Fiala No worries.  Moved it to the "+1 All The Things!" category which is the best fit for this one. :-)
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Drupal Developer, Web hobbiest, roleplayer and reader
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Hey.

I'm John Fiala, a Web Developer and Gamer who works mostly in Drupal, an Open Source PHP CMS.  I live in Denver, and am fairly active with things.

I like to play both Boardgames and Roleplaying games.
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    Developer, 2012 - 2016
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    Code Monkey, 2009 - present
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    Senior Drupal Developer, 2016 - present
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