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I highly recommend +Kobold Press's Advanced Races Compendium for Pathfinder. It focuses predominately on evil or non-standard races and is fabulous. It covers exactly what I want from this book. Each section has culture, personalities, how to play the races, especially if not playing them as true evil, and then gives you options to modify and customize. You get feats, spells, alternate race traits, etc. It's well written and highly useful. They did a great job with this one.
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My battle in the heart of Lapland continues. End of Round 2. I screwed up the Russians and brought all my leaders forward. And even though I'm playing solo, it still felt like cheating to change a move. 
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Playing both sides. I found that it's really easy, because you just make the best decisions you can for the forces you are currently playing. Plus as I get older, and play a game over days instead of hours, I forget stuff nicely. It's also calming because you can just play at whatever speed you feel like, which for me is generally one speed. Slow. 
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Setting up my first game of ASL in awhile. A simple scenario from the Expansion Pack, I think. 
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Yep. I probably should read the manual again for reminders 
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Playing out the battle of Marathon. 
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I should add, the Persians won.
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Just started reading Gods, Memes, and Monsters. I'm only a few monsters in, but it's FANTASTIC.
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For those who need more surrealist women character inspiration for Dreamhounds of Paris.
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Thanks.
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Well the Germans have got the first two volleys of the game and are holding strong. One hopes the pinned Americans get to act soon

Game: Panzer Blitz 2
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Yes, this is Hill of Death, just with the Carentan mini expansion. I have not played World at War, but it is a pretty straight forward war game. Total attack strength versus a defense to create a ratio, roll on a chart, and you are either step reduced or disrupted. You order your troops via operational chits (e.g. Op 1) which tells you the range you can use to order troops. In the above picture, with a range of 1, I could order 2 stacks. Most operational chits are 0, so you can only attack with one hex worth of units. They are drawn randomly from a cup, so you have no idea who is going to attack and with what until the chit is drawn. I really love this mechanic (and lends well to solo play). Units can fire at moving targets but it negates being able to fire later if ordered. 

I really like the game. Has the feel of a good, solid war game, but is not overly complex, so it fills that niche between say Command and Colors, and Advanced Squad Leader. Sadly, I don't think it sold well, because people were a bit nostalgic and didn't like seeing a classic revised, so it hasn't had a second print run yet. But I really like it.
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It was not a good round for the Germans. That bastard 4-5-8 Russian squad broke the German Fire Stack which barely survived not getting interdicted as it Routed away. 
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+David McGuire I've noticed that too. :-)
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Well this was a waste of a 2, that damn Russian leader saved against his 3MC!
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I wasn't horribly clear. But now that German unit is pinned (and screwed since they could advance away). 
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My copy of Kickstarter copy of Lord of the Fries just came in. I loved this game when it was first released as a deluxe edition oh so many years ago. But then I lost the rules and age caused me to forget them. So I'm very happy now. Can't wait to play it this weekend. 
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I was pretty "meh" about 5E when it came out and having played it a couple of times, I like it and think it's a great game, just not the game I want. After 25 years of playing RPGs, I have discovered two things about myself, I either like really detailed character generation and combat rules like Pathfinder and GURPS or really simple and narrative driven games like GUMSHOE or Feng Shui and though less narrative, I'd put AGE in this category too. I'm not a fan of anything in between and that is where 5E is. Not enough crunch for my tastes, nor simple enough for my tastes. Though, if I was someone just starting out, I'd hands down recommend 5E. It is what D&D always meant to be, the first game you should ever play. It's streamlined and not clunky at all, it's fun, and not a huge amount of depth. All of which is perfect when you are getting into this hobby.
A year ago today the Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition Player's Handbook was released.  It isn't a lot of time, but still rather significant. One year later, what are your thoughts on the new Dungeons & Dragons?  What's changed?...
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Say 25 years ago when I started with 2E, this edition would have been perfect for us. Just not so much my cup of tea these days. But it's not unfun and I have no problems playing it (and was invited to play tonight), just not going to invest in it. 

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I used a lazy Sunday afternoon to finish my Panzer Blitz: Hill of Death scenario. The Germans won by allowing the Americans to get 2 of the 5 objective hexes (they needed 3). Good game and I only messed up a few rules. Mostly the Artillery rules.

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I am on vaca, I should have brought the rules with me. I sorely wish they were available in PDF.
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    Focused on Dental Anthropology of South Asia.
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