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mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

I just recently got into this game and it's pretty fun. Saw there wasn't a thread for it so I figured I would make one.

What is Something Awful Strategy
It is a tabletop minatures game based on Warhammer 40k, but much more cheaper and simplier to get into. The game only came out recently, but the starting 3 factions do have a lot of variety between them, and some even have subfactions.

If you don't want to spend money on minatures there is a free to play video game with the same rules. Its what I mostly play. The video game verison is already pretty popular in e-sports.

Factions
I'll fill this out more later, just including the basic info for now.

GBS:
Low cost low health units. Their poo poo posters are the cheapest combat unit in the game and on their are pretty weak, but a mob of them can buff each other up and can easily overwhelm their opponents. Their hero units are pretty decent. Good for beginning players.

subfactions
- E/N
Has a lot of hero units that gain more powers the more they take DMG. If you are reckless field these.
- Nite Crew
Decent hero units I guess. Interesting thing is most of these units are mercs and can be fielded in other factions, for a bit more of a cost.

BYOB:
BYOB is a tricky one to play, mostly ranged and deals with debuffs. A control style faction, it takes a while to get going, but their hero units are the most rewarding with their AOE chill based powers.

Games: Low health units like GBS, but much faster and at more of a cost. These guys are weak though, so it favors aggressive players who can shut down their opponents before its too late.

subfactions
- LP
Contains the only noncombat hero units in the game. These guys stay in your base and add passive bonuses.
- Traditional Games
Hero units have dice based attacks that are a bit random.

FAQ
Q. Why is my Lowtax (hero unit) doing nothing?
A. Lowtax starts with zero morale. Mangosteen can get him up and running quickly but not for long. You are going need to save up resources for a forum announcement, then use it to get more subscribers for Lowtax (Subscriber rules can be found in the LP guidebook) This will raise his morale, slowly.

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mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

Post reserved for updates and dlc

Effectronica
May 31, 2011

Oh, come now...


pretty reply

mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

Effectronica posted:

pretty reply

i am indeed pretty

Raineko
Mar 12, 2012


will there be shmorky dlc? When will i be able to play as an army of diaper furs

Effectronica
May 31, 2011

Oh, come now...


Raineko posted:

will there be shmorky dlc? When will i be able to play as an army of diaper furs

the timewarp expansion will add the furry concentration camp, torrents, and porn forums as subfactions, along with LF, Helldump, and YCS as another

Moola
Aug 16, 2006

+++THREADNAUGHT+++


*votes this thread a solid 4*

TOILETLORD
Nov 13, 2012

NO PAPER LEFT


Soooo, deploy GBS 4" into our deployment zone? All figures exactly .5" apart.

TEAYCHES
Jun 23, 2002



bring back lf

Tonsured
Jan 13, 2005

I came across mention of a Gnostic codex called The Unreal God and the Aspects of His Nonexistent Universe, an idea which reduced me to helpless laughter. What kind of person would write about something that he knows doesn't exist, and how can something that doesn't exist have aspects?

For some reason my crackhead clubhouse mercs keep self destructing

Raineko
Mar 12, 2012


Goons in Platoons needs to get nerfed ASAP

HoboZero
Apr 19, 2008
utterly unremarkable


poo poo for the poo poo god
Posts for the post throne

Effectronica
May 31, 2011

Oh, come now...


as a lead developer, i would like to preview the yospos faction. yospos units require a unique resource: cat(te)s. managing ca(tt)es is critical to having an effective 'pos fighting force. as an example of what happens without managing (c)a(t)t(e)s properly, units that lack c*a*t*t*e*s altogether have a 50-50 chance of committing suicide during the maintenance phase. notable heroes: yospos will have no hero units but can borrow fyad heroes. units near fyads will need lots of catt(es) to keep from attacking them repeatedly

mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

Raineko posted:

will there be shmorky dlc? When will i be able to play as an army of diaper furs

It will be a while.

Effectronica posted:

the timewarp expansion will add the furry concentration camp, torrents, and porn forums as subfactions, along with LF, Helldump, and YCS as another

This is correct. But a few more expanisons (DLCS if you are playing f2p) are planned before hand, including The Finer Arts and Discussion updates, though most of the new forums will be mercs and only a few, like Debate & Discussion, will be new factions and subfactions.

mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

BREAKING NEWS

After several complaints from parents the Aatrek hero unit has finally been discontinued and banned from tournament play.

Volume
May 2, 2008


You put way too much effort into this lovely thread, OP.

psyopmonkey
Nov 15, 2008

Its getting
magical


Can I get my own Hero Unit?

Effectronica
May 31, 2011

Oh, come now...


psyopmonkey posted:

Can I get my own Hero Unit?

there are rules coming for custom hero units, but the "troon" special rule means that gbs units will randomly attack you

psyopmonkey
Nov 15, 2008

Its getting
magical


Effectronica posted:

there are rules coming for custom hero units, but the "troon" special rule means that gbs units will randomly attack you

I want this as my Mini...



2D6 roll for snarky comment/gif

1D6 roll for bitchy remark about hair/clothes

1D20 roll for shitpost

mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

Volume posted:

You put way too much effort into this lovely thread, OP.

Look the game isn't for everyone, but it has some great lore.

Moola
Aug 16, 2006

+++THREADNAUGHT+++


Games Mods are a pretty powerful HQ choice IMO, with their total immunity to humour special rule

tomstuart
Aug 1, 2006

First we make sex, create. . . babies. And then, yes, and then . . . we eat.


imho there should be a faction for tfr and probably also pyf and samart




all minis for the adtrw faction should be coated in a highly toxic poison that instantly kills the player

Sheng-ji Yang
Mar 5, 2014

Not only does God play dice, the dice are loaded.


baw
Nov 5, 2008
RESIDENT: LAISSEZ FAIR-SNEZHNEVSKY INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

THS posted:

bring back lf

Nog
May 15, 2006



i don't really like playing e/n units, they don't really seem to have a cohesive vision. it's like the designers never quite decided on what to do with them; sometimes you have to be passive and sometimes aggressive. pretty confusing passive aggressive playstyle.

also, you might want to start painting up your ralp minis. word is their going to buff him with some ability to insta-kill any fyad units/the entire field. don't know how they'll balance it.

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mr.capps
Feb 16, 2013

The Magician Doesn't Come Back

ripped0ff posted:

i don't really like playing e/n units, they don't really seem to have a cohesive vision. it's like the designers never quite decided on what to do with them; sometimes you have to be passive and sometimes aggressive. pretty confusing passive aggressive playstyle.

The main designer behind those had a breakdown halfway through designing those units, I think that is why they are all over the place and not well put together.

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