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08 Nov 2022 9:24 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jul 2021 8:33 p.m. PST

Pub trivia answer for the day … Sage Meridien.

Now, to serious business … Do you play tactical skirmish combat on ships? Boarding (or repelling, depending) actions, mutinies, spec ops missions. That kind of stuff.

Boarding …? No, boring!
I have, but it's rare.
Only ICW ship-to-ship combat.
They're a regular part of the rotation.
It seems like someone's always Under Seige.

I play them once in a while ICW ship to ship, or not, in a few flavors:

- Piracy in the Age of Sail
- Piracy the Age of Last Week
- Piracy … in … Spaaaaaaaaace!
- Spaceship Recovery
- Pulp Tramp Steamer Adventure
- U boat? She's me boat now!
- Under Siege, Aircraft Carrier Version

Toaster28 Jul 2021 10:09 p.m. PST

Spaceship boarding using Infinity.


Striker28 Jul 2021 10:11 p.m. PST

I'm planning on it once I get some ships finished.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2021 12:56 a.m. PST

I've done some boarding actions in Traveller, but they don't really quite have the feeling of miniatures games. Some stuff I was doing before the pandemic -- fighting in a sort of oversized dungeon, revealed as the players advanced into it -- can be adapted to boarding operations.

Maybe next year I'll be able to turn a convention table into a couple of decks of a ship and see how it goes.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2021 3:00 a.m. PST

That's pretty much what Space Hulk is, so "Yes."

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

The Awful Green Things From Outer Space.
Metamorphosis Alpha.
Azhanti High Lightning.
Space Hulk.

Hmm, zombie outbreak on a cruise ship…

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2021 8:37 a.m. PST

Robert that spaceship strongly resembles Dark Helmet's vessel, does it do plaid and ludicrous speed?

Crow Bait29 Jul 2021 11:24 a.m. PST

Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game. The Corsairs of Umbar fighting The Army of the Dead. Not quite 'The Love Boat' your title is alluding to.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jul 2021 1:33 a.m. PST

I always considere Space Hulk to be a dungeon crawl. Kill the monsters. Grab the loot. Go home.

14Bore02 Aug 2021 1:32 a.m. PST

Expected it was a Love Boat game.

Actually a fantastic idea

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2021 1:51 a.m. PST

miniMo said zombie outbreak on a cruise ship … that could be a Love Boat game. I hadn't even thought of that, but now I'm planning it. Definitely repel boarders, though not really a "boarding action".

Could also go with terrorists/activists taking over … or aliens, or Cthultists. I had never thought of it until I had seen it here … now I'm planning it!

14Bore03 Aug 2021 10:17 a.m. PST

Or Juggernaut, got a bomb and someone needs to find it, or thrm

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2021 9:45 a.m. PST

thumbs up Very nice !!!

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