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POLL: Gamer's Best Friend?


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Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I want to add a nodd of agreement to Yesthatphil's vote for "history".
I enjoy historical, sci-fi and fantasy miniatures gaming, but historical events from the real world are not only fun to play, they inspire – or even translate directly into – great re-interpretations in fantasy and sci-fi settings.
I played a great re-hash of "Thermopylae" as part of a fantasy campaign pitting my stalwart Feudal Japanese defending against hordes of my buddy's Wood Elves as part of our "casual campaign".
I also recall a really fun sci-fi interpretation of "Operation Mercury" with orbital assault troops, and a "Pearl Harbor" using "Full Thrust" rules.
The combatants and the technology may vary, but tactical and operational problems will remain essentially the same, and history provides us with an effectively endless stream of scenarios to be re-fought with spells or assault rifles, panzers or trolls, dragons or dreadnaughts.
So long as we don't lock ourselves into endless line-of-battle, equal point meeting engagements, then any engagement is possible, and any outcome valid.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Luck
136
8%
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Dice
52
3%
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Hot women watching the game
29
2%
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TMP
63
4%
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Rolling sixes
23
1%
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Norman
3
0%
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A spouse
27
2%
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A game
27
2%
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A good alibi
9
1%
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Plenty of snacks
17
1%
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A table surrounded by friends
110
7%
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Good people to game with
161
10%
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A non-particular woman
9
1%
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A bath
19
1%
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A large discount
35
2%
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Rubbermaid/Sterlite
6
0%
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Bread and circuses
4
0%
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A local competitor
12
1%
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A well-stocked game shop
90
5%
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A tape measure
16
1%
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Beer
55
3%
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A good gaming group
151
9%
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A table
19
1%
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Pizza
27
2%
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Pretzels
5
0%
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A computer
12
1%
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The internet
65
4%
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Someone who knows the rules
81
5%
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Soap
15
1%
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My best mate
16
1%
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Crooked dice
2
0%
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Numerous well-painted minis
60
4%
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Silflor Mininatur
3
0%
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An understanding spouse
145
9%
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Game designers
6
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A comfortable chair
37
2%
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A good painting light
64
4%
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A good book
33
2%
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other (explain)
9
1%
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no opinion
15
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

(blank) is a gamer's best friend.

(Nominations taken from this pre-poll discussion.)