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My wife backed the TLG KS "Starship Warden" project and now I have those books so I've been looking at them. Very thick main book.

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Game materials I've been reading lately:

Advanced Fighting Fantasy (Deluxe Edition)

A Curious Tome of Forgotten Lore (pretty much an OSRIC/AD&D sourcebook)

Kingdoms of Kalamar (a setting sourcebook, came out for 3e but it's systemless)

Fantastic Heroes & WItchery (OSR game, a gem imo)

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Victory By Any Means, 2nd edition. It is a 4x style sci-fi campaign system that can be played on it's own, or in conjunction with you own miniature game. I'm looking at Battlefleet Gothic or one of the Star Trek games to use with it. Dry read, but I can see some potential for fun.

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Buttmonkey wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:33 pm
I'm deep diving back into chess (again!). This time I hired a coach to try to see faster improvement and to hold me accountable to make progress. I can't how many times I have started reading a chess book and never picked the book up a second time. I've probably read the first 5-10 pages of a hundred chess books. My new coach has me reading Irving Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move" which is a beginners' book that I never would have read on my own given my experience level. But if my coach says I've got fundamental stuff I need to improve, then I'd be an idiot to say I'm too good to read the book they want me to read. Especially since I'm paying for her advice.
That is awesome, D.

Great game. My uncle taught me when I was about 8 and bought me my first chess set – still have it. I was only able to play against him (which was fantastic) as I didn't know anybody who could play the game.

So I've been reading The Queens' Gambit and so far really good. I never did learn chess notation, but got a good idea about it some years ago watching deep blue vs. kasparov online.

Hmm, perhaps it's time for me to find my Chessmaster 7K program.

So, how about some Dragonchess, then?

Hmm, I'm reminded of a Commodore 64 game, where the chess pieces would fight each other a la Star Was in the Falcon.

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The game of combat chess you fondly remember, is probably Archon. Played a lot of it with my friend on the C64 as well. Good news is that it is on Steam for $9.99.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/6540 ... n_Classic/

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You're definitely thinking of Archon.

The book version of "The Queen's Gambit" is very good, but the TV show is better in every way except the chess. The book nails the chess stuff, especially the final game. The TV show had to make some compromises with the chess to make it watchable for an audience that is ignorant of chess stuff. Everyone plays quickly (for the most part) in the show and engages in ridiculous amounts of facial expressions at every turn. But everything else in the show is magical. The acting, set design, wardrobe, music, etc. are all fantastic. You don't need to care about chess at all to love the show.
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TheMetal1 wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:59 pm
The game of combat chess you fondly remember, is probably Archon. Played a lot of it with my friend on the C64 as well. Good news is that it is on Steam for $9.99.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/6540 ... n_Classic/

Organized some of my PDF and Reading a Amazing Adventures Star Siege, Starship Warden, Spell Jammer, And Dwimmermount.
Thanks, I'll have to try again when I get a chance. Lately, playing Half-life again . . . and again!
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Buttmonkey wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:42 pm
You're definitely thinking of Archon.

The book version of "The Queen's Gambit" is very good, but the TV show is better in every way except the chess. The book nails the chess stuff, especially the final game. The TV show had to make some compromises with the chess to make it watchable for an audience that is ignorant of chess stuff. Everyone plays quickly (for the most part) in the show and engages in ridiculous amounts of facial expressions at every turn. But everything else in the show is magical. The acting, set design, wardrobe, music, etc. are all fantastic. You don't need to care about chess at all to love the show.
Thanks, BM.

I don't have netflix, but mebbe I can see the series after I finish the book on another network - or I may have to subscribe.

We'll have to deathmatch chess then, sometime in the future . . .

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Persimmon wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Just got The Town of Kalas for C&C. Liking it so far. I was looking for a town setting to drop into my campaign for a scenario down the road and this looks to fit the bill.
I forgot I had this. Looking for something to fit in as my City of Greyhawk, since I'm not a big fan of 2E's version. How does this one look?

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Kayolan wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:24 am
Game materials I've been reading lately:

Advanced Fighting Fantasy (Deluxe Edition)

A Curious Tome of Forgotten Lore (pretty much an OSRIC/AD&D sourcebook)

Kingdoms of Kalamar (a setting sourcebook, came out for 3e but it's systemless)

Fantastic Heroes & WItchery (OSR game, a gem imo)

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Aren't you in Knight in one of the Kingdoms of Kalamar? :)

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Reading Dr. Michael Desing’s The Stalwart Age (Super Hero RPG) from Splintered Realm Publishing.
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maximus wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Persimmon wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Just got The Town of Kalas for C&C. Liking it so far. I was looking for a town setting to drop into my campaign for a scenario down the road and this looks to fit the bill.
I forgot I had this. Looking for something to fit in as my City of Greyhawk, since I'm not a big fan of 2E's version. How does this one look?
It's a fun little city, but too small for Greyhawk in my opinion. But it has some cool taverns, sewers, a haunted house and a sunken pirate ship to explore. We're actually using it as a stand-in for Saltmarsh as we'll be running the U-series, followed by the Slave Lords series.
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maximus wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Kayolan wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:24 am
Game materials I've been reading lately:

Advanced Fighting Fantasy (Deluxe Edition)

A Curious Tome of Forgotten Lore (pretty much an OSRIC/AD&D sourcebook)

Kingdoms of Kalamar (a setting sourcebook, came out for 3e but it's systemless)

Fantastic Heroes & WItchery (OSR game, a gem imo)

Codex of Aihrde Expansion: Darkenfold
Aren't you in Knight in one of the Kingdoms of Kalamar? :)
I played a cleric/wizard but not a knight if that's what you're asking. :)

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Reading Christopher Clark's "A Challenge of Arm's" module. It's decent and has some good ideas in it.

Also just got the Wolfen Empire book from Palladium for the Palladium Fantasy RPG, always loved the wolfen.

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Frog God was selling the hardcover City of Brass campaign module for 40% off so I snagged it for Swords & Wizardry. And I must say, it's pretty damn good so far. I bought just intending to use the setting for something I was thinking about doing, but it's so cool I may well try to run the campaign as written. Plus, it's just a very nice looking full color, 400 plus page book.
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I'm digging into Dragonlance again for a campaign I'm starting up.

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