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by OBollocks
Mon May 30, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: RPG, Board and Card Games
Topic: Twilight Struggle
Replies: 13
Views: 40288

Re: Twilight Struggle

Absolutely cracking game, and the riotgirl's Commie pinkos rightly prioritised board state over scoring dribs and drabs of VPs, shutting me out of the ME entirely, to win by final scoring.
by OBollocks
Sun May 29, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: RPG, Board and Card Games
Topic: Twilight Struggle
Replies: 13
Views: 40288

Re: Twilight Struggle

Accepted.

TS is the real thing, an absolute classic. Welcome to the Cold Warrior club.

https://twilightstrategy.com/ - Twilight Strategy, which is essential reading for any player.
by OBollocks
Sat May 28, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Books
Replies: 54
Views: 119666

Re: Books

Guadalcanal: The Definitive Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle, by Richard Frank. Excellent book.
by OBollocks
Sat May 28, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Pocket Tactics Front Page Discussion
Topic: Cards Aren't Cards
Replies: 23
Views: 17251

Re: Cards Aren't Cards

Speaking of, this comment thread has largely answered a question I've long wondered about: do people read the mouseover text on images? I tend to treat them as a second caption, but putting my challenge to identify the pieces in that photo in the overtext seems to have been a blunder. So, how about...
by OBollocks
Fri May 27, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Pocket Tactics Front Page Discussion
Topic: Cards Aren't Cards
Replies: 23
Views: 17251

Re: Cards Aren't Cards

what I expect to be a number of blunders caused by overly dedicated replication of the physical world Twilight Struggle's dice either go a little too far or not too far enough. I always feel slightly cheated by a bad roll because you don't see the die roll. I know the RNG is likely up to scratch bu...
by OBollocks
Fri May 27, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Pocket Tactics Front Page Discussion
Topic: Cards Aren't Cards
Replies: 23
Views: 17251

Re: Cards Aren't Cards

what I expect to be a number of blunders caused by overly dedicated replication of the physical world Twilight Struggle's dice either go a little too far or not too far enough. I always feel slightly cheated by a bad roll because you don't see the die roll. I know the RNG is likely up to scratch bu...
by OBollocks
Thu May 26, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Pocket Tactics Front Page Discussion
Topic: Wednesday Release Post on a Thursday Because One in a row was too many
Replies: 7
Views: 6338

Re: Wednesday Release Post on a Thursday Because One in a row was too many

Hatoful Boyfriend is legit. Also enables Brit slang about the ladies to be meaningful ('gorgeous bird') on the internet. Except it's about men. Male birds. Whatever.

If you've played the likes of Hakuoki, you'll enjoy it.
by OBollocks
Thu May 26, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: RPG, Board and Card Games
Topic: Board Game Almanac
Replies: 8
Views: 13028

Re: Board Game Almanac

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/87443/sir-we-play-game-i-must-request-you-sit-tiny-chair - the best geeklist I've discovered recently. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/192394/board-game-boxes-made-better-dwayne-johnson - Alright, second best. https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/28826/my-dad-...
by OBollocks
Wed May 25, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Pocket Tactics Front Page Discussion
Topic: New wargame tackles WW2 and the Battle of Guadalcanal
Replies: 4
Views: 4495

Re: New wargame tackles WW2 and the Battle of Guadalcanal

Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal is available for iPad only
Oh FFS. I'll keep looking. In the mood for something in the Pacific without dropping £30 on a sim so dry I have to play it in the bath.
by OBollocks
Wed May 25, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Gaming Chat
Topic: Daily Almanac
Replies: 39
Views: 99043

Re: Daily Almanac

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/neanderthals-caves-rings-building-france-archaeology/ - Neanderthal stone circles in caves. http://skepchick.org/2016/05/racist-algorithms-crime-and-the-ethical-use-of-data-prediction/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Skepchick+%28...

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