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skavenslayer



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PostSubject: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:16 am

Hello everbody Very Happy

My name is Jonas (Skavenslayer, some may know me from TBMF) im currently not playing DeathSquad, but think it looks very intersting.
I been reading the rules the last few days and gonna try to get my mordheim-buddys to start playing Death Squads to.



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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:00 am

Welcome to the club!
You have been playing Mordheim you say? Which warband? Do you have pics of it? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:16 am

Welcome! If you liked Mordheim, you'll love DS. Smile

I second Gatlag's motion: show us your warband!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:27 am

Thank to both for you for the warm welcome Very Happy

Yes, im a BIG fan of mordheim, i got allmost every warband (maby 200 - 300 models), but im VERY lazy when it comes to painting, so i got maby 5 - 10 painted models form 5 - 7 years ago Very Happy -nothing worth showing.

I really want to paint somthing soon, but all my old paint is dry as stone and throwing out, gotta buy some new.

Converting, now that something i LOVE, when i takes some pictures i can show them here also.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:05 am

WELCOME, SKAVENSLAYER!

Glad to see you here! Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum (TMBF, LINK) is an awesome place. Nothing boring about it! I personally would like for our forum to be a little like Tom's! Embarassed Anyway... WELCOME!

I think that Mordheim is an awesome game, and we managed to capture lots of the concepts and spirit that it has... and twisted them to our own nefarious purposes. Twisted Evil It won't feel like Mordheim-in-Space... I promise. You will get the full 40k experience, but 80% of the mechanics will feel very 'familiar' with minor tweaks here and there. The other 20% will be new, but easy to learn. Especial attention to the Scenarios... I think that is one of the weakest points of Mordheim (a shame... really) so we have all make the effort in making sure that they are balanced (you know... Don't play with :chesse: , just eat it!) and Objective driven (rather than just go and kill everyone). It makes for VERY good Narrative Games!

skavenslayer wrote:
... but im VERY lazy when it comes to painting, so i got maby 5 - 10 painted models form 5 - 7 years ago Very Happy -nothing worth showing.
Now you are screwed! We STILL want to see those 5 to 10 Mordheim models! HA! Go ahead... no matter how they look like. Just SHARE!

skavenslayer wrote:
Converting, now that something i LOVE, when i takes some pictures i can show them here also.
Again... you and your big mouth. Now you HAVE to show us! HAHAH! Conversions are awesome. Since you come from a great converting background, we could learn new tricks! I'm not very familiar with Fantasy models, so I don't tend to use their parts to convert... and EVERY time I see some models that use some Fantasy parts, my jaw drops! affraid

Well...welcome once more! Use our resources the best you can. If you find something that you have questions or that you wish to improve, please let us know!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:14 am

Thanks mordheimer.

Looking through the rules i can see alot is "taken" from mordheim, but like they say "if it aint broken..."

I will see if i can find my painted models, but we just moved, so most thinks is still i boxen, but here are some links to what i posted on TMBF..

My Marauders
http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t457-skavenslayer-s-marauders

and my Ogres
http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t4029-skavenslayers-journey-down-the-fat-silver-road

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:32 am

Don't be too quick to judge. Many things appear to be like Mordheim, but you'll find that in practice things are more solid and developed.

Play the game, find out.

Thanks for the pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:37 am

I diddent mean by any way that it is "space-mordheim"

The good thing about building a game on mordheim, is you can "fix" the mistakes and re-write things so i makes sense.

Mordheim is NOT perfect and in my gaming group we use a lot houserules.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:09 am

AGGGGHHH!!!! affraid





You are my kind of guy!!! Very Happy The Ogres are cool too! Room for some Renegade Ogryns!



If is funny, when someone who has played Necromunda (but not Mordheim) shows up, they say the same thing! I agree with you... some of the concepts behind Mordheim are perfect. Like the concept of the Post-Battle Sequence (Mordheim's Post-Game). The fact that you can 'win the Scenario', but still 'loose the battle' is awesome. It reflects the real difficulties of war (win, but at what cost?) I won't lie to you... some things we picked up straight from Mordheim and then we asked ourselves WHY. When we found no reason, we broke it and put it back together. Something simple.

In Mordheim you have Rarity to find items. Cool concept. Now... why is it that Rarity goes from '6 to 12' and not from '3 to 12' is you have to roll 2D6? Mathematically speaking (and this is the REAL wonder of Death Squads ), if you need a 6+, you have a 72.2% of finding the item. If you need a 7+, you 58.3%... if you need 8+, then you have a 41.67% chance of success. Can you tell me that there is no logical chance of finding something on a 5+ (or having 83.3% chance of finding it)? Seems illogical (stupid) to me. So, we asked... WHY. What is the Rarity for and WHY is it used like this.

We figured that Rarity is a way to minimize (control) the appearance of certain powerful items... you don't want everyone with a Lucky Charm?! So... how can we make this a more logical thing AND control the acquisition of more powerful items? Simple! Extend the Rarity value from 3 to 12 AND create a new distribution. WTF?!?! Hehehe... nerd for this... In Mordheim, a Helmet is a common item. In Death Squads a Helmet has a Rarity of 3, so you have a 97.2% chance of finding it. Almost a sure thing... the NINJA Ninja is that is a roll that one of the Officers have to do (waste?) that you can use to find something else (more powerful). This makes the Campaign throttle a little slower (longer Campaigns are good)... and since they are so easy to get, you feel 'rewarded' with a more efficient soldier.

This process of though takes time and it passes unnoticed 95% of the time. That is why we call it a Ninja Design! Hehehe... sneaks upon ya'! There are HUNDREDS (if not thousands) of Ninja ... every time you see a rule similar to Mordheim, Necromunda, Gorkamorka or 40k... think. WHY? Eventually you may find the Ninja

Other rules are completely made up... but they are fun non the less! We pick whatever we find that works somewhere else and then we THINK about it, and transform it to OUR needs. That is why Death Squads looks and feels like other games (makes it easier to learn), but ends up being VERY different once you play it. I think you will like it!


ALSO... after you decide to play, let me know. We collect Data (there is a section for that) and if you feel like you need to House Rule something, drop us a note! We can explain why a rule is certain way, and if you present good arguments we could change the Core Rules. Granted, it is YOUR game and you do what you want... but we like to use the player's knowledge to improve the game for everyone!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:31 am

Yess!! More danes!

Welcome to the forums - I found a very nice place here, not long back, and I have not looked back since - this is great, and I find that everyone that involves themselves with the strange people in here find that they have to come back for MORE =)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:51 am

@mordheimer: I allready read the: http://www.deathsquadsgame.com/t998-the-mysteries-of-death-squads-economy-mostly-revealed

very intersting read Very Happy

-Mange tak Komfritten Very Happy

-I still dont know IF i will be playing, but if i can get my friends to start we will. That or i gotta find new friends Resistance is Futile

I will be lurking and posting questings where i find it needed

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:58 am

Ahhh! The Economic Principles! That is another example... little things. We also tweaked with some math (under the hood) in rules and items. As you see, we are trying to make a system that is fun for the player, that 'feels' like it makes sense (and I use the terms loosely... we are talking about 40k and the Imperium here!)

I suggest you make up an IG only campaign. Make up a nice story about this back-water region on a semi-feudal planet... the local boys (IG) against some rebels (IR)... one of your buds could play Orks or Kroot to make the mix more interesting. This way you can use your Mordheim terrain and maybe some of the current models you have... although the investment in more models is minimal (like you guys need an excuse!)

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Farum (DK)   Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:09 pm

Welcome to Death Squads!

Brilliant Ogres and ace Chaos guys too - But the Ogres are truly superb. You might inspire me to pick up Mordheim again (after 40k, Blood Bowl, more Death Squads, Incursion etc).

Hope you find some guys to play Death Squads.

Laney Very Happy

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