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361  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: August 24, 2013, 03:51:13 PM
GAME ON IN 10 MINUTES. 

...or 15-20 minutes if we need to wait. 
362  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: August 23, 2013, 05:18:31 PM
Less than 23 hours before the game. 

...people are actually going to play, right? 
363  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: August 22, 2013, 02:33:00 PM
If this allows the price of Diablo III to drop or create a 2014 Battle Chest of sorts to happen, then I will finally pull the trigger on Diablo III.  Probably. 
364  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: August 21, 2013, 10:13:46 PM
About two and a half days until the main event!  I have most of the questions written - I just need to get the audio and tiebreakers set.  Get ready for Saturday!
365  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: August 20, 2013, 10:22:39 PM
OK, you're right.  I was definitely playing UFS and didn't like it, but I don't think I've tried Vs.  I'll look it up, but it's unlikely that I'll take part. 

When I was at the game shop where I first tried the DC DBG a few months ago, I also tried the Marvel DBG that was released at almost the same time: Legendary.  Legendary was pretty fun, and was a little more unique than DC DBG - characters and supervillains had specific deck attacks that they used, and the game seemed more like co-op combat than a race to build victory points like the DC DBG.  I had fun with it when I playtested, but ultimately decided to buy the DC DBG because it cost $20 less and the store had one last copy with the Martian Manhunter promo card.  Since then I've really enjoyed the DC DBG, and don't regret choosing it over Legendary.  But I wouldn't mind playing more of the latter. 
366  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: August 20, 2013, 08:07:24 AM
I bought an SNK starter deck of the Vs System years ago, but I didn't have much fun with it.  My one MTG-obsessed friend and I tried it and decided that our money was better spent elsewhere.  But then again I prefer the idea of a standalone DBG to a traditional CCG. 
367  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: August 19, 2013, 05:14:07 PM
All right, ladies and gents.  I apologize for the short notice, but I was busy most of the weekend.  Here's the skinny:

Quiz #6
Date: 24th August 2013
Time: 16:00 EST (Countdown Clock)
Subject: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)



Prizes are one of the following:

Steam game worth up to $20
or
$20 Nintendo eShop card
or
$20 PSN card.

PLUS: we have two bonus prizes!  In addition to one of the above, the winner shall receive a Steam key for Mirror's Edge courtesy of Starmongoose and a Steam key for Rogue Legacy courtesy of PrismFlux! That's two Steam games plus up to $20 of digital prizes!  Not so bad, right?

So please show up in the RPGFan Quiz show IRC channel.   Server: irc.mibbit.net Port: 6667 Channel: #RPGfanCommunityQuiz .  See you in five days!
368  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: August 19, 2013, 04:59:46 PM
It looks like the promotional hero is Starfire, but we don't know when the events where she's available are going to take place.  Black Canary and Hawkman have logical follow-up powers, but the others can get wonky:

Shazam - You may pay 4 power. If you do, gain the first card of the main deck. You may put it on top of your deck or the discard pile.
Batgirl - Once during each of your turns, you may discard a punch card. If you do, draw a card
Red Tornado - Once during each of your turns, if there are four or more different card types in your discard pile, +2 power
Black Canary - +1 Power for each different villain you play during your turn.
Starfire - Once during each of your turns, if there are no super powers in the line-up, draw a card.
Hawkman - +1 Power for each hero you play during your turn.
Booster Gold - +1 Power for each DEFENSE card you play during your turn. If you avoid an attack, draw a card
Nightwing - The first time you play an equipment during your turn, +1 Power. The second time you play an equipment during your turn, draw a card.

None of them seem as good as the top tier of my earlier post, but I'm intrigued by Shazam, Red Tornado, and Booster Gold.  I like superheroes that don't require you to focus on one card type. 
369  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: August 19, 2013, 12:44:24 PM
The balance is okay.  It's just that Aquaman's ability is good no matter how the cards drop.  My brief ranking of the DCCDBG superheroes, because why the **** not.  Keep in mind that all cards are either Superpowers, Equipment, Heroes, or Villains and they have roughly equal distribution in the deck. 

Top Tier
Aquaman - you can place newly gained cards on top of your deck instead of your discard pile if they cost 5 power or less. Because it's type-neutral, you don't need to have a set buying strategy and can almost guarantee you'll always have at least two decent cards per hand.
Green Lantern - if you play at least three non-starter cards with different names during your turn, +3 power.  Basically, once GL has a deck going on turn 3 or 4, you'll have an almost guaranteed +3 per turn.  That's excellent.  Type neutrality also helps greatly. 
Martian Manhunter - if you play two or more Hero cards in one turn, +3 power; if you play two or more Villain cards in one turn, +3 power.  This means you can focus on two card types and get +3 bonuses often. The bonus has a power ceiling, but that ceiling is a crazy-good +6 that Batman or Superman can rarely achieve.  Only reason Green Lantern is better is that his bonus is more randomization-proof. 

Mid Tier
Batman - each Equipment card gives +1 Power during your turn.  Batman's is probably the simplest hero ability - buy as much equipment and equipment bonuses as you can.  If a lot of Equipment pops up, he's awesome.  If it doesn't, he isn't any better than other Superhero cards. 
Superman - each different Superpower card gives +1 Power during your turn. Superman is almost the same as Batman, but because of the commonality of Kick they add that "each different" clause.  Superman's still good, as Superpower cards are common and often excellent, but Batman is more repeat-friendly. 
Flash - You always go first.  Once per turn, whenever you draw a card, you may draw an additional card.  Always going first is neat (but mostly forgettable), but extra draws are always welcome.  If you get a Location card or some cheap draws in the early turns, Flash is very effective. 

Low Tier
Cyborg - after you play your first Equipment card in a turn gives +1 Power.  After you play your first Superpower in a turn, draw a card.  Like a gimped half-Batman half-Superman.  Cyborg can focus on two card types for his buying strategy, but can't get a better bonus than +1 and drawing a card. 
Wonder Woman - whenever you gain a Villain or Supervillain, you may draw one additional card at the end of your turn.  Wonder Woman has a good ability, giving you additional cards for defending against player attacks OR for your next turn, but she has to buy villains first.  Diana gets no card-specific bonuses, and as such has trouble building Power in the early game. 

TL;DR Other people should play this game so I'm talking to an empty internet.  New expansion is coming out in a few months (boom). Sorry for being so unnecessarily verbose. 
370  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: August 19, 2013, 02:47:58 AM
I recently (re: Friday evening) played the DC Comics Deck-Building Game and Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer for the first time.  They're both deck builders with MORE than a few similarities to Dominion, but DC Comics seemed to have more shenanigans and tricks, at least for games with two or three players.  Ascension was smarter with its resource management and seemed a little more tactical than DCC, but a little easier to manage and with a bit less variety.  I think Ascension is probably the "purer" game, but I honestly had more fun playing the DC Comics DBG.  It was sillier, had clearer objectives, and appealed to me as a fan of DC Comics.  I'm not saying these games are better than Dominion (which is sort of elegant than those two), but they're easy to pick up and fun to play.  Ascension seemed like a faster-moving fantasy-themed Dominion.  DC Comics DBG is like mixing Dominion with Munchkin and adding superheroes. 

PS: Aquaman is probably the best superhero card in the game.  This is sort of wrong. 
371  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 19, 2013, 02:39:34 AM
Had one of my best buds from college come over and stay the weekend.  We played at least 30 matches of Persona 4: Arena and at least eight solid hours of Tales of Xillia in co-op.  Also threw down a dozen matches or so of various deck-building card games (DC Comics DBG and Ascension).  Caught a few episodes of Archer and old Summer Slam matches before watching SummerSlam 2013 earlier tonight.  It's about 2:30 AM right now and he left about an hour ago.  Good times. 
372  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGfan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: August 16, 2013, 05:20:11 PM
Prepared to make an announcement later tonight, my fluffy little friends....

Is Saturday still the best day for everyone?  If I plan in advance I can set aside time on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  I live on the east coast of the U.S. so late afternoon or evening is best (4-8PM EST, 1-5PM PST, 8PM-12AM GMT).  What time is best for people?
373  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: August 16, 2013, 01:16:25 PM
So Shadow characters can't Burst, but they have a full-meter boost that sort of works like Masukukaja? Crazytown.  It doesn't double the number of playable characters, but it adds a neat dimension.  I'm okay with this. 

And I would STRONGLY doubt Shinji being added as a playable character, for story reasons.  My guesses for a potential new additions are either characters created for the game or possibly a P5 character, sort of like how Roy was added to SSBM as an advertisement for the then-upcoming FE6. 
374  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: August 15, 2013, 11:19:27 PM
Looks like it.  They were running a loke test in two locations.  Should have a slightly more formal announcement with a title and everything soonish.  Yukari and Junpei confirmed. 
375  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: August 15, 2013, 01:24:40 AM
DuckTales Moon theme (8-bit):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF32DRg9opA

Plasma3's "epic" remix of the DuckTales Moon theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwbMkIROOGU

Guitar rock version of the Moon theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzC3UuI__Zo

...and here it is in DuckTales: Remastered http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1zeUIffyac

My favorite is still the guitar version.  

My favorite is Star Salzman's Duck Blur remix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJcScmwKKxA

And here it is using samples from Final Fantasy VI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOFUaPr6CH4
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