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  • EAST OR WEST SUSSEX ENGLAND?

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    So if you see the two overlapping white speech bubbles at the top of the site, that lets you private message people (which is what PM’s are). We have a group chat that we can invite you to where we plan games @ZardukZarakhil could you add and introduce him please? It’s about 11pm here and I’ve got a trip to Shizuoka tomorrow so I really need some sleep, thanks!

  • EAST OR WEST SUSSEX ENGLAND?

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    Some of my friends play in Brighton - @ZardukZarakhil, @Tyranno

  • The 9th AGE - Meme Thread

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    Quote from Grouchy Badger: “Quote from Yatagarasu: “Just a little contribution to that one model that somehow manages to hold on double ones and practically wins you the game 2tysun.jpg ” Did you use a house rule or actually need a double 1's after reductions ” I actually needed the double 1’s. My tower guard lost by 8 within inspiring presence range with one model left.

  • The 9th AGE - Meme Thread

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    Just a little contribution to that one model that somehow manages to hold on double ones and practically wins you the game 2tysun.jpg

  • Infernal Dwarves. They’ve been running hot lately.

  • So, honest confession, I used to go to events for all games, Magic, warhammer, pokemon, you name it, in really bad shape. I'd show up to locals sporting a wicked hangover, as @Tyranno might remember from a few years back. Or I'd show up to magic events and skip breakfast, or having rushed out of the hotel with nothing but my models and, optionally, suitable clothing. Then I'd play a bunch of games, skipping lunch and just pushing through to the end of the day before eating a dinner that could pr…

  • So I enjoy discussions about game philosophy and game ethics, sue me. So the question I want to consider today is, is Pubstomping a legitimate concern in a game like T9A, and if so, whose responsibility should it be to keep that balance in check? Pubstomping, for those unfamiliar with the term, originates from Magic the Gathering, a game I am quite invested in as a player and a judge. It refers to bringing very competitive decks, tuned to win extremely quickly and consistently, to a "pub" enviro…

  • I’ve always wondered if the game could support multiple formats like MTG, such as one with only core allowed, and others with various restrictions on unit choices and item kits

  • Marius stood, his spear held in a loose guard position, his hand a quarter of the way up the haft. The reserve spearmen, hidden behind a wall of sharpened stakes, waited anxiously. To sight enemies would be a disaster, proof that the main force has been routed. The battle would hinge on the efforts of those poorly shod, poorly clad spearmen. He had no helm, no shield, barely any armour to speak of. How could they hold against the storm of hooves and steel that would rain down on them? It would b…

  • Quote from Folomo: “A common joke around here is that the project has too many lawyers and engineers, due to how strange the format of the book is. In some sections it reads like code and in others like a legal document. ” I definitely think this is a consideration. Thought it is a child of necessity, the emphasis on exactness and precision in rules isn’t echoed by similar efforts for lore - potentially alienating people who enjoyed the game for lore and story based battles

  • Quote from MASTERWIRED: “Quote from Yatagarasu: “Quote from MASTERWIRED: “I'm still confused about how selling books is the only way for the game to grow?? ” I mean it isn’t necessarily. But it’s the one piece of content T9A produces for the game - unlike GW the project doesn’t make supplies, models, or literature. As such, it makes sense that selling books is the way to go. ” Based on the number of people downloading the (free) rules it looks like the game is selling itself already. ” True. But…

  • Quote from MASTERWIRED: “I'm still confused about how selling books is the only way for the game to grow?? ” I mean it isn’t necessarily. But it’s the one piece of content T9A produces for the game - unlike GW the project doesn’t make supplies, models, or literature. As such, it makes sense that selling books is the way to go.

  • Quote from Auto2: “Quote from Yatagarasu: “Rather, I would suggest financial restitution should be implemented at the top of the chain - licensing fees for large events, and sponsorship by events. ” Sure you could do that but I don't expect them to be very happy about it. Another problem is books in stores. If an FAB is available on Amazon for €10 (~= cost of printing), I would imagine that no store would bother to stock it. Anyone agree/disagree? ” I mean I don’t think there’s a way of introduc…

  • It seems the wider dichotomy presented here is pretty resource driven - is T9A viable in the long term if every exclusive resource is free? Whilst the comparisons to Linux and python do exist, I think @Auto2 is right in saying they’re not accurate comparisons because they receive far larger stipends from other companies that help them finance expansion and advertising. But I don’t entirely agree with a paywall either, as I don’t think T9A commands enough of a market demand that the paywall would…

  • Incidentally, just to go back to my original question for a moment. So for a long time I’ve felt that people see T9A to have a veneer of elitism. Myself and @Tyranno have had several people at our lgs mention being interested in the premise, but not interested an “elitist” game or being put off by changes in the rules. Has anyone else encountered players whose general attitude to 9th age is “I would try it, but..”?

  • Quote from tiny: “Do you know what the Japanese word for toilet paper is? Japan a culture that basically did build entire houses out of paper? Well, it’s トイレットペーパー Toilettopēpā Japanese are very well used using English terms as part of their daily life. ” To be fair, Japanese is very much a language made of bits of others. Kanji is 50% based on traditional Chinese, and katakana is for loanwords from English and other languages - like their word for bread - pan パン is from the French pain. Also my…

  • Quote from Ghiznuk: “« Teikoku » is the name of the Empire in Star Wars, I just checked. On the other hand, German avoids the word « Reich » both in Star Wars (« Imperium ») and in Warhammer (« Imperium ») as well as in T9A (« Imperium »). But in Japanese, seriously, the « no translation » policy is much more problematic in my eyes than just the word « Empire » (for which a synonym could be surely easily found). Just look at the name of the different factions, for Sunna's sake !! :O They are nam…

  • Quote from Ghiznuk: “As a translator, I've always been confused by how GW always decided to NOT translate the name of the WH units into Japanese, by just transcribing the English names into Katakana. So « Empire Spearmen », instead of finding some normal Japanese translation for the two words « Empire » and « Spearmen », were sold as « empaia supiimen ». I mean, that was before the big shift towards no translation of unit names whatsoever that we got towards the end of 8th Ed and then with AoS. …