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  1. Mortis

    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    There are a bunch of .bat files in the advanced folder - if you run them you can change the filters from that and if you want back to basics just run the defaults.bat If you get any joy setting up other systems please let me know as I’d love to merge the 2.5 gold and the 2 packed together as the gold has the likes of Dragons Lair and Space ace as well.
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    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    Coinops basically decompressed to a drive, you run the exe and it’s done. Easiest retro front end I’ve used.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    You’re thinking of Malificent - different thing
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    Best WWII Movie

    Band of Brothers - not a movie but nothing else comes close.
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    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    Arcadepunks for the gold and lite editions - had to get an invite to a torrent site for the packed release.
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    RetroArch + Frontend help.

    I’ve been running the “packed” version of this for the last few days and it’s exactly the no fuss retro setup I was looking for.
  7. Also worth a look out for Railroad Ink (both varients) which also look like they could be interesting R&W games.
  8. I’ll hold off any judgement till it’s actaully made. WB have managed to screw up pretty much everything DC they’ve made and a couple of shots from a camera test are a long way from winning any trust that they have any idea how to handle the source mayerial. Apart from that the red nose makes him look like a less creepy Mr Tumble.
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    What are you playing?

    Had our 2nd go at Arkwright last night at 2 player. Ironed out all the little rule errors we made and didn’t let my mate monopolise any high value industries. 3 1/2 hours for the game this time and ended up on exactly the same share price luckily I’d managed to buy 1 share more so won by the smallest margin. Fast becoming one of my favourite games at the moment along with Brass Lancashire.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Spoilers @I say can you please hide that - lots of folk haven’t see the film yet.
  11. They actually work out more expensive individually than the beautiful brass iron clays - I know what option I’d take
  12. Anyone know of a decent £ marked set of poker chips that I could buy to replace the paper money in Arkwright? I know it’s going to end up in a state and it’ll annoy me would have to be more muted palette wise as well as I’d like it to fit the look of the game as best as possible. Obviously a set of the clays from the new version of brass would have been ideal but they aren’t cheap
  13. Haven’t played but ordered on the strength of that review - I’m really enjoying Ganz Schon Clever and it’s been a big hit with my group so a roll and write that we can all play will be great. In other news I’m officially rubbish at every game I’ve taught my 6 yr old - she whipped me at Qwirkle 229 to 214 and yes I know there’s an illegal placement in there - worst thing is - I think it was me that did it so I’m beaten by even more
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    What are you playing?

    So my copy of Arkwright arrived and after watching the hour long rules explanation by heavy cardboard and most of the 4 hour playthrough I felt ready. For those that don’t know it’s an economic game set around running factories in the industrial revolution. It’s a lovely shade of brown and is the blandest looking colour set since Castles of Burgundy but it somehow looks perfect to the theme - especially with the rows of little grey “workers” lined up in the job market. Each “decade” you have one action you can take by placing a tile on the board and paying the cost, you then make goods of one type and ship to the domestic market (set by the number of people in work at that time) or try and fulfill an export contract for big gains. - pay your costs and repeat 4 times - once for each factory. Have an end of decade event and repeat till you get to the end - 20 turns in all what could be simpler We thought a 2 player water frame game would work for our learning game as the simpler variants seemed to lack the meat of the game. After about 45 mins of setup, rules refresh and checking of tile powers we got going, the next 4 hours vanished in a haze of simple decisions which have impact on everything, changing prices, hiring and firing workers, taking contracts and trying to earn enough to buy my shares back from the bank. I lost badly - partly due to letting my opponent monopolise one good and also by poor use of the inventor tile (which lets you buy more advanced buildings/abilities) but I’m happy that between us we could now teach our group and get a 4 player game in at around the 5 hour mark. I can’t wait to get this back to the table at a full player count the fact every choice has an impact on everyone around the table, the constant re-evaluation of your plans because of one action on a turn and the satisfaction when a long term plan comes to fruition are why I love board gaming - even if it is very, very brown
  15. Yeah was a superb weekend - played loads of stuff from the library that was on my “to play” list. Did well selling at the bring and buy on Saturday - shifted a few of my lesser played games and gave me enough to pick up a few other titles later. Roll on TTS 2019

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