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Oooh, clicky thing!

In the world of gaming "clicky thing" is more than just another checkbox on an LJ poll - it's likely to refer to any of WizKids' range of click base games, from Mage Knight to Crimson Skies.

They're a quick and interesting way to get into figures-based tabletop gaming, and I already own a pile of Mechwarrior and some Indy HeroClix (for the 2000AD characters!). I find the rules and backgrounds interesting, and the quality of the models has improved dramatically over time (and unlike jaq, I don't have the patience to paint minatures!).

A recent arival in their range has been Shadowrun Duels - a game using much larger, more detailed, figures, and elements from FASA's classic fantasy/cyberpunk crossover Shadowrun role playing background.

I've been looking at these for a while, and finally succumbed and bought my first figure yesterday. Silver Max is a dwarf rigger, a tech hacker character. As the blurb on the WizKids' Shadowrun site says - "So he’s short . . . he’s got tech." I like that attitude.


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Dec. 18th, 2003 06:41 am (UTC)
Is this a thinly veiled Christmas Present list? ;@)
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)
No, just more of the sharing "neat stuff" agenda I have for my LJ...
Dec. 18th, 2003 06:45 am (UTC)
Have you seen the Lord of the Rings 'clicky thing' game?
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:39 am (UTC)
That hex-based abomination?
Dec. 18th, 2003 08:23 am (UTC)
Why is it an abomination? (Apart from the fact that I lost every time I tried it)
Dec. 18th, 2003 07:59 am (UTC)
GEEK! GEEEEEEEEK! *smoooooch*
Dec. 18th, 2003 12:10 pm (UTC)
Of course, this is time for me to post the fact that I believe Shadowrun rocks ... but then I would say that! [grin]
Dec. 18th, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC)
And I should of course point out that in SR parlance, a "rigger" is not so much a tech hacker as a vehicle operator - although the Vehicle Control Rig can control vehicles directly, drones remotely, and the occasional security system which uses the same tech. And it's definitely time for me to geek out now! [grin]
Dec. 18th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
I saw Crimson Skies being played at Dragonmeet at the weekend. It looked quite good. I've been known to be a bit of a spod about WWI air combat games and this is close enough to be on interest.

However, too little time and a wish to do some roleplaying mean that I won't be indulging myself fo some time yet.

- Neil
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