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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.


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]