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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:32 am

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Yes - the game plays the same. What's more, if you only have the regular Cluedo and you're playing online with people who have season pass, they can all have different boards. Like, if you ask for the Ballroom in a standard game, an opponent playing the Vampire set, would see you asking for the Throne Room.
That's a very cool feature of the game!

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:25 pm

Just beat CRACKDOWN again on the XBOX One (Crackdown 1 and 2 were free; I have them both for X360 and beat 1 back then, but was at the end of 2 which I never beat). So today I began CRACKDOWN 2 on the XBOX One.

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Post by BBP » Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:29 pm

My Steam game collection has doubled - now I also have Ticket to Ride. Apparently I can invite all my Steam friends to play by giving them a link.

It has one main pro over the physical board game - in Ticket to Ride, counting points is a nightmare. You know, taking a photo before double checking the in-game scoring, then trying to figure out what the longest route is and who scored what connection... Game takes 2 hours of which half an hour is counting scores at the end.

And in the pc game it takes under 10 minutes to complete. :D
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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:18 pm

Secret Agent HD. Tons of fun. Controls are way more fluid now too. Just makes the game more fun to play. They added a whole 4th episode to the original as well as a level editor and Steam Workshop integration. I've beaten everything except the final boss level and the secret level which is haaaarrdd.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:08 am

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At the Cluedo forum I moderate sometimes games are hosted by its members in good ol' adventure game style. Currently there's a nice murder mystery going on called The Golden Goddess. I'm very curious to see what happens!
https://theartofmurder.com/forums/viewt ... =1&t=22036
This post dates back to February. The Golden Goddess is still going strong. The author spent half a year writing and fleshing out the story and now we've been playing it for 9 months.

It's an adventure story - the writer is the game master who fleshes out the opening and the other members direct what action is taken - much like an adventure game.

Nine months in after 60 pages we've reached an important point in the story and I Haven't had this kind of anticipation and fear in a game since I first played GK3.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:24 am

BBP wrote:
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At the Cluedo forum I moderate sometimes games are hosted by its members in good ol' adventure game style. Currently there's a nice murder mystery going on called The Golden Goddess. I'm very curious to see what happens!
https://theartofmurder.com/forums/viewt ... =1&t=22036
This post dates back to February. The Golden Goddess is still going strong. The author spent half a year writing and fleshing out the story and now we've been playing it for 9 months.
It's an adventure story - the writer is the game master who fleshes out the opening and the other members direct what action is taken - much like an adventure game.
Nine months in after 60 pages we've reached an important point in the story and I Haven't had this kind of anticipation and fear in a game since I first played GK3.
This sounds very similar to Dungeons & Dragons?

You have a DM (Story teller) and party members who control their character's actions?

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:56 am

Well, it's not fantasy-themed. We're trapped on an island and people are falling like flies. You'll wanna read it, trust me :D
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:14 pm

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Well, it's not fantasy-themed. We're trapped on an island and people are falling like flies. You'll wanna read it, trust me :D
Right, I get it's not fantasy themed. :) But it sounds like it operates very much like D&D.

I had also run an entire session based on CLUE, in a round about way.

I had the map face down so it was just blank on the top when everyone arrived. Did some of the stuff that leads them to the manor.

Then told everyone to remove their food and stuff off the map - flipped it over.

They QUICKLY realized what the map represented.

I'd taken (most) of the rooms from all the different versions of CLUE and put them on the map.

Once the bodies started dropping, they started putting dead bodies on the map (from paper with names) - and kept the "guest list" handy to see who was where.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:20 pm

BBP wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:08 am
BBP wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:34 pm
At the Cluedo forum I moderate sometimes games are hosted by its members in good ol' adventure game style. Currently there's a nice murder mystery going on called The Golden Goddess. I'm very curious to see what happens!
https://theartofmurder.com/forums/viewt ... =1&t=22036
This post dates back to February. The Golden Goddess is still going strong. The author spent half a year writing and fleshing out the story and now we've been playing it for 9 months.
It's an adventure story - the writer is the game master who fleshes out the opening and the other members direct what action is taken - much like an adventure game.
Nine months in after 60 pages we've reached an important point in the story and I Haven't had this kind of anticipation and fear in a game since I first played GK3.
I love how almost each added post has art.
The only downside - the first post seems to show a lot of people already dead? Which might feel like a spoiler?

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:17 pm

Yes, that first post is for us to keep track. It shows all characters, which ones are dead, plus our inventory. To new players it would be a spoiler, yes.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:20 pm

There should be a separate thread that's locked or something - for you guys to see who has been killed, inventory, etc - and marked as "Spoilers" - like "The Golden Goddess - Spoilers" - and that's where you guys keep track of stuff. :D That way, someone like me, doesn't go in - start reading about the Groundskeeper - but I already know he's gonna get aced because of the first image. :D

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:57 pm

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Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:18 pm
Secret Agent HD. Tons of fun. Controls are way more fluid now too. Just makes the game more fun to play. They added a whole 4th episode to the original as well as a level editor and Steam Workshop integration. I've beaten everything except the final boss level and the secret level which is haaaarrdd.
Sheesh. I remember that game from when I played it back in the early 90s. Apogee Software made it, IIRC - they also made the original Duke Nukem.

But Steam Workshop? I thought it was just on GOG.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by MusicallyInspired » Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:21 am

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Sheesh. I remember that game from when I played it back in the early 90s. Apogee Software made it, IIRC - they also made the original Duke Nukem.

But Steam Workshop? I thought it was just on GOG.
Nope, it's on Steam too. You may or may not know they also did a Crystal Caves HD remake a little while back. And they're currently remaking Monster Bash and Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure in the same fashion.
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