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Old 07-14-2017, 07:23 AM   #11
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Hi there,

Stg. Leonidas reporting from Italy.

I am playing the hell out of OGRE, both solo and with some victims of my gaming group. I am introducing them to the basic scenario, and then I schedule a session for a mirror match GEV game.

People are really loving the gameplay and the overall fairness of the mechanics. I even managed to have a couple of games with my older brother (he is 47 years old, I am 44 actually). I understand that someone might inquire as to why I am so obsessed with this game. I am available to send private answers, if any.

Anyway, my friends are still not making the big jump. So, I will try to overrun them as the Miniature Set 1 knocks at my door. I ordered one set with standard colours and another one with reversed colours (for disable/damaged purposes).

Meanwhile, I sent them a couple of unboxing video about Pocket Ed (which arrived yesterday) and ODE ed. I also want to make a comparison video between the classic counters vs modern ones. It will be hilarious.

The game is amazing.

Thanks everyone for making this thing happening.

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Old 07-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #12
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I understand that someone might inquire as to why I am so obsessed with this game. I am available to send private answers, if any.
Nobody here is likely to question an obsession with Ogre ;-)
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:43 PM   #13
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Nobody here is likely to question an obsession with Ogre ;-)
Who knows? Maybe I wll find sone answers in the digital version of the Ogre Book, I bought last week.

That work is simply pure excellence. I am still studying, but I am glad I was using almost the same solo rules I found there.

I have to try the BBG zilla this summer and report!
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:31 AM   #14
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I am going to keep this thread as an update of what is happening in Italy as to Ogre. As of today, Ogre invaded just my house, but I hope that it will invade Italy as well.

Anyway, while waiting for the BGG-Zilla to unleash his smashing fury against a Paneuropean army this summer (I ordered some Nihon sheets which would be perfect for that purpose), I finally got the Classic Counters.

In the package I found some promo Munchkin cards and a Munchkin pin as free gifts!

Many thanks SJG.

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Old 07-31-2017, 05:00 AM   #15
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Update:

Two sheets of Nihon Army have just arrived.

I am going to playtest the BGG-zilla rules. I am going to use this setting.

a) Ufo Crash lands on a lake, using GEV Maps.
b) BGG-Zilla emerges from the water and will head towards a Reactor or the Mobile Command post.
c) Reactor heals the BGG-Zilla.
d) the scenario ends with the death of the BGG-Zilla or the destruction of the Command post.

I still have to decide the size of the defending force.

I will let you know what will happen...the water is bubbling....

Leonidas.

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Old 08-11-2017, 11:56 PM   #16
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Hi,

Leonidas reporting.

Yesterday, I played the basic Mk III scenario with my father. He is 79 years old.
I was like 'Dad this is a game from 1977? (I was 6 then) Wanna try?" I hepled him in sone crucial moments but he toasted my Paneuropean defense. The best moments occurred when he realized the potential destructiveness of the Ogre. I will always remember the glimpse in his eyes and his badly hidden enthusiasm when he was rolling the die and obliterating armors.

My father is a retired communication engineer and has been a former director of the Italian Space Agency. He also wrote a very sofisticated bidding system for Bridge (the card game). It was so funny to make him play Ogre. He enjoyed the game more than he is likely to admit, I am pretty sure about it.

Leonidas out

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Old 08-12-2017, 07:48 AM   #17
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A great report Leonidas, well done for getting your father to play.

Keep up the good work, and maybe it's worth compiling a list of games shops in Italy? Perhaps local shops near where you live first?
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:45 PM   #18
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Yes, well done!

I like the way you suggest having the reactor and BGG-saurus interact. Makes perfect sense!

Respect to your father for his service to our future in space.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:39 AM   #19
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A great report Leonidas, well done for getting your father to play.

Keep up the good work, and maybe it's worth compiling a list of games shops in Italy? Perhaps local shops near where you live first?
That's a good idea! I will absolutely start collecting infos in mid-September and let you know by email.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:43 AM   #20
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Yes, well done!

I like the way you suggest having the reactor and BGG-saurus interact. Makes perfect sense!

Respect to your father for his service to our future in space.
Thank you very much for your kind words. You really made my day.
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