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Hey everyone. Just had a thought.:yes:
For about a month now, I've been playing 40K over the internet with a couple of friends. Its really simple.
We play over MSN Messenger, because there is a Dice Roller Pluggin available for download. We also make maps using Paint or Photoshop, which we add a grid to. Each square them becomes one inch. We make small icons to be used as the models needed, and then we play.
I don't know how much interest this will generate, but I'm hoping that a few people may be interested in giving it a try. Its mostly a way to try out army lists without having to buy tons of models, and as a way to try out completely new armies and tactics. Given the circumstances, its very similar to tabletop 40K, with only a few very minor rule adjustments to compensate for the lack of templates and that there is a grid.
If anyone is interested in learning more about this, and maybe even giving it a try, please post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, keep all rude and hurtful comments aside if you choose to respond, as I'm serious and I'm not looking for any insults because of one way I play the game we all enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and please, if you're interested, don't hesitate to contact me.
I find that part of the gaming experiance is swapping ideas for painting and models, making facial gestures, getting out of the house, and sharing experiances, and occasionallly/offhandedly hitting on the gamer women. I couldn't really do this with someone in say, Ontario.
Also some of the humor I like to share seals with facial expressions and tone of voice so please keep that in mind after you read this.
Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces
I've seriously considered the same sort of thing. After playing Battletech for a while, I discovered Megamek (an online simulator for battletech) and it is awesome. It uses hex maps, which I dislike compared to terrain, but I don't think it would be much (much) harder to program a free-movement system, and it would be even easier if you weren't too hung up on having the program enforce the rules (that is, if you could trust people to enforce the rules on their own).
That being said, I'm interested to know how you do it in paint? I can see creating the map, and even using a grid to help with movement, but how do you represent the models themselves? How do you represent their movement?
Great Idea! i was thinking to myself the same thing, and was wondering if GW would ever make it hapen. make it kind of like magic online. where you can buy new models with real money and then have them mail the models to you if you want them, etc. sounds cool, id like to know more!
Well, to do it in Paint, we draw a map using whatever tools, like hills, forests or whatever. Each square is a single inch, basically.
To represent the models, we make small squares using the program and put something in them, say 1 for a Marine from squad 1, and colour it. The opponent does the same. We often have a legend on the side, so you can see what's what.
Whenever it comes time to move, just copy-paste the "model" into its new location. Its all really simple. If anyone would like, they could email me and I'll have a test game with ya, just to show you the ropes.
I have seen this done but in a different way - Inkie may appear and explain more. But I have seen battle reports of member elsewhere playing Fantasy and 40k via the MS Netmeeting IIRC, it appears they then conmunicate via MSN and play that way. Takes a while but seems like fun, especially for those who can't play often etc.
I've had nightmares that start off like this...:tongue:Originally Posted by Firedrake28
But I like your idea! Sounds fun, although I do agree with Forger about the gaming experiance in real life...Facial expressions are SO vital to ones master plan
Feel free to add me on MSN and show me how to play, I'm still a little confused about the moving of minis.
And why the hell aren't you in the Canucks clan? Your from Ontario!
Sounds interesting, I may give it a whirl later. :yes: