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Scaper of the Week 8 - Nyys

Posted October 26th, 2008 at 11:33 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour
Updated October 26th, 2008 at 12:03 PM by Hex_Enduction_Hour


Welcome to Week 8 of Scaper of the Week!
Our last candidate, Pilgrim chose Nyys for this week’s spotlight.



Our sixth 'Scaper of the Week is
Nyys



Age: 33

Allegiance and why?
Tough to say, I seem to flip who I like best on a weekly basis, but if I must choose then I'll go with Einar since the Romans (my favorite unit) are aligned with him.

When did you get into HeroScape and why?
My first exposure to the game was thru my nephews in the summer of 2006. They had RotV and I thought the hex terrain was really cool. Wasn't enough to draw me in though... yet. It was Christmas shopping season that same year when I spied the Roman Legionnaires on the shelf at Walmart. I had to have them as that era in history has always been my favorite and from there the seed was planted, no going back.

Favorite aspect of HeroScape and why?
Has to be the tourney sceene. Its a lot of fun putting names to faces and getting to play against many of the great people we have here on the site.

Favorite Hero and why?
Right now it's Zelrig. He's exaclty what the Dragon in my childhood nightmares looked like, and lets face it, once an opponent sees him on the table they just want to run an hide.

Favorite Unique Squad and why?
Have to go with the Airborn Elite. As frustrating as it is when you go a game without the drop working, when it does work and you get initiative on top of that... nasty!

Favorite Common Squad and why?
I think I gave this one away already, the Roman Legionnaires. They come from one of my favorite periods in history to read about and the figures are really freaking cool. I have six sets of them right now, and I dream of a battlefield with 100 of them charging a Marro Swarm in the future.

What do you enjoy most about Heroscapers.com?
I simply can't get enought of this game, but unfortunately I don't get to play all that often (before NHSD this past weekend it hadn't been since July), and this site fills the void.

From the strategy articles to map building to debating rules and the ridiculous, I love it all.

Favorite HeroScape moment
Interestingly enough it wasn't at a tourney, but in a Basic Rules game against my son. Granted the basic rules are very different from the advanced, but what happened is still my all time favorite HS moment to date. I actually posted about it when it happened too, probably will take too much space here I think, so here's a link.

One HS unit you would change and why?
I would change the Groks. They're a great unit that I think gets thrown to the side due to high cost and low defense (can't say I disagree). To improve them I would allow them to bond with and receive their enhancement from any Warlord instead of just Marro Warlords.

Another board game you enjoy and why?
Not a board game, but the only other gaming I do is Warhammer 40K. That is until I found Scape. Conicidentaly I've playd exactly one game of 40K since I played in my first Scape tournament back in May of 07... hmmmmm.

Other interests?
The only thing I'm more obsessive about than Scape is the Red Sox. I bleed Fenway Green.

What message do you have for the community?
My message is for anyone new to the site. Everyone here started in the same place, knowing nothing about this game. If you have a question, ask, no matter how silly you think it might be. Nothing becomes easy until you learn how to do it.

I consider myself somewhat polished with the rules now that I've been around for a while, but I'm willing to bet that everyone here has a bone head intepretation of the rules (or two) that had to be corrected (here's mine).

Who do you pick for the next 'Scaper of the Week?
This was the easiest one to answer. The one and only Onacara.
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Hex_Enduction_Hour's Avatar
I agree with many of Nyys's responses here.
Coming off NHSD and seeing the potency of the AE reminds me how deadly they can be if they drop. But just two nights ago, they failed to appear for my opponent the entire game.

Also Nyys, I like your advice for Newbies and veterans - we all get something screwy in interpreting the rules. My exposure to the game world made me realize no one person can read a ruleset and fully understand it all without playing the game with a group of other interested people.

It takes playtime and stumbling about to understand the correct way to play. No one should ever feel silly to ask a question or embarrassed with a screw-up!
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 11:39 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour Hex_Enduction_Hour is offline
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stay_golden_PONYBOY's Avatar
If you could add any type of hero or squad from any genre to the game of Heroscape, what would it be and why?
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 12:12 PM by stay_golden_PONYBOY stay_golden_PONYBOY is offline
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Shades fan's Avatar
Nyys, what has been your favorite Tournament so far?
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 12:25 PM by Shades fan Shades fan is offline
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Hahnarama's Avatar
Why wasn't my picture in my SotW????
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 12:39 PM by Hahnarama Hahnarama is offline
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Hex_Enduction_Hour's Avatar
Hahn, give me an image! I'll include it in your entry!
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 01:17 PM by Hex_Enduction_Hour Hex_Enduction_Hour is offline
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Pilgrim's Avatar
nyys spearheaded a tourney on the MA/RI border, and was instrumental in making the last Beantown Beatdown happen with lots of terrain and organizing all the maps. He will definitely be invited to the steering committee of the BB5. Nyys may be newer to the game than some but he's been a powerhouse in supporting the New England scape scene. And he's a wicked cool guy. When we getting together again to play?
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 01:53 PM by Pilgrim Pilgrim is offline
Updated October 26th, 2008 at 02:06 PM by Pilgrim
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NYYS definitely is one of the good guys...and he picked me to be next so that means he is smart too :p
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 03:02 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
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Heroscape Elffy's Avatar
I can't wait to see Onacara's stuff.
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 03:22 PM by Heroscape Elffy Heroscape Elffy is offline
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Um...you wanna see my stuff?

:wtf:
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 04:11 PM by Onacara Onacara is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stay_golden_ponyboy
If you could add any type of hero or squad from any genre to the game of Heroscape, what would it be and why?
This is tough, but I'm going to go SciFi and say the 'bugs' from Starship Troopers. It's my favorite mindless violence movie, nothing but action and bad acting, but I always thought the bugs themselves were really cool.

I know Mongoose put out a SST mini game, but it involves assembly and painting (no thanks, too much of that with my 40K stuff). Now I hear though (if it's not out already) that they plan to release an 'out of the box' version of the game. Woot!
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 04:36 PM by nyys nyys is offline
Updated October 26th, 2008 at 04:45 PM by nyys
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Originally Posted by Shades fan
Nyys, what has been your favorite Tournament so far?
Hard to say since all the tourneys I've been involved in I've played a different role. In the one myself Bengi and Monkeyclops ran I helped with the entire nuts and bolts of the operation.

With the Beantown Beatdown put on by Pilgrim, it was nice to just concentrate on just one aspect (the maps) in order to provide something unique for every match.

Then with your tourney Shades, the Saratoga Slugfest, all I had to do was show-up and play. As much as I enjoy being directly involved in things, not having to worry about anything other than my army was a welcome change of pace. I must say though, the room we played at for the Slugfest is by far my favorite. Who'd of thought that a tree farm would be a perfect place for some Scape.
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 04:43 PM by nyys nyys is offline
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Originally Posted by pilgrim
nyys spearheaded a tourney on the MA/RI border, and was instrumental in making the last Beantown Beatdown happen with lots of terrain and organizing all the maps. He will definitely be invited to the steering committee of the BB5. Nyys may be newer to the game than some but he's been a powerhouse in supporting the New England scape scene. And he's a wicked cool guy. When we getting together again to play?
Thanks Pilgrim. All this may take time and effort, but I really enjoy myself, so it doesn't seem like an effort at all. Couple that with some of the great people I've met in turn (like yourself) makes it all the better.
Posted October 26th, 2008 at 04:45 PM by nyys nyys is offline
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Posted October 26th, 2008 at 08:13 PM by Pilgrim Pilgrim is offline
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Sokol's Avatar
Congrats nyys!
Posted October 27th, 2008 at 01:16 PM by Sokol Sokol is offline
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Einar's puppy's Avatar
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I bleed Fenway Green.
Does this lead to any health problems, notably blood clots?

More seriously, what is your least favorite unit in the game?
Posted October 28th, 2008 at 09:46 PM by Einar's puppy Einar's puppy is offline
 
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