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Heroscape Homeworld Themes

Posted November 12th, 2008 at 06:57 AM by NamibianScaper
Updated May 24th, 2009 at 11:51 PM by NamibianScaper
Greetings. Welcome to Heroscape Homeworld Themes. I have decided to make this a community project with the oncoming of Wave 9. The forum post is here.


Preface:
I have searched for threads on similar topics and believe this post to be unique. You may also be interested in Dredd Stev's "Factions in Review" thread. A good example of the type of speculation I thought could flow from this analysis is IamBatman's "Some Action in the Faction" thread.

Introduction:
I have attempted to categorize each and every Heroscape unit into particular Themes based on their Homeworlds. Themes are one of my favorite things in Heroscape and I thought my moderately time-consuming analyses might be interesting to others. I have heard it said that Heroscape is a 'gateway' game that leads to other, deeper, mono-genre games. To me, Heroscape is the end-all game, the one-stop-shop where every variety and flavor from all times come together....
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Scaper of the Week 10 - Ollie

Posted November 12th, 2008 at 12:09 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour
Updated November 17th, 2008 at 11:56 PM by Hex_Enduction_Hour


Welcome to Week 10 of Scaper of the Week!
Our last candidate, Onacara chose Ollie for this week’s spotlight! Ollie has some answers that show he enjoys playing the game for fun and variety of units.



Our tenth 'Scaper of the Week is
Ollie



Me vs. Cleon taken by Cleon's dad at NESA's National Heroscape Day.

And here are my answers:

Age: 31

Allegiance and why?
Vydar. Science and Science Fiction have always been my thing. Put any old mishmash Vydar army in front of me to play and I'm happy. That's not true of any of the other generals...
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Living Life by the Drop

Posted November 10th, 2008 at 05:34 PM by R˙chean
Updated January 3rd, 2015 at 08:27 PM by R˙chean
When I first started playing Heroscape, the Airborne Elite were my favorite unit. Their ability to take over and dominate a game was unmatched. They are still highly capable of such feats and are extremely scary to high cost Heroes, but additional range releases have toned down their overall effectiveness. However, they are still extremely dangerous and respected. Because they do not start on the battlefield, their success is always in doubt. They scream “Be Aggressive!” but their low defense make it a bit of a gamble. The Drop has to hit to even have a chance but even then you have to play them smart to get something out of them.

The Drop is the most challenging part of playing the AE, but without it you don’t have them at all. If you Drop them too close then they may not even get to attack. If you drop them too far then their slow movement hampers their ability to get up and rain down. Drop them on high ground and they are right out in plain view with huge targets on...
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Fish and Chips- A Lesson in Cross Elasticity

Posted November 10th, 2008 at 03:02 PM by Jexik
Updated November 10th, 2008 at 03:27 PM by Jexik
Cross elasticity is a very important concept in economics, and I think it relates directly to how the demand for various units in Heroscape fluctuate. Instead of boring you with math, I’m going to try to entertain you with an analogy.

Just think about fish and chips.

In Great Britain, chips is the word for what we call french fries. Fish and chips is a popular and inexpensive dish for a few reasons, but one of them is that those two things complement each other well. Your enjoyment of one improves the enjoyment of the other. If fish and potatoes were to go down in price, such as they would if you lived on an island like Great Britain, and there were lots of potatoes being grown in nearby Ireland, fish and chips suddenly becomes a nice meal.

Now, suppose you go to the United States and stop at a diner somewhere, and you order fish and chips. I’m sure at some of them, you might just get potato chips from a company like Lays. Although at...
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Week @ Heroscapers, November 10

Posted November 10th, 2008 at 12:27 PM by truth
Image of the Week


Keetacongoo shares Runa Seacrest's top song picks with all of us here at Heroscapers.com. Be careful where you read this though, as we are not liable for bursts of laughter or other distracting behaviors related to the exposure and subsequent viewing of this image.

Thread of the Week

The Fan Art and Fiction forum is frequently overlooked, but there are some very creative stories there. One such story is Having a Marvelous Time by Pumpkin_King. Pumpkin_King is getting ready to make an eBook of this story, and would appreciate some art or photos about it. If you have any talent in this area, and would like to donate something, please don't hesitate to PM him. It can be a drawing, a cartoon, or even maybe a photo re-creating something that happened in the story.

Custom of the Week

Heroscaper Chief has been running a speed...
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