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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM
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Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

Here is an interesting article about trying to get today's video game culture interested in board games. It mentions a few reasons why Heroscape is so great.

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/...dustryid=47087

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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

That's a cool article. Board games have definitely taken over the number one spot on my hobby list over video games. I'd much rather play HS, Settlers, or Politico with a friend than video games most of the time. Video games, in fact, have become a substitute for when I can't play board games.

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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:54 PM
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

They don't fight for just good or evil. Both and sometimes the neutral generals!
P.S. I'm glad I never bouth a RotV for that much.

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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

board( and rp games) are way better. they allow you to actually do what you want not what the dumb $#&@! who made the game want.
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

Exactly! I hate it when the main character sits there and lets the bad guy tell him all his plans (and I hate the bad guy for doing that) and just letting him walk away! Shoot him, you idiot! Let the think tanks do the thinking. You do the shooting (or hacking or whatever).

Baldur's Gate 2 comes to mind. At one point in the game (for those of you who haven't played it), you sit there and let this evil crazy witch get away (and she only walks...it would have taken 10 seconds to catch and kill her...it took her more than that to walk out).

WTF?!

That's why I prefer role-playing games (and when the time is right, more action packed games like heroscape).

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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

I like how a "library journal" article says that those old games are "regulated" to chain stores

(for you grammar anarchists out there, the word should be "relegated")
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Old July 21st, 2008, 12:53 PM
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

I prefer board game much more than video game. I don't think I will ever like playing Play Station or XBox, but Wii is another story. Anyway, board game in general is better than video game in many ways. You need to interact with people, that is the key point. A Heroscape game can be played differently with different people even if they use the same army. You can't have that in a video game. Staring at a TV screen for a long time is not good for your health either.

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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

Heroscape is not a tabletop equivalent to video games.

It is a far superior game system that teaches, among other things:

mathematics (addition, multiplication, probability);
reading and comprehension (Rulez, RTFC, etc);
writing and grammar (we want to improve everyone's writing skills);
history (just look at all the historical sculpts);
mythology (plenty of discussion there);
problem solving (reasoning, deduction);
psychology (where did he put the X?, she's been a turtling player);
creativity (map, terrain, scenario and custom building);
basic combat strategies (height, choke points, flanking maneuvers, etc.);
community (yes, I know there are online video game communities, but nothing compares to this)

You cannot "beat" this game (in either sense of the word).

There is not infinite life.

There are only infinite possibilities.

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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

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Heroscape is not a tabletop equivalent to video games.

It is a far superior game system that teaches, among other things:

mathematics (addition, multiplication, probability);
reading and comprehension (Rulez, RTFC, etc);
writing and grammar (we want to improve everyone's writing skills);
history (just look at all the historical sculpts);
mythology (plenty of discussion there);
problem solving (reasoning, deduction);
psychology (where did he put the X?, she's been a turtling player);
creativity (map, terrain, scenario and custom building);
basic combat strategies (height, choke points, flanking maneuvers, etc.);
community (yes, I know there are online video game communities, but nothing compares to this)
It sounds like a lot of work . . . we still get to have fun, right?
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

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Heroscape is not a tabletop equivalent to video games.

It is a far superior game system that teaches, among other things:

mathematics (addition, multiplication, probability);
reading and comprehension (Rulez, RTFC, etc);
writing and grammar (we want to improve everyone's writing skills);
history (just look at all the historical sculpts);
mythology (plenty of discussion there);
problem solving (reasoning, deduction);
psychology (where did he put the X?, she's been a turtling player);
creativity (map, terrain, scenario and custom building);
basic combat strategies (height, choke points, flanking maneuvers, etc.);
community (yes, I know there are online video game communities, but nothing compares to this)

You cannot "beat" this game (in either sense of the word).

There is not infinite life.

There are only infinite possibilities.
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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

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Heroscape is not a tabletop equivalent to video games.

It is a far superior game system that teaches, among other things:

mathematics (addition, multiplication, probability);
reading and comprehension (Rulez, RTFC, etc);
writing and grammar (we want to improve everyone's writing skills);
history (just look at all the historical sculpts);
mythology (plenty of discussion there);
problem solving (reasoning, deduction);
psychology (where did he put the X?, she's been a turtling player);
creativity (map, terrain, scenario and custom building);
basic combat strategies (height, choke points, flanking maneuvers, etc.);
community (yes, I know there are online video game communities, but nothing compares to this)
It sounds like a lot of work . . . we still get to have fun, right?
Absolutely!

Although fun was never anything we were directly taught -- it was just a natural side effect.

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Re: Heroscape A Tabletop Equivalent To Video Games?

Before I found Heroscape I was a chronic video-gamer. After college I got sucked into computer games like Halo and Oblivion and Age of Empires. These are great games but they lack some huge elements of fun. The main thing they lack is paramount to what gameing is about: the human mind. How much can you do in a video game that isn't forced into the programmer mold. Your mind is free to roam within the confines of the game. In any board game you are free to goof around, break the rules, anything goes. Best part is their is something magical about being in the same room with your opponent and not 1000 miles away across the internet. So after 10 years of gameing, I am no longer impressed by state-of-the-art graphics and even so called in-depth gameplay. Because theirs still more fun a game of checkers. The computer artificial intelligence cannot replace the fun of the human element found in heroscape.

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