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Geek and Sundry weigh in on Fallout: Warfare

posted May 11, 2017 22:24:20 by SteveHanson
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http://geekandsundry.com/fallout-wasteland-warfare-bring-the-narrative-dystopia-to-the-tabletop/
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Rarves said May 12, 2017 13:49:39
Every thing I hear about this sounds better and better. This will be an instant pre-order!
"Life's a war, and I'm gonna win!" - 'Trenchhead' Jones
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DCP said May 13, 2017 09:20:48
As those game updates grow FWW, so will the locations available for play, eventually growing beyond the Commonwealth of Fallout 4 to include famous locations in the previous Fallout video games. Fallout 3 locations will be the first to follow, and “we have access to 1 and 2 as well but you’ll see a gradual roll out of factions, characters and expansions”, said Birch. “Fallout 3 and 4 will keep us pretty busy but we’re not forgetting about the others!”


so in other words me may never see the west coast at all
just someone who want's the best but always expects the worst
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verdunbishop said May 13, 2017 15:00:48
As those game updates grow FWW, so will the locations available for play, eventually growing beyond the Commonwealth of Fallout 4 to include famous locations in the previous Fallout video games. Fallout 3 locations will be the first to follow, and “we have access to 1 and 2 as well but you’ll see a gradual roll out of factions, characters and expansions”, said Birch. “Fallout 3 and 4 will keep us pretty busy but we’re not forgetting about the others!”
so in other words me may never see the west coast at all

Noooo my Geckos! :(
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Jordan.Peacock said May 17, 2017 22:45:51
Argh! Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, but no mention of New Vegas? Maybe I'm missing something, but New Vegas to my mind really played up the "retro" part of the setting, what with hints of "Rat Pack" era Vegas, and some "wild west" themes of the surrounding desert areas. Also, when I try to think of memorable characters, as much as I loved Tranquility Lane from Fallout 3, and places such as Rivet City, the companions from Fallout New Vegas are among my favorite NPCs.

(Lily is a riot. Boone says he's got your back AND HE ACTUALLY HAS YOUR BACK -- most helpful NPC companion ever! I had to go through another playthrough with Raul just so I could have him and his wisecracks along for the ride. Rose of Sharon Cassidy has a crazy-memorable name, and might not have had the most useful of perks in Survival, but I still found her questline fascinating. Ditto for Veronica and my play-through becoming an honorary paladin of the Brotherhood of Steel. Rex was something else, but I never could quite get over how I was "saving" him by ... REPLACING HIS BRAIN?!?)

And even the non-companion NPCs are fascinating. I've done figure conversions of the Khans (though to my mind it would have been cooler if they were an actual motorcycle gang), the Kings were awesome (though it'd be nice if they managed to get the licensing so we could actually hear some Elvis), and the NCR Ranger has THE coolest post-apoc outfit to my mind. (The only way he could be cooler is if he were wearing a cowboy hat combined with the gas mask, IMHO -- like the old Warzone Capitol Rangers, to invoke another Modiphius franchise.)

I'm a little concerned at the distinct lack of "NCR" and "Caesar's Legion" in the upcoming factions list, since those were pretty *distinctive* factions. But, hey, SOMETHING has to come first. I suppose it's better for my pocketbook (and better for my chances of actually getting things PAINTED UP) if the releases are spread out a bit, because I know I'm going to be shelling out a lot for these figures and the terrain pieces (whether they turn out to be die-cut cardboard or resin or some combo of the two).
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KostiKorhonen said May 17, 2017 23:06:58
Jordan.Peacock said and the NCR Ranger has THE coolest post-apoc outfit to my mind.

I second that any day and twice on Sundays!Your comment made me realize I stil haven`t got around of completing my own conversion of the FNV NCR ranger for my post-apoc mini`s collection! Would only need to get some gasmask and helmet heads, there are several manufacturers, and a decently detailed trenchcoat body, probably with a one or two pistolholsters added to it from WW2-weapons sprues.

Fallout New Vegas is the best Fallout game for me to a date. It has the atmosphere nailed perfectly, partly in the vein of old Wild West movies, partly the retro angle and the apocalypse, all nicely balanced. That`s how I feel a post-apocalyptic wastelands would be, not every square-meter is occupied by a lethal enemy, there are great distances of just nothing but the wasteland. And nothing too high-tech at least in the first hours of gameplay. Loved the NPC`s! Not to mention the crafting! For me it was a big deal in FNV. Home-brewed Nuka-Cola anyone?
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Jordan.Peacock said May 18, 2017 13:00:31
@KostiKorhonen: Fallout New Vegas was actually my first introduction to the Fallout universe, and while I've found plenty of stuff to love about the rest of the franchise, it's still my favorite. :) It also helps that before that, I played a bit of "Deadlands" and "Deadlands: Hell on Earth," so I was already primed for a little bit of Wild West flavor for my post-apocalyptic settings (and if I ever find a pack of those New Vegas promo cards, I'd have a great use for them running a Fallout-themed "HoE" game).

Also, I am a fan of "Hardcore" mode in Fallout: New Vegas -- and it's one reason I'd really like to see resources such as food and water play a role in any campaign mode for Wasteland Warfare. The New Vegas pseudo-survival mode isn't really as "hardcore" as the name makes it sound -- I remember hearing warnings about, "Oh, don't go exploring too much off the beaten trail, or you'll be doomed!" But in practice it just means I can't carry around an armory's worth of ammunition (multiple Fat Man bombs stored in my back pocket, etc.), and suddenly I appreciate a place like Goodsprings and the various "home bases" a WHOLE lot more, due to the value in having a safe place to sleep, a source of clean water, and a campsite to cook food.

(Novac ended up being my primary base of operations in multiple Survival playthroughs, rather than the Strip -- partly just because visiting the Lucky 38 required multiple loading-screen points to reach.)

Suddenly, all those foodstuffs had far more value than just "minor healing, before you break into stimpacks," and I was far less likely to chug Sunset Sarsaparilla at every encounter.

I also appreciated that "hardcore" was SEPARATE from the overall difficulty level, vs. Fallout 4 where Survival is just a higher point on the difficulty scale. (I don't mind the extra lethality, per se, but feel it should go both ways, rather than just turning my enemies at higher levels into bullet sponges who can sometimes shrug off headshots with a sniper rifle.)
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