Weighted Outcomes are Heavy Stuff
Jun05

Weighted Outcomes are Heavy Stuff

This is foundation article and I’m going to start it off on a bit of a tangent. I love to talk trash. I try to keep my abuse restricted to friends and those who can handle it, but in general, boy-oh-boy do I love smack talk.  I don’t know why.  Does it heighten the intensity of the game?  Is it an outlet for my superhero/supervillian witticisms?  Who knows? Thankfully I play with a good group of guys that like to reciprocate.  The...

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Why S&P Feels Like S&M
May25

Why S&P Feels Like S&M

This is a foundation/mid level article on Signs and Portents.  The gentlemen on MoM posed a question on Podcast 11.  Here’s my stab a response. Does Signs and Portents affect your chance to roll a critical attack? The short answer is yes.  I’ll walk you through the intuition behind it and then give you a few pretty pictures with math to show you that I’m not a liar. Critical effects occur when dice outcomes on two or more dice are the...

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To Boost… Or Not to Boost… That is the Question
Apr05

To Boost… Or Not to Boost… That is the Question

It’s been a little while since my last article, and in the intervening time I’ve been spreading the gospel of Warmachine/Hordes.  I’m a huge proponent of the game and I love seeing new players get involved.  In all that new-game fun time, I find myself highlighting the core mechanics that roped me in as a player; resource allocation and d6 math.  This article will examine the individual unit of focus or fury and how to think about...

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Learning to Love Curves
Feb15

Learning to Love Curves

  Despite the promising title, this article is NOT a primer on gaining proficiency as a chubby chaser.  I think there’s sufficient evidence on the merits of dating full-figured gals.  Fact:  They try harder.  Freddie Mercury sang it best and as a result, I won’t rehash the subject.  This article is a follow up to a comment from a recent MoM podcast on radial scenarios.  The question: How much linear distance am I loosing by...

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The Intersection of Meta and ‘Winning’
Jan16

The Intersection of Meta and ‘Winning’

  The Warmachine and Hordes meta-game is a living breathing entity.  Players try to out-think, out-plan and out-bamboozle one another by creating lists designed to fair best in their current Meta.  This article is going to give you a description of one piece, its probability of effect and how that probability interacts with your view on the current local Meta. The piece in question is Anastasia Di Bray and the power is...

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