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    It's not a significant buff in games going well...

    It's not a significant buff in games going well and helps compensate a bit for games going badly, but to be honest it makes pans into a vaguely decent weapon, which it was never meant to be. Pans...
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    My girlfriend pointed out that in the Zombicide...

    My girlfriend pointed out that in the Zombicide logo, the skull is in the O (zero) and the Molotov is the I (one), which indicates the number of zombie kills. That's good enough for me.
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    Well, I'm not using a 4-point scale: when I say...

    Well, I'm not using a 4-point scale: when I say 8/10, I mean it.

    Tried Grindhouse last night. Rating it a 4, but I think we made some mistakes and it could be lower. Then again, maybe we had...
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    I also looked at various formulas related to...

    I also looked at various formulas related to explosive force, but found nothing similar.

    I thought of using his Zombie shirt, but my girlfriend pointed out that with reduced brain function comes...
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    Re-played 10 Small Town as a fake 3-players game....

    Re-played 10 Small Town as a fake 3-players game. I stand by my <7 rating, and am tempted to hint at 5, but I may have gotten really good spawns and searches, so 6 until I can do this again.

    I...
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    Actually, according to the rules the order of...

    Actually, according to the rules the order of players is predetermined, but the player chooses the order in which to activate their characters. Therefore, sinle player has the most control, but...
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    Dave's t-shirt formula

    Has anyone figured out what it is? I know zombie Dave has E=MC^2, but I can't figure out the survivor one. I tried looking for stuff involving gravity but came up short.
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    Less than 6 survivors

    The easiest game seems to be the 2-player version: you have the maximum number of characters and nearly maximum control over the order in which they act.

    Single player loses some serious...
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    01 City Blocks is widely considered a very hard...

    01 City Blocks is widely considered a very hard mission. Unless you're familiar with controlling zombie flow and each character's individual abilities, and pick the right people (which assumes you...
  10. Pretty safe is not safe. But when opening huge...

    Pretty safe is not safe. But when opening huge buildings past blue it'd still make a major difference.
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    Just making sure you're not using too many - no...

    Just making sure you're not using too many - no action generates multiple noise tokens, even firing multiple weapons. Also, survivors do not generate "physical" noise tokens.

    Cars don't seem to...
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    Talm's is a bit too restrictive, but paying an...

    Talm's is a bit too restrictive, but paying an action to pass another car sounds like a decent idea.
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    It's more convenient for me to rate here than...

    It's more convenient for me to rate here than there, but I'll be happy if you can forward them with your next batch. Say they're from Archon Shiva, also my name over there.
    05 Big W I've tried...
  14. "During the spawn phase" makes the game much...

    "During the spawn phase" makes the game much easier - opening buildings suddenly becomes pretty safe.
  15. What, exactly, can trigger an extra turn?

    The rule book says "a player draws a card and there are not enoug miniatures or the requested zombie type".

    Spawning 4 walkers is pretty clear about this. Some cases, however, get trickier.

    1....
  16. Balance effect of using Abomination zombies

    While I'm waiting on my (international) game, are you guys using the extra zombies from the Abomination package when playing? If you tried both ways, how does that affect balance? It's possible the...
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    Note that the current icon is called "locked...

    Note that the current icon is called "locked door" - as a scenario-specific object, nothing stops you from adding unlocked doors, which can be opened and closed at will and destroyed by zombies;...
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    I believe there is an ability (sniper?) that...

    I believe there is an ability (sniper?) that basically means just "can actually aim at stuff". Imagine the whole thing taking place in England (or Canada) instead of the U.S. and suddenly not...
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    Ivy's not linked to abomination, though.

    Ivy's not linked to abomination, though.
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    Yeah, that part was sarcasm, although technically...

    Yeah, that part was sarcasm, although technically people can take pledges away...
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    Not to get the thread back on track or anything,...

    Not to get the thread back on track or anything, but I strongly suspect Sedition Wars will make it goal - it's probably time to give it it's own sub-forum. Can someone poke the right person to get...
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    If we're gonna go there, my personal pick for...

    If we're gonna go there, my personal pick for overblown folk heroes is Davy Crockett. Of course he didn't have much of an acting career (though the other two are debatable at best), but for all the...
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    I also like Bruce a lot more than Richard, but...

    I also like Bruce a lot more than Richard, but you have to admit, in a zombie game, being already dead kinda ruins it for him...
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    I got an extra Abomination set because I wanted...

    I got an extra Abomination set because I wanted the game itself - I fully intend to resell all the promo figures that come with it - Nobody needs two Chuck Norri.
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    My guess is that they won't contract with a...

    My guess is that they won't contract with a caster just for a limited run of a few promo figures; it probably doesn't make financial sense to do so - they're going to add them to their order for the...
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    I wouldn't panic too much: we know almost all of...

    I wouldn't panic too much: we know almost all of the rules already (some people have basically played the game with stand-ins), and this being a co-op game, if there's that one rule that makes you...
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    Finally in, with terrain and Ridley. $30...

    Finally in, with terrain and Ridley.

    $30 terrain is absolutely awesome. Zombicide take notes for expansion.
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    On the other hand, if we get their brains, we're...

    On the other hand, if we get their brains, we're neve getting the rules...

    But seriously, for something that was supposed to be up before the end of he kickstarter...
  29. Another trick from my girlfriend: apply a dry-ish...

    Another trick from my girlfriend: apply a dry-ish brush (just wipe it, damp is fine) to the wash to suck the extra liquid out of recesses - it will usually leave enough for your needs.
  30. Removing too much is never a catastrophe, as you...

    Removing too much is never a catastrophe, as you can just add more afterwards. You should probably play around with pressure and distance and make some notes, but I'd say it's definitely worth...
  31. Awesome! That's exactly what I was going for...

    Awesome! That's exactly what I was going for with the horrible tutorial: getting people painting who normally wouldn't, and let them be amazed at their own results.

    These skeletons are really...
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    So we have hope that Claudia's weapon gets...

    So we have hope that Claudia's weapon gets changed, then? I may have to re-add a third copy when the pledge manager comes out...
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    I don't know. But aren't you excited to find...

    I don't know. But aren't you excited to find out?
    I was referring to the similarly-stretched Zombicide where $160k-ish was when the contents of the Abomination pledge really reached critical mass.
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    I checker the scale on the Arcane Legion horse,...

    I checker the scale on the Arcane Legion horse, and it makes a decent, ridable pony for heroic 28mm - just not a heavy warhorse.

    On the other hand, man miniatures games have cavalry scaled...
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    I eventually remembered that solo and co-op modes...

    I eventually remembered that solo and co-op modes a Zombicide pledge make sense for me. This one is more of a hardcore versus game - a category where I have more games than opponents. Still...
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    Yeah, I think this one will cost another hundred...

    Yeah, I think this one will cost another hundred or two...
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    Unless it's been done through comments, the only...

    Unless it's been done through comments, the only relevant option in the survey was to add an entire Abomination level at $100, though. So they'd get game+abomination for $175 (compared to...
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    Affliction, actually. My hypothesis is that they...

    Affliction, actually. My hypothesis is that they simply read down the list of pledges, which didn't indicate anything about the extras: Abomination looks like an extra figure and dice for $25, which...
  39. On the other hand, let's be honest, some of the...

    On the other hand, let's be honest, some of the figures are distinctive enough on their own. I wouldn't want the hoodie and hippie in the same tint, but nobody is going to confuse twin machetes and...
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    Didn't get any. Still waiting on the pledge...

    Didn't get any. Still waiting on the pledge manager.
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    Neat. I'll stick with my original, but I like...

    Neat. I'll stick with my original, but I like it, and maybe upgrade on a later version.
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    I'd really like it if CMON made sure you can get...

    I'd really like it if CMON made sure you can get every single figure simply by getting in the KS each time. I don't much care where else the figures are made available to others, but I do care where...
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    While I can't guarantee anything, it might still...

    While I can't guarantee anything, it might still be worth trying to contact CMON through kickstarter - the pledge manager hasn't come out yet.

    Regarding complexity, that's just Zombicide: they...
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    If you get the thickness just right to for the...

    If you get the thickness just right to for the tiles to sit smooth with the edges, it should be awesome.

    Separate strips sounds like looking fro trouble, though. On the other hand, if you go for...
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    I thought about some sort of pheromones, but...

    I thought about some sort of pheromones, but maybe fatties are fresh enough to ooze consumable flesh... That's kinda disgusting, though.
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    Yeah, I did that too, then at the last minute...

    Yeah, I did that too, then at the last minute when the survey came in I converted an extra Eva and white dice to a set of extra tiles. So I guess I'll have a huge town. Or maybe I'll change it...
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    Zombie types explanation / backstory

    Full credit goes to Scorpion0x17 for the post that got me thinking more about this.

    Why are there different types of zombies? Now, maybe Guillotine Games has this figured out already, but as far...
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    Did you order an extra set of tiles? Some types...

    Did you order an extra set of tiles? Some types of masking tape do a great job of holding stuff from underneath and leave almost no residue - the green stuff used for painting comes to mind. It...
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    If you really want a shape to hold for years, you...

    If you really want a shape to hold for years, you have to do it the hard way: cut it off, drill a tiny hole in both end, put in a wire and bend the wire. Yup, that's as scary to me as it is to you,...
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    Just use the chainsaw your cut off your second...

    Just use the chainsaw your cut off your second Wanda to replace with a sledgehammer.
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    Blow drier. Or Ziplock bag. There are ways. ...

    Blow drier. Or Ziplock bag. There are ways.

    That said, if you really want to customize, and out of 60 walkers you probably should, is to take a knife blade to them. Cut off a hand, an arm or a...
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    Shoogoo: I wouldn't expect them to retain their...

    Shoogoo: I wouldn't expect them to retain their modified shape over very long periods either - but if it lasts years, you can probably reshape them when needed.
  53. Indeed. I did somewhat, if only because I...

    Indeed. I did somewhat, if only because I couldn't paint without it, but not in any great detail. Have a look, if you have the stomach for it...
  54. Botched Painting from the Dollar Store Tutorial - now live!

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?49669-Botched-Painting-from-the-Dollar-Store-Tutorial

    A tutorial to painting badly for the utterly scared and inexperienced, by someone who still...
  55. Reserved just in case.

    Reserved just in case.
  56. Next, we'll do some highlights. After letting it...

    Next, we'll do some highlights. After letting it dry a few minutes, use a lighter brown, and this time wipe the brush almost completely by pinching the paper towel around the brush.

    Use the same...
  57. Botched Painting from the Dollar Store Tutorial

    So, you have neither the skills, equipment or patience to paint miniatures properly? You see posts from people who claim they can't paint to save their lives and keep going "I wish I could do that!"...
  58. I meant black base coat, but black dip as well. ...

    I meant black base coat, but black dip as well. Both are worth experimenting with, too - a green or red wash on a zombie might be awesome.

    Edit: Tutorial mini is painted and photographed. Just...
  59. In case it wasn't patently obvious, base coating...

    In case it wasn't patently obvious, base coating in black + dipping is rather useless. It's assumed you either add colors, or base coat in grey, green or whatever.
  60. You could dip after just a base coat. It's still...

    You could dip after just a base coat. It's still way better than unpainted. By I suggest adding a splash of flesh to the general area of the face and hands, and maybe hair color and... well soon...
  61. Black. But it's really worth experimenting -...

    Black. But it's really worth experimenting - results tend to be surprising in very good ways.
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    You're confusing Eva and The Bride. Eva's...

    You're confusing Eva and The Bride. Eva's official color artwork (check the "menu" for it) has reversed colors from Bruce Lee's.
  63. LOL. That's awesome, Niranth, and very good...

    LOL. That's awesome, Niranth, and very good advice, but I think it precisely what KZ isn't looking for. There's airbrush and chemistry in your post! There are discontinued paints in there!!
    ...
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    You may be confusing two different things, but...

    You may be confusing two different things, but there are indeed some paints which contain some "texture" material, such as finely ground rock (I guess it's that) which may do a quick-and-dirty job of...
  65. Post got eaten. Dollar store paints and brushes...

    Post got eaten. Dollar store paints and brushes + dip will get you much better results than you dream possible for a first attempt. I'll try to make a tutorial tonight.
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    In the video games jargon, it's known as "Player...

    In the video games jargon, it's known as "Player 2" colors. Definitely doing it as well, but they'll be different characters with separate abilities. Might get modded somewhat, as well. But at...
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    True. It also exists as a paste.

    True. It also exists as a paste.
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    James Francis Edward Stuart?

    James Francis Edward Stuart?
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    I take it you've never tried leaving a base...

    I take it you've never tried leaving a base unpainted, then. The reason black/Tarmac bases work is that you can wipe or paint over easily to cover up any mistake. Even a grass/rock base will hide...
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    I like your edge idea. I was planning on...

    I like your edge idea. I was planning on following the official colors for survivors, so recognition shouldn't be much of an issue, but zombies will probably get a blue edge for runners and a green...
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    Considering how many non-miniatures people were...

    Considering how many non-miniatures people were brought over due to Zombicide, it might be worth doing a tutorial to bad (but tolerable) paint jobs for people lacking both the skills, materials and...
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    I'll have to check scale, bu Arcane Legions is...

    I'll have to check scale, bu Arcane Legions is plastic and some of the infantry packs have riderless horses in the box - they need to have the figure glued on.

    MSRP was $15 for ~fifteen cavalry,...
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    Wondering if I'm going to do some sort of...

    Wondering if I'm going to do some sort of color-coding for types of zombies. I don't want to limit myself to asking everyone look the same, but I might code by skin color, or bases... Any ideas?
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    I'm using the same icon, as is Skittlesbrau. ...

    I'm using the same icon, as is Skittlesbrau. Haven't figured anyone else except Niranth, but haven't tried either.
  75. Well, to get technical, the "dip" itself is the...

    Well, to get technical, the "dip" itself is the ink wash - you could do it over an unpainted figure, or on a store-bought Star Wars action figure, if you wanted. It's a one-step shortcut that will...
  76. Google it. Short version, do a botched painting...

    Google it.
    Short version, do a botched painting job, then do a quick soak in diluted ink to highlight all the details. It looks much, much better than I sounds.
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    It's cake without the icing. Americans pretend...

    It's cake without the icing. Americans pretend it's not dessert, but that's just an excuse to eat more.
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    I see no sort of betrayal whatsoever in letting...

    I see no sort of betrayal whatsoever in letting latecomers jump in - especially since they're getting an inferior deal (further Abominations cost $10 more). As has been said, they are *also* buying...
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    So, this thread isn't about swearing at the...

    So, this thread isn't about swearing at the table, then.
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    While I appreciate cameos for promo figures, I...

    While I appreciate cameos for promo figures, I don't want GG to simply start pushing every movie character ever into the game just because someone thinks it'd be cool. I'd much rather they design...
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    I'm considering leaving 13 walkers as a source...

    I'm considering leaving 13 walkers as a source for customs and painting only 107.
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    I'm assuming they're not the ones likely to be on...

    I'm assuming they're not the ones likely to be on the forums to start with. Also, I'd guess at least one-third will, in fact, upgrade. But 107 is such a good number, and it will remain listed that...
  83. I know - I was quoting it in the context of your...

    I know - I was quoting it in the context of your last comment, as a joke. I'm *assuming* no one else is...
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    You're welcome - I kinda hoped it would catch on.

    You're welcome - I kinda hoped it would catch on.
  85. No, I'm not much of a game club person. More of...

    No, I'm not much of a game club person. More of a "Come over some time" type. Will PM you, though.
  86. If it makes you feel any better, CMON took in...

    If it makes you feel any better, CMON took in $23.8k to fund his troubles. It's a lot of work, but on the plus side, it's a lot of work!

    I disagree. 17 is a broadly inefficient number for...
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    At some point, we all have our favorite action...

    At some point, we all have our favorite action heroes that we'd love to see in this, but CMON/GG should strive for more variety than giving us every leading man, ever, in an action movie. Even the...
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    NERF had a line of neat foam weapons a few years...

    NERF had a line of neat foam weapons a few years back that's still in stock most places. The longswords and mace were awesome, much as the others weren't. They're not exactly being used much, but I...
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    <Wide grin>
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    Check the "menu". It's in update #44.

    Check the "menu". It's in update #44.
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    Yes. It wasn't 100% obvious at first, but it's...

    Yes. It wasn't 100% obvious at first, but it's been written in several places by now.
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    Favorite optional rules so far

    Feel free to add stuff you've read elsewhere, but please don't add your own ideas: post these elsewhere and let someone else put them in here - it will insure that at least two people thought this...
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    It's been implied there's a mechanic for running...

    It's been implied there's a mechanic for running zombies over with the car: minis are targeted in the same order as with ranged weapons, though I doubt "Sniper" applies.
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    Much as a 3D setup adds to a game, you could...

    Much as a 3D setup adds to a game, you could certainly use side-by-side maps for the same gameplay. Even Terraclips (or older, cheaper WorldWorks products) are awkward if you try to play on both...
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    Hi! You may recognize the unicorn crest from...

    Hi! You may recognize the unicorn crest from Kickstarter, though I wasn't around quite as much as Skittlebrau.

    I'll be painting the zombies - I had to promise the wife that, but she'll be...
  96. Montreal, Canada It's funny how people in some...

    Montreal, Canada

    It's funny how people in some areas will list something else instead of a country, but could go either smaller (Indiana) or larger (U.K.)
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    Thanks for doing it, and thanks for doing it...

    Thanks for doing it, and thanks for doing it right. But most of all, thanks for carefully threading that fine line between listening and obeying.
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