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Any good hot seat action out there?

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by damicore, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. damicore Scholar

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    I was looking for a descent TB-multiplayer to play at home with my gf and friends at home while drinking some beers in the vein of HoMM (as in NOT OVER THE INTERNETS).
    Haven't played HoMM since HoMM 2 or 3 (don't remember which one) which I used to play back in 90s with my brother and cousin when we were about 8-9 years old and I was thinking the codex was the best place to ask for such a game since I completely lack the knowledge of this types of games. I don't really know how to call them except for HoMM clones and I know only of HoMM and disciples.
    It may aswell not be in the vein of HoMM or Disciples although tactical squad based combat is a plus as are rpg feats. The more RPG-feats-heavy the better but you could point me in a better direction, I don't know much about wargames and TBstrategy as stated.
    I would just play some PnP but they're way too lazy to even read the Player's Handbook.
    Don't really know if this is a good idea to kill some time with friends once in a while but just enlighten me.
     
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  2. Breaking Axe Educated

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    How about you play Knights of the Chalice and have each person control a single character?
     
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  3. damicore Scholar

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    Already tried playing tetris and have each person be a different piece.
     
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  4. Breaking Axe Educated

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    Yes, well, it works well under the principles you described above, it's essentially playing a PnP adventurer without having to learn the intricacies of the player's handbook. It works just as well as a hotseat game as HoMM except it's not PvP. True it's ostensibly a singleplayer RPG, but I see no reason why it isn't exactly what you're looking for, based on what you described.
     
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  5. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Combat Missions have hot seat although not exactly turn-based (basically every player selects course of action then ends his turn and then turn plays out for 60 seconds before both of you regain control)

    Beware - they are not simple shit.


    Steel Panthers: WW2 and Main Battle Tank have a hot seat TB mode too. Just start the game, select both players as human and play. Free games too.
     
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  6. pipka Savant

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  7. Padre Liturgist

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    Blood Bowl maybe? Not really rpgish but a very good tactical combat.

    Remember having a blast playing this puppy via web. Must be even better with beer using hot seat.
     
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  8. JohnTheRevelator Arcane

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    I played Ja2 in hot seat :yeah:
    It could kinda work with 1.13 since everyone would get their own IMP merc.

    More seriously, Warlords is ideal hot seat-beer&pretzels series. 3rd one is my favourite (because it looks pretty ;) )
    Master of Orion maybe? Age of Wonders?
     
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  9. damicore Scholar

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    What are or is Combat Missions?

    Was thinking about blood bowl, have never tried that out but the fact that I know next to nothing about american football and/or warhammer wouldn't help much... I guess? I'll still give it a try, looks like fun.

    AoW seems to be really hot arround this subforums, care to point its strong points over lets say HoMM?
    And what about warlords?

    Not way too resources-management focused games would be better I guess? I'll try to give these all a try.

    Keep them coming if possible guys :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Blood bowl is a good choice. You can play using the free client at fumbbl.com although teams won't gain SPP from playing hotseat practice matches against yourself.

    Do yourself a favour and read the rulebook first though. It'll save you a ton of headaches to know how blocking and dodging is calculated. Also check out their help section. Besides the site rules (they can get quite butthurt if you don't follow them) there's a bunch of helpful tips for new players, including suggestions on starting team lineups for every race.
     
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  11. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Laser Squad on C64 :obviously:
     
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  12. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Combat Mission is a 3D, "We Go" wargame. You both plan your coordinates and orders, then you hit "Go" and the action plays out -- without your control -- for 60 seconds. It's actually very well suited for hot seat playing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA630RbGcVo
     
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  13. Hoodoo It gets passed around. Dumbfuck

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    Worms.
     
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  14. damicore Scholar

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    Any cooperative games out there?
     
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  15. Angelo85 Magister

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    Age of Wonders has a Hotseat mode if I remember correctly. It's very similar to HoMM. You can play cooperatively against AI enemies.

    Or you could check out the freeware TB strategy game Battle for Wesnoth. Again, you can play against AI enemies there as well.
     
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  16. Dire Roach Prophet

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    Get some board games or rock band, you fucking aspie.

    Worms is a great hotseat game, though.
     
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  17. pipka Savant

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    Dwarf Fortress. Hotseat seasons for fast-paced bloodlines playthorough.
     
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