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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2021, 01:45:25 PM »
al - you are a true gem.  A knowledgeable rogue(like) player.

Any suggestions for a post-apocolypic  rogue(like) game?  Not interested in castle building/defense

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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2021, 02:18:30 PM »
I appreciate the kind words!  NEO Scavenger might be up your alley, but I have it on Steam and never actually played it, so I'm not sure how much emphasis there is on base-building.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the emphasis on needing a shelter/base, but you like a sci fi setting, you might like Cogmind (on Steam).  You basically play as a robot building yourself from components you find and salvage from other robots.  I don't think this one has any base building at all, it's purely a traditional dungeon crawler IIRC.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the fantastical elements like zombies and monsters, the first thing that comes to mind is Unreal World (also on Steam).  It's not post-apocalyptic, but it's a similar open-world survival sandbox set in Finland in the iron ages.  It has a lot more emphasis on realism and simulationism, but still has the core turn-based WEGO "roguelike" gameplay.
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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2021, 02:22:12 PM »
I had Unreal World wishlisted.  I just added NEO Scavenger. 

I'll probably pick one of them up within the next six months.

Thanks Al!

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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2021, 02:26:51 PM »
W8 - i remember a game I think on SNES called Brigandine, not sure if it is related to these two games you reference.

Iíll see about checking them out. I usually love old school JRPG / Or strategy JRPGs (Final fantasy tactics, Ogre tactics and the like)

Hmmm...I used to have a SNES but I don't remember Brigandine being on that platform.  But you are correct, this is a modern version of the classic Strategy JRPG such as Final Fantasy Tactics.  This new game is going to kill hundreds of gaming hours for me I predict. 
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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2021, 03:09:06 PM »
I appreciate the kind words!  NEO Scavenger might be up your alley, but I have it on Steam and never actually played it, so I'm not sure how much emphasis there is on base-building.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the emphasis on needing a shelter/base, but you like a sci fi setting, you might like Cogmind (on Steam).  You basically play as a robot building yourself from components you find and salvage from other robots.  I don't think this one has any base building at all, it's purely a traditional dungeon crawler IIRC.

If Cataclysm doesn't interest you due to the fantastical elements like zombies and monsters, the first thing that comes to mind is Unreal World (also on Steam).  It's not post-apocalyptic, but it's a similar open-world survival sandbox set in Finland in the iron ages.  It has a lot more emphasis on realism and simulationism, but still has the core turn-based WEGO "roguelike" gameplay.

I've had cogmind wishlisted for too long.  I need to grab it.

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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2021, 04:41:44 PM »
W8 - i remember a game I think on SNES called Brigandine, not sure if it is related to these two games you reference.

Iíll see about checking them out. I usually love old school JRPG / Or strategy JRPGs (Final fantasy tactics, Ogre tactics and the like)

Hmmm...I used to have a SNES but I don't remember Brigandine being on that platform.  But you are correct, this is a modern version of the classic Strategy JRPG such as Final Fantasy Tactics.  This new game is going to kill hundreds of gaming hours for me I predict.

You are correct W8, turns out the game I was thinking about was the one you mentioned; I just didn't remember it having the subtitle, I just remembered a game called Brigandine. All good, and I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Beers and Friday
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2021, 09:45:21 AM »
Just did a few PBEM turns this morning and now about to pack to go to Amarillo for the night.  District Elk meeting this weekend so a chance to meet up with some friends and actually walk up to a bar and order a drink since they carry a food and beverage license at the Amarillo Lodge.  Actually going to give us Martn Luther King Day off this year.  They switched from giving us Presidents Day off, which I always had to work on, to giving us Martin Luther King day.  I figured I'd have to work it as well but corporate offices insisting that everyone take it off.  First spring holiday I've had off in about 20 years.  I'll be playing some PBEM turns then and trying to catch up with household chores.  Been working 12 hour days this last week trying to get seed shipped to South Texas and Mexico where they are starting to plant.  Will be the same next week but they threw in some shipments to South Korea and France just to keep it interesting.