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Someone explain CLIX to me
« on: April 19, 2003, 10:27:59 AM »
I'm just not sure I get it.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2003, 08:19:22 PM »
I was bout to give a quick rundown, but then I remembered that I've done that at least three times in the various reviews I've written. Read those, and then ask a more specific question.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2003, 03:39:25 PM »
By the way, I didn't mean to shut your question down: I'm more than happy to talk about clix games with an interested party. I just didn't want to repeat the basics, and I wasn't sure if you've read them yet.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2003, 06:09:08 PM »
Yes I had, I have just never seen it played.
You know what would be cool for the purposes of this site. If you digitally photographed a game and posted how it works turn by turn.

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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2003, 06:20:21 PM »
humm if there were no legal issues with that we could.  Fell was going to show me some time and I could bring my digital camera
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2003, 06:38:27 PM »
I don't see why there would be legal issues. It *IS* a review site, and that would be tantamount to advertising. Sorta like demo games in a store. You're not giving away minis, or anything. I think you should do it.

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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2003, 07:03:08 PM »
If anything they'd thank you.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2003, 10:49:20 PM »
I've never heard of problems with posting graphical battle reports.  For all I've heard, it's encouraged.

The only problem I forsee is that one of the best part of graphical battle reports (for WHFB, Mordheim, 40K, Battletech) is to show off paint jobs and terrain.  Since both are standard with CLIX games (though terrain need not be), they're just not as entertaining.  Also, you can't see the dials.  THey just don't have the pizzazz of othet bat reps.  Not to say they can't be entertaining, but you've really got to work it to makie it more interesting.

WK have some on their site if you want to check them out, also.

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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2003, 12:21:25 AM »
Copyright isn't an issue here, just time and effort (time I have plenty of, but effort...well, it kind of goes against the spirit of the site to put a lot of effort into anything). That said, a graphic report or series of graphic reports would be awesome if I could find a good way of doing it. Mustard and I tried one with Mordheim a while back and the pictures turned out pretty horrible. Heroclix is more forgivig visually, however, because of the standardized look of everything, so we ought to try it again. Who knows? If it turns out to be easy to make and post, we could make it a regular feature.

In the interim, I will get a more textual answer to ElJeffe's question soon.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2003, 08:10:15 AM »
It won't necessarily make the most sense strategically, but if you do a visual report, make sure each side has two basic colors that can be seen, that way, even if we don't see details, we can tell what's going on. (perhaps a 2 figure team each or something to keep it simple).

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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2003, 12:28:11 PM »
The problem that we had with the first battle report we tried is that we were getting the images from a digital video camera rather than a regular camera.  The images weren't as high resolution as we wanted.  On top of that, while we have a lot of great painted models and scenery, we had a purple table cloth underneath it and it looked really awful.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2003, 12:56:16 PM »
We could do small themed armies, like good vs. evil--maybe X-Men vs. the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants or something that people will recognize.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2003, 01:02:55 PM »
Yay for purple tablecloths!

Fell, yeah, something like that would work well.

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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2003, 03:30:54 PM »
I hope it looks good. Im kind of excited to see it in play.
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Re: Someone explain CLIX to me
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2003, 03:39:23 PM »
My camera has a macro, and we can do the "player" in flash. ┬áBasicaly a program that advances 1 frame at a time with explinations. ┬áThat's so easy to do I could have something done in like 30 min or less.  I've got plenty of time now that I'm not in school.
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