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8th
May 2017
flakpanda
@flakpanda
May 08 2017 01:45
gets one dice 88+?
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 02:30
Hits on 88+? Ok I'm fine with t88 then
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 02:31
I actually have a couple d100s laying around lol
flakpanda
@flakpanda
May 08 2017 02:31
lol
cartag
@cartag
May 08 2017 02:34
His 88+ on d1000
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 02:37
So there's still a 8.7 % chance of failure
I like those odds
cartag
@cartag
May 08 2017 02:39
88 A tough
Though
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 02:39
That's fine
Reanimation protocols
You'll kill 2 warriors
cartag
@cartag
May 08 2017 02:40
88 attacks, hitting on 88+ on d1000, 88d8 damage
I wouldn't be surprised if blood tithe is chaos wide now like AoS if the army is Khornate
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 02:45
That'd be cool
cartag
@cartag
May 08 2017 02:56
in Blades of Khorne: A Blood Tithe point is generated each time a unit belonging to either play is wiped out. Max number is 8. Blood Tithe can be expended at any point in EITHER player's hero phase, but only once per phase.
my emphasis added
I wonder for multiplayer games though, would it proc on any player's unit dying? could it be used in everybody's hero phase?
Split fire
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:20
interesting. Before you needed a S6 to wound T4 on a 2+. Now you Need S8 to do that
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
May 08 2017 14:21
nice. i always thought it was dumb that S8 needed 6s to wound T10
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:22
Kataphrons now need S10 to be wounded on 2s...
resilient fuckers
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:27
Maybe
They could be T4 now
but yea, likely T5 :p
"Some quick maths tells us that we’d need over 500 bolters firing at that Gorkanaut to bring it down, whereas you’d need just over a dozen lascannons"
omg lasguns can kill IKs
Sensationalistic sheep
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:28
yeah about 1200 lasguns
at that number they simply melt the metal :P
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:29
As always: Relevant XKCD
"Not a problem though, because in the new Warhammer 40,000, models in a squad can fire at different targets."
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:31
NEEEEEEEEEEEERD!
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:31
As expected.
I wonder what Tau suits will get in place of that now
Dude, Munroe is great
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
May 08 2017 14:32
target lock used to give +1 BS :D
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:32
a boot to the head
#1 is still my favorite: What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light?
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 14:33
Dude if TL goes back to +1 bs, and Multi-tracker back to single model can target 2 units, I'll be the happiest little tau player ever
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:33
Short answer: nothing good.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:33
I must say.. I'm a bit intrigued of gathering more useless knowledge.
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 14:33
All they'd have to do is give me back my cheap blacksuns on all 'uis and I'd be good
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:33
As much as I can be trusted to give recommendations, get that book
Either in Print or on Audible (Wil Wheaton reads it if you need any more reason)
It's amazingly funny and plausibly educational
he was a Nasa roboticist who retired to make webcomics.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:35
I will take this into consideration... and weave it in my next 40k purchase :P
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 14:43
Damnit now I wanna break out my 4e tau again
Enjoy
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:49
you, good sir, are a smooth criminal :P
I guess I'll have a good time reading that.. AT WORK!
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:50
Audiobook has the benefit of being read by wil wheaton. BUT, KXCD is known for webcomics. So the print version has pretty comical footnotes and stick figure drawings
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 14:50
We're all criminals here lol
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:50
I own both
so
there.
:p
"Backups"
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:50
totally reasonable.
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:51
He has another large format printed book that's interesting
He did a webcomic one day of the Saturn V rocket with every part explained using the most common 1000 words in english.
It was well received, so he did a book with MANY things done that way
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:52
so.. he's like the rob ross of science?
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:52
blob
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the entire book is diagrams like that, it's pretty funny
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:53
ten hundred words... I see
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:53
Thousand probably wasn't in the list :p
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:53
figured ^^
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:54
If it starts pointing toward space, you are having a bad problem and will not go to space today.
I relish the opportunity for people to learn about the glory that is XKCD :p
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:56
if you only were as enthusiastic about spreading the HIS love... :P
S/T Table
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:57
What's the second one?
Today's?
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 14:57
Old table
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:58
ah
Yea, I like the new one
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 14:58
I love how the range spreads- it nice having exponential growth
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:58
Though things with T10 "Could" be wounded on 2s, we don't know the top end of the stats yet.
It's not capped, but we haven't seen anything past 10 yet.
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 14:59
comparison really shows how narrow the old table was
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
May 08 2017 14:59
Yea it does
I never visualized it like that before
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 15:00
plasma wounding marines on 3s
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 15:00
I used a shitton of asscans so I had a pretty good idea of the spread lol
Most tau weapons only wounding marines on 3s
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 15:02
heavy bolters can hurt way bigger things now
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 15:02
Oh shit - that makes 30k BA's wounding on one less even bigger now
Rad for -1t, str4 wounding t4 on 2s is now a massive advantage
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
May 08 2017 15:03
but heavy bolters also have a slightly tougher time hurting light infantry
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
May 08 2017 15:05
that is true and weird
but they will likely compensate with rend 1
weird
nah.. still worse against guard
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
May 08 2017 15:06
yeah, assuming GEQs have 5+ save
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
May 08 2017 15:56
Although, that table's not totally accurate because there were combinations before that low strength couldn't hurt high toughness...
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
May 08 2017 15:57
yeah, if the T is 4 higher or more, you cant hurt it
eg. boltguns against wraithlords
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
May 08 2017 16:06
Uhuh :-)
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
May 08 2017 19:55
right, so, I just picked up an Age of Sigmar intro manual thing (was bundled in with some Marines) - if WH40k ends up being very close to AoS in SPACE I think that actually it could be awesome :-)
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
May 08 2017 19:57
lol that's what @Kohato @cartag and I have been telling you guys
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
May 08 2017 19:57
yah, but if you are ignorant of the rules for AoS it doesn't mean much...
now I am less ignorant
so I am even more on the same bus :-)
cartag
@cartag
May 08 2017 22:58
I love it when I'm right ;)