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Re: Avalon Hill Starship Troopers Game.

From: Allan Goodall <agoodall@i...>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 23:47:56 -0400
Subject: Re: Avalon Hill Starship Troopers Game.

On Fri, 12 May 2000 21:48:21 -0400, "Robert W. Hofrichter"
<> wrote:

>I heard from somewhere (can't remember the source) that the new version
>ST is nothing like the old, but since I haven't played it or even seen

I have both versions. I played the original a few times, but it was hard
play solitaire against the bugs as the bugs needed to map out their
on a hex map. It was fun, though, and the first squad level game I saw
had a TO&E as part of the rules.

I have the movie version, too. I haven't played it yet, but it's
different. It's simpler, the pieces are stand up and have a higher
quality (but you're talking the difference between the late 70s and the
90s in game production). The game plays pretty quickly. I bought it
because it
had a lot of good reviews.

Whether or not you liked the movie, the movie's game looks like fun. To
S., the originator of this thread: if you're thinking of getting the
game I can bring it to GenCon and we can give it a try. I don't know if
have time to squeeze in a game of the original game, but the movie game

Allan Goodall
Goodall's Grotto:

"Surprisingly, when you throw two naked women with sex
toys into a living room full of drunken men, things 
always go bad." - Kyle Baker, "You Are Here"

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