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(Wikipedia)   80s band The Human League got their name from a) a book of poetry, b) a foreign film or c) an obscure nerdy board game   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2022-02-01 11:47:42 PM  
I have a copy. It is very complicated to play.

/nothing is obscure on Fark
 
2022-02-02 12:11:40 AM  
You might as well resign yourself to what you're going through.
 
2022-02-02 12:11:47 AM  

TheCheese: I have a copy. It is very complicated to play.

/nothing is obscure on Fark


I used to. Also its companion StarForce: Alpha Centauri. Complex but pretty good when one got the hang of it. Sadly I was the one and only one.

/ Most of those games took half an hour per turn.
 
2022-02-02 3:57:17 AM  
Money for people.
 
2022-02-02 5:55:17 AM  
I dunno..... I was too busy working as a waitress in a cocktail bar....
 
2022-02-02 7:17:52 AM  
"Hipsters!" Clock Dva, Heaven 17, Moloko
 
2022-02-02 7:45:53 AM  

malle-herbert: I dunno..... I was too busy working as a waitress in a cocktail bar....


Is that true?
 
2022-02-02 7:52:29 AM  
Twenty Thousand Human Leagues Under The Sea.

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"I was working as a pinniped in a seafood bar, that much is true..."
 
2022-02-02 8:01:33 AM  
Well, they're only:
The Human League - Human
Youtube s1ysoohV_zA
 
2022-02-02 8:20:03 AM  
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This is the best obscure nerdy science fiction board game.
 
2022-02-02 10:00:32 AM  
I really liked their Fascination video, where they actually painted a giant red You Are Here circle on the street and building, and filmed it from a helicopter. And the band was in a grey room with all their instruments painted grey. The backup singers had bright red lipstick, though. That detail stood out.
 
2022-02-02 10:11:32 AM  
Holy THAC0, we played that game!  Or tried to, setting up and starting multiple times, but never getting more than a couple turns in.

And I laughed at the faction name, thinking it a coincidence.
 
2022-02-02 10:27:24 AM  
'70s Human League is NOTHING like what you heard from them in the '80s. Do yourself a favor and listen to this. It's sinister and it slaps:

The Human League - Being Boiled - 1978
Youtube I_NStTkSRQw
 
2022-02-02 11:33:49 AM  

amindtat: '70s Human League is NOTHING like what you heard from them in the '80s. Do yourself a favor and listen to this. It's sinister and it slaps:

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ohhhh....me likey.

Thanks.
 
2022-02-02 11:52:12 AM  

TheCheese: I have a copy. It is very complicated to play.

/nothing is obscure on Fark


IIRC it was one of the first games to attempt some form of blind movement.  You had no idea if your counter stack was going to make contact with the enemy.

/I've seen some attempts at double-blind movement for events at wargaming cons where they have the actual board surrounded by a partition and the teams making decisions for their armies/fleets sit on opposite outside ends of the partition.
 
2022-02-02 11:59:05 AM  

amindtat: It's sinister and it slaps


It what?
 
2022-02-02 12:02:24 PM  

dennysgod: amindtat: '70s Human League is NOTHING like what you heard from them in the '80s. Do yourself a favor and listen to this. It's sinister and it slaps:

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ohhhh....me likey.

Thanks.


The Future And The Human League - The Golden Hour of the Future full album - YouTube
 
2022-02-02 12:04:58 PM  

bostonguy: amindtat: It's sinister and it slaps

It what?


= groovy

you know, cat's meow
 
2022-02-02 1:31:59 PM  
So did Husker Du.
 
2022-02-02 2:30:47 PM  
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was NOT the inspiration for

David Bowie - Fashion (Official Video)
Youtube F-z6u5hFgPk
 
2022-02-02 4:20:29 PM  
The Young Ones - Anyone here like The Human League?
Youtube kUpKPVDqy_E
 
2022-02-02 5:10:37 PM  

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Harry and Paul - The Young Ones
Youtube YP3qGd3Te1M
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2022-02-02 7:45:39 PM  
Everything after Travelogue was garbage.
 
2022-02-03 11:58:59 AM  
The Human League - Black Hit Of Space (1980)
Youtube EBaL3cPxDbE
 
2022-02-03 12:10:50 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: So did Husker Du.


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Where the child can beat the adult!

(bought second-hand strictly because of the band all those many years ago)
 
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