|Photo courtesy of Mister Nizz|
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Game Master (GM) Steven Johnson had set up a table of head-turning visual impact, using a black felt table cover divided into large hexagons with a number of planets and asteroids as obstacles to movement. The starship models were WizKids Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics miniatures. The Borg cube appeared to be a scratch-built cube that was huge relative to the ship models. The rules were based almost completely on the boardgame Ogre (designer Steve Jackson, various artists, publisher Steve Jackson Games), except that the combat system was identical to that of HeroScape. The result was a classic Ogre situation - everybody trying to stop the big bad guy by plunking away at it and doing damage while suffering tremendous casualties in the face of superior weaponry. It was a fun game, with some light tactical considerations and a lot of dice-rolling (as is typical of attrition combat systems).