Sharpening IABSM

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Tom Ballou
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Sharpening IABSM

Post by Tom Ballou » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 pm

There was a Special (I'm not sure which) that had a modification of IABSM! Using the chip/card rules of SP, and applying it to IABSM!

The key is the use of the flag chips/cards and the allowance to activate any unit you wish.

Has anyone played with this? I'm a big fan of CoC as you can choose what unit you activate within the perimeters of the dice. The downside of IABSM and what eventually put me off it was the reliance on card draws. This hybrid really appeals to me.

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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by acctingman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:31 pm

Reading up on the IABSM Facebook page this question came up.

One of the users there said that there is an article in the TFL Summer Special 2017, page 115: "Sharpening up I Ain't Been Shot Mum!" by Derek Hodge

Going to track this down myself.

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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by acctingman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Yep, that's the article. Just purchased the PDF. Lots of good stuff in there.

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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by Derek H » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm

I'm actually playing it slightly differently to what's there. I have dropped allowing the use Command Cards to replicate the effects of bonus cards. And I now normally just use four Command Cards rather than the five I liked when I wrote the article, we were getting too many bonus activations. .
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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by acctingman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks for the update Derek

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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by Tom Ballou » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:04 pm

Yes, thanks! I want to play with it and see how it goes but I really like how SP works.
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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by Vis Bellica » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:45 pm

I have tried IABSM with and without the Sharpening, and prefer it without. Just something about the rhythm and feel.

That said, I can see how the Sharpening would work well when you are playing for a limited time, such as on a typical club evening.

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Re: Sharpening IABSM

Post by Derek H » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:21 am

I'm quite happy to play it without as well. But most of my friends prefer it.
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