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    Default X-Com, Terror From the Deep

    Inspired by Chiasaurs' excellent X-Com LP, I've decided to try my own hand at Terror From the Deep, and I'm inviting opinions and a cast.

    A word of warning, this is going to be a far more lethal game for the troopies than Chia's game. Alien grenades fly constantly.

    So. Base locations, squad strategy, etc....any opinions?

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    Skip Gauss. Needs ammo, useless against most later enemies...

    Also, read up on the tech tree. It's insane, and not to be attempted unprepared.
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    I volunteer to drive the tank! From a safe, remote-operation distance, of course
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    Signing up to get killed for duty. I never played TFTD through past the first mission, kept getting my teams killed.

    I'd be interested to see the game in its entirety. Will you be using any mods or utilities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosignal View Post
    Signing up to get killed for duty. I never played TFTD through past the first mission, kept getting my teams killed.
    If you've played the original, then you've pretty much played TFtD. There's enough there for it to be a noticably different game, but TFtD uses the exact same tactics as the original
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosignal View Post
    Signing up to get killed for duty. I never played TFTD through past the first mission, kept getting my teams killed.

    I'd be interested to see the game in its entirety. Will you be using any mods or utilities?
    Nope, no mods or utilities, just what came from the D2D people. I'll savescum to avoid total wipes, but otherwise I plan to ironman it.

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    I'll sign up! As the team 'medic.'
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    I'll volunteer for the science department.

    Safe, but not completely detached from the madness in the field.

    Plus, all the fun of being an intentionally obstructionist bureaucrat.

    "I'm sorry, but we'll need a 7-J (Deep one Corpse) form in order to properly fill your request for aqua plastics research. Wish I could help, but there are regulations."
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    Hmm. For this one, I'll take the totally opposite personality from my totally human one in the other thread.
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    Volunteering for any and all suicide missions, sir! I want to be an endless horde of redshirts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiasaur11 View Post
    "I'm sorry, but we'll need a 7-J (Deep one Corpse) form in order to properly fill your request for aqua plastics research. Wish I could help, but there are regulations."
    YOU! You're that bastard from my Paranoia game! Got me killed, you did!

    I shall volunteer to combat the submarine menace! For Earth! For Dolphins!


    I hope I have a ridiculously high courage score, so I can be completely unimpressed by the lovecraftian horrors and alien geometries.

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    Ready to give my life for apple pie, democracy, freedom...and did i mention apple pie?
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    Bench warmer reporting for duty sir! I hope this time I can be actually sent into the frontline!

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    It's been forever since I've had a good swim! Sign me up!


    I've always prefered halfway between Europe and USA as the first base-sigh, I dunno why. As previously said - skip Gauss tech, get Psi molecular control as early as possible.
    Never EVER bunch your troops, aliens throw grenades like.. Something you'd throw a lot in this game. Torpedoes, too!

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    I volunteer for active duty, sir! I've even got diving experience ^^.

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    Can I be the guy that shoots the crap? Or pilot type person, I'd be fine with that.

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    Signing up for duty, sir! The alien menace will never know what hit them! What hit them is a steamboat
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    Signing up as a redshirt. In this economy, jobs are tough to come by.

    Besides, my character is still sitting at Fort Fri in the other game. Somehow I don't think that will be a problem here. Death and glory! "Or" is not an option in Terror From The Deep!

    Respectfully,

    Brian P.

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    For science, por favor!
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    Signing up as a Pilot.

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    I'll sign up as cannon fodder. May my death leave someone more useful still breathing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    Volunteering for any and all suicide missions, sir! I want to be an endless horde of redshirts!
    This is Terror From The Deep.

    Every mission is a suicide mission. You'd get better odds running with Rick Flag and Amanda Waller.
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    Hmmm I'm thinking of signing on but what are the health benefits?
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    Volunteering as a red-shirt.
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    Sir, signing up as the lead scientist for our operations, sir! With my unparalleled expertise, we will surely wipe out the xenos scum with our advanced technology!

    Now I'll finally have something to do when I sit around the base!
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    Signing up to put my life on the line as well.


    Hopefully, I'll at least get a chance to die here.

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    I've noticed that you don't yet have an incendiary rounds autocannon grunt on your list of the living and/or dead.

    Does nobody else love the smell of barbecued aliens in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redpieper View Post
    Hmmm I'm thinking of signing on but what are the health benefits?
    Let's just say you won't have to suffer the indignities of poor health due to ageing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Rapture View Post
    Sir, signing up as the lead scientist for our operations, sir! With my unparalleled expertise, we will surely wipe out the xenos scum with our advanced technology!

    Now I'll finally have something to do when I sit around the base!
    Sorry pal, I called it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redpieper View Post
    Hmmm I'm thinking of signing on but what are the health benefits?
    I can promise that you won't have to suffer from a life-ending disease or cancer!

    Should be started in 2-3 days.

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