Alright I found out 2 table top games exist that I have not previously played are prevalent at a local club. The games are battle fleet gothic and battletech.
To give a tiny bit of context:
The advantages of battle tech are as follows.
lower initial cost (40 dollars for everything you need to play the most basic version of the game.
Involves giant robots.
Maybe able to get a buddy to spend money and buy his own tabletop army.
more fluff (aka story line)
more rules and models still being developed.
All the books cost moneys so as I want to go past the initial aka toned down game I have to pay for rules books.
Seems slower paced than bfg.
Could cost more longer term
Hex maps means I either need to buy my own in addition or make my own hex maps (not out of the question)
giant spaceships are a tiny bit cooler to me than giant robots.
Models have far more detail.
All of the rules are free to download legally.
Maps are very easy to construct
higher price to start playing.
slightly less popular
no longer an evolving game as the company that developed it was absorbed by its parent company and will not be putting out new rules.
Overall long term cost may even out
I enjoyed playing both.
i would have a player group no matter which i choose.
Three sentence summary for people one game battletech costs less to start, but the models are poor (aka less detail to paint) . Battlefleet gothic costs more to play initially but all the rules are free (battletechs aren't) . So over time the cost may even out. Also the maps you play these on are harder to make for Battletech. however battletech seems more popular atm. Which shoudl I choose ( im leaning towards space ships)
So which system should I choose the giant robots (the mechwarrior games were based off this tabletop game) or the space ship game (which is set in a universe I am familiar with?)
Alternate question which do you prefer giant robots or massive space ships.
Secondary alternate which day and time should I ask this girl out to cofee that im interested wth? (mind you she may be very anxious and tepid as her last relationship ended poorly and she has some trust issues). Im thinking afternoonish public cofee place shes familiar with can't get that much safer of a date i thought. Tertiary is this a good idea for a first real date? (aka just me and her none of our mutual freinds there)