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((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.
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IceFire1424 wrote:
((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.


Are any of the D&D and Pathfinder boardgames good?
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Michael Hopcroft wrote:
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IceFire1424 wrote:
((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.


Are any of the D&D and Pathfinder boardgames good?


I really enjoyed Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game. To me, it felt like a really great board game version of D&D, though I should add that I'm a newcomer to D&D so perhaps more experienced folks feel differently.

I think I got the digital version of a Pathfinder board game in a recent Humble Bundle, but I haven't played it yet.
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IceFire1424 wrote:
((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.


Are any of the D&D and Pathfinder boardgames good?


I really enjoyed Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game. To me, it felt like a really great board game version of D&D, though I should add that I'm a newcomer to D&D so perhaps more experienced folks feel differently.

I think I got the digital version of a Pathfinder board game in a recent Humble Bundle, but I haven't played it yet.

As a counterpoint, I found Castle Ravenloft a bit annoyingly luck-based, perhaps because I was used to the mitigating factors of WOW (1: more dice manipulation, 2: Many more dice so luck bell curves out faster). And of course your meager power set is not a patch on the talents/skills/items of WOW. It does, however, have the advantage of being much shorter.
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Michael Hopcroft wrote:
Are any of the D&D and Pathfinder boardgames good?


I owned 4 of the D&D boardgames and did enjoy them.

- Ravenloft: did not really play through the whole adventure, but did play a couple of times. Not bad but not my favorite.
- Wrath of Ashardalon: did finish this one with my wife.
- Legends of Drizzt: this is my favorite, to be honest Drizzt is overpowered but we had tons of fun with it.
- Temple of Elemental evil: Playing this with a friend and my wife. Like it as well, there is more of a campaign and advancement in this one.
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Osirus wrote:
IceFire1424 wrote:
((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.


Interesting. I think the levelling and fighting system is awesome (which is why I kept the game), but the problem was that there was no adventure in it at all – only fighting. Go there, fight monsters. Then go there, fight monsters. I would have wanted some more varied quests.
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Michael Hopcroft wrote:
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IceFire1424 wrote:
((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.


Are any of the D&D and Pathfinder boardgames good?


I really liked "Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Adventure Board Game" which is basically just a variant of HeroQuest. But it was really good!
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Had a small con at my place, played about 19 games over 2 full days.
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Had a small con at my place, played about 19 games over 2 full days.


Tha sounds like a blast. How many people came?
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IceFire1424 wrote:
((Fallout board game is an awesome RPG but long as hell))

This is very much how I feel about World of Warcraft: The Boardgame, which is a full day off table and a half epic sprawling adventure, but also incredibly satisfying with characters levelling up and gaining skills and equipment.


Are any of the D&D and Pathfinder boardgames good?


I really liked "Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Adventure Board Game" which is basically just a variant of HeroQuest. But it was really good!
Except I had to be dungeon master. Which is why I prefer Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
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Had a small con at my place, played about 19 games over 2 full days.


Tha sounds like a blast. How many people came?

We were with 8 (3 were unable to join). It is a twice a year thing.
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Narl wrote:
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Had a small con at my place, played about 19 games over 2 full days.


Tha sounds like a blast. How many people came?

We were with 8 (3 were unable to join). It is a twice a year thing.


That sounds fantastic! I wish I had space, time, and people in my circle to do that with.
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They are all people I met on the geek in the FTL thread.
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They are all people I met on the geek in the FTL thread.
How odd that you would invite people you meet on BGG over to your house for games!
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They are all people I met on the geek in the FTL thread.
How odd that you would invite people you meet on BGG over to your house for games!


Especially from Faster Than Light.
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They are all people I met on the geek in the FTL thread.
How odd that you would invite people you meet on BGG over to your house for games!


Especially from Faster Than Light.

Lol, the original Feel the Love thread. We have had people over from the States, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Belgium so far. And once from Australia.
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Played a lot of board games this weekend. The weekend board game extravaganza went well.

N is new to me, W means victory:

Newton (N), Samurai (W), Saboteur, Le Havre twice (short game and regular version), Railways of Europe (N), High Society, Root (N), The Voyages of Marco Polo (N), Elevenses (W), Kemet, Tigris & Euphrates, Century: Spice Road twice (W x2), Condottiere, The Fox in the Forest (N, W)

Looks like I only had luck with shorter games. Still, lot of fun all around. I think the highlights for new games were Railways and Fox in the Forest. Maybe Newton, but it was basically a solitaire game, and I tend to enjoy more interaction. Still, it was a puzzle to figure out the optimal path and I enjoyed that. Railways had great, simple mechanics but the strategy was opaque and it was very competitive, I will almost definitely pick that up. Fox in the Forest was deceptively confusing at first, but is such a clever twist on trick taking games, and two player to boot. It clicked halfway through my first round and I ended up destroying my friend (I have a reasonable amount of experience with trick taking games; Hearts and Tichu, namely). I described it to my wife and she wasn't at all interested, so I'll wait until I find out who my local gaming friends are before I pick that up.

Speaking of, I'm gaming locally this Friday, so wish me luck. I've not gamed much in the last nine months, so I hope I can get a local game group so my gaming isn't relegated to flying to NJ a few times a year.
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Some great games in that list! I've only ever played Condottiere with three, but would love to try it with more. How many did you have?
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Agricola was eh. To be fair, I wasn't expecting to love it, having not been impressed with a few other of Uwe's designs, but I do feel like I came into it with an open mind. In the end, it's a worker placement game, and each action has one spot...that's not really what I'm into anymore. The endgame scoring really soured me, each widget scored a slightly different amount of points on a slightly different scale. Just really tedious. I don't mean that from a counting standpoint, I mean that from a game design standpoint.

I'm not sure I can defend the final scoring, but the last time I played it (in February) reminded me how much I enjoy the game. I'm not sure I'm at the level where drafting improves the game for me, but it wasn't too much of a drag, either.

Over the weekend, I too went to a mini-con organized by a friend. Got in a game of Terraforming Mars (I'd never played with Colonies before, and it's arguable whether I have now, either ... I think I traded once or twice) and introduced some people to Innovation and Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, both of which I could stand to play more of.

Innovation is ever-chaotic, but everybody seemed to enjoy it. Isle of Skye served well as a counterpoint to the game of Carcassonne we'd played earlier -- I don't hate Carcassonne, but I'd usually rather be playing almost anything else. In the Isle of Skye game, I managed to ride a couple of points-for-farms scrolls to victory (granted, against two players who had never played before).

I also learned Res Arcana, which is maybe in the same part of the map as Splendor -- collect resources, buy cards that enhance your resource generation or allow you to convert your resources, win by having the most VP when somebody passes a threshold. It seems like a pretty solid game.

I've heard good things about Root, but the game of it I played didn't exactly confirm them. Since the game was mostly a one-sided crush by the Riverfolk Company, and I barely figured out what I was doing as the Eyrie, I can see that there's certainly asymmetry there to love, but it's also clearly (at least with the expansion) a game that depends on the players for its balance. I'd be interested in playing more; I imagine it will be several games before I have a good sense of what's going on.
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Rudy and I are in a pretty constant stream of Jaipur/Hanging Gardens games that has just been rocking. It's more board games than I've played in ages. I'm getting crushed at Jaipur but I think I'm slightly ahead in Hanging Gardens (though this game is already too tight).

And now a friend has finally gotten on to BGA and I've got so many more plans. We're in a Hanafuda (Koi-Koi) game right now and I've missed that silly nonsense.
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And now a friend has finally gotten on to BGA and I've got so many more plans. We're in a Hanafuda (Koi-Koi) game right now and I've missed that silly nonsense.


Having some good folks to play games with remotely is rad, and BGA is a great place for it.
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I'm constantly playing Race for the Galaxy on BGA.
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I'm constantly playing Race for the Galaxy on BGA.
I just added you (And Quasy) to my friends list. I will play some Race! I've actually kinda been thinking about that, I havent' played in AGES
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They let me play Through the Ages a couple games, too, but I'm done with that. I like Eminent Domain as well. I don't know what else I like.
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They let me play Through the Ages a couple games, too, but I'm done with that. I like Eminent Domain as well. I don't know what else I like.

If you've not tried Quantum or Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, I enjoy them greatly and the BGA implementations are pretty top notch.
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