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« on: November 09, 2017, 04:31:44 PM »
I think I have decided for my lifestyle I need to get in a bit more on this sort of mixed miniature game vs board game (I guess Hero Quest did this a loooong time ago, GW never really had versions available when I was playing, apart from Space Hulk). No need to prepare tons of minis, no need for transportation of hundreds of models, and can easily bash a game out in 3 hours or less from when you turn up.

I am simply too slow at miniature games to fit them into a normal evening!


I played a game of The Others with Matt, Midaski's son, last night and really enjoyed it, although after the fact find out we had been playing the rules wrong making the heroes too powerful (not my fault- Matt read the rules and guided the game!). The bonus for this being that many of the "sins" models could be used as some sort of chaos demons, which I think Matt plans to use to expand his 40k army to playable sizes.

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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 04:46:55 PM »
I enjoyed the 4th edition of Space Hulk when it came out in 2014, although haven't played it since then.  Currently it is sitting in my kitchen after my recent move, and I am leaning towards introducing the game ot some of my nephews during the holiday season.

Also, I here tell that with the renewal of Specialist Games, there could be new "army lists", figures and scenarios, and that good be a wonderful addition if it's compatible with the 4th Edition.
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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 04:09:14 AM »

Just this week I've started looking into dungeon crawlers suitable for solo play. Would love to hear recommendations.


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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 07:20:41 PM »
I've got the Mantic dungeon game, errrm, Dungeon Saga, that's it. Bought it in their Kickstarter.

Never played it, looks nice. It would be best with 5 players (4 heroes, one GM / villain) but the advanced rules handle solo play with a card drawing system. I might have to dig it out and have a go.

There's a starter campaign, then a couple of others with different sets of heroes. Also character progression, and a character gen system to run characters of your own design.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 08:13:34 PM »
Solo dungeon crawlers, interesting. I will keep an eye on this thread.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 08:32:33 PM »
Gloomhaven seems to be THE solo RPG/dungeon crawl right now. Haven't played myself. Classic Descent was a 1 vs all, but recently got an app that makes it suitable for solo play.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 06:42:49 PM »
From what I have seen, Gloomhaven is going for insane marked up prices. I read that it was good, but I'd like to ease into the genre before dropping hundreds of dollars on a single game.

I started looking into some of the D&D board games (Elemental Evil, Ravenloft...) and Shadows of Brimstone, and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head. Still indecisive. Maybe I'll wait and see what Santa brings me for Christmas. ;)


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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 11:18:30 AM »
Descent might be something to check into.  The 1 v. all is alright though because as the DM you really have to try to go after the party or they will steam roll you.  So it's fun for everyone.  I remember GMing Hero Quest and having to take it easy on people.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 06:17:41 PM »
I'm wondering if I shouldn't just switch to video games rather than solo boardgames.


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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 06:55:08 PM »
Not the same experience - the cardboard, the miniatures/tokens...

Of course there's the Warhammer Quest Card Game from FFG - really good, though unfortunately no expansions on the way. At least no official ones, as the community has already done some of their own, available on BGG. They use the same system for the Arkham Horror Card Game - that one already has plenty of additional stuff with more on the way.
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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 09:54:58 AM »
I like the Warhammer Quest dungeon crawl card game. It was the last "Hammer game made by FFG and it's a really good one. You can even play it solo, which I find hilarious, but the best thing is that the bigger the party is - the harder it gets. I honestly recommend this title to anyone who likes board/card games.
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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 12:56:05 PM »
I'm wondering if I shouldn't just switch to video games rather than solo boardgames.

I play video games. I'm looking at solo and small party games to replace my mini gaming and dice rolling itch with practicalities around time and transport that stop me from engaging it regularly.

The boy's 6, so soon enough he'll be ready!
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 02:13:39 PM »
I have Warhammer Quest, it is quite good.  Wasn't thinking of that in the dungeon crawl sense of a board, but it is, just in a different format.

There's a 40K/Space Hulk card game called Death Angel that I hear is pretty good as well.  I own it, just have never played it.
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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 07:20:38 AM »
Again, these FFG/GW products are getting really hard to get a hand on.

Another suggestion: Massive Darkness or Arcadia Quest from CMON.
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Re: boardgames/dungeon crawlers thread
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 10:33:20 AM »
Again, these FFG/GW products are getting really hard to get a hand on.

Another suggestion: Massive Darkness or Arcadia Quest from CMON.

Yeah, especially now, after FFG lost the license for GW games. I'm basically sitting on a gold stash, with my Horned Rat expansion for CiTOW. :blush:
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 08:50:39 PM »
I'm basically sitting on a gold stash, with my Horned Rat expansion for CiTOW. :blush:

That makes two of us! Never making part with it, though  :happy:

Mansions of Madness is something of a dungeon crawl, too. With the app in the second edition playable solo.

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 05:32:10 PM »
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