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Author Topic: Lords of Waterdeep Boardgame  (Read 601 times)

Acta Est Fabula

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« on: March 12, 2012, 11:36:59 AM »
So I got my hands on a copy they other day.  It won't be released for a couple weeks, and while I didn't get a chance to play it, I got to dig through the box and all the goodies inside.

My opinion?  It looks really, really nice.  It's set at a price point of $50, and that is very cheap for what appears to be an extremely well made game with a lot of stuff in it.  And everyone I talked to who has played it has said it might be a shoe in for the best game of 2012.

It is a boardgame, but it's not a D&D boardgame like most of the others.  Rather, it seems to be a resource management game with the lore and history of Waterdeep tied in.  I really can't wait to actually play a session.
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 12:00:45 PM »
Ok, I'm a tool.  I meant "Lords of Waterdeep", not "Lords of Neverwinter".
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 12:02:31 PM »
Wait. Neverwinter or Waterdeep?

Cause the idea of dudes fighting over Waterdeep is pretty cool.


ETA: I see. Waterdeep is a much cooler choice, I think, what with Undermountain and all.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 12:14:19 PM »
Changed the thread title for you dude. It's alright.

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 12:20:44 PM »
Is it like the D&D games with a bunch of plastic minis and stuff?
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 12:28:29 PM »
Quote from: Benoist;521237
Changed the thread title for you dude. It's alright.


Thank you.

and Kaz, it's not like the other D&D boardgames where you have minis.  You play the role of one of the Lords, and it seems to me to be more of a resource management game.  I haven't had time to read all the rules thoroughly, but let's just say that it was a very high quality put together game.  The rulebook, after a brief skim, seems very easy to read.  The game box is very well put together too.  I was impressed.  The only criticism I had was that the cards seemed to have a weave like texture to them, which made them screwy to look at when the light reflected off of them.

 

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 03:13:53 PM »
Colour me interested.
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