Saturday, 24 March 2012

Dungeon Run (Plaid Hat Games) Lords of Waterdeep (WotC)



Lords of Waterdeep

I thought that this might be of some interest to folks. It's fresh off the emails and feeds and all that...

The new boardgame from Wizards, Lords of Waterdeep is set in the D&D city of Waterdeep (see how much I've researched this one!).

Lords of Waterdeep is a strategy board game for 2-5 players. You take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder—or help—the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.
YouTube clip:

I like Rodney. :)

I think it's monopoly-meets-risk. As a result, I can't work out whether or not it'll be exciting to play, or frightening dull! Production wise everything looks good quality.

On Amazon:

Remember to double-check different sellers for prices.

Product Details and free rules downloads at Wizards

Lords of Waterdeep at the Paizo Store

Dungeon Run

 Or should I say ...

Dungeon ... RUN!

After spying photos of this on Mythplaced Treasures Facebook page rather than buying from a store in another continent I settled for buying this good looking boardgame through (because they are my Masters, whom I must serve, who tempt me with super-saver-delivery and then leave it in my neighbour's shed....)

It doesn't look too complicated. My only worry is the fact that apparently players can turn on each other! Whatever happened to honourable dungeoneering?!

So far all I can say is that the quality of the box and print is excellent, but the figures could be a little better moulded - actually they remind me of green toy soldiers one could buy in a massive bag for 50p  - you get heroes only, by the way. Rooms are basically encounter areas, but there's no "grid" to speak of as with tradition dungeon crawler / board RPGs (by which I mean the really old games like MB HeroQuest and Warhammer Quest)  Overall, looks like good value for money.  I am happy with my purchase and look forward to a few minutes browsing the rules and imagining friends to play with.

Photos so far!

Dungeon run is produced by Plaid Hat Games - better known for their Summoner Wars range.  Dungeon Run Product Description Page.

If you can't find it your Friendly Local Gaming Store here's the Amazon widgetty linky things:

  ... RUN!!

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