Legends Untold: The Weeping Caves
60m - 60m
1 - 4 Players
Dice rolling in a game can be used for many things, randomness being the most obvious. Dice can also be used as counters. The dice themselves can be unique and different sizes, shapes and colors to represent different things.
Some board games incorporate elements of role playing. It can be that players control a character that improves over time. It can also be a game that encourages or inspires storytelling.
This game distills pen&paper rpgs like D&D to everything I hate about them and leaves out or neglects all the parts I like. If you like D&D because of random encounters, endless exploration of generic locations, rolling on tables, calculating modifiers for each roll and "leveling up" by getting incremental upgrades to those modifiers, this might be the game for you (I'm serious, its detailed rules and gameplay show the work and love invested by the designers, who clearly created a game that encapsulates what they love about rpgs). In contrast, what I like about roleplaying games is a personal story with a interesting narrative, few but meaningful encounters and combats, simple and streamlined rules and something more innovative than "increase your stats and test scores" for character progression. We played through a few single scenarios and the first half of the campaign and can't bear it any longer. Every phase and every step is a chore. I can see this being a very nice solo game or being a hit for fans of the more "crawly/classic" D&D crowd.
Quite simply one of the best dungeon crawlers I’ve played! If you ever thought dungeon crawl games were too heavily biased towards combat and lacking in a real feeling of exploration or interaction with the environment then this might be the game you’re looking for. That being said you may find some of the decks to be a bit thin which could make replay-ability an issue. I have all possible expansions so I am content with the card count. Also it is heavy on dice checks which some have a problem with. I personally do not. It’s part of its RPG style. I may up the rating to ten once the next box is released with an updated rule book as there are minor rules issues that need resolving. Yep, I like it!
Solitaire possible. Caves set. Kickstarter version with stretch goals and bonus Druid character cards. Also, I have the PnP demo version.