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#1 SolennelBern

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

Some thread over at BGG started talking about the game and that it could be a Runebound reskin aka Runebound 3rd edition.  I really hope it's not that.  I'm one of those that is eagerly hoping for a RB3 announcement this year and really wish it's not The Witcher.

 

Don't get me wrong, the game look awesome and i'll probably buy it on release but let's just hope it's not a reskin.

 

But TW doesn't look like a RB reskin.  The board is not layed out like the RB one and the VP track is not a mechanic found in RB either.

 

I still can't wait to know more about The Witcher, being a fan of the PC game and seeing that FFG got the title is great news.

 

 



#2 hencook

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

From what I can tell, TW looks and plays like RB, but it's not a reskin.

 

The board is not a hexagonal one, and you don't move with dice like you did in RB... In fact, I don't see any method for movement in TW. Do characters just teleport, or move to adjacent towns?...

 

The cards look like they represent the encounter cards.

 

There's not a lot to be able to see since there's really only one picture. My guess is that it's going to be just dice combat + item management versus the encounter cards. My main criticism of RB was that RB had way too much downtime between turns; players never interacted with each other, and you had to wait a long time before you could play your turn.

 

I think TW tries to fix this by having all players go together and encounter things together. That's why we're seeing a more abstract movement system in place.

 

All in all, the description for TW sounds like RB. If it was a RB reskin, I wouldn't play it, but if it's an RB revamp, then I'll definitely give it a chance.


Edited by hencook, 15 February 2014 - 04:28 PM.


#3 Julia

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:14 PM

My very humble 2 cents... but if the game were a reskin of RB, what the need to have an external game designer, and especially a big name like Ignacy?


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#4 Captain Clegg

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:46 AM

It's just another fantasy adventure game.

FFG have already a few of them in their catalogue (Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, Talisman, Relic, WoW, Runebound, Descent, ecc) and there is always space for more! 

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#5 farrlinn

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:02 PM

Love the video game. This could be something great, the production already looks top notch. I may be optimistic, but I think this looks like it is going to be a fun fantasy board game that might help get non-board gamers into the hobby!  






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