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#1 flashgordon0569

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

I'm kinda new to tabletop gaming. I always wanted to play D&D with friends but my group of friends have split up in the last year so I really only have about 3-4 people to game with. My wife and 12 year old brother in-law. I am looking for suggestions of games to try and play with them. The brother likes star wars so i was considering the idea of the new star wars beginner game, but was also looking for something in the strategy category to try and keep my wife interested too. Does anybody have any suggestions of games to look into getting?



#2 Necrotic

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:08 AM

Any RPG can involve strategy.

It is up to the referee to take into account how strategy affects the game.

Tabletop RPGs are not PC RPGs

If your after miniature wargaming, then that is a different kettle of fish. You should provide greater details as to what you mean by strategy



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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:15 PM

You could always get the Beginner box and then the Starwars XWing game for the space battles you get involved in.. I was thinking of doing this..  I'd love FFG to produce somesort of conversion stats EotE(Beginner box) to SWXW


Here was are now.. at the middle.. more and more.. I have the feeling we are getting nowhere...slowly we are getting nowhere and that is a pleasure... it is not irritating to be where one is ... it is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else... if we are irritated it is not a pleasure...nothing is a pleasure if we are irritated but suddenly it is a pleasure.. and more and more it is not irritating.. originally we were nowhere and now again we  have the pleasure of slowly being nowhere


#4 cd8dman

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

flashgordon0569 said:

I'm kinda new to tabletop gaming. I always wanted to play D&D with friends but my group of friends have split up in the last year so I really only have about 3-4 people to game with. My wife and 12 year old brother in-law. I am looking for suggestions of games to try and play with them. The brother likes star wars so i was considering the idea of the new star wars beginner game, but was also looking for something in the strategy category to try and keep my wife interested too. Does anybody have any suggestions of games to look into getting?

 

I would avoid this game unless you are wanting to play an actual tabletop roleplaying game.  This system is a fast and loose and if you are looking for a strategy game, I would not recommend it.  (This isn't to say that I don't recommend the game for roleplaying, on that I feel it has great potential).

If you are looking for strategy and want to stick with star wars, the xwing miniatures game is more tactical while the Star Wars Living Card Game offers decent strategic elements.

If you are interested in games outside of the star wars universe, there are more games than I have the time to go into that might fit your interests.  It might help if you gave some examples of games that you have liked in the past or a better understanding of how in-depth you want to go with strategy.

A few games to check out that have a DND thematic feel while exploring a more light strategic element minus the roleplaying:  I'll limit the list to mostly 3-4 player games.

Descent: Second Edition

Mage Knight, The Board Game

Defenders of the Realm

Claustrophobia (2 player only)

Shadows over Camelot

Catacombs

Arkham Horror

Thunderstone (maybe even Puzzle Strike though it isn't a DnD theme)

 

 

 



#5 IG-58

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:32 AM

We also have to mention miniature games; the (now-defunct but still popular) Star Wars Miniatures game by Wizards of the Coast has a LOT of strategy. Maybe too damn much - there was an insane amount of time spent on rules interpretation squabbles. Still fun, though.






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