Saturday, 30 August 2014

Dungeon Saga

Well, with 30 hours left on Mantic's Dungeon Saga kickstarter, things are shaping up really nicely,
both for the game in general and the offerings for the main pledge level. Not only are there loads of really nice characters, 3d furniture and great game elements... but there's also a choose your own adventure game book! I can't wait to see what the last few hours unlock...

I've missed having a good, solid dungeon crawl since Warhammer Quest, so it's nice to see Quirkworthy's blog covering his thoughts and plans for the advanced sections of the game. While I remember Warhammer Quest and Advanced Heroquest fondly, Jake's ideas and the rule options that are being promised are really interesting. So far it is ticking all the right boxes for me. Custom character creation rules? Check! Random dungeons, Check! Character evolution, Check! Solo play, check! Lots of monster stats, check!

The character creation rules are going to be interesting to play with and see what can be built, especially if it includes all the different Mantica races. They can also be used to create villains, so I fully expect to start seeing swathes of homemade adventures appear once the game is released.

I'm also really intrigued to see how the Hero AI works as it is going to be fun playing solo adventures as the Necromancer and killing the heroes that come knocking. Jake has been talking about how the between game evolution rules will also apply to the Necromancer (or whichever evil guy you are playing). Hopefully these will allow you to buy extra traps, unlock new monster types, increase number of creatures that can be on the board at one time...

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