Lords of Waterdeep

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Lords of Waterdeep

Post by xaldin » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:03 am

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The next Dungeons & Dragons board game, Lords of Waterdeep, will be available for sale March 20 (check out the solicitation in PDF form here) but it will be unlike similar offerings from the brand before. To find out just how different, I recently spoke with Rodney Thompson, one of the creative minds behind the design of the game. Here's what he had to say.

For those unfamiliar, what is Waterdeep, and why choose it as the setting for Lords of Waterdeep?
Waterdeep is the iconic city from the Forgotten Realms. The game takes place in the classic Forgotten Realms version of Waterdeep, before the Spellplague, and is rich with the lore of the city that people have enjoyed over the years.

Can you fill us in about the game itself?
Lords of Waterdeep is a competitive strategy board game. Players take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, the secret rulers of the City of Splendors. You send your agents out into the city to recruit adventurers, and then in turn send those adventurers on quests to further your influence over the city. The game is played over eight rounds, taking about an hour to play, and at the end of those eight rounds the player with the most Victory Points is the winner.

How does Lords of Waterdeep differ from previous D&D board game offerings?
This is our first real foray into the Euro-style board game arena, a new direction for both Dungeons & Dragons and Wizards of the Coast as a whole. Unlike a lot of other D&D games, Lords of Waterdeep focuses more on strategy and planning, reducing the effects of randomness on the game. Lords of Waterdeep takes many of the game play elements from Euro-style games and makes several improvements; the game sets up quickly, plays quickly, and has very high replay value due to a fun, exciting theme.

As a retailer, who should I be targeting the game towards?
This is a great game for people who like strategy board games but are looking for something with the classic D&D theme. The game comes with high-quality components, including wooden pieces, that board gamers have come to expect and features lots of full-color art all over the cards and game board. The game is a great value for the components you get, and plays like a fast-paced strategy game.

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Re: Lords of Waterdeep

Post by Iceking » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:21 am

spreekt me niet onmiddellijk aan.

Het heeft wel de handtekening van D&D maar daar stopt het ook bij. Ik verwachtte toch nog iets meer D&D in dit game.
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