Giveaway thread!

Just bought the Humble Total War bundle, so I can have all the Total War games in my backlog, and I already had Shogun 2 and the Rise of the Samurai expansion.

Anyone need Shogun 2 and Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai? If so, PM me!

Epic Game Store has Gloomhaven for free, in case anyone else, like me, added it to their wishlist many moons ago and forgot about it until now!

Oh thanks, dying to check it out and see what the fuss is about.

I’m also very curious because I kind of soured on the whole idea of digital board games after not liking Carcasson and Ticket to Ride on Xbox Live Arcade and haven’t tried any since then.

The big problem with most digital board games is a lack of competent AI. This isn’t an issue in Gloomhaven as you’re playing against an algorithm rather than other players.

Certainly the game loses some of its magic when you’re playing multiple hands rather than trying to co-ordinate with other humans but it’s still great.

The biggest problem with the digital implementation is that it doesn’t really explain the AI algorithm: exploiting it is a deliberate part of the balance of the boardgame. I’d recommend once you’ve played a couple of scenarios looking for the rules online to get a handle for how the algorithm works.

Well, considering I will probably never own the Gloomhaven boardgame and don’t know anyone who does at the moment, this PC version is as close as I’m likely to get. Hopefully it’s pretty good!

So I tried starting up Gloomhaven and it just seems to be sticking the loading screen forever. I found other people suggesting to run as administrator but that didn’t seem to help. I eventualy just gave up and went to bed

You might need to Alt+Tab and see if there’s a popup prompting you to link the game to your Epic account.

Ok, there was a pop up. I just ignored it lol. Thanks for the heads up.

I tried to like Gloomhaven, but I just couldn’t. As someone who grew up on XCOM, I hated everything about the card mechanic, which is of course rather integral. I especially hated how you had to discard cards just to move even when “out of combat.” Of course, you’re never really out of combat and that’s part of the time constraint which I also didn’t like.

I also didn’t like how it had to be so weird and “edgy,” forsaking traditional fantasy tropes for ugly-assed rock people. Yuck.

As usual, I’m sure I’m in the minority.

Well, I don’t think having rock people is remotely “edgy”, especially since one of my favorite tRPGs (Earthdawn) also had rock people, but I agree on the rest. I appreciate that the use of cards as life mechanic is clever, but I don’t find it fun to play, especially where movement is concerned.

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Wewt, enjoy

Hey now, some rocks are sharp!

Wasn’t there a DLC rock hero in Dragon Age: Origins?

Not sure. There was a rock troll involved in the Quanari DLC, I think. Maybe.

Yes. It’s the only reason I’ve been wanting to replay DA: Origins since I finished it. Everyone at Qt3 and elsewhere who played through the game and enjoyed it so much more than I did seems to have played through the game with that character. But I didn’t purchase the DLC so I still don’t know what exactly they are talking about.

Shale. Shale was awesome.

I do remember the name Shale. Don’t remember using him though. There are some very good characters in the game. You should play them all.