Gloomhaven - Tactical Combat in a persistent world!

Oh, I have no idea, I’ve never played Gloomhaven TT at all. But it’s more Gloomhaven: more scenarios, monsters, mercenaries, items. Nice that they are continuing to support the digital version (although I will feel more or less charitable depending on what the price ends up being).

I think it’s just a more streamlined less town focused version. I think you just have the 4 characters with no retiring but it is a nicely focused 20 something mission campaign. It’s known for a more streamlined tutorial for the first few missions too. I’ve not played it but I’ve got it sitting here with the rest of the games I seem to never play…

This concerns the board game, not the digital version. The helper app, creatively titled Gloomhaven Helper, is being yanked from all platforms in about a month by the developer, who is not affiliated with GH’s creator.

Gloomhaven Helper will no longer be available starting May 12, 2022. All distribution of the app will be prohibited, including any modified versions of the app, and the app will be removed from the Apple and Google app stores. Users who previously purchased the app may continue to use it.

His message below that goes on to imply that Isaac Childress (GH dev) is forcing this, but of course that’s just his side of the story. I don’t see anywhere that Isaac has commented.

I own the app, I think it was $5, and I have since traded away Gloomhaven, though I still own Jaws of the Lion. I think the app is great and makes playing much more streamlined.

Ah well. I’ll just make sure I have it downloaded somewhere.

Something’s happened between the two parties. I suspect it’s related to the fact that Esoteric will no longer be making the app for Frosthaven. No idea what’s happened but I guess that whoever develops the app for Frosthaven will also be building one for Gloomhaven…

I’d also like to spend a little time addressing Esoteric Software’s announcement that they won’t be developing a Frosthaven Helper app. While we are saddened by this news, we fully understand and wish them the best.

We recognize that we assured backers during the Kickstarter campaign that there would be a helper app for Frosthaven, and so we have every intention of doing what we can to make that happen. We are starting to talk to other software development companies to see what we can do to help get something similar to the helper app developed. These things take time, though. I can’t guarantee anything will be available by the time you get your copy of the game, but I am confident that a solution will be developed to fill the void.

If not having a helper app is a deal-breaker for you, we understand. As always, you can email [email protected] to request a refund.

They announced the Jaws of the Lion DLC release date as May 17th - so in a month - I should probably start playing the full game!

Edit: Interesting - it’s being integrated into the main campaign, so not sure if you can play it separately like the physical release. Not sure how that bodes for those who recommend it as a streamlined subset…

Damn, I wish it was sooner.