There's been plenty of speculation in the Dungeon Command forums that WotC is going to abandon the line after the Gruumsh set. There's been nothing but silence from WotC on the issue. If WotC is not planning on killing off the line, they better get an announcement out there quick because word on the street is that the line is dying and people are reluctant to buy into a system that is going to be DOA.
Whatever you're planning, please tell us!
I can almost guarentee that it will be axed. I can also guarentee WotC will say nothing about.
Dice less skirmish...worst idea ever.
if this line does fail, i can imagine there's a number ofd reasons for it, i don't believe game design is one of them.
let's start with the obvious: cost. especially in a tight economic period like most are experiencing at the moment. $30 for 12 minis wa a tough sell for me, especially for reprints. that was a turnoff for most of the completionists to begin with.
the lack of army building options didn't help the game's case either. i couldn't see many people buying duplicates of the same starter just to forge an army. oh well, at least i have pathfinder minis and dungeon crawler minis now.
Too expensive for reprints.
If they would be all new I'd consider buying a box.
I would love to see 3 sets in particular, with Dragonlance themes. Heroes/Innfellows, Dragonarmies, and Lord Soth's army. You could easily fill out a 12 mini set with each of them and they could have rules that when fighting against each other, there are some new mechanics or something. Or a Dragonlance board game.
It's a shame. I bought the Cormyr one and was very happy with the quality of the minis and tiles. If it gets cancelled that's going to suck big time. Why is WotC so schizophrenic with its product lines as of late?
Yep- I think stating that Dice less skirmish...worst idea ever is obviously saying it has no merit. Watch- the line will be cancelled soon...because it sucks.
I have a massive collection of DnD minis and was intially pissed they used so many reprints because
they devalued my collection some plus I didnt want to buy minis I already had. However, a buddy and I picked up all 5 sets to between us and I am very happy with the game. It plays like a mix of DnD and magic the gathering. I can get a tactical DnD like game in without spending hours of prep time. We are holding off changing the armies or buying duplicate boxes until we exhaust playing with the 5 base sets. We dont want it to turn into an arms race like magic does. Please make at least a couple more armies wizards! A few army boosters or card boosters wouldnt be a bad idea either but dont make them random. I like that you can win through tactics and not by how much money you spend.
I had a great time playing Dungeon Command on Saturday night. We played three games and each one had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Every time I play the game I see new layers of depth. The card based mechanic seemed really wierd at first but it has really grown on me. I still enjoy playing regular DDM skirmish and see DC as a totally different game. It's like comparing chess and Go; similar but yet fundamentally different.
There is huge value here: a great tabletop skirmish game, a dozen minis for use in an RPG session, cards so the minis can be used in an Adventure System game, and dungeon tiles for use in RPG's or other games. I know the sets are $40 (cheaper if you get them online) but you really do get a LOT of bang for your buck.
To anyone who's on the fence about this game, give it a try, I suspect you'll be pleasantly surprised at how fun it is.
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