Lord of Waterdeep

Lord of Waterdeep

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Season four will forever be known as the best, because of episode 2. Even if season 5 has zombie Ned stark leading lightsaber wielding, velociraptor riding supermodels against the combined forces of the White Walkers and Hitler clone army, season 4 will always be the best.

Renegade-pizza:
Even if season 5 has zombie Ned stark leading lightsaber wielding, velociraptor riding supermodels against the combined forces of the White Walkers and Hitler clone army

Seriously man, spoiler tag that shit. You just ruined the show for me.

OP: I've never heard of LoD before, but this is a great introduction to it.

LoD is more fun if you add in a little role playing.

I've never even heard of this game before, but I'll have to be careful if I ever get the chance to play it.

deathbydeath:

Renegade-pizza:
Even if season 5 has zombie Ned stark leading lightsaber wielding, velociraptor riding supermodels against the combined forces of the White Walkers and Hitler clone army

Seriously man, spoiler tag that shit. You just ruined the show for me.

OP: I've never heard of LoD before, but this is a great introduction to it.

I truly cannot see how the show was "ruined" for you. Yes, spoilers suck, but it's actually a pretty small one in the big scheme of Game of Thrones.

This game looks cool but none of my friends have the patience for a longer game. Which seems really shitty because one of the best tabletop experiences we've had was playing Civilization. It took six hours to set up and go over the rules but by the end everyone was laughing and at each others throats. It was the first, and only, game.

Mcoffey:

deathbydeath:

Renegade-pizza:
Even if season 5 has zombie Ned stark leading lightsaber wielding, velociraptor riding supermodels against the combined forces of the White Walkers and Hitler clone army

Seriously man, spoiler tag that shit. You just ruined the show for me.

OP: I've never heard of LoD before, but this is a great introduction to it.

I truly cannot see how the show was "ruined" for you. Yes, spoilers suck, but it's actually a pretty small one in the big scheme of Game of Thrones.

This game looks cool but none of my friends have the patience for a longer game. Which seems really shitty because one of the best tabletop experiences we've had was playing Civilization. It took six hours to set up and go over the rules but by the end everyone was laughing and at each others throats. It was the first, and only, game.

Lords of Waterdeep isn't a long game, tell your friends to man up and play a real game for once. If they're not sold after one go, then there is nothing saving them from the Monopoly/Game of Life/Snakes and Ladders hell they're in.

I've had a slight interest in picking this up for a while now. May have to give Lords of Waterdeep a go at some point. Also, great comic as usual!

This comic is 100% accurate.

Source: Am senior tabletop games editor for http://www.escapistmagazine.com

And, yes, Lords of Waterdeep is excellent. Takes an hour or so to play. Brilliantly designed.

The funny thing about Lords of Waterdeep is that it takes about four games to go from fantasy Monopoly to a live reenactment of season three of Game of Thrones.

Not really sure what the difference is. Monopoly almost always dissolves into bargaining and backstabbing and property-clinging. Do I just have the wrong friends?

Renegade-pizza:
Season four will forever be known as the best, because of episode 2. Even if season 5 has zombie Ned stark leading lightsaber wielding, velociraptor riding supermodels against the combined forces of the White Walkers and Hitler clone army, season 4 will always be the best.

I don't know, you just described the perfect scene to me. I don't think anything could top that.

JonB:
This comic is 100% accurate.

Source: Am senior tabletop games editor for http://www.escapistmagazine.com

And, yes, Lords of Waterdeep is excellent. Takes an hour or so to play. Brilliantly designed.

In my experience it would be more accurate if they were playing The Great Dalmuti but, hey, different play groups.

I need to get my brother and friends around to play some Waterdeep soon. We get murdery playing simple Monopoly and I can see this going well basing my assumptions only off that.

It doesn't really count as turning into an episode of Game of Thrones unless it has a sex scene breaking out between at least two players.

Darth_Payn:
It doesn't really count as turning into an episode of Game of Thrones unless it has a sex scene breaking out between at least two players.

And one of them is a dwarf. or your sibling.

Mcoffey:

deathbydeath:

Renegade-pizza:
Even if season 5 has zombie Ned stark leading lightsaber wielding, velociraptor riding supermodels against the combined forces of the White Walkers and Hitler clone army

Seriously man, spoiler tag that shit. You just ruined the show for me.

OP: I've never heard of LoD before, but this is a great introduction to it.

I truly cannot see how the show was "ruined" for you. Yes, spoilers suck, but it's actually a pretty small one in the big scheme of Game of Thrones.

Dude, look at the part he quoted. Its patently ridiculous. Maaaybe he's being humorous? Besides, everyone knows about Ned.

Darth_Payn:
It doesn't really count as turning into an episode of Game of Thrones unless it has a sex scene breaking out between at least two players.

That happened in games 5, 8 and 9.

House Stout:

Symbol: Beer (unofficially, a fancy rat)
Words: "When in doubt, come out swinging"

I'll be honest, I've never actually heard of Lord of Waterdeep. If that name is referencing what I think it is, I may need to give it a look...

Lords of Waterdeep is great. Whoever thought of combining the "dammit, I needed that space!" mechanic from Agricola with the "quietly sitting on extra victory points" mechanic from Settlers is some kind of diabolical genius who wants to see friendship erased from the dictionary.

Never played it before, now putting it to my local group to rectify this. Going by boardgamegeek.com it looks pretty decent.

Malbourne:

The funny thing about Lords of Waterdeep is that it takes about four games to go from fantasy Monopoly to a live reenactment of season three of Game of Thrones.

Not really sure what the difference is. Monopoly almost always dissolves into bargaining and backstabbing and property-clinging. Do I just have the wrong friends?

I think you've more honest friends than I, our monopoly games begin with blatant cheating and secret deals being struck before the game even starts (don't let 2 people be alone together in the room or several $100 notes will end up in their pockets)

And the game just goes downhill from there.

The hardest part of Lords of Waterdeep I dislike, it is kinda hard to keep track of how well your doing against your opponents, especially in the digital versions.

I want a House Stout t-shirt!

Is the game really that good? I've been looking up reviews for it...

It's a pretty great game, I really enjoy it. It takes a bit of getting used to, but the turns go quickly once you have the hang of it. The game is all about preparation. Honestly, I find Twilight Imperium turns into traitorous back-stabbing similar to Song of Ice and Fire way more quickly than it does in Lords of Waterdeep. Plus it's an all night game, so people get super invested. Before I knew it, peace negotiations between warring countries must have been less tense than things would get at our table.

Edit: Basically, it's a solid game and there's not really a whole lot of ways to screw over other players. Not a LOT, but some. But don't get Twilight Imperium, no matter how competitive your friends are/aren't, because every hour you play it is like a real episode of Babylon Five. Although that might be cool to some people. XD

Hero in a half shell:

Malbourne:

The funny thing about Lords of Waterdeep is that it takes about four games to go from fantasy Monopoly to a live reenactment of season three of Game of Thrones.

Not really sure what the difference is. Monopoly almost always dissolves into bargaining and backstabbing and property-clinging. Do I just have the wrong friends?

I think you've more honest friends than I, our monopoly games begin with blatant cheating and secret deals being struck before the game even starts (don't let 2 people be alone together in the room or several $100 notes will end up in their pockets)

And the game just goes downhill from there.

It's just not monopoly if the bank doesn't get robbed either by Bank Robbers or the Banker, for added authenticity.

elvor0:

Hero in a half shell:

Malbourne:

Not really sure what the difference is. Monopoly almost always dissolves into bargaining and backstabbing and property-clinging. Do I just have the wrong friends?

I think you've more honest friends than I, our monopoly games begin with blatant cheating and secret deals being struck before the game even starts (don't let 2 people be alone together in the room or several $100 notes will end up in their pockets)

And the game just goes downhill from there.

It's just not monopoly if the bank doesn't get robbed either by Bank Robbers or the Banker, for added authenticity.

I'm just realising that if you modernised monopoly for today's economy the banker would essentially be playing in God mode and cannot lose:

The banker holds everyone's money as well as all the bank reserves. Any purchases are done through the banker for a fee with interest to the banker paid on all property.
If the banker goes personally bankrupt he can use everyone else's money to cover his debt first (without telling them)
Any player that goes bankrupt has control of all their property automatically pass to the banker.
If the banker does somehow go totally bankrupt then everyone loses all their property and a new currency is introduced (to be distributed and controlled by the banker)

Damnit, Waterdeep isn't a good game, people! Want a worker placement game with a great theme, takes under 90 mins to play, has the ability to screw over your neighbors, and hidden points? Play Manhattan Project.

Waterdeep is a shallow (pun intended) worker-placement game with an extremely tacked on theme and "hidden goals" which don't actually add fun decision making to the game. If quest meets goal, take that quest. Gee, that was fun.

 

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