Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This is the Doom you've been looking for

Thanks to Cryptozoic, the story of The Doom that Came to Atlantic City has turned from a Kickstarter cautionary tale to a full-blown beautiful boardgame success. Cryptozoic has sent a copy of the new boardgame to everyone who backed the original Kickstarter, despite the fact that none of that money went to Cryptozoic.

I'm happy for my friends designer/writer Keith Baker and conceiver/artist Lee Moyer. I'm happy for all the Call of & Trail of Cthulhu and D&D games that can use Paul Komoda's wonderful elder god sculpts as minis for creatures the PCs should hope to never encounter. I'm happy for casual game tables everywhere that land the game through original Kickstarter support or pick it up now.

So far at our gaming table I'm happiest with two and three player games. The four-player game is *whacky*, so much stuff going on, so many gates. So for your first game, I'd suggest two or three players.

You can decide for yourself how the game awards luck or skill. It may be one of those games that has so much luck that the luck evens out, shifting the balance towards skill.

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