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Warriors of Waterdeep: New D&D/Forgotten Realms mobile RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by sstacks, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. sstacks Arcane

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    This is making its way around the twitters today:

    Warriors of Waterdeep is Dungeons & Dragons’ return to mobile gaming
    https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/13/warriors-of-waterdeep-is-dungeons-dragons-return-to-mobile-gaming/

    Maybe it's D&D 5E, maybe it's not (I suspect an "adapted" ruleset). But at least it looks turn based?

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    What, another one? Is this based on some spin-off tabletop card game too?

    Anyway Codex front page is PC-exclusive.
     
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  3. sstacks Arcane

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    From what I can tell I think it is instead a card game mechanic spun out of D&D 5E? I dunno.
     
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  4. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    I can't sit through the whole video but by skimming through I noticed pre-named characters so I am guessing no chargen. Also, I don't understand why the loot is by way of cards? Is this to evoke interest from the pokeman community?

    I wish Hasbro would only make real rpgs with their landmark rpg. They keep going for the kid crowd and leaving the adults behind. Just think how popular SCL would have been if they just implemented the actual rules and tried to make it D&D for thinking people instead of retarded kids. Well, for one thing no one on the codex would have liked it and it would have joined WL2 DC as being shit-on but loved by the couple gaylords on this site that still like rpgs.
     
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  5. sstacks Arcane

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    Re: the cards:

    'Warriors of Waterdeep will make money off selling players packs of cards. However, this isn’t a card-battler such as Hearthstone (which leads its $1 billion-plus market). You use cards to customize characters and upgrade equipment. You do earn packs from completing chapters in the Story Mode, Wark said, as well as from beating leaders and bosses and from “certain level-up thresholds.” You can also merge duplicate cards for better effects. Characters have up to six weapons, 12 different pieces of armor, four class items, and four wondrous items, which Wark said players can select “to create individual and team synergies.”'
     
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  6. sstacks Arcane

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    They're going after the mobile market and the card game market, which are both strong $$$ wise. Not saying it's really D&D, just saying that's what they're doing.

    As for chargen, it's a bit fuzzy based on their wording but I am suspecting pregen only:

    "Players choose a character from one of 12 classes and nine races. Wark said the roster right now includes:

    1. Shevarith — Human Wizard
    2. Halbenet — Elf Cleric
    3. Tommus — Halfling Fighter
    4. Naomlen — Dwarf Rogue
    5. Saarvin — Dragonborn Ranger
    6. Farideh — Tiefling Warlock
    7. Raika — Half-orc Barbarian"


    Agreed. I just want a faithful, turn-based adaptation of 5e (or any edition, really).
     
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  7. Morkar illiterate

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    In other words; it's shit.
     
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  8. mustawd. Erudite

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    Man...I don't even know what to make of this. In a way it feels out of left field, especially since they already have MtG.

    But I'm guessing they feel it's dumb to not at least try to get some Hearthstone fans into D&D.

    On the other hand I've been looking for some halfway decent game to grind away on on my tablet when I just feel like turning my brain off completely. Also, turn based with isometric combat view. The art is pretty meh, but whatever. Looks like TL games, so that's fine.

    Might check it out.
     
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  9. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    Someone was making a 4e (or 5e maybe?) adaption in rpgmaker called Red Hand or something like that. It looked great and the demo was great. You can probably thank your highbrow, sophisticated, and long-term thinking compadres here for stopping it since they all whined he was using placeholder assets and other nonsense. I really have a hard time understanding how supposed rpg fans just constantly shit on all the new real rpgs, or rpgs being made we should all want.
     
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  10. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    Has anyone ever played a card based anything that was remotely good? I don't have experience with pure trading card games, but I've tried and returned tons of shitty fake rpgs for claiming to be rpgs but being TCGs. I just don't get it. Rpgs beat trading card and trading card mechanics 10 times out of ten. Why do we let children ruin our hobby?
     
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    If there's one thing that I love about D&D, it's the lootboxes.
     
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  12. mustawd. Erudite

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    Some interesting tidbits from the article:

    Business reason for the game

    More on combat and cards

     
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  13. mustawd. Erudite

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    Someone made a demo in 2014, and some asshole decided to use that as a base for his kickstarter. So he was basically stealing the original dude's work. Of which apparently he abandonded a long time ago. The game was called Red Hand of Doom, after the D&D 3.5 PnP module.

    And to answer your question Roqua, I played and enjoyed Duelyst, which I eventually dropped for some reason I can't remember.
     
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    Are you 100% certain it wasn't the original guy that started the kickstarter?
     
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  17. mustawd. Erudite

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    Yes. 100%. The original dev has been inactive for years. The guy who made the kickstarter campaign was the same dude who made a bunch of other shit rpgmaker games unrelated to D&D.

    The only difference between the original and his demo was that he changed the UI slightly.

    Fluent did an LP video of the KS demo, and I provided a link to the video of the original. Side by side they were almost identical. When I pointed this out the guy canceled the KS and we haven't seen him since.
     
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    Looks every bit as gay as I hoped it would.

    Can't wait to never touch it.
     
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    What the fuck is the deal with mobile shit and trading cards? I hate trading cards. I hate Gwent. I hate Hearthstone.
    Just make a fucking turn based RPG for mobiles god damn it.
     
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    I also liked Duelyst a lot, and Card Hunter before that, but I found them too greedy of my time and money:

    When purchasing boosters, you get very little value for what you paid for (it is all relative, I know, but let's say I was quite underwhelmed of the things I got for 50€ on each), and the game nags you to play it every day (or you miss on "free quests", "first win of the day", instead of letting you play whenever you want and feel happy about it (because playing after you completed the free quests or past the point of quickly decreasing rewards, you get very little unlock per hour spent).

    And these trends exist for every collectible card game. And it's not like the rewards are unnecessary to enjoy the game: unlike in Planetside for instance, the cool thing here is playing with cards and finding out cool combos.
    As a player who doesn't want to invest all of his time / money into it, you will have to scrap all the sub-optimal cards to try to be able to afford a playable deck, so it detracts from trying fun but noncompetitive setups.

    I have very little hope this one can end up any better.
     
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  21. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    You probably dropped it because you are older than 11.
     
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    ...Was his name Monty Markland?
     
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    ENOUGH GODDAMN TRYHARD WANNABE WOW GRAPHICS. FUCK THAT SHIT IS CANCER.

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