In Megaland players explore video game levels fraught with enemies but filled with treasure. If they survive they can use that treasure to purchase buildings and earn victory points.
Megaland plays quickly and easily and features beautiful artwork by Red Raven Games designer and illustrator Ryan Laukat. The gameplay provides a solid, family-friendly introduction into more advanced board game concepts such as set collection, resource management, and risk assessment.
I interviewed Paradox Interactive and Free League Publishing on Paradox’s recent board game licensing extravaganza, including the Kickstarter-funded Crusader Kings: The Board Game.
You can read it in the October issue of Tabletop Gaming Magazine, available now in print and digital.
My next RogueWatson Reviews video covers a smaller, more casual game that provides a simple but effective twist on the classic dominoes formula.
Watch my video review of Kingdomino:
My next RogueWatson Reviews video covers last year’s D&D re-theming of Betrayal at House on the Hill: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, published by Avalon Hill Games and Wizards of the Coast.
You’ve watched my video review of Dice Throne and know that I’m excited about Season 2 of Dice Throne, which is launching on Kickstarter next week, February 14.
Publisher Roxley has been teasing pictures of the new and improved components for the new characters, and they are jaw-droppingly gorgeous (images below).
Huge new tri-fold game boards featuring the hero front and center, individual art on each ability box, color-coded dice, and artwork on all the cards. They look absolutely incredible. I’m actually worried the poor originals will look a bit dour in comparison!
Season 2 will feature three two-character expansion packs, each at a lower price point then the full six-character base game, which I guess we’re calling Season 1. Technically any of those Season 2 packs are stand-alone for playing 1v1 games. The Samurai and Gunslinger are included in the Battle 1 box. The others are Tactician/Huntress and Cursed Pirate/Artificer.
Dice Throne Season 2 hits Kickstarter February 14.
After reviewing a series of DMs Guild D&D adventures late last year my YouTube channel has been relatively quiet in 2018. I’ve been gearing up for a new project – a board game review series called RogueWatson Reviews.
In this series I’ll highlight recent and semi-recent board games (going back two, maybe three years), including an overview of how they play, running through a sample round, and giving my Pros, Cons, and Final Thoughts.
I’m kicking off this series with Dice Throne –
These videos are much more heavily edited than my DMs Guild and Roll20 Reviews, and require a lot more time and effort to put together. I won’t be able to put them out once a week, for example, but I am shooting for about twice a month, at least to start.
If you have been enjoying my tabletop RPG reviews – fear not! I plan on jumping back into those as well. In a perfect scenario I can stagger these series together, producing videos at a consistent rate. But as a freelancer my work load ebbs and flows, so I’m not ready to commit to a solid schedule.
As always I appreciate kind words and constructive feedback on YouTube as well as here on my blog. Thank you!