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06:24 am: 2016 Kickstarter Game Update, Week 10
Game I Backed:
Darkest Night: Second Edition
Status: Funded

This is a cooperative fantasy game in which players are heroes in a realm nearly submerged in darkness by an evil Necromancer, and they must travel the map to find items to defeat him. I was interested in it before, but I never bought it because the rules required the use of 4 heroes, regardless of player number. The new version not only includes a lot of expansion content, it has updated rules that allows for different numbers of heroes.

Game I Viewed:
This War of Mine
Status: Funded

This cooperative game is about the non-combatants during a war, and how they must struggle to survive amid many hardships. Apparently it is based on a popular video game. I think the idea of the game is fascinating, but I doubt anyone in my game groups would be willing to play it due to the dark theme.



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Date:May 16th, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC)
Is there cannibalism?!!? Or is that war is too "real" a theme, while necromancers above is not?

Here's a quote from the game description that is part of what makes me pause:

"Your very existence is at stake now – the city is cut-off and if you want to survive, you must find food, medicine and weapons. Will you prey on the weak, or will you try to keep your morality?"

In the necromancer game, the players are always heroes fighting to stop the spread of darkness. The morality thing in the war-themed game is a turn-off for me. I don't like it when players are forced to be non-heroes. I suspect that my parents would have a hard time with it as well.
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