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Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft

Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft

Recently, in my latest pursuit of board games, I had picked up Castle Ravenloft, one of the Dungeons and Dragons board games.  I picked it up mostly because it has solo play.

One thing to know about this game, the box is huge.  But then, it is set up to hold everything for a number of different games.  The scenarios for these games are given in a separate adventure book that the game provides (new adventures are also available at the Dungeons and Dragons website).  This is one of the disappointing things about this game, at least for the solo player.  There are only two adventures that are designed for solo players.

Granted, because the game board is set up by placing dungeons tiles, even these two scenarios are replayable since the game board will change with each game.  But, I still would like to have seen some of the adventures have a bit more flexibility with character limits.  I guess I’ll just have to see if I can get people together to try one of the other adventures.

Remember When It Was Fun

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I like role playing games, as you may have gathered from past blog posts.  I like them because they are (usually) designed to stimulate the imagination, allowing the players to create their own story while having a little fun along the way.

Granted, I never really got a lot of chance to play many role playing games (or, RPGs if you will).  Growing up, I lived in a  neighborhood without a lot of kids my age, even fewer who were into role playing games.  But I liked reading about the rules, the character generation, the game play.  And, over the years, I have read about a lot of different games, from way back when to the present day.

What sparked me to think about this is my completion of the rule book for the latest RPG set in the Marvel universe, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game, and how the word “basic” in the title is highly misleading.

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