Went to my folks' place a few days ago to help them do some cleaning and organizing in their garage. Found these (belonged to my older siblings) and figured some of you would get some nostalgia from it
Oh man those fantasy tabletop games just make me think of Hero Quest, which was a serious highlight of my sophomore year of college. I can't help but wonder what nowadays games fall under a similar umbrella: basically a manageable-length D&D campaign with a fun, effectively utilized board-game crutch.
You are basically describing the entire realm of "Legacy" games, which have an evolving story that takes place over multiple sessions of the game. Notable ones are Risk Legacy, Pandemic Legacy, Betrayal (at House on the Hill) Legacy. You even go so far as to permanently mark, sticker, and even destroy parts of the game and board (when instructed). At the conclusion of the "campaign" it turns back into a regular board game that is a wholly unique version that was shaped by the player's choices.
Ive played Betrayal Legacy and Seafall, and I literally just started playing Clank Legacy this past weekend with my normal D&D group. These games are awesome and definitely worth the commitment, as they are experiences unlike anything else in tabletop!
#1 Prince uf Darkness, Connor Engstrom, Travis Moberg, The Tiberian Sons - Hollow Knight - This is Holloween (Team PC) - good +0.24
#2 Ivan Hakštok - Chrono Cross - Chronopolis - Part I: "The Fate and the Dreamer" - good +0.06
#3 newip, TwoJan, Amigoiga, Harmsing - Tower of Heaven - The Lonely Tower (Team PC) - good -0.19
#4 Powellman - Chrono Trigger - A Shot Through Time (Team Console) - good -0.31
#5 ErichWK - Tintin in Tibet - Kathmandu (Team Console) - good -0.31
#6 Chromatic Apparatus - The Elder Scrolls Online - Beauty of Dawn (Team PC) - good -0.43
#7 Harpsibored - Final Fantasy - Getting the Shit Kicked Out of You for the Crystals (Team Console) - above average +0.38
#8 Cory Johnson - Final Fantasy 6 - Godspeed You! Mad Kefka (Team Console) - above average +0.37
#9 Mega Beardo - King's Quest 5 - The House of the Sludge Witch (Team PC) - above average +0.36
#10 FlextoneJunkie - Megazeux - Ascii Adventures (Team PC) - above average +0.24
#11 The Arkadian, Jason Z - Spiderman & Venom: Maximum Carnage - Bring on the CARNAGE! (Team Console) - above average +0.16
#12 Moiré Effect, SuprMelO, BluuMonk, Viking Guitar, Vivian Reeves - Chrono Cross - Another World (Team Console) - above average +0.13
#13 Affection State - Comix Zone - KYAAAAAAAA!!!! (Team Console) - above average +0.13
#14 Jett Swole - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - Specialist (Team Console) - above average +0.04
#15 WASD - Unreal - Prisoner 849 Rides Again (Team PC) - above average -0.01
#16 BadHairlineProductions - Mega Man 3 - Get A Weapon (Team Console) - above average -0.1
#17 Street Cleaner - Revival Xanadu 2 - Revival Xanadu 2 (Electric Boogaloo) (Team PC) - above average -0.1
#18 Finding of Fiends, Kev Ragone, darmock, Curtis Ware, Dino Lionetti - Crusader of Centy - Tree stumps and inch worms (Team Console) - above average -0.17
#19 SJ Van Damme, Ivan Hakstok - Alien 3, Mega Man 3 - Immortal Love (Team Console) - above average -0.31
#20 Angry Polar Bear - Dune - Spice Up Your Life (Team PC) - above average -0.34
#21 Brandon Strader - Devil May Cry 3 - Demons Don't Cry (Team PC) - above average -0.35
#22 Sybil Grace - Stardew Valley - Fall (Ghost Synth) (Team PC) - above average -0.47
#23 Mattmatatt - Downwell - Downswell That Ends Well (Team PC) - average +0.46
#24 Ian Martyn - Ultimate Chicken Horse - You'll Always Find Me Waiting (For the Train to Come Through) (Team PC) - average +0.45
#25 ThatBenKid - Kirby's Adventure - Orange Oceans (Team Console) - average +0.37
#26 tibonev - Grand Prix Circuit - GPEGA.EXE (Team PC) - average +0.19
#27 Humble Bundle, Pieness, darmock, Angry Polar Bear, Alexander Brandon, Rickman - Pilotwings, Gradius 3 - Certified Wings (Team Console) - average +0.12
Congrats to Prince uf Darkness, Connor Engstrom, Travis Moberg, The Tiberian Sons, Ivan Hakštok, newip, TwoJan, Amigoiga, and Harmsing on Top 3 for a very stellar month! Thanks so much to everyone who submitted and for everywho who attended BONUS DUELS, making this such an awesomely successful event!
Next month is BREVITY MONTH!
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Thanks for an awesome turnout everyone! I cant even fall asleep cus im still so pumped from today. The results are in the DoD discord somewhere in the #bonus-duels channel but ill actually post them for real sometime tomorrow. Brevity month again for January (you already knew it)