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Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:15 pm 
 

Anyone ever play the Games Workshop Dungeonquest game?  I have a copy here and I was wondering if it is worth keeping or not?  Is it a decent boardgame?


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:23 pm 
 

Not sure, I was debating getting it myself.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:59 pm 
 

It's actually a pretty fun romp and rather hard to survive, which is one of the reasons it's fun.  Usually everybody dies before getting out of the dungeon so sometimes it's cool just taking a valiant last stand against the dragon.  It's better with the expanions which give you more character choices and the Catacombs which are even more deadly.  And, it's much cheaper than trying to get all the expanions of Talisman.   :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:31 pm 
 

I remember having a good time playing it. The thing was I always had access to Talisman with all the expansions. Given that the time was very similar it was "Hey want to play Dungeonquest? Hey what about Talisman instead? Ok lets play Talisman!" We did play it when we were Talismaned out. It was a fun game though....just not as much fun as Talisman.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:39 pm 
 

Survival rate for players is estimated at about 15% by many DQ veterans ... something to think about for players who are easily frustrated by difficult games.

DQ can be great fun with the right crowd and the right mind-set. It is not a deep role-playing experience, though; hacking, slashing, healing, looting, and running are pretty much the name of the game. :)

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:00 am 
 

Thanks for the opinions on Dungeonquest.  I've edited the title of this thread as I have another question:

How is Warlock of Firetop Mountain?

(Unfortunately, back in the day,  when weren't RPGing we usually played War Games and so I missed out on all these cool Fantasy Boardgames)


Oh yeah, and one more question.  Vermilion Fire mentioned "Expansions".  What are the Dungeonquest expansion sets called?  How many?


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:02 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Thanks for the opinions on Dungeonquest.  I've edited the title of this thread as I have another question:

How is Warlock of Firetop Mountain?

(Unfortunately, back in the day,  when weren't RPGing we usually played War Games and so I missed out on all these cool Fantasy Boardgames)


Oh yeah, and one more question.  Vermilion Fire mentioned "Expansions".  What are the Dungeonquest expansion sets called?  How many?


I have Warlock of Firetop Mountain but I've never played it... it seems to be in the same vein though and should be attained relatively cheaply on eBay.  

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