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The Nethack Boardgame
« on: April 14, 2012, 10:22:28 AM »
  Seriously! Here I was thinking I was original. Check this guy out.

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/the-nethack-board-game-v2.0-

  Love it!

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Re: The Nethack Boardgame
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 02:56:43 PM »
They're actually expecting people to pay money for it.
And they're selling a separate Gnomish Mines expansion? Hahaha, how revolting.  ;D
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Re: The Nethack Boardgame
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 05:18:36 PM »
Wow! Roguelike Board Game! Great idea to follow!

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Re: The Nethack Boardgame
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 09:15:33 PM »
  There are a ton of board and card games that are dungeon crawlers. They often include randomized content and complex-ish item management. And they are turn based.

  No real surprise, since Rogue is just a computerized and solo game of D&D. <---over simplification.

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Re: The Nethack Boardgame
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 10:34:43 PM »
  I think the issue with paying for a Nethack game is more about production. They guy isn't making any money really. I think a print and play style version would have been more appropriate.

  Unlike with video games, table top distribution can be tough unless all the components can easily be printed on card stock and cut out. Dice, pawns and other things often aren't available to the end user.

  Computer games really are superior that way. Very very accessible and easy to start up. Even the simplest table top game takes effort to print and play. And most people won't do it no matter how awesome the game is. You can't even get people to fiddle around with libraries and what not to get a computer game to play most of the time.