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Craig Pekar
United States
Columbus
Indiana
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10
Jan 2008*
Never played the game, but from a quick reading of the rules, it looks like quite a bit of fun. I do love complicated long games.
2008-01-11*
Owned
Daniele Barolo
Italy
Padova
PD
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10
Dec 2005*
Superb game!
2005-12-28*
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J. Green
United States
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10
Jan 2006*
This is the game Talisman should have been...depth of character development, variety of quests & items, Team Vs Team PVP and three interesting Final Boss monsters...plus all the flavor and excellent graphic design of the computer game. With a built-in turn limit, this game has flavor, depth, fun and focus. Of Runebound, Talisman, and World of Warcraft, I'd have to vote for WoW as the best light fantasy strategy game. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment and expansions to this one.
2006-01-01*
Owned
Rohan Jain
United States
Unspecified
Maryland
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10
Jan 2006*
Awesome, just like Yoda.
2006-01-05*
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Marc Knopfler
Germany
Kiel
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10
Jan 2006*
Although it took me to modify some of the rules, this game is outstanding. I love to play it again and again. I'm looking forward for expansions =))
2006-01-18*
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Jeremy Chien
United States
California
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10
Feb 2007*
Great game if you love WOW! EPIC!
2007-02-14*
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Darryl Jam
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
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10
Jul 2007*
Great artwork, figure sculpts and component value. Game has plenty of variety and aside for some drawn out combats is a great fantasy board game (certainly better than adaptation of Warcraft).
2007-07-30*
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Will Knight
United States
Brandon
Mississippi
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10
Oct 2007*
One of my favorite games of all time!
2007-10-23*
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Matthew Vantries
United States
Woodbury
Minnesota
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10
Nov 2007*
WoW has the coolest combat system for any adventure game ever made! Trying to figure out the optimal "builds" is a lot of fun too (and gives the players something to do during their opponent's turn).
Since a storyline isn't really present, I'd almost call this a combat game instead of an adventure game (since there's not much adventure to speak of, and instead it's all about combat and leveling (even moreso than Descent)).

edit: 10 years later and this game still holds up incredibly well! In all this time, there still hasn't come out another game with such a heavy focus on leveling and building up your character.
2015-05-25
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Daniel Slade
United States
Mississippi
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10
Jun 2008*
This game is really fun. The cooperative gameplay is awesome too. Even better with the expansion games!
2008-06-15*
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José Luís Pinto
Portugal
Salvador do Monte
Unspecified
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10
Oct 2008*
I love WOW
2008-10-30*
Steve Wagner
United States
Wood River
Nebraska
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10
May 2011
I've only played it as a Co-Op game, which is probably for the best. It works really good as that type of game, where you build up your character and try to take down the main boss.

I like it much better than some other games of the same genre and the customization of your character.
2010-11-15
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Jay Donaldson
United States
Freeport
Illinois
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10
May 2012
Some minis are painted.
2014-07-07
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mr.kikin
Spain
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10
Oct 2012
the best boardgame in coffin box
the game is better with the years
2012-10-15
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denny prijadi
Russia
Sevastopol
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10
May 2013
10 Rating because :
- Best RPG character building in boardgames , bar none
- dude-on-the-map style fantasy
- Massive replayability with 9 different classes
- Expansion(s) bring more goodies to the game
- Great Warcraft lore for Warcraft Fan.
- Great Component quality (and miniatures)
- Easily organized in plano boxes to speed up setup-time

Might be lower Rating if you.. :
- Hate giant game and hate lots of components/tokens/counters
- Hate Miniatures (tons of miniatures in this game)
- Hate long play time and slow down time (3-6 hours average playtime)
- Hate to see too much option(s) that leads to Analysis Paralysis
- Hate the Warcraft Lore
- Hate Fantasy Flight Games
- Hate reorganizing game components into plano boxes
2013-05-25
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michael dorazio
United States
tyngsboro
Massachusetts
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10
Mar 2012
Looooong game the first few plays. Only played two-player so far. And didn't finish either game. I imagine this is a four hour game (Burning Crusade) with a little practice. Way rad, and it's a shame that we're "not prepared".

May 2012 - Yep, still long. Solo game I just started isn't finished after 5.5 hours. Gonna have to finish it up tomorrow or something. Good times, though I'm still moving slowly at this one. Would be hard to get this one done in under six hours, I think (unless it's a solo joint). Edit - oops, 13 hours to finish game. Damn, I'm slow. It was Stormrage, but still.

May 2012 - Second solo game going much more quickly. Three hours in and my guys are fifth level. Gear and powers are shitty though. Probably be a six hour game. Way more reasonable.
2012-05-30
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Robert Tanner
Switzerland
Neuhausen
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10
Jun 2012
Still one of our top ten most played boardgame
2013-11-29
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Marco Gaudenzi
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10
Apr 2012
When I played it for the first time i was shocked.
This game is amazing.
2012-04-06
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Dmitry Volevodz
Russia
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10
Mar 2013
Nostalgia + nice gameplay make it blast to play every time.
2014-05-15
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Italino Staniscia Neto
Brazil
Santos
São Paulo
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10
Jan 2014
Melhor jogo que já joguei na minha vida. Complexo, longo, se você não tem paciência para jogos que levem 6h-8h não jogue ele.
Jogo de aventura que você anda pelo cenario matando monstros comprando itens, adquirindo experiencia e melhorando seu personagem.
Não gostei do sistema de player vs player(pvp) estragou o jogo.
2014-01-22
Owned
sebas herrera
Colombia
Medellin
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10
Dec 2014
juego denso, largo y épico, super sobre producido con toneladas de componentes, muy inmersivo, genial.
2014-12-28
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Jacob Temple
United Kingdom
London
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10
Feb 2014
Simply the best Solo game there is.
2014-02-16
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Youri Janse
Netherlands
Barendrecht
Zuid Holland
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9.9
Mar 2008*
Janet's rank 2 game, fun game with 2 (1 faction Coop adventuring game then), 4 or 6 players. Have played about a dozen games and feel I only know 2 or 3 out of 9 classes well enough, so plenty to explore there for now.
Dont play this without Shadows of War however, since it feels as if this is an integral part of the game
2008-03-12*
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Tomasz Siudziński
Poland
Wrocław
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9.9
Jan 2015
Ones adicted to pc game. Now to the board game. I cannot rate it like TI3 because is should have 11 for epic design or 1 for that i cannot find people and enough time to play it!
2013-02-12
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Jared Moore
United States
Washington
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9.5
Feb 2007*
I liked this game, which is suprising since I do not like the online game at all. For a role playing boardgame, this has the best character development model around. It also helps that the combat in this game is really good. I've only played it about five times, but that has been since Christmas. For the length of this game(about 4 hours) that's pretty good.
2007-02-02*
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David Bridgham
United States
West Lafayette
Indiana
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9.5
Sep 2012
Odd game to rate for me. I can't figure out what I like about it, but I always have a great time playing it and want to play again (unfortunately nobody else seems to think consecutive plays is a good idea.) I'm constantly trying to decide whether to raise or lower my rating, but I do know that I want to play again.

Edit: The end game issues and the similarity in how I typically find that I have to build characters now is leading me to think that I don't like this as much as I did. I like the character-building aspects a lot, but after enough plays, the game starts to feel very repetitive. Changed from 9 to 7.

Edit: Changed from 7 to 9.5 after some house-ruling to change the endgame so as to focus on just enjoying the experience of character-building and the fun combat.
2014-04-30
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Red Mage
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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9.5
Jan 2009*
Although games take AGES to finish, the fact that every session is unique with different items available and different quests, this game gets 9.5
2009-01-23*
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
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9.2
May 2015
I like the innovative combat mechanic that resembles distantly that of runebound. It provides aspects for interaction with the creature and item abilities. I dislike the mechanic of the neutral creatures. It also could feature more elaborate winning conditions. Excellent in content, a must if you like character development games.
2015-05-04
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serena viola
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9.1
Oct 2007*
The best fantasy quest game I've ever played.

Great box contents. Very well shaped on the Online model.
2007-10-30*
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Matthew M Monin
United States
Branford
Connecticut
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9
Aug 2007*
This game takes up a LOT of space - and has a LOT of dice rolling - and combat can bog down a bit. That said, the character development mechanism is VERY cool, and once you can do combat without consulting the rules (which was about halfway through our first game) the combat system is pretty cool too. There's a fair amount of stuff to like here. The endgame PvP seems a bit contrived, but as our first game pushed four hours it was a welcome (and climactic) end nevertheless.

Rating is based on urge to play again, and reflects the maximum rating I see WoW getting from me. It only goes down from here.


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After 5 plays it is a solid 8. Loses points for length but gets them back for being as clever as it is. A little imagination goes a long way towards drawing the theme out of the fairly simple combat mechanics. Excellent system.

---update--
Up a point! The combat system is too awesome to earn anything less than a 9, IMO. With only five basic concepts (red, blue, and green dice, reroll, and attrition) the designers have successfully captured the feel of a myriad of different fantasy effects. Fantastic!
2007-08-09*
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Ryan Goodwin
United States
Grayslake
Illinois
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9
Dec 2005*
This game is a blast...Runebound++.
I like the strategic aspect of the Faction v. Faction Race, and the tactical aspect of the combat itself....glad I bought it...
2005-12-19*
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Hiroshi Ishikawa
United States
Wexford
Pennsylvania
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9
Dec 2005*
Great Talisman/Runebound like RPG works both for competitive and cooperative (one faction game) play. Much better than Runebound IMHO. 40-page rule book is very well written. System itself is not that complicated and well structured. Highly recommended.
2005-12-27*
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Brad Taylor
United States
Redondo Beach
California
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9
Jan 2007*
Rank: 284
2007-01-05*
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Michael Galluzzo
United States
Coral springs
Florida
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9
Jan 2006*
Plan to play later in the week. Full rating and Session report to follow.
2006-01-02*
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Judd Jensen
United States
Belgrade
Montana
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9
Jan 2006*
A lot of rules, but after the first play it goes a lot faster. The rules also are very interesting and seem to work very well togethor. Lots of fun and very well recieved in my group of players. Note - If you don't like games like Talisman and Runebound... you won't like this game either.
2006-01-10*
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Damien Browne
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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9
Jan 2006*
Plays best out of the box with four or six players and is thoroughly enjoyable. Character development is the focus, and no two games are the same. High replayability as you become familiar with all the classes, and then streamline them. Four hours to play.
2006-01-12*
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Larry Vaughn
United States
Ivins
Utah
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9
Jan 2006*
This has become our favorite game. It's alot of fun, and plays surprisingly fast once you discover all the short cuts. Excellent theme, nice sense of danger in combat, and lots of options for character development. Me and my wife have played a few times now, and mainly play two player solitaire since we never do any PvP. We will probably try the cooperative varient next.
2006-01-24*
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Steve Werth
United States
Los Angeles
California
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9
Feb 2006*
This game shouldn't take more than 2.5 hours with 4 people. There are so many turns where one side will just be moving, and nothing else, or training after a fight, that the other side can just begin their turn. Each side only gets 15 turns, after all, and in a 4 player game, most fights are going to involve both team members at a single time. If you play with people prone to AP, though, this game will take forever, as training options alone are worth 30 minutes of puzzling over

Agree with others that Deadly PVP is not optional - anyone who tries will understand this after rolling dice for 5 minutes to do 1 pt of damage to the other side (Heal!).

Game could seriously use another path towards acquiring items (why, oh WHY is there no crafting?)
2006-02-06*
Raistlin
Italy
Torino
Torino
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9
Dec 2007*
An epic team-game with fantastic components. I find it very fun and various, with one of the best character-management I've seen in a boardgame.
Only a bit too long and with very poor interaction between factions/players...
2014-01-27
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Ryan Biesik
United States
Williamsville
New York
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9
May 2006*
Great Game, a bit slow at parts, but my Warcraft bias overwrites it.
2006-05-28*
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Maik Hennebach
Germany
Frankfurt
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9
Jun 2006*
Big and beautiful for sure. The game it reminds me of most is, oddly enough, Magic Realm - a set number of actions per round, always more to do than you can and fights were losing is a very real possibility. Definitely a brilliant two-player game, and the one team game I played also worked great.
Played 5+ times.
2006-06-15*
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Jason Fawcett
Canada
Unspecified
NS
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9
Mar 2008*
Another big box game. Comes with scads of cards and minis. Unfortunately, the pace seems much too hurried, and it's a game you'll have to set aside a whole evening for. Still good enough to warrant a 9/10 though, so that should say soemthing.
2008-03-17*
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Bryan Cole
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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9
Aug 2006*
Fantastic game of the highest quality in all aspects. Manual is superb, all the bits for the game are great, figures are well done, and the list goes on and on. I'm so glad FF got the rights to do this game because they sure did it right. As others have said, this is Runebound/Talisman Advanced and very fun to play.
2006-08-28*
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Boris Langemark
Denmark
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9
Oct 2006*
Only play this with my spouse - with some rules modified.
2011-12-21
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brian trickey
United States
portage
Michigan
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9
Jan 2009*
I have to say that I had all but given up on WOW TBG but my old mmorpg blood sometimes begs for a taste of WOW and when you add both expansions to this it really makes the experience.
2007-12-08*
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Glen Vantries
United States
Northfield
Minnesota
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9
Nov 2006*
its a great game if you have the time to play.
2006-11-23*
Joaquin Coello
Spain
Puerto Real
Cadiz
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9
Dec 2006*
Wow.... pedazo de juego, me encanta.
2006-12-03*
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Mark Symmonds
United States
Illinois
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9
Dec 2006*
Great boardgame which plays best with 4-6 players. I have been playing since its release and never grow tired of it. Game is always different for us.
2006-12-19*
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Mikael Jonasson
Sweden
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9
Jan 2007*
Never played the basic game, added the expansion emidiatly, so I can't really set individual scores on these.
Played it 2.5 times so far, and can't wait for the next set. Recomend even number of players though: Sure, one player can play duble characters, but it doesn't get the same "feel" to it.
2007-01-08*
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Homer S.
Germany
Dortmund
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9
Jan 2007*
this game is cool; we love this character developing thing; top components; play it even if you - like us - don´t play the WoW computer game; after several 4 and one 6 player game I would always prefer the 2 player variant
2007-01-14*
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