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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:20 PM
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Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

A simple question. A lot of people dislike the direction the game is taking, including me, but what specifically do you dislike about it?

Personally, I don't like how it kills the variety of the game. One of the things that makes the game interesting is how there are so many units which are wildly different from each other. Admittedly, having D&D characters definitely adds to this just by adding new figures and races. Unfortunately, it then reverses the bonus by (Understandably) making all of the figures in D&D packs and the master set from Toril.

So, in case that long explanation made you forget for a second, why do you think about D&D scape the way you do?

(Disclaimer: I did search for another thread like this, and did not find one. If this thread does exist, please let me know.)

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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

Soooo I take it you don't actually have any idea how huge and varied the DnD multiverse is, otherwise you wouldn't be worried about any type of figure stagnation (unless your only concern is that now all the new figs might only come from Toril, which is just about the weakest complaint I've ever heard).

I love the new units because they are exactly the same awesome stuff we've gotten for the last 10 waves, just with three extra letters on the front of the packaging.

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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:48 PM
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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

A Moderated D&D Heroscape Debate
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Since we don't have enough D&D Scape threads...

Just a few of the MANY threads wherein people have discused their reasons for liking and/or disliking D&D Scape.
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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

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Soooo I take it you don't actually have any idea how huge and varied the DnD multiverse is, otherwise you wouldn't be worried about any type of figure stagnation (unless your only concern is that now all the new figs might only come from Toril, which is just about the weakest complaint I've ever heard).

I love the new units because they are exactly the same awesome stuff we've gotten for the last 10 waves, just with three extra letters on the front of the packaging.
I did some research and I'm not going to lie here: You are exactly right. Prior to starting this thread, I didn't know much about modern D&D and only had a VERY old monster manual, which was 100% "Fantasy" style creatures.

I was never able to find anyone explaining WHY they did not like D&D scape, which was why I started this thread. Obviously, you had better luck in that area.


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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

Wait, what? The D&D figs are from a different world? Oh, so THAT's what the little bolded name that you can hardly see on the basic game side of the card stands for! I hadn't noticed!


*Checks through cards*

Yup, Captain America, the vikings, the samurai, and the knights are all from Earth. Just as I thought after I read your post.

NOW I get it! I should go down and set up a battle between themed armies from different worlds now that I know how to tell what world different people are from!


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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

I like the fact that there is new Heroscape... You know, because I like the game.

Oh Variety, yeah. I like the fact that the D&D people are from a new planet, if that is what we are getting at. If not, well we got variety, we got new types of Elves, Elementals, a Hydra, a Wyvern. I really don't understand the 'No variety' thing. If it is really just about the planet, then just do what I do, never turn the card over. It affects the game in no way.



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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

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I like the fact that there is new Heroscape... You know, because I like the game. .
I agree wholeheartedly.
As long as we get fun and innovative units, I'll keep buying Scape.
Some people keep talking about D&D-Scape as if it is the only thing we will ever get from now on. But in reality no one knows what is beyond D2. Whether D&D is a rescue plan, or an evil scheme from WotC to take over the world, doesn't bother me. I like Scape for all the fun hours it has given me and my friends. No matter what comes out in the future, we have plenty of different units to battle it out. We will always be able to find new themed armies even from a bunch of fantasy-heavy units.
The D1 wave has been a favourite wave in my playing group, for the mechanics alone. It's up there with wave 1 in popularity.
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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

I like it because I think the designers have done an excellent job of translating powers and figures from a different game system (D&D) into one that is in my opinion superior and more fun (Heroscape).

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Re: Why do you not like (Or like) the D&D units?

I think it's a bit early to accuse the move to D&D as a downfall to variety. I'll admit that I know little of the D&D universe, but from what I've seem there are plenty of figures that can fall into most categories (even sci-fi).

If after 3-4 waves of D&D it's all Fantasy, then yes, even i'll be on the dissapointed side, but it's only been one wave to this point, lets wait and see.

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Probably the only genre that will take a serious hit due to D&D is historical. Though again, since I'm not a D&D eficianado, it wouldn't shock me to be wrong about that as well.

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I'm afraid to say anything 'cause I might get attacked by those that "enjoy" D&D scape

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I'm afraid to say anything 'cause I might get attacked by those that "enjoy" D&D scape
As long as what you say is supportable by more than 'I feel it won't work', 'they only come from one world' (soon to be not true with D2), 'there is no variety', or 'it will kill/destroy/ruin scape', discussion is more than welcome.
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