Conquest of Nerath: D&D strategy boardgame

This came out on Tuesday. Has anyone gotten their hands on this yet? It looks a fair but like War of the Ring and is getting pretty decent reviews so far.

BGG link

Ohh, one more game I want, that I would never get to play since I don't live close enough to my nerd friends. Still would love to hear some impressions of it

I think it looks much more like an advanced version of Risk - maybe something like the old GameMaster series - than War of the Ring (which is wildly complex and fun). Early reviews make it look promising but I'm still not entirely sold. I'd be more likely to impulse if it supported up to six players.

At the same time I've really been itching for a fun new conquer-the-world style game. My gaming groups really don't have many in our collections, at least not ones that can easily be played in an evening.

Looks interesting.

If this had come out in Gamemaster times, i would have been all over it. Now, for some reason, i'm not so compelled.

Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

I think it looks much more like an advanced version of Risk - maybe something like the old GameMaster series - than War of the Ring (which is wildly complex and fun). Early reviews make it look promising but I'm still not entirely sold. I'd be more likely to impulse if it supported up to six players.

At the same time I've really been itching for a fun new conquer-the-world style game. My gaming groups really don't have many in our collections, at least not ones that can easily be played in an evening.

What made me say Ring instead of Risk was that the units are varied, there are heroes, and there are cards and special events.

I've had this preordered from Amazon for a while to lock in the $50 price, but I'm waffling now. I just don't get that much gaming in, and of the four games I got back in Feb, I've played one of them once.

I think I may have just talked myself out of getting this.

From the early impressions on boardgamegeek.com it sounds like the main complaints are downtime and that it doesn't get much faster once you've played a few times.

mrwynd wrote:

From the early impressions on boardgamegeek.com it sounds like the main complaints are downtime and that it doesn't get much faster once you've played a few times.

So......like 4e then? =)

necroyeti wrote:
mrwynd wrote:

From the early impressions on boardgamegeek.com it sounds like the main complaints are downtime and that it doesn't get much faster once you've played a few times.

So......like 4e then? =)

Damn, how fast do you want things? You got to SAVOR the gameplay.

jonnypolite wrote:

If this had come out in Gamemaster times, i would have been all over it. Now, for some reason, i'm not so compelled.

Funny-- I was thinking exactly the same thing.

I'm thinking it may be worth the buy just for the components. I was reminded of it originally because I was looking into the geography of the 4e campaign settings.

BadMojo wrote:
necroyeti wrote:
mrwynd wrote:

From the early impressions on boardgamegeek.com it sounds like the main complaints are downtime and that it doesn't get much faster once you've played a few times.

So......like 4e then? =)

Damn, how fast do you want things? You got to SAVOR the gameplay. :P

Dude, I am the guy in the DMG who passes up players who take too long to decide.