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Subject: "Fortune & Glory" or "The Witcher" ?? rss

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John Van Wagoner
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looking for a light/easy adventure game to play with my wife, and some other newbie gamers...thanks

(any other suggestions would be welcome as well)
 
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While I would say The Witcher is the lighter of the two, I would also say it is the worse game.
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Brad Pasmeny
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I have heard more good things about Fortune and Glory....

Which makes me sad...as I love The Witcher IP...

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Matt Brown
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F&G is fun, but in desperate need of streamlining and will ultimately be on the rather random side.
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Richard Roberts
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I haven't had the chance to play Fortune and Glory yet But the Witcher isn't too complex...
 
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Fortune & Glory all the way for me. I remember being excited about The Witcher because I loved the video games (well game I only really liked the first one). They released it for PC around the time they released teh physical board game and I was thoroughly unimpressed with it. Seemed very bland and unimaginative. There's at least lots of fun to be had with Fortune & Glory. I had no fun playing the Witcher.
 
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I have F&G and haven't played Witcher:

F&G is a beautiful game [massive box, expensive when I got it] but I just haven't had time to play advanced version, or play it more than a couple of times.

If you have played other flying frog games, you'll enjoy F&G.

 
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Witcher might be on the complex and abstract side for new players.

F&G was too random and broke theme. No, I don't think you should find a cafe in the heart of Africa, unless it's that Monty Python sketch.

Talisman is fine for new gamers, particularly if they include kids.

Prophecy is better than Talisman (no roll and move), although the encounters are, overall, a little drier. Has some Euro influences.
 
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Above & Below, light euro with adventure book.

Time stories, chose your own adventure meets groundhog day, but reqires a handful of plays to finish.

Tales of arabian night, very random, but recognizable theme for non-gamers.

Mansion of madness 2ed, fantastic game, but maybe a bit heavy for that crowd?

Dead of winter, light on adventure, but recognizable theme with the walking dead craze.

Agents of smersh, haven't tried it, but heard it should be similar to arabian nights, but with more actual gameplay?

Elder signs with the omens of ice expansion, light on adventure, but recognizable yatzy mechanisms for non-gamers.

 
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Adam Tucker
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I actually really like The Witcher Adventure Game, especially as compared to other adventure games (Talisman (Revised 4th Edition), Runebound, Prophecy, World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game, Ravingspire). Your best bet however is probably to try the PC implementation to see if it is something you might like - it is available through Steam, and frequently available for low price.
The biggest problem I have with the game is that CD Projekt RED has apparently stated that they don't want to make any expansions for the game, despite Ignacy Trzewiczek having already done a fair bit of work toward at least one expansion, including a variant to play the game completely cooperatively.

As far as Fortune and Glory, I'm not particularly fond of playing it competitively. It is frequently too quick and mostly determined by luck. I like the cooperative version quite a bit, but it does seem to have issues with the tipping point of the game being relatively early in play.
 
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Jeffery Hudson
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I love fortune and glory. Just got the two expansions for it too. I'd only play it in co-op mode with a vile Organization but its a great random story.

I got F&G because i fell in love with A Touch of Evil. It's a great 'story' game. The Witcher is more of a race to go from place to place and collect items/clues/etc. While you are collecting artifacts in F&G, there is a story element in it totally missing from The Witcher. If your ok with Random Events (because there are a lot of them in F&G) then i think you'll have a great time with it. The two expansions just came back into print as well, and FFP is one of the few publishers that I'd say their expansions really add to the game and make it whole.
 
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Pete
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Fortune and Glory if you have several hours of attention span.

You mentioned "light" as a criteria. As long as you have the stomach for a long long game, I'd say Fortune and Glory is "light."

Pete (wouldn't recommend either of these games if you don't if you don't)
 
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Ron
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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I haven't played F&G, but The Witcher Adventure Game is a very welcomed game on my table - as a two-player with my wife as well as a multi-player game.
 
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