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Tony Archer
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Which one to get?
If you've got would you get the other?
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They do not overlap and you could easily own both. Which you would get if only one will be based on your group, but I think Blood Rage is a little easier to get played.

To me, Arcadia Quest is much better with 4P than any other player count. Arcadia Quest is also best if you have a group that will play through the linked games of a campaign.

For those two reasons, Blood Rage might get played more if you have 2P, 3P, 5P or varying group sizes and play schedules.

That said, I love Arcadia Quest and am happy to own both.
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Blood Rage is the better game (imo). Arcadia Quest is an entertaining game with great miniatures, but it's simply too close to a dungeon crawler for my taste.
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Blood rage is much better, but both are fun in different ways. I own both, and plan on keeping both, but like Max said above - Blood Rage will get played more.

Even though Arcadia Quest is the "lighter" of the two, the rules and gameplay are actually harder to jump into than Blood Rage. I'd hesitate to teach new people Arcadia Quest every time I want to play, and I'm much more likely to just find people I've played with already to play it with. But Blood Rage - I am willing to teach that at any time to any one.
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There's not nearly the same level of exclusive stuff for Blood Rage compared to Arcadia Quest, in case that matters to you.
 
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they're two VERY different games.

I prefer blood rage, Arcadia quest actually tends to run longer than blood rage from my experience and it's just too dicey and random. Also, campaign mode has its issues, including some overpowered cards when you level.


Blood Rage on the other hand has a very nice balance, with only 2-3 cards possibly being a little "too strong", and is more strategy than luck.
 
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Haven't played Blood Rage yet, Arcadia Quest is one of my top 3 favorite games though. I'd probably only consider Arcadia Quest if you have a steady group of a dependable 4 people who love rolling dice and don't get hurt feelings. If you like to antagonize each other, and love cheering at unexpected dice results, Arcadia Quest is bliss.

I'm not sure what you guys are saying about it being hard to teach. There are only 3 possible dice results, line of sight is very intuitive drawing a line between center squares. Only other things to teach are that you can activate any hero, that you have to move then attack or attack then move, and how monster aggro works. That's the only tricky part I've found.
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My group likes arcadia quest a lot. and it plays great with 3 people, but not so with just 2.
 
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Arcadia Quest sounds similar to Super Dungeon Explore. Have you played that Tyler?
 
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Are you posting on both forums? You're more likely to get "Blood Rage" as an answer here since this is a Blood Rage forum and these are 2 completely different games.
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keyzersoze wrote:
Arcadia Quest sounds similar to Super Dungeon Explore. Have you played that Tyler?

I've played both. They are only similar in theme and style.
SDE is heroes vs. overlord. AQ is every man for himself. I like that in AQ players can get points by achieving game based objective or going after other players, but you have to do both (you can't win by just beating up other players).
While SDE looks like it should be a light game with a simple rule set it's not. It's on par with Descent (1st Ed.). Expect the rules are clunkier. It could just be because the rule book is pretty bad.
AQ does feel like it plays faster than SDE, although set up can sometimes take as long as a game, which is why I think a lot of people are recommending campaign mode.
I generally find AQ fun and SDE tedious.
 
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I think comparing two games with very little in common is becoming the new "sleeves?" thread.
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Dormammu wrote:
They do not overlap and you could easily own both. Which you would get if only one will be based on your group, but I think Blood Rage is a little easier to get played.

To me, Arcadia Quest is much better with 4P than any other player count. Arcadia Quest is also best if you have a group that will play through the linked games of a campaign.

For those two reasons, Blood Rage might get played more if you have 2P, 3P, 5P or varying group sizes and play schedules.

That said, I love Arcadia Quest and am happy to own both. :)

I sort of disagree, as I love playing Arcadia Quest as a 2-player game! AQ is actually one of my top five games, largely because it is light, varied, easy to teach, and allows you to upgrade and customize your forces. But it is a light and breezy dungeon crawl whereas Blood Rage is a fairly streamlined "Dudes-on-a-map" area control game.

I can't comment on Blood Rage, as I haven't played it, but I hope it will play as well with 2 as it does with larger numbers. Like CitOW, I suspect this is a game that gets better with larger player counts, but I could be wrong (the game does compensate by blocking areas of the map off).
 
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