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Brian Hanechak
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It looks like a similar game (without mention of Lord of the Rings) just appeared on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/395190/

I don't think I've actually ever played this, though, so I'm not sure if it's the same game.
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It looks exactly the same. I guess it is.
 
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It is exactly the same. It was covered on BBG news a little while ago.
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And price for the virtual version is also the same as the cardboard version. Yikes.
 
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BrianHanechak wrote:
It looks like a similar game (without mention of Lord of the Rings) just appeared on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/395190/

I don't think I've actually ever played this, though, so I'm not sure if it's the same game.


Well, minus the LOTR-specific theme, since they didn't have the license. But yeah I think it's the same.
I love how Knizia integrated the theme & mechanics like with the Balrog and Boromir, so I'm disappointed they weren't able to get the specific license.
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But does anyone know if it's exactly the same game without the LOTR theme? Same exact abilities, map, etc?

And what about the alternate characters, does it have those too?

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Thorigor wrote:
But does anyone know if it's exactly the same game without the LOTR theme? Same exact abilities, map, etc?

And what about the alternate characters, does it have those too?



This has more details

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/offworldgames/reiner-kn...

Look at the Character Descriptions & Abilities. Same as the original boardgame.

Looks like they were going to do some variants as well... looking at them, I see that some are exactly like the variants in the Deluxe boardgame. Not sure if all of them are, though.
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Thorigor wrote:
But does anyone know if it's exactly the same game without the LOTR theme? Same exact abilities, map, etc?

And what about the alternate characters, does it have those too?



Yes, it is the EXACT same game except for not having LOTR theme. Saruman is now a Necromancer with strenth 4 and the ability to choose not have any cards played. Frodo is "The Prince" with strenth 1 and the ability to retreat sideways (except in Mountains) etc etc.

18 new characters are going to introduced eventually.
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