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Subject: How similar is this to eldritch horror? rss

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Watching the teaser videos, it seem that FOD has a similar feel to eldritch horror. You can either move or "prepare for travel" by getting train tickets, depending where you are you can get items, events happens and the main goal is to cooperate to defeat evil, altough in this case a player actually plays the bad guys. According to the cards, there's even the "delayed" mecanic (skipping a turn, not my favorie part of eldritch)

I'm interested in FOD but never played earlier versions, and I do own EH so I was wandering how much of a different experience it would end up to be?
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couteaupapillon wrote:
Watching the teaser videos, it seem that FOD has a similar feel to eldritch horror. You can either move or "prepare for travel" by getting train tickets, depending where you are you can get items, events happens and the main goal is to cooperate to defeat evil, altough in this case a player actually plays the bad guys. According to the cards, there's even the "delayed" mecanic (skipping a turn, not my favorie part of eldritch)

I'm interested in FOD but never played earlier versions, and I do own EH so I was wandering how much of a different experience it would end up to be?


That's a really interesting question. I own and love both games but it never occurred to me that there were many similarities between them. I suppose there are some but I think FOD has a ton of cat-and-mouse feel and has genuine tension and excitement. EH feels much more like you're playing against the game and what you're trying to accomplish just doesn't have the same urgency to me. My two cents. Good question though!
 
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Thanks for your insight Kevin! I was expecting FOD would me more of a proactive experience, glad to read this is the case!
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I don't know anything about FoD 3rd ed, but I do own 2nd ed, and it only has the most superficial of similarities to Eldritch Horror. They're COMPLETELY different games.
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FOD 1 St and 2nd edition were more like Scotland Yard with vampires and combat. 3rd hasn't been released yet...
 
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Good to know, like I said I never played FOD, good to hear peoples say they are different beasts. I guess for me they seem to share more in term of vibe than in actual gameplay
 
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Also, what are the basic actions for the hunters in the second edition? Sometime in Eldritch, I find underwhelming that my only options are basically to move or prepare to move, I wish there was ways to interact more directly with your environment outside of the event phase, is that the case in FOD?
 
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All speculation this, but based on the information available at the moment, it does look like train travel may have become like EH, in that you get tickets before moving rather than rolling a special die. Another possible similarity is that there is a delayed mechanic which may well be the same as appears in a number of FFG games including Eldritch & Arkham Horror.

That the combat system is different in that they now seem to have done away with dice rolling in the new FoD.
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I have both Eldritch Horror and the 2nd edition of Fury of Dracula. I would say that the game that FOD most resembles is Scotland Yard, but with vampires and combat involved.
 
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And do you feel that as hunters you have relevant actions in FOD second edition? Or do you feel that sometime like in eldritch, well can't really do anything so might as well prepare for travel?
 
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couteaupapillon wrote:
And do you feel that as hunters you have relevant actions in FOD second edition? Or do you feel that sometime like in eldritch, well can't really do anything so might as well prepare for travel?


In second edition, there is no preparing for travel, you either travel or not (although you might fail if trying to go by rail), then you must search and may have an encounter. After that (if you haven't had an enciunter) you have the option to rest, resupply or trade.

It is clear that 3rd edition has changed somewhat though, so it is probably best not to form too many opinions on that based on peoples' experience of the 2nd edition.

The most significant differences between EH and FoD is that the former is a fully cooperative game, whereas the latter is competitive with one player versus the rest who form a team. A second difference would seem to be no dice in FoD 3e.
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DaveD wrote:
couteaupapillon wrote:
And do you feel that as hunters you have relevant actions in FOD second edition? Or do you feel that sometime like in eldritch, well can't really do anything so might as well prepare for travel?


In second edition, there is no preparing for travel, you either travel or not (although you might fail if trying to go by rail), then you must search and may have an encounter. After that (if you haven't had an enciunter) you have the option to rest, resupply or trade.

It is clear that 3rd edition has changed somewhat though, so it is probably best not to form too many opinions on that based on peoples' experience of the 2nd edition.

The most significant differences between EH and FoD is that the former is a fully cooperative game, whereas the latter is competitive with one player versus the rest who form a team. A second difference would seem to be no dice in FoD 3e.


Thanks H-B-G, that clarify things up! I am aware the 3rd edition will have some changes, but from what I've seen I'm not expecting a total overhaul of the previous versions so it's relevant to compare them and get an idea
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Is this 1 vs all?
 
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Firthaa01 wrote:
Is this 1 vs all?


Yes
 
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