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Douglas Nicol
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I'm looking for a new game, and I've got the following in mind, can anyone say whats good, bad, and indifferent about the following and how well they play?

I'm considering....

Descent:Journey in the Dark
World of Warcraft
Arkham Horror.
 
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James Davis
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have you considered return of the heroes?
 
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Douglas Nicol
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Can't say I have, the trouble is that the nearest games shop in Glasow, and the selection is limited to two non Games Workshop shops.
 
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oh ok. what are you looking for in an fantasy adventure game?
 
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I've played Arkham Horror and Descent but not World of Warcraft. Both Arkham Horror and Descent have lots of bits and enough little rules that you'll probably spend your first couple of games looking in the rulebook quite often.

That said, I really like Descent but don't care much for Arkham Horror. The decisions in Descent seem much more interesting, and in combat you usually only have to roll one set of dice so turns are quicker and there's less downtime. In Arkham Horror, on the other hand, you might have to make one roll when you see the monster to make sure your mind doesn't snap, then another roll to make sure you can use your weapon, then another roll to see whether your weapon has been used up, then another turn to see whether you hit the monster, then another turn to see whether something else happens -- and by that time I've pretty much lost interest!
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Douglas Nicol
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I'm looking for a game that will last a while, but is something that can be played in a casual sort of friendly atmosphere. I've cut Arkham Horror out the list. I phoned one of the shops and they stock Descent and WoW, but haven't even heard of Return of the Heroes. Both shops aren't exactly huge and one of them is a combination model/rpg/games shops so theres a combination of stock.
 
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Douglas Nicol
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Oh, another thing, I've heard Runebound 2nd edition is pretty decent, so I'm considering one of these three.

World of Warcraft
Runebound 2nd Edition
Descent.

As I understand it, in most stores Runebound is substantially cheaper than the other two.
 
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