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Tahsin Shamma
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1. Small World races from other sets are playable?

2. New Special Powers and/or Races in River World are playable in other versions of Small World?

3. Some races will need modded abilities for River World?
 
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Quote:
Components :
2 double-­sided game boards
12 pirate ships markers
1 caravel marker
11 event markers
Rule booklet


It doesn't look like there are any new powers/races, so I'd bet the map is to be used with the classic Small World tokens. I don't think Underground races will be playable.

I'd expect a few rule tweaks for the water-based races and powers, though, otherwise they seem quite powerful.
 
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1. Yes, definitely from Small World and highly likely that from Underground as well, latter of which already includes rivers, so it's perfectly fine to transition. It will be just as clumsy as with base Small World though, since some areas have the same function, but different name.

2. There are none in Riverworld

3. Unlikely. It would surprise me if River World will not use similar ruleset to Underground, but this is not confirmed yet (though it fits the description in how quickly you can go over rivers).
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Dennis de Vries
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Ah, doctor, that aneasthetic is perfect!
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And of course: will there be a River World DE expansion?
 
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- As this is a Small World (as opposed to Underground) expansion, I expect all those races to work just fine. Underground races should also work using the same compatibility rules from before.
- It's safe to assume the river rules from Underground/Realms apply for movement across water regions; unless it introduces new rules specifically for this game.
- Leaders should still work. The necromancer expansion won't be compatible.

Outstanding questions for me are:
- Can I still incorporate Righteous Relics and Popular Places with this expansion? It's the one thing from Underground I really liked and that I often use with regular Small World.
- Will Tales & Legends still work, considering this introduces it's own events.

Things I wish were included:
- New rules for the Monsters from Underground for use in this and previous versions. Something that makes each of them unique.
- Official rules for the miscellaneous tokens from Realms
- Some new scenarios for Realms, maybe incorporating the Pirate Ships and/or Events from this new expansion.
 
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Franck@DoW
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To help answer those questions, please note that the rules are now available on River World's web page.
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Tahsin Shamma
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Thanks Franck!

Hmmm... a lot more tame than expected. Should make for some interesting games though.
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After reading the rules, it sounds like any space next to a river section with a pirate gets -1 coins per turn. Looking at the boards, that is most of the spaces! This means the pirates are really a robot opponent that you need to kill first.
 
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Hmm... I already have everything SW except for Underworld (& Tunnels) and Realms (and the Deluxe Edition). I've never even used the Tales & Legends deck. I like the simplicity of explaining the rules to new players and T&L, throwing in Underworld races, and this add just that little bit of extra load for new players. I'm not sure about this one yet.
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Ryan Freels
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skullfire wrote:
- It's safe to assume the river rules from Underground/Realms apply for movement across water regions; unless it introduces new rules specifically for this game.
- Leaders should still work. The necromancer expansion won't be compatible.

Outstanding questions for me are:
- Can I still incorporate Righteous Relics and Popular Places with this expansion? It's the one thing from Underground I really liked and that I often use with regular Small World.
- Will Tales & Legends still work, considering this introduces it's own events.

Reading through the rules, I would say
-yes
-yes
-yes
-yes, since these "events" just change how many pirates are on the board and how many people you need to take over river regions.

For me, it has now become the choice of selling realms and picking up this one since it has robots that really mean another opponent, which will be great in 2 player games.
 
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Michael Boucher
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Is this game out? I tried to research on this and wasn't able to determine whether if it's already out.
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Ryan Freels
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Not yet. They will have it in Essen in a few weeks. They are targeting November in the US.

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2016/08/30/set-sails-for-a-new-...
 
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Michael Boucher
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ryan3740 wrote:
Not yet. They will have it in Essen in a few weeks. They are targeting November in the US.

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2016/08/30/set-sails-for-a-new-...


Many thanks!
 
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