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Subject: Why is Gloomhaven listed in the "Economic" Category? rss

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Hegalian_Crisis!!
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I've been looking at games in the "Economic" category and I'm not sure why Gloomhaven is listed there. I view Economic as where a game would have a city/base building or 4X element and don't see anything in the description where Gloomhaven includes that. If it does I'd be more interested in it but if it simply means that by accumulating treasure the heroes can purchase more equipment well, every role-playing game could be listed as Economic. Thanks for any help!
 
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Steve
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As you progress, the city itself experiences economic growth, and your actions do contribute to that. And your characters do have money they gain and spend. But no, I wouldn't classify this game as an economic game.
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I shouldn't be saying this because of spoilers, but I guess you haven't gotten to the part yet where you and Jekserah compete to build the most optimal supply routes through Gloomhaven.
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Konata wrote:
I shouldn't be saying this because of spoilers, but I guess you haven't gotten to the part yet where you and Jekserah compete to build the most optimal supply routes through Gloomhaven.


The worker placement seemed derivative to me. whistle
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Because you save a lot of money if you buy this game, since it quickly becomes the only game youll ever want, so you don't buy anything else, hence it is very economic to own it whistle
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Jay Johnson
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rawlinsusmc wrote:
As you progress, the city itself experiences economic growth, and your actions do contribute to that. And your characters do have money they gain and spend. But no, I wouldn't classify this game as an economic game.

True, with the the "prosperity level".
And each "donation" to the Sanctuary is tracked toward unlocking an envelope
Spoiler (click to reveal)
and beyond, after opening that envelope


I still wouldn't classify it as an "economic" game. More a strategy game with some economic sub-mechanics incorporated.
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Nathan Ehlers
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It's not an economic game.
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fixed!

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