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Just curious -- in many respects Andor looks to be the ideal fantasy adventure game for me and my girlfriend--it doesn't over emphasize combat, has elements of exploration, is narrative driven and is a decent adventure. However, it looks to fail a bit on the character variety and swag (i.e. cool items) categories. As an ex-Arkham Horror and Runebound enthusiast, I **love** having huge, half collapsing stacks of item cards, and adore the insane depths of variety both those games promote.

So, two questions:

1. More content coming?

2. Am I wrong in feeling Andor is a bit limited on this front?

Right now, I'm deciding between Andor, Defenders of the Realm and Talisman (I've sold Prophecy, Runebound and Arkham). I know Defenders is more of a Pandemic puzzler than any of these other titles, but the wealth of character, quest and expansion options makes me include it (I'm counting the 6 proposed 2013 expansions the developer would like to see published).

 
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You mean aside from Legends of Andor: The Star Shield?
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And the cryptic remark of the Spielbox Crew to wait for the next Spielbox....

And the fan legend in the files section... Which by the way looks very hard.
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So I see the expansion, because of the expansion I subscribe to the base game, and the only thread I see in days is one that asks "will there really be an expansion"?

Disappointing
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They also have the free printing for the Into the Mine legend as well, to bring the total up to 6 for the base game. The expansion was just revealed, so there is limited information available about it right now. Looks cool though!

My wife absolutely loves this game. It's her new favorite. I enjoy it as well. It's a lot of fun. I'd definitely get it.
 
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Anarchosyn wrote:
1. More content coming?
Yes.

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2. Am I wrong in feeling Andor is a bit limited on this front?
No, you are not. Andor has very few items and isn't likely to ever get to an Arkham Horror / Runebound level of complexity in that regard. Andor is more of a puzzle - similar to Defenders of the Realm. It isn't about killing things and grabbing loot. It's about figuring out how to complete your objective in time, with the added random element of combat to make things uncertain.

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Right now, I'm deciding between Andor, Defenders of the Realm and Talisman (I've sold Prophecy, Runebound and Arkham).
If variety is what you want, Talisman has much more of it than Andor or DotR. It has tons of different items, monsters, events, etc. (when you add in the expansions) so that no two plays of it are ever the same. It is very similar to Prophecy though - so if you sold Prophecy because you didn't like the gameplay, I wouldn't pick up Talisman. If you liked Prophecy but sold it because you played it enough to get bored with it, then Talisman may be just what you are looking for.
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DrCrow wrote:


Yes, I did pluralize "expansion" in the subject line.

cbrua wrote:

No, you are not. Andor has very few items and isn't likely to ever get to an Arkham Horror / Runebound level of complexity in that regard. Andor is more of a puzzle - similar to Defenders of the Realm. It isn't about killing things and grabbing loot.


I hear you, but I balk at the conflation of "items" and "combat items". One need not imply the others.
Items help differentiate player ability, and are a means of interacting with the game-state, itself, in novel ways.

 
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Anarchosyn wrote:
I hear you, but I balk at the conflation of "items" and "combat items". One need not imply the others.

I was not making that implication. I did equate items to loot, but of course they could be acquired any number of ways.

My point is that the game is not set up like Runebound or Talisman (or other "dungeon crawl like" games) where you have a deck of item cards with a lot of variety. There are only a few items in Andor. This seems like a deliberate design decision in order to keep the game complexity low. There's nothing stopping the publisher from introducing a bunch of items in an expansion, but I think new items will be introduced sparingly. Part of the charm of Andor is that it is easy to understand the rules and know from the start the potential capability of all of the characters; so you spend more time discussing strategy and less time discussing mechanical things like special powers or item interactions.
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I have this game and really enjoy it BUT ... I seem to find myself a little wanting ... I'm through the forth scenario and although I could see a little replay ability if I bring my friends in on it ( played solo so far) I think that I am going to be needing more stories very soon.
The problem is that unlike ruinbound DOTR and most of the other games you mentioned ... Which can be replayed again and again ... This game is ( as someone mentioned) a puzzle and once you solve it ... Replay is a little lack luster.
That being Said .... I do really like this game and would have no problem paying for expansions!!! I own Mansions of Madness and those have no replay value at all ( unless you play with a different group). And I really like that game too!!

So lets go with them already ... !!!!
 
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Did you really solve adventure 3?

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Hello

For those who want to invent their own legends now the english version of the "Developer Guide" is online:

www.legends-of-andor.com


Kind regards
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Michael Menzel wrote:
Hello

For those who want to invent their own legends now the english version of the "Developer Guide" is online:

www.legends-of-andor.com


Kind regards
Micha




Excellent! Thanks.
 
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Michael Menzel wrote:
Hello

For those who want to invent their own legends now the english version of the "Developer Guide" is online:

www.legends-of-andor.com

Kind regards
Micha


Great stuff. Your game just moved up to #1 on my wishlist (and my next purchase!). I was slightly worried by the replayability, but this guide is gonna be extremely useful to the community, thank you!
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Very nice !

See you at Cannes by the way.
 
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