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DungeonQuest Revised Edition Review

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08 Feb 2015 20:05 #197170 by Matt Thrower

DungeonQuest is one of my all-time favourite titles. A fantasy adventure game in which your hero isn't heroic, but pathetically grateful to escape the nightmarish dungeon alive with a mere handful of gold coins. There's nothing else like it, and it's fast, funny and frantic for all that it lacks much in the way of strategy.

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09 Feb 2015 04:16 #197171 by cdennett
But should I replace my original FFG version of the game with the Revised Edition? I keep eyeing it, but pass it over as my current game hasn't gotten to the table in over a year.

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09 Feb 2015 08:26 #197178 by Legomancer
Once I replaced my FFG first edition with a combat die, I was happy. Does this edition change much other than the combat?

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09 Feb 2015 09:35 #197187 by Matt Thrower
Unfortunately, I can't answer the most popular query on this (I was asked the same thing on twitter) - because I haven't played the previous FFG edition.

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09 Feb 2015 09:37 #197188 by Egg Shen
I'm glad FFG realized that they messed up with their original reprint. This version seemed to go out of stock at most online retailers pretty quickly...so maybe that is an indication that it sold better that their 3rd Edition. When it comes back into stores I'll be sure to pick up a copy.

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09 Feb 2015 10:29 #197192 by Columbob
Funny, we thought the under-powered character was the cultist, Brother Gherrin or whatever his name is.

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09 Feb 2015 10:39 #197196 by Ochobee
FFG was nice enough to post materials you need to convert to the revised edition:

www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite....asp?eidm=263&esem=4
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09 Feb 2015 10:52 #197198 by Dr. Mabuse

cdennett wrote: But should I replace my original FFG version of the game with the Revised Edition? I keep eyeing it, but pass it over as my current game hasn't gotten to the table in over a year.


FFG has card updates you can download from their site to avoid buying the game again.

www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite....asp?eidm=263&esem=4
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09 Feb 2015 11:43 #197199 by Gary Sax
I think they deserve some credit on this game. Yeah, I know they fucked up to start with, but they realized it and fixed it as soon as they could. Even trying to provide the revised material to original owners at the above links. I think that's pretty cool.
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09 Feb 2015 16:15 #197227 by Not Sure
I always had a good time even with the "fucked up" version.

The card combat was as heavy as the rest of the game combined, but it was a good way to try to mix things up and get in the other guy's head.

We also always thought Brother Gherrin sucked. I'm not sure how the trollslayer dude is going to do without his deck of combat cards, he was always trap-meat.

That was sort of the problem, every character sucks against something out there, and it's a crapshoot whether you run into it and it end your game or not.

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09 Feb 2015 19:50 #197236 by ubarose
Thanks for the link to print out the new cards

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10 Feb 2015 08:58 #197257 by Legomancer
Incidentally, this is the combat die variant for 3rd edition that my friend and I love.

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10 Feb 2015 09:34 #197262 by LazarusTNT
It took me a second to realize that this wasn't about the FFG reprint, but a second FFG reprint where they started listening to the customer base.

Wow.

I really need to get this.

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10 Feb 2015 23:38 - 10 Feb 2015 23:44 #197373 by Colorcrayons

Gary Sax wrote: I think they deserve some credit on this game. Yeah, I know they fucked up to start with, but they realized it and fixed it as soon as they could. Even trying to provide the revised material to original owners at the above links. I think that's pretty cool.


Agreed. I am.quick to criticize FFG on needless screwups.
But you have to be just as quick when they fix that screw up to laude them as well.
Credit where it is due.

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Also, thanks for the review, Matt. I'm definitely reconsidering bothering to get this now. I really wanted to like the first time ffg printed this. I just couldn't be bothered to learn a comparitively complicated combat system for such a simple game. It sucked the fun out of what should have been a much quicker game.
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