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The Baroque Version - Black Rose Wars Review

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26 Nov 2020 00:00 #316609 by Michael Barnes
I was drawn to Marco Montanaro’s Black Rose Wars, recently...

Wiz-War for the Kickstarter Generation.

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26 Nov 2020 12:09 - 26 Nov 2020 12:11 #316610 by Gary Sax
Excellent review today. Sounds a lot like the Oath review, except that I do think Oath is doing some things that other games in its genre don't do which potentially justifies the complexity if you're committed!
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26 Nov 2020 14:41 #316615 by hotseatgames
Great review. I do love the "wizard battle" genre. But I already own all of Wiz-War and don't get to play it nearly enough.

Will one of these ever come along and actually be better than Wiz-War? I doubt it.

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26 Nov 2020 14:45 #316617 by Gary Sax
I mean, there was the one that gave you huge spellbooks of cards if you wanted a super complicated version of mages fighting but the name escapes me. It's a crowded space.

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26 Nov 2020 14:52 #316618 by hotseatgames
I think you are talking about Mage Wars ( I never played it), but there was also Codex. Codex is more deckbuilder Magic the Gathering... I think to compete with Wiz-War you need a board and figures.

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26 Nov 2020 14:53 - 27 Nov 2020 15:52 #316619 by southernman
I think your last paragraph was the most accurate, this went down well from the European LMS as did their recent KS Nova Aeta; Renaissance (I nearly backed but already had their Sine Tempore which is the same game in space). These new European companies, including Awaken Realms and a few others, are doing something different and big in scale and content and have a dedicated and large following. Perhaps it's a Europe v US taste difference or maybe simply just not your taste (as you mentioned).
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27 Nov 2020 10:49 - 27 Nov 2020 10:58 #316637 by drewcula
Thanks for the good read MB. I'll admire BRW from afar.

NOTE: Regarding another post; I totally clicked on this review because Michael wrote it. I've been reading Michael's reviews for fifteen years. I didn't even know Black Rose Wars existed.
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