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Top 5 DoaM Games
1. Blood Rage
2. Cthulhu Wars
3. StarCraft/Forbidden Stars
4. Cyclades with Titans
I'm assuming we're excluding 4x and two player games, otherwise my list changes slightly.
3. Rising sun (new & shiny)
5. Blood rage (not 3 players!)
6. Chaos in the old world
Cthulhu wars has slipped for me. Too predictable of opening turns 1-2 & too high of learning curve for new players. Still good though. Cyclades is good but I want more attacking and less auctioning. Inis didn't work, the constant tie braking led to some awful games. Cry havoc is too limited. Handful of stars is great but also a deckbuilder. Forbidden stars and clockwork wars both failed for me. Mare nostrum is good but the hero and pyramid wins make me sad. Never played Starcraft. Lord of Hellas I'm waiting on.
charlest wrote: I'm assuming we're excluding 4x and two player games, otherwise my list changes slightly.
Within those parameters:
3. Risk: Legacy
4. Nexus Ops
5. Mare Nostrum
Personally, I don't see games like that and Blood Rage as DOAM games. They're more about area control/area majority. What defines DOAM for me isn't just the dudes and the map but a certain level of military and political chicanery which you don't get to anywhere near the same degree in area games.
1. Cthulhu Wars
2. Nexus Ops
3. Chaos in the Old World
4. Warrior Knights
5. Cry Havoc
I am hoping that Lords of Hellas finds its way onto my list when I get it.
That’s as close as I can guess based on your list; its hard to narrow it down so much because all games like this require resource mining in one form or another, mostly based on controlled area.
Based on that assumption, I have to dumb down the list a lot.
War of the Ring
Conquest of Nerath
Conquest of the Fallen Lands
SuperflyTNT wrote: That 4x proviso....damn.
Ascending Empires (DQ)
Twilight Imperium 2nd (DQ)
War of the Ring 2nd Ed.
You just disqualified 3/5 of my list!
You can do what you want, I was more explaining my own criteria. Eclipse and Rebellion would make my list otherwise.
If it's more like Risk, it's DoaM, if it's more like El Grande, it's not. So CW and CitOW are not DoaM, even though Khorne and Yellow King play like DoaM factions.
So that said: