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There is no point in playing board games when video games exist.
I disagree. A lot of board games have really unique gameplay you can't find in any video game. Granted, some board games get translated into vidya and work pretty well, but not all can cover the costs.
I miss playing TI4
Such an amazing game, you have to spend all day on it and with people that know what they are getting into though, now this is a game that could use some streamlining in a digital form.
I wouldn't mind digital version for rulekeeping and to prevent cheating (God knows how many fighters I moved in TTS after I realized they're left without support), but I think missing out on the commitment of a full game, especially 14VP one, would be a tremendous loss to atmosphere. Playing it in TTS already misses out on the physical diplomacy and haggling.
Also whatever advantage board games have over video games is IMO tied to their physicality, which playing via TTS missed out on. If we're only comparing TTS to other video games rather than actual board games then I'd agree with the other anon, video games are just better
>If we're only comparing TTS to other video games rather than actual board games then I'd agree with the other anon, video games are just better
I can see your point, I only used the TTS image to be on topic, I mainly play physical board games myself, but I've played my fair share of Tabletop Simulator and I can control everything pretty easily, it's basically like playing AoE with hotkeys.
I know a lot of people like board games for the physical social experience but what I truly like is the gameplay itself, the decisions, the diplomacy (this one does matter more, since you can only hear people voices without mannerisms when bartering), etc. The unfiltered strategy in games like this or Hansa Teutonica and Agricola are things of beauty and I think it's because or their simplicity, which gets overblown or very criticized if it was like that in a video game.
I only played via TTS, but I can still feel what I'm missing out on. I got over a thousand hours out of it, I still enjoy the gameplay, but it's not the same.
People expect more complexity from video games because the complexity is mostly handled by the game rather than the player. Good comparison is traditional card games vs digital and how much more random effects, buff/keyword stacking and cards with multiple states are in the latter. It isn't realistically possible, let alone enjoyable, to keep an entire box worth of +1 tokens or keyword labels and drag it to every match you play.
Hope you can get to play physical someday, I will admit that touching and fiddling with pieces while thinking is a great feeling.
are there lots of active players for TTS? I don't have friends IRL
Yes, only problem is you might need to join a discord to get some games going because trannies killed the easiest way to find people to play with.
Anons gather to play on Ganker too, so that's another alternative.
Does anyone know if pirated versions of tabletop sim allow you to host games with friends that also have the pirated version?
bro this shit goes on sale for 10 dollars, and you can even get that 4-pack for even cheaper on sales, how poor can you be?
It uses steam servers so unless you're using that Steam emulator, maybe? It's worth a try, I mean, not like it costs you anything lol
This is visual diarrhea, this is why Catan is king, it's so simple to understand what's going on so can only focus on the actual strategy.
Recommend me some good games recommendations. Something not autistic to teach my normalfag friends
Try Splendor, Carcassonne, 7Wonders and Azul.
I'd add Biblios to that list.
I'd add Biblios to that list.
Thanks, I'll check them out.
My friends are all normal and the only board game they could understand is Monopoly
There's a ton of games that are so simple a preschooler can play them
all the good board games are locked behind paid DLC defeating the purpose of the platform in the first place
It's just the mainstream ones. There's shitloads in the workshop.
All the paid mods are also on the workshop for free.
Wrong. Some of them are, most of them are not. Some of them have better workshop versions that need the DLC. And I can give you examples of all:
>Wingspan workshop mod are better than the DLC, have no link
>Cosmic Encounters workshop mod is better, need the DLC
>There is no workshop alternative for Draco Magi
Not a single good board game is being sold as DLC
I just bought Kingdom death for 400 USD
Do you regret it
Its kind of look good, i guess. I don't have any friends who nerdy enough to play with though and set up is a pain in the ass. 400 USD is like 4 MG gunpla kits so its nothing
Nah those are the easy parts. Finishing a game is harder to do.
>calculating prices in Gunpla kits
I'm sorry for your addiction anon
at least it's not warhammer
Enjoy your plastic.
based you can use those minis for your dnd game set in modded skyrim
>he fell for the overproduces garden gnomestarter plastic garbage
Congrats, I guess?
I've never seen these look better painted than not.
Yeah, that why i bought these minis from ebay, alibaba which is only like 1 buck
What happen with the official Kingdom Death simulation anyway? is it free yet?
For me, it's the cats.
Despite the fact they fucking suck and Birds are so much better.
I don't think playing with anons is a good idea, you need patience to play anything longer/better than fucking Codenames. We all know how that turned out in the end.
Don't tell me, discord drama.
I put down 4 favor to usurp the People's Favor.
I am now the OP of this thread.
You now have my permission... to kneel.
I kingmake the other player just to cuck you.
What games would anons be interested in playing if hypothetically, somebody were to host a game next week?
Anything but the typical light weight games people always fucking play. If somebody mentions Munchkin being good one more time I'm gonna fucking lose it.
I'm glad you agree, anon.
Four Souls is clearly the superior choice.
Something more complex than past month in Ganker, preferably TI4
I'm looking for a board game that I forgot the name of.
It's Alien themed game, and there's like 4 or 5 levels (or slots) on top, where the alien win when it reached the highest level.
Every round, you reveal a card from the deck, and move the cards towards the next level.
Something like that.
I'd love to learn Dune, Twilight Imperium or play any of the ones I already know, but my pissbaby friends hate board games so I'm kind of just stuck using it as a Blood Bowl sim. Best I could do was a single fumbling learning game of Merchants and Marauders a long time ago.
I bought TI3 in uni and played it constantly. There was no shortage of friends who wanted to play, if for nothing else than the novelty of playing an all-day board game. Looking back I didn't realize how lucky I was to get so many plays out of a game most people can't find time to play once a year. Last time I played it was probably more than 10 years ago now. I don't own TI4 and I've never played it and I probably never will.
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