Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Search for a current fantasy main system Part 6: Losers Battles

Prior posts in the series
Search for a current fantasy main system Part 1: suggested games and evaluating their samples
Search for a current fantasy main system Part 2: First look at downloaded samples
Search for a current fantasy main system Part 3: Organizing "Battles"
Search for a current fantasy main system Part 4: Organizing Losers Battles

Search for a current fantasy main system Part 4: Evaluating the game systems

First I tried to figure out which games of the systems that didn't provide sample material that I could abstract rules from alternative sources. These grades are my evaluation of the existence of rules from these sources. One game moved on per head-to-head set.

Losers Bracket Phase 1 Battles
Strange Object Battle - Burning Wheel Gold 3.33 v Cypher System 1.33
Two 'The's Battle - Shadow of the Demon Lord 1.33 v The One Ring 1.0
Hero Battle - Hero System 0.67 v Heroquest Glorantha 1.0
Kickstarter Battle - Blades in the Dark 2.0 v 7th Sea 1.33


Anyway, it will be a while, at least a week, before I get through the top games. Heck, they might even read this and make sure they have material ready


Kickstarter Battle
Blades in the Dark
1. Official Rules - D
2. Gameplay - A - by the author
3. Reviews - D
= 2


7th Sea
1. Official Rules - D
2. Gameplay - D
3. Reviews - C
= 1.33


Blades in the Dark moves on.


Hero Battle
Hero System
1. Official Rules - D
2. Gameplay - E
3. Reviews - D
= 0.67


Heroquest Glorantha
1. Official Rules - E
2. Gameplay - C
3. Reviews - D
= 1


Heroquest Glorantha moves on


Two ‘The’s Battle
Shadow of the Demon Lord
1. Official Rules - E
2. Gameplay - C
3. Reviews - C
= 1.33


The One Ring
1. Official Rules - D
2. Gameplay - D
3. Reviews - D
= 1


Shadow of the Demon Lord moves on


Strange Object Battle
Burning Wheel Gold
1. Official Rules - A
2. Gameplay - A
3. Reviews - C
= 3.33


Cypher System
1. Official Rules - E
2. Gameplay - A
3. Reviews - D
= 1.33


Burning Wheel Gold moves on

Here are the totals listed in summary form.


Hero System 0.67
The One Ring 1.0
Heroquest Glorantha 1.0
Cypher System 1.33
7th Sea 1.33
Shadow of the Demon Lord 1.33
Blades in the Dark 2.0
Burning Wheel Gold 3.33

Next I evaluated what I could from the available hints of rules from these secondary sources.


Blades in the Dark I found myself listening to the game where the characters were already created. After listening for half an hour, I stopped the video and decided to move on without a score. I hadn't heard enough to make any evaluation.


Losers Bracket Phase 2
Burning Wheel Gold 1.4
Shadow of the Demon Lord 0.95
Heroquest Glorantha 1.65
Blades in the Dark - NA

From this, Heroquest moved on to the upper testing phase III.

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