Australian Dawn wrote:That's a bit of a pain.
Maybe they'll put out an expansion that'll patch the problem? I doubt it, but Frostgrave and In Her Majesties Name has plenty of support, so maybe they'll expand Dragon Rampant as well?
A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:I don't think the points system is that bad. Certainly the basic troops types are fine, though I'll agree that one or two of the upgrades and fantasy abilities do seem a bit out.
But I always have the feeling that Dan Mersey does some good amounts of play-testing, so I'm happy that it's more or less there.
As for playing with people who like to min/max? Dead true. DR is just not that kind of game and will not give an enjoyable game for either player if you go in with that mentality. But what game does, eh?
I have played Dragon Rampant a couple of times and am looking to use them to start off some simple wargames with my daughter (either these or HoTT but DR is looking the likely one). I admit I'm of a certain age now and I just don't have the inclination to wade through reams of rules anymore. As far as I can see they are great fun and really hit the brief - if you accept what the author's intentions were.
I honestly doubt it would get "expanded" in any substantial way. Dan Mersey is pretty clear about his aims for the rules so I'm not sure where you'd go further with it? His rules also seem to generally be approached very much as "self-contained projects" and when done, he moves on.
I agree about a couple of the upgrades/abilities - they feel a bit rum. But perhaps just simply make your own call on any tweaking? That certainly seems to fit Mersey's outlook on his own rules.
I doubt I'd bother playing against anyone I even remotely suspected would be interested in minimaxing so can't really comment on that issue.
Jolly good show...