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Episode 127: DOOM, Runebound and The Gamers Dictionary: Elegance

Alright Alright alright! The day has come for another Secret Cabal Episode! In today's show the gang takes a look at FFG's new tactical combat game, DOOM. Then they take a look back at another FFG game from one year ago, Runebound Third Edition. Then, get ready Cabalists becasue the Founders are going to have a disagreement on the proper way to define the word elegance in regards to a board game.

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Opening Banter and Reviews

Feature Review: DOOM: The Board Game

DOOM: The Board Game is strategy board game of tactical combat for 2-5 players based on Bethesda and id Software's video game of the same name. Featuring two distinct player roles, the game brings the epic battle between elite marines and Hell's most threatening monsters to the tabletop. DOOM immerses players in a fierce battle between legions of demons — which are controlled by one invader player — and a cooperative team of up to four marines. The game guides players through two cohesive operations, during which the marines strive to achieve objectives like restoring power to the United Aerospace Corporation's facilities or manning expeditions right down into the pits of Hell. Meanwhile, the invader commands their demons to slaughter the soldiers time and time again in an attempt to protect their fiery domain and destroy all of humanity. The game features custom dice, double-sided map tiles, and thirty-seven detailed plastic miniatures representing four marines and thirty-three demons. It includes two operations, Black Bishop and Exodus, consisting of six missions each.

Designed by Jonathan Ying

Published by Fantasy Flight Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: Runebound (Third Edition)

Welcome to Terrinoth, adventurer! Runebound is a fantasy adventure board game for two to four players, inviting you to play as one of six heroes wandering the realm and taking whatever quests you may encounter. But all is not well in the realm: evil is awakening once more in the form of Margath the Dragonlord or the Corpse King, Vorakesh. Only you and your rival heroes stand a chance of stopping this threat before all Terrinoth is consumed in darkness. Two distinct scenarios give shape to your adventures in Terrinoth, challenging you to battle undead or outwit a dragon, even as you explore lost ruins and forgotten forests and take on quests across the realm. New adventure cards and story cards for each scenario make every game unique, alongside the ability to customize your hero with over one-hundred different skills and assets. Whether you play as a mage bristling with spells or a powerful warrior, every game of Runebound invites you to experience an incomparable adventure. Take your first steps into the world of Terrinoth!

Designed by Lukas Litzsinger

Published by Fantasy Flight Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

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