Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Castle Ravenloft Is Out, How Did I Miss This?
Sadly, WotC, who actually can keep a release schedule, beat FFG to the punch by releasing Castle Ravenloft: The Board Game. The reason it is sad is that WotC's published release date was much past that set for Deathwatch and Death Angel (when the dates were originally set).
Now, I love me a good random tile based board game with cards and plastic minis. There is a special place in my heart for Heroquest and Battlemasters (yeah, yeah, I know, Battlemasters wasn't tile based). Space Hulk is an all time favorite, and Heroscape is climbing the charts.
Combine that with the legendary gothic horror of the old Ravenloft setting, and we have a winner. I have heard some people gripe about the 'anime' styling that old Strahd has on the cover of the box. While I sympathise, Strahd definitely needed some kind of makeover. Dracula style vampires just don't do it for people anymore. I blame it on Twilight. In any case, it's not that big a deal to me. If it becomes one, I can always switch him for something from my nascent Vampire Counts Army. No shortage of good vampire minis on the market.