Raiders of Scythia in about 3 minutes - YouTube

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The world first good look at Raiders of Scythia, the re imagining and reinvention of the classic Raiders of the North sea from Garphill Games, This is what a new version should be, trimmed down, tuned up and full on. Check it out 

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6 months ago

Interesting. I was hoping for a newer system than Raiders, but I like that game and I like this art style SOOOO much more. thanks for the vid!

Supporter6 months ago

Yeah, it won't be on my wish list because it looks too similar for me.  I actually think I prefer the board of Raiders more.  I'm not the biggest fan of games that are better versions of the old ones if I have the older game already.

Supporter6 months ago

I feel the same. But I have to admit the new theme really draws me since its so fresh.

Supporter6 months ago

Oh yeah, the theme is really cool.  I feel like they could have used the theme for a new game with new mechanics, because I'm definitely drawn to the theme.  But when you have to be extremely discerning when purchasing games you can't buy a game that's essentially the same.  Even some of the mechanics I saw are part of the Raiders of the North Sea Expansions.

6 months ago

I totally agree, I always have a little disappointment creep in when I learn that. 

Supporter6 months ago

It makes me wonder if I need to try to unload Raiders of the North Sea and get this instead.

6 months ago

If you have all of the expansions, it seems like you can have a very similar experience!

Supporter6 months ago

I agree with you there, if I had owned Raiders, then I wouldn't be getting on this especially if I had the expansions too. Also, I like what Garphill Games does so I'm glad everyone's liking this new game, but I am curious what made them pursue refining a previous game rather than focusing on something entirely new

6 months ago

When you finish a game design, its just a snapshot in time where you thinking about it was  captured. You still think "oh that could be better" years after its in the wild. 

6 months ago

So you're saying this is the Star Wars Special Edition of Raiders of the North Sea? :-)

Supporter6 months ago

Makes sense!

6 months ago

The fact that there are no planned expansions to 'fix' the game appeals to me. We need more games that are just self-contained in one box. I prefer a more slim and refined experience than bloated with expansion mechanics

Supporter6 months ago

I haven't played #Raiders of the North Sea, and I'm not super likely too. But, I could see myself getting this. 

6 months ago

I think I'm in the same boat as the theme is fresh and the artwork is more aligned with my tastes. 

Supporter6 months ago

Theme is fresher,,,,, that is true. 

6 months ago

Vikings get done a lot.

But i'm struggling to think of another Scythian focused game. 

Supporter6 months ago

Not even #scythe.... 

LOL

6 months ago

If you've never played #Raiders of the North Sea but are interested in it, I'd think this is the best way to play the mechanics of it. It's basically Raiders and expansion distilled into it's purest form.

Supporter6 months ago

OOOH I've been waiting for this one to come out. So I assume that the solo deck is included in the box this time around? Also, are they planning to work on expansions at all or will it entirely depend on the reception?

As much as I like Mico's artwork, this is quite a nice cleaned up version. Definitely better than my first impressions. And I adore variable player powers in games.

6 months ago

Solo deck - Yes

Expansions - no plans at this stage. 

Supporter6 months ago

The art style and theme for this one is instantly incredibly appealing. Gameplay seems much tighter and improved over North Sea. 

Can Garphill do a Roman themed game? Please?

6 months ago

Hahahahahaha...... oh wow...... Um...... stay tuned?

6 months ago

Ah yep, its on here, but not much to show yet. https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/304783/hadrians-wall

Supporter6 months ago

Yessss!!!!

Supporter6 months ago

Right after reading J's comment, I was thinking of tagging you and @Marshwiggle92 haha

Supporter6 months ago

Cool beans. I didn't know that. 

6 months ago

Bobby Hill has designed the game, and hes a friend of mine. We worked together at DOC, so he showed me some early versions. Its a "roll and write" type game. But one on crack. Its quite mighty

6 months ago

Is this going to be a kickstarter game? 

Supporter6 months ago

When I click to the game page, I see that it's already available for pre-order

6 months ago

No KS. Pre-order direct first, then to stores.