krusty891 12 minutes ago

you know i even looked there but clearly just a man-look!! lol

JayCub 51 minutes ago

oh my bad XD

SerOberynMartell 55 minutes ago

krusty there should be a map icon on the top of the screen for switching the map skin

fram ursul bipolar 57 minutes ago

wulf is afk,hosted myself

krusty891 1 h 12 min ago

sorry I mean in middle of game, not setting up. I'll check out forums

JayCub 1 h 14 min ago

...but the usual way is just YES/NO on 2nd Edition Map

JayCub 1 h 14 min ago

I don't have beta so don't know if the option is available (you can probably look in the forums for more info)

krusty891 1 h 19 min ago

how do i change map skin in beta? 2nd v map is terrible to look at

JayCub 1 h 25 min ago

I only have an hour of extra time so 4 player live up, PBEM after 1 hour - no going south rules. Fast players welcome.

amanwilldie 1 h 52 min ago

2/3!

amanwilldie 1 h 54 min ago

3p live rated up!

Nomaris 2 h 51 min ago

So even more reason to have a look ...

Nomaris 2 h 51 min ago

Thank you, Did you know? ... And did you know that currently several games are waiting for a replacement player?

Nomaris 4 hours ago

Don't worry, I know you would have.

Strongest_Gallic 4 hours ago

Mandy gave the answer I think I would have known it too…

JM Grip 4 hours ago

INFO: New map (style) for beta games with 7 players available.

eilon53 4 hours ago

2/3 live

SerOberynMartell 5 hours ago

That matches the "Most users ever online was 263" in April 2020

Nomaris 5 hours ago

*two

Nomaris 5 hours ago

Every medal has at least to sides ...

Are you boring or what?



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Harakon
Grandmaester of Reports

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Jun-30 06:52
What are those missions?


erathirea
One Of The Kingsguard

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Jun-30 12:52
I think my main concern is that if the more "official" version of this game ends up causing a less "official" version, such as this site, to come under increased scrutiny...


Visara
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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Jun-30 13:49
What are those missions? They call them Challanges.
They have made 2 or 3 Challanges per house so far. You can only play them against AI.
Things like 'gather 4 Wildfire' before round 6 or something. Some of the areas have a green icon on them, that represents wildfire. Conquering such an area gives you a wildfire.
The starting position may be a bit altered and the amount of round too.

It is kinda fun, but not a reason to buy this game when it comes out.

This is a mission for Lannister. The text intro shows a mad Tywin about Tyrion getting cought. You have to free Tyrion from the Eyrie. Fun note: housecard Tyrion is not available
https://content.invisioncic.com/Masmoforum/monthly_2020_06/1273747190_Betaunitsandports.jpg.c955d699432784059508c0c6b66feed8.jpg


18HopeCSF
One of the Silent Knights

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Jun-30 15:34
What are those missions? They call them Challanges.
They have made 2 or 3 Challanges per house so far. You can only play them against AI.
Things like 'gather 4 Wildfire' before round 6 or something. Some of the areas have a green icon on them, that represents wildfire. Conquering such an area gives you a wildfire.
The starting position may be a bit altered and the amount of round too.

It is kinda fun, but not a reason to buy this game when it comes out.

This is a mission for Lannister. The text intro shows a mad Tywin about Tyrion getting cought. You have to free Tyrion from the Eyrie. Fun note: housecard Tyrion is not available
https://content.invisioncic.com/Masmoforum/monthly_2020_06/1273747190_Betaunitsandports.jpg.c955d699432784059508c0c6b66feed8.jpg

It looks kind of fun... I mean, just as you said, not important enough by itself but a nice little side thing. I remember having print a fan made 4th Westeros deck with things like that, that tried to capture specific moments of the houses.

I think my main concern is that if the more "official" version of this game ends up causing a less "official" version, such as this site, to come under increased scrutiny... I'm also worried about that too... I mean, they'd have the power to do it AND the reason to do it.


JM Grip
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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Jul-02 15:24
I think my main concern is that if the more "official" version of this game ends up causing a less "official" version, such as this site, to come under increased scrutiny...
my man, await getting sued as soon as a price plate is on that game...


Visara
Knight

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Jul-02 22:14
If you skip using the artwork of the boardgame (like the paintings at the house cards) we are kinda save I think?


bg1080
Master Stonemason

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Sep-17 20:40
The game on steam just came out.  On 9/17/2020z. Just bought it and let’s see how it plays
18HopeCSF
One of the Silent Knights

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Sep-17 23:20
The game on steam just came out.  On 9/17/2020z. Just bought it and let’s see how it plays
I just saw it too, in my country it'll be available on October 6th but it's on Pre-Sale now. I wish there was a demo because I don't know if it'll run in my computer :/

Edit: I'm checking the Trailer video now, It seems Mother of Dragons is not included. Does anybody now if there'll be an expansion or something?


dukenukem2014
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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Oct-03 18:46
They say it will come out on 6th oct.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1075190/A_Game_of_Thrones_The_Board_Game__Digital_Edition/

Cost is 19.99


camberdnd
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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2020-Oct-09 19:58
So I preordered this and have played it a little over the few days I've had it. I figured I would organize my thoughts cohesively.

Side note - I do not claim to be good at this game. I do, however, play a lot of video games and figured I had at least a little knowledge to break this down with.

Graphics

I've played the beta and the graphics are really bad to the point that you can't tell the board's state unless you focus hard on individual units, and even then footmen and knights are still hard to distinguish. As noted by jasongraph, it is difficult to see what units are in what area. I've gotten used to it, but it is still hard to see what's in an area.
There is the inclusion of a 'Strategic View' which offers an overview of the whole board including area control and area strengths.
Personally, I don't think that the graphics are 'bad', per say, I think that they're just too game-y. This is a board game, not a video game, and I think the inclusion of an optional setting to have physical game pieces (such as when playing on TTS) would be nice.

The art is quite nice, and the housecard images are zoomed in a bit. Still not sure if I like that.

Performance

I have a crappy W10 laptop and the game runs beautifully on high graphics. There is almost no stutter and I think that the game could be run on almost any machine.

On low graphics, the shadows are terrible. I played with low graphics for about 5 minutes before switching.

Content

It has the main game (including MoD vassals & optional ToB), 3 different AI levels, and a series of challenges with different win conditions. At the time of writing, there are no challenges for Stark & Martell, but 2-3 for each of the other Houses.

Disclaimer: As stated above, I am terrible at this game.
[Disclaimer over]

When all the AI are on easy, I don't find the game to be very difficult (although I haven't won as Tyrell yet). Medium is a good challenge, and I haven't touched Hard Ai yet.

I've noticed that Stark always seems to get crushed, as Baratheon almost always seems to go after the North instead of Martell/land. Between Greyjoy and Baratheon, Stark has finished all the games I played (unless I was playing as Stark) with no more than 2 castles.

There is theoretically a chat, although I haven't played any online games yet so I don't know quite how it works. You can make alliances with other players and request support from them, and it works how it would at the table (i.e., other players know you have an alliance but they don't know the terms). You can also warn of threats that other players pose.

I hope that they start to add the expansions (even as paid DLC), as otherwise, I don't think the game has enough to last.

The game has a tutorial. It's not quite as good as the FFG tutorial, but it does a good job of introducing players to the game as well as the digital version. It took me about 30 minutes(I did it just to familiarize myself with the program), but I wasn't entirely focused.

There's achievements as well, which I don't think are too hard to get. It is a bit of an incentive to keep playing, but I'd love if they added more.

Interface
The interface is clean and smooth. Turn order/wildlings at the top, current action at the bottom, influence tracks on the bottom right, player stats on the left. Everything can be found quickly, and organized/subdivided rules can be found in the pause menu.

One thing I don't like is that you can't see who you have an alliance with without going into the alliance menu and scrolling until you find it. This means that a player could sometimes forget who they've allied with and accidentally break it.
Also, warning of a threat counts as breaking an alliance. I do think that's kind of dumb, but I see why. AI, though, don't break alliances when they warn of threats. That is really annoying.

Conclusion
There's barely any players online at any given time, and only a few games open at a time. Granted, the game's only been out a few days, but so far I don't think the game will survive.

The game look nice, even if it can be hard to take stock of things, and runs well. There's some content, but I think the DLCs will need to be added to pad it out. The UI is clean and easy to use, and the AI is pretty good.

tl;dr, I think that it's worth what I paid ($15.99), but a little lacking in content and graphics that are a bit too game-y for my tastes.

Anyone else have any thoughts?


18HopeCSF
One of the Silent Knights

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Topic: GoT on Steam
Posted: 2021-May-07 22:32
I recently came upon the game... A Greyjoy version let's say

And I have to say... the game sucks. And it sucks soooo much I can't even express it enough!!

Graphics are nice, sure. It looks like you're playing a very good game, but you can't understand anything clearly. You end up checking twice everything because it's quite difficult to discern a lot of things: Footmen vs Knights, Boat supports, some borders.

And the AI... Oh gods, the AI... I'm not a good player at this, but even when I didn't know the full rules of the game I could've crushed the "Hard" AI. I know some intricancies might be hard to implement on an AI, but some others are just lazy programming not even caring to add a single line of coding: I've seen Tyrell using Loras to defend when could win with Margaery, Martell attacking with Arianne, Greyjoy losing Pike for no reason... Unbearable

The challenges, which were something that seemed interesting at first glance... Well, they're a bit flavourless. Themathically they're nice, but they're not well implemented neither well balanced so you just walk and win them easily.

BUT! If you wanna get the chance to Loras your way up to Winterfell and then go around and conquer dragonstone circlying the world...
It's a great game!


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