Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 105
Total: 105
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Home
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Home
14: Stories Archive
15: Home
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: My Account
19: Community Forums
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Home
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Stories Archive
27: Community Forums
28: Home
29: Home
30: Home
31: Stories Archive
32: Community Forums
33: Home
34: My Account
35: Community Forums
36: My Account
37: Community Forums
38: Home
39: News
40: News
41: Community Forums
42: My Account
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Home
46: Home
47: Stories Archive
48: Stories Archive
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Stories Archive
54: Home
55: Home
56: My Account
57: My Account
58: My Account
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Stories Archive
63: Community Forums
64: Home
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: Home
70: Home
71: Stories Archive
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Home
75: Home
76: Community Forums
77: Stories Archive
78: My Account
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Home
85: My Account
86: News
87: Community Forums
88: Stories Archive
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Home
93: Community Forums
94: Search
95: Community Forums
96: Home
97: Home
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Community Forums
102: Stories Archive
103: Community Forums
104: Community Forums
105: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Main › General Gaming Discussion › Dragon Slayer the Dice Game
Dragon Slayer the Dice Game

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Tophertime
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Jul 31, 2014
Posts: 217

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Dragon Slayer the Dice Game



Dragon Slayer: The Odds are in your Favor

by Benny Sperling

Dragon Slayer is a push-your-luck dice game with a twist. That twist? Direct player interaction! Or at least 1 round of it for each player. I’ll explain the game first, then we’ll talk about the player interaction.

Unboxing

Dragon Slayer has 12 custom dice, they are embossed so there is less chance to get worn out (I’m looking at you first edition of King of Tokyo). There are 3 Hero dice with 3 axes, 2 shields and 1 flame per die. The odds are in your favor as you’ll need Axes more than anything. The flames are bad and need to be shielded, the axes are used to kill a dragon. Any flames not shield cost the player one of their dice. This is where it can get bad, lose all three dice and you are dragon chow.

DS1

Speaking of dragons, there are 3 dragons, each with its own set of 3 dice.

Gameplay

The player must assemble the whole dragon and have an axe in order to defeat it.

The Blue dragon, considered the easiest and worth 2 points, has a head die, a wing die and a tail die. Each die has 4 of its body parts and 2 mountains. , odds are still in your favor, the Blue dragon isn’t scary as the only damage you’ll take is from your own hero dice. The Green dragon, worth 4 points, still keeps the odds in your favor though there is 1 flame, 1 mountain and 4 of the body parts per die. Even the Red dragon worth 6 points, is still basically in your favor to get the parts assembled, but 2 flames per die can be deadly! In a recent game, I rolled the 3 Red dragon dice and the 3 hero dice… 3 flames, 3 axes. That was the end of my turn.

DS2

Each turn you can try to fight as many of the dragons as you want, you only score if you defeat a dragon and stop. If you engage a dragon, you must defeat it or lose all of your hero dice. If you defeat all 3 dragons, you can then continue and fight each one again, but you cannot fight the same dragon until each of the 3 are defeated.

DS3

But that’s not all, remember the player interaction? Once per game, you can challenge an opponent to press their luck. They can stop and score, but you earn 5 points. If they keep going and lose, you earn 5 points. If they keep going and win, they earn double the points for that Dragon! And you get 0. This can be a well timed move, but only when played carefully.

The game ends when a player earns 40 points, each player gets an even number of turns.

Verdict

Overall, I quite enjoyed Dragon Slayer, it’s short, about 15 minutes, the dice are great, the scoreboard and cubes are nice to keep track and the reverse of the 2nd scoreboard shows a map of the dragon and what dice get rerolled. It fits nicely with the other Press-Your-Luck games like Zombie Dice or Incan Gold. I would take this one over those two though. Sold game, well done Indie Board and Cards.

And here is a video review of the game.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkkUX5stxzQ
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48

Forgebane!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:27:09

Star Wars Legion Now Available!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:12:43


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1548
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars