Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Main Menu

Community Forums › Main › General Gaming Discussion › SCYTHE
SCYTHE

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


Joined: Nov 28, 2016
Posts: 102

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: SCYTHE



It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory”, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.

Scythe is a Worker Placement/Economic Engine board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europa who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

Each player begins the game with different resources (power, coins, combat acumen, and popularity), a different starting location, and a hidden goal. Starting positions are specially calibrated to contribute to each faction’s uniqueness and the asymmetrical nature of the game (each faction always starts in the same place).

Scythe gives players almost complete control over their fate. Other than each player’s individual hidden objective card, the only elements of luck or variability are “encounter” cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Each encounter card provides the player with several options, allowing them to mitigate the luck of the draw through their selection. Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness.

Scythe uses a streamlined action-selection mechanism (no rounds or phases) to keep gameplay moving at a brisk pace and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict for players who seek it, there is no player elimination.

Every part of Scythe has an aspect of engine-building to it. Players can upgrade actions to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits to enhance character abilities, activate mechs to deter opponents from invading, and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. These engine-building aspects create a sense of momentum and progress throughout the game. The order in which players improve their engine adds to the unique feel of each game, even when playing one faction multiple times.

boardgamegeek.com/video/128296

boardgamegeek.com/video/100963
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

New Desert War Units and Terrain
Last post by Hobomonkey in Flames of War on Jun 21, 2017 at 01:23:23

New Graphic Novels
Last post by Hobomonkey in Comments on Jun 21, 2017 at 01:06:15

DARTH VADER #1
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in Marvel on Jun 20, 2017 at 02:55:20

Index: Imperium 1 is Here!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Jun 19, 2017 at 20:14:17

ARCHENEMY
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in Magic: The Gathering on Jun 19, 2017 at 02:22:36

SPACE INVADERS DICE !
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 16, 2017 at 22:40:33

Warhammer 40K 8th Edition
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Jun 16, 2017 at 21:04:13

Archenemy Nicol Bolas!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Jun 16, 2017 at 17:49:10

DRESDEN FILES Cooperative Card Game
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 15, 2017 at 23:45:03

Newly Expanded X-Wing Section!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Jun 15, 2017 at 21:27:42


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1455
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