Roll for initiative!
August 6, 2014 9:09 AM Subscribe
Mr. Machine and I have a blast playing D&D 4th edition, but our group doesn't get together as often as we'd like. Please recommend games we can play to fill the terrible void.
posted by joyceanmachine to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Does not require a DM.
Cooperative play, so that we don't end up divorced due to my intensely UGGGH I HATE LOSING AND I HATE LOSING TO MR. MACHINE IN PARTICULAR UGGGH personality.
Ideally, this is something that would be totally fine for us to play as two people or in groups of up to six or even eight, so that we can play with other members of our D&D group when they start jonesing and/or lure our non-D&D playing friends into a life of occult sacrifice.
Campaigns would be OK, but something we could rip through in two or three hours with snack breaks would be preferred.
Role-playing would be great.
Getting to shake dice to determine outcomes would help us with our jonesing.
If it matters, Mr. Machine plays a half-elf bard right now. He used to play a summoner, but enjoys his current mix of range/positioning attacks attacks, getting close to hit things somewhat effectively, and buffing people to hit things really effectively. I play a Goliath fighter and enjoy not having to think too much in order to hit things really, really super-hard.
Our experience is primarily with Euro boardgames that don't quite fit the RPG/cooperative requirements. See above for my dislike of losing to Mr. Machine combined with my, uh, distaste for strategic thinking.
It would be super-cool to give money to Paizo for writing awesome stuff, but we've never played Pathfinder before. It looks like we can't play the full thing without a DM, but maybe the card game?