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First-Ever D&D Board Game Hits iPad; Developed by Playdeck

lords of waterdeepPlaydek and Wizards of the Coast have announced the release of the highly-anticipated  Lords of Waterdeep on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available on the App Store, Lords of Waterdeep is a stunning digital adaptation of the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons strategic board game.

In Lords of Waterdeep, two to five players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. Often employing shady dealings in the underbelly of the city and back alleys, the Lords, through their agents, negotiate and outwit each other to rule the city, its treasures and resources.

A strategic board game with worker placement mechanics, Lords of Waterdeep unfurls in eight rounds of action. At the end, the player with the most victory points wins. Agents must complete quests to score victory points and can expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions and either hinder or help the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact carefully laid plans.

Cards and characters will be familiar to those who know and love the tabletop board game. The characters and stories will immediately intrigue those new to the game. Three different types of quests will keep players trying to outguess each other.

With Lords of Waterdeep for iOS, players can now instantly engage in D&D action and are able to play against the computer, friends or the online community through Playdek’s real-time and asynchronous game servers. The digital game will support between two to five players in pass-and-play and asynchronous online multiplayer, as well as play-versus-computer, giving players the chance to play whenever they want.

Other features of Lords of Waterdeep for mobile include:

  • Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices
  • Selectable online game clocks
  • Rematch button for online and offline matches
  • “Next Game” button takes you to your next online game
  • Matchmaking
  • Player ratings
  • Multiple player offline profiles (for households)
  • Select your faction to act for you in the town of Waterdeep
  • Game tutorial
  • Rule book and card gallery to review game text and effects
  • Options for music and SFX, animation speed, and confirmation pop-ups
  • Retina support
  • iPhone/iPod 5 screen support

 

Gen Con 2013: Dungeons & Dragons Dominated Gen Con Indy

image001(1)Wizards of the Coast brought a hell of a presence and a bit of flair to 2013’s Gen Con Indy. They absolutely kicked off the show with a bang with a night with Dungeons & Dragons. The event was the official kick-off to their next big event, The Sundering, which promises to change the realm of Forgotten Realms forever.

Travelers from across Faerûn were invited to spend the evening in Baldur’s Gate at this one-of-a-kind event where guests mingled with D&D designers, authors, and other industry luminaries while enjoying food, drinks, music, adventure and more.

Before that event opened to the public, the press was invited to go over recent announcements about the product. There was a lot of focus on digital releases, especially video games. The Lords of Waterdeep was announced for the iPad, the DSCN3362franchises for game for the platform. The award-winning and critically acclaimed board game from Wizards of the Coast will make its digital debut in a high-quality, faithful adaptation from Playdek Games. Designed for 2-5 players, the game will offer offline play against others or computer opponents or online asynchronously or in real time.

One of the few reveals was a new Dungeons & Dragon Kre-O figure. the figures were first announce and unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con but some future figures were announced like the one I snapped a photo of. The line launches from Hasbro in January 2014.

Mike Mearls, Senior Manager, Dungeons & Dragons R&D, provided a hotly-anticipated update of the status of D&D Next, the latest installment of game play rules for D&D. Fans worldwide have been helping to create this new set of rules by participating in playtests and sharing results with the D&D developers. Mearls announced the final packet distribution, thus concluding the D&D Next Playtest.

With the end of those announcements, the event opened to the public, filled with D&D fans, the event was pretty impressive with an amazing setting. You can check it out below.