Monday, August 24, 2009

Dungeoneer: Card Game

Dungeoneer has been available since at least 2003. I only discovered this game recently, while searching for a way to combine equipment and treasure card handouts with Dungeons and Dragons. My earlier attempts included using Magic: The Gathering cards, and later, using the new Paizo treasure and equipment cards. Neither solution was entirely satisfying, the reasons for which I promise to blog in the near future.

Having picked up one Dungeoneer card set, I found that it did not solve my basic problem, but it did create a new one: I have yet another interesting rules-light game system to play. I have since purchased 5 of the double-deck Dungeoneer sets.

Recently, Atlas Games and Thomas Denmark (the creator of Dungeoneer) announced that Tomb of the Lich Lord, the original Dungeoneer set, was reprinted and is being shipped to distributors and friendly local gaming stores. I'm looking forward to picking up a copy!

Thomas also promises to print his Dungeoneer RPG, which has been in development for several years. I will be purchasing a copy once it hits the shelves: if his RPG is as good as the card game, it promises to be fast and furious role-playing.


Jay said...

When you get to it, I'd like to hear why the Paizo cards didn't pan out. I bought a few decks and haven't gotten around to implementing them yet.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Hi Jay, the Paizo cards are very nice, I picked up several sets. I will post more on what I was trying to achieve with those cards, and why that didn't work out, in the next couple of days. :)

Jay said...

Sounds good! I've had my eye on these Dungeoneer cards as well, so thanks for featuring them.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Part one of my search for suitable treasure and equipment cards is up, will probably get to parts two and three (?) on Saturday and Sunday. :)