A learning process
A learning process

This is not a dig against the Dresden Files card game, which is excellent and you should try. This is more a grump about being really, really excited to try a game, but knowing a) you must wrangle a group together and b) then you have to learn the rules.

News: Posted May 11th, 2017 by Alina

^ 19 Comments to “A learning process”

  1. TheMotleyBrit Says:

    Wait, there’s a Dresden Files card game now? I knew about the tabletop but a card game? …brb spending all of my monies!

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 4:00 am
  2. Valtharr Says:

    *whispers* I’m pretty sure the game he brought was either “Elder Sign” or “Eldritch Horror”, since I’m pretty sure there is no “Eldritch Sign.” Just saying 😉

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 7:23 am
  3. CrackedOzy Says:

    DFCO isn’t hard to learn, but it can be hard to win.

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 9:39 am
  4. Rich K. Says:

    Sounds almost as bad as Rolemaster, where you practically need a separate “wipe your arse” skill!

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 11:24 am
  5. I remember looking at one game at a con. The rules were horribly organised. We found it hard to determine which tokens were which and had to do so by trial and error even though the rules were in colours and they could have easily shown what each token type looked like. We were using the quick setup help, too. HA! After nearly one-half hour, we bailed.

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 2:43 pm
  6. Anonamalous Says:

    Oh, I thought it was the Dresden Files RPG and got excited.

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  7. Yakumo Says:

    Even before CrackedOzy’s comment, I was already thinking the Dresden Files card game would hardly be a Squad Leader (TM Avalon Hills), or worse, Advanced Squad Leader level of playing. You kids and your complaining about (relatively) simple games. :/

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  8. Nentuaby Says:

    Heh, if it were a dig, it wouldn’t be *entirely* undeserved. The good news is, once the first person in your group learns DFCO, it really *is* easy for everyone *else* to learn based on their explanation. Sort of a case of the rules being better than the rulebook…

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 4:38 pm
  9. Just Some Guy Says:

    Actually, I convinced Fred Hicks of Evil Hat to come demo the game at my FLGS. It’s pretty awesome. AND, if you did the Kickstarter, Mouse is a playable character.

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  10. Xero Says:

    thank god for youtube videos explaining game rules cause some of the newer stuff have BADLY written books (and yes thats a hint the website you go to if you click on my name will take you to a How to play video for Dresden files)

    Posted May 12th, 2017 at 10:15 pm
  11. Grimpen Says:

    Evil Hat also did a learn to play video as well. QR code on the box. It’s pretty easy to pick up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU5i7A9qqgQ

    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 1:23 am
  12. L Dawson Says:

    Getting caught up after not reading for more than a year. The Vampire LARP was wow. I hope you get back to it The D&D plot is awesome. The werewolf one is hard to follow. Changeling is interesting. I would like to see if anything devolves between Mark and Sarah.

    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  13. If you want a fun, nerdy game that’s REALLY easy to pick up, learn in a minute, and play right away, I recommend “We Didn’t Playtest This At All”. That game’s still fun if – perhaps even especially – you lose!

    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 12:56 pm
  14. Let me know if you need any help learning the rules! Or better yet, watch the 12-minute teach video: http://www.evilhat.com/home/dfco-learn-to-play/

    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 2:06 pm
  15. Night of Dragons Says:

    More game instructions should come in scroll form. ^_^

    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 2:27 pm
  16. Trivena Says:

    My preferred method is to make sure my first game is with somebody who’s already familiar with the rules.

    Alternatively, running demos for three days straight works, too. Which is what happened for PAX last year, since the only one I was already familiar with, we weren’t selling anymore. I ended up learning (and then teaching) three completely diffeent games that I’d never seen before. It should have been 5-6, but I couldn’t get the hang of any of the deck-building games in time.

    Posted May 14th, 2017 at 9:08 am
  17. Radircs Says:

    Dresden Files? Hm Harry Dresden? Not sure because I only read them in German so maybe I don´t get this names. But its funny to read the name of the City you live in such an unusual way.

    Posted May 14th, 2017 at 6:52 pm
  18. Mikoshaine Says:

    I backed DFCO on kickstarter so I had a bit of a leg up on the rules f their demo vid, but yeah it does take a bit to learn. Once you have it down its easy and easy to explain to others.

    Posted May 15th, 2017 at 5:08 pm
  19. McGuest Says:

    I loved the Dresden Files Co-op, but the ending feels… well, a bit anti-climactic. You usually already know whether you won or lost before you get to the showdown. It’s pretty rare that the final rolls matter all that much.

    Still glad I backed the Kickstarter, though!

    Posted May 22nd, 2017 at 8:18 am