Roll Player board game
Roll Player board game

Roll Player

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Mighty heroes don't just appear out of thin air -- you must create them! Race, class, alignment, skills, traits, and equipment are all elements of the perfect hero, who is ready to take on all opposition in the quest for glory and riches.

In Roll Player, you will compete to create the greatest fantasy adventurer who has ever lived, preparing your character to embark on an epic quest. Roll and draft dice to build up your character's attributes. Purchase weapons and armor to outfit your hero.

Train to gain skills and discover your hero's traits to prepare them for their journey. Earn Reputation Stars by constructing the perfect character. The player with the greatest Reputation wins the game and will surely triumph over whatever nefarious plot lies ahead!


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  • It's hard to judge the weight of this game. If't fairly simple in what you do but it's a puzzle which you can easily back yourself into a corner; It's very "thinky" and I like it for this reason.The expansion, Monsters & Minions, adds a great deal of theme that maybe lacking in the original game, as you fight minions along the way in a preparation to fight a final boss monster.Good puzzle, the M&M expansion is a must have.
  • Beautiful game, but not for everyone
  • I like it more than Sagrada because of all the cards you can buy and the abilities for placing dice.
  • March 2020-I had just got Call to Adventure, but I think I like this one better. I have never gotten into Roll playing, so I was worried that the theme would be too weird, but it works great. My wife loves Sagrada and I don’t mind playing that, but I think this is the better game. I love games that you can play and at the end you tell the story and get a few laughs at how this trait or that one either matches up or not! I probably wouldn’t play it at too high a player count as we have really enjoyed taking our time and figuring it out. It doesn’t play fast, but we like to take our time so that isn’t a problem.The game play is smooth and I in general hate dice games, but this one is less about the dice roll as each time you add a dice you can manipulate them. My wife and i love the puzzle, usually we complete all our attribute/alignment/backstory goals and are amazed as it never seems possible. The scoring is pretty tight. We haven’t had any issues with specific classes being over powered. However you can definitely get lucky on what cards come out and when. I have an enjoy the expansion, but we keep it separate as the base game is smooth and doesn’t really need anything. I love expansions so yeah we us it too, and I thought it was interesting to use your character...I kinda like to play it without the expansion and at the end attack several minions until we each take 3 trophies, then battle the boss..February 2020$27 BoardGameCo
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Yup, got in couple of plays last night and I enjoyed it. Makes me wonder what the big differences are between this vs. #Roll Player, which I haven't played.

Will post my first impressions of Brass!

Just got done with a three day run with a friend.

Pretty great few days!


Got a full two sessions of gaming in this week including a looong one on Saturday.  

  • #Roll For The Galaxy (x2) Board Game Arena, Multiplayer: Someone had asked how I compared #Race for the Galaxy vs Roll and I had no idea as I hadn't played it.  So we decided to play it!  They are reasonably comparable in game structure and play but the dice really change things up at the strategy level.  While there is some mitigation you are pretty beholden to the dice roll.  It is hard to predict what other people are going to do and hard to really capitalize on your strategy if the dice do weird things.   It doesn't bother me too much as I like rolling with the punches but you definitely have to approach the game with a different attitude.  You might lose for reasons outside your control.  I prefer Race but Roll is fine with me too.
  • #Roll Player Board Game Arena Multiplayer: I've played this one a couple of times before.  It's an enjoyable game which doesn't overstay its welcome.
  • #Architects of the West Kingdom Tabletopia Multiplayer: I've played this one quite a few times.  I managed to pull out a win by a combination of going church and building some great buildings I got in my hand. I really enjoy this game and will play it anytime. 
  • #Paladins of the West Kingdom Tabletopia Multiplayer: Not my best game of Paladins but always enjoyable.  I consider this one to be the most complex out of the 3 West Kingdom Games.  I find you really have to focus on 1 or two areas and max them out to pull out a win.  Doing ok at a variety of things isn't going to do it.  
  • #Viscounts of the West Kingdom Tabletopia Multiplayer: Second time playing this one.  I quite enjoy it.  The rolling deck building is an interesting mechanism which I can't recall having played before previously.  I managed to hit the castle up and build some of the big buildings to pull out a win.

I won the "Tour of the West Kingdoms' by 1 point!  There is a kickstarter one of the members of my group has purchased which ties them all together but we just did our own tour as a warm up.  

I initially thought the 3 games might finished in 5 - 6 hours but forgot that not everyone had played all the games so we ended up finishing in ~ 7.5 hours.  I think 5 - 6 is still doable with an experienced group.






We had a mini convention on campus. I ran:

I found even more appreciation for Palaces this week. The random scoring cards really change the landscape of the game. I felt this play was hugely different from my last one.

I also got my first game of Wingspan. It was a bit of a frustrating experience. The person teaching it was just a bit to smug the entire game with how well he was doing. It made it less fun. Getting bird cards was difficult and I didn't have an engine available that would let me get more. It made me realize the initial hand draw is super critical in this game.

Despite some of my frustration, I am intrigued by the game and would like to play it again. The production value is really high on it, it is beautiful. I'm still trying to figure out if I want it in my collection or not. I am leaning towards no, but want to try a game or two more to decide.

I had my usual Thursday night gaming session plus a gaming convention this weekend so I did really well with the games!  (For me anyway.)

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