Are you a fan of Root from Leder Games? If you are, do you have trouble getting one of your favorite games to the table?
Well, look no further because Dire Wolf Digital has finally revealed that the highly anticipated digital adaptation of Root is coming this month!
Why I'm excited.
1. Dire Wolf Digital - This studio has proven to produce some of the best digital adaptations of board games and they did a fantastic job with Raiders of the North Sea to not just deliver on gameplay 1:1, but also enhance the experience in a way that plays into the strengths of a digital medium. Take a look at the release trailer I provided below and you'll see what I mean.
2. Root is HARD to get to the table - Root is one of my favorite games but boy it's difficult to get in a play. Due to its highly asymmetric nature, this game really rewards a consistent group that's willing to work out the faction dynamics and enjoy a fun tug of war. And especially with the current state of affairs, I have a feeling that many gamers will be giving this a go.
Release Trailer from Dire Wolf Digital
The digital adaptation of Root will be available on Steam, iOS, and Android
The game will feature only the factions from the base game and it isn't yet known when the other factions will make their debut
The available gameplay modes will include single-player, local and online multiplayer
Cross-platform play will be available so that PC and mobile users will be able to play together
Dire Wolf Digital announced a few days ago that a new game mode is coming to the game via the "Dire Wolf Game Room" app. Here's a snippet from the post (there's more if you click through):
Arrakeen Scouts mode brings more variety and replayability to Dune: Imperium. To play Arrakeen Scouts mode, just set up your tabletop copy of Dune: Imperium, and launch a 3-4 player game in the Dire Wolf Game Room app. In Arrakeen Scouts mode, each game round of Dune: Imperium begins with Scouts reporting on the new opportunities and new obstacles that have arisen on the desert planet. Pressing the Scout button will reveal a special card with a new goal or surprise twist.
What do you all think about games getting new content this way? It sounds like it's basically a mini-expansion that adds a variant, but as it's distributed via their app, it's free (and digital only, of course). I love that they're continuing development for this game, and I kind of wonder if this is a sort of test run for publishing this content as a physical expansion, or possibly as part of a larger physical expansion.
A solo playthrough of Dune: Imperium from Dire Wolf Digital. I play Baron Harkonnen vs Countess Ariana Thorvald and Glossu "The Beast" Rabban.One quick note - I consistently missed a rule about having the Control flag / banner in a location. It also gives that player a one troop bonus in a conflict in that area. I don't know at the moment how much that might have affected any outcomes, I just know I didn't apply it.