Released: September 2nd, 2010
Magic Realm is an older game that attempted to recreate the classic fantasy roleplaying game experience and recreate it as a boardgame. In order to do so the designer included a LOT of mechanics, in order to recreate as much of the experience as possible.
Original Show Notes:
It is finished.
Come explore Magic Realm, THE MOST COMPLICATED BOARD GAME OF ALL TIME.
This 1978 classic adventure fantasy game has long been deemed unapproachable by most, hopefully this episode can change that.
In this episode I will give you a basic walk through of playing the most basic version of the game. And the best part is you can play along with me using the Robin Warren’s fantastic computer version of the game RealmSpeak. (available at www.realmspeak.dewkid.com)
I will help you through the basics of your first few games, teaching you the goals of the game, the basic steps of a turn and the combat system. In no time you will be able to dive in deeper with the other 15 characters, exploring the magic system, hiring the native populations and more.
Enjoy exploring the Magic Realm.