Combine RPG & Board Game Mechanics In Destinies

May 7, 2021 by fcostin

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Board games are becoming so much more than just board games, they are becoming experiences, they are becoming immersive with characters you begin to love and get attached to. Although, I was always quite attached to my little wooden meeple in Catan back in the day...

Destinies // Lucky Duck Games

The upcoming board game, Destinies by Lucky Duck Games is coming soon this month. And boasts a competitive, story-focused adventure combining RPG elements into a board game scenario that does not require a game master!

It is time for your hero to fulfil their destiny, as Destinies encourages players to explore and adventure out into a world of twists, turns, and surprises lurking at every corner. Players will be required to take part in scenarios, where they will meet new characters and develop their story of destiny, completing missions and mysteries as the game progresses.

No Game Master, Free? Are you mad? From the perspective of "Hi, I am Free and I am a Board Game Fanatic", the idea of taking an RPG-style adventure on to the board is a great experience in my opinion. And although I can feel the presence of Gerry quivering, there is the optimisation of a collaborative app to help fuel and track your journeys.

Destinies is an app-driven game, therefore the world will be constantly changing, and your app will indeed become your companion. Presenting you with new quests and areas to visit along with opportunities to write your own story and place your path in a world that you have the ability to adapt to.

Destinies // Lucky Duck Games

You may notice something quite interesting about these Item Cards, what is this? A QR Code? Players will want to scan these item cards to their apps. As the world around them in Destinies is determined by the impactful decisions that are being made, by scanning in items, the app will provide you with differentiated outcomes for yourself to chose and carve your way through the story. You may use an item on a passerby, and this could impact your storyline and the reactions to the entire game world.

The five scenarios which have been made for the game immerse each player fully. With detailed characters, dark stories and your favourite dungeon-crawling fiends and beasts - the ideals of the game will allow players to feel continuously part of the world, whilst growing the character's abilities throughout.

Destinies // Lucky Duck Games

Destinies is most certainly on my list of May releases that I will be picking up. The consideration of the app may be quite risky, but considering how well integrated into the board game it is, the more seamless the gameplay will be. And what is better is that Destinies does not just have one solo mode, but with two ways to play. Including an "Explorer Mode" for those who want to grind and take a look at the world itself, and a "Challenger mode" with the player racing against the clock.

Destinies // Lucky Duck Games

However, you would like to go exploring with others, the game supports up to three players and can offer a deeply immersive experience, with each scenario roughly lasting 2 hours long... each!

To me, this game sounds like a collaboration of a board game, RPG, with some video game elements! I am certainly looking forward to the release, so I can undergo a new solo adventure without a bunch of rules to learn beforehand!

What is your favourite "hybrid" game?

"It is time for your hero to fulfil their destiny, as Destinies encourages players to explore and adventure out into a world of twists, turns, and surprises lurking at every corner. "

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