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[PC] Steam - Scythe: Digital Edition - $11.71 AUD (cheaper if you are a HB Monthly subscriber) - Humble Bundle

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Steam page (for info ONLY); https://store.steampowered.com/app/718560/Scythe_Digital_Edi...

From the website:

In an alternate reality in 1920s Europa, it's been several years since the "Great War", but the ashes of the conflict are still hot and the war is entering a new phase. The first conflict saw the emergence of some incredible engines of war known as Mechs.

Built by "The Factory", an independent city-state which has since become the object of everyone's desire, these technological monstrosities roam the snowy landscapes of Europa.
Be the hero of one of the five factions – Saxony Empire, Crimean Khanate, Rusviet Union, Polania Republic or Nordic Kingdom – and become the richest and most powerful nation in all of Europa during these dark times! To assure the victory of your people, you will need to explore and conquer new territories, enlist new recruits and deploy your forces by building formidable and terrifying combat Mechs. Replay history in a fictional past full of mechanical engines and technology, where each choice you make will be critical. Choose your battles with care, because in Scythe, victory is achieved with and for the people!

  • Asymmetry: every player starts the game with different resources (energy, coins, keen combat sense, popularity…), a different starting location and a secret objective. The starting positions are specifically set to contribute to the uniqueness of every faction and the asymmetrical nature of the game.
  • Strategy: Scythe offers players almost complete control over their fate. The only elements of chance apart from each player's individual secrete objective card are the Encounter cards, which players draw to interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Combat is also handled by way of choice; no luck or chance is involved.
  • Engine Building: Players can improve their construction abilities to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits into their faction, activate mechs to dissuade opponents from invading and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. This aspect creates a feeling of energy and progression over the course of the entire game. The order in which players get to develop their economy and technologies adds to the unique feel of every game, even when playing as the same faction several times.

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  • +1 vote

    Nice find, didn't realise there was a digital version.

    In case people aren't familiar, this is one of the hottest and best reviewed board games out there.

    I'd be keen to play digital version to test it out prior to buying the board game version.

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      I bought the board game last year. Haven't touched Catan, Puerto Rico, Carcassonne etc. etc. since. Amazing board, characters pieces and components. Fantastic gameplay and lots of opportunities for different strategies.

    • +2 votes

      I think there are two versions digitally. This, and the 'plugin' for the Tabletop Simulator… I'm not sure on the differences between the two. I'd guess if you were going to have a few different 'boardgames' it might be better to look into the edition that plays through that? Be keen to find a comparison of the two myself.

      FYI an actual 'PC game' based on the Scyth universe is also being made called Iron Harvest - might be of future interest if you like the theme / artstyle of this game. "Iron Harvest: Iron Harvest is a video game set in Jakub Rozalski’s 1920+ universe that has no connection to Stonemaier Games or Scythe the board game. "

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    FYI. If you have credit in the Humble Store (say from a referral) you may need to check and spend it. Previous it had no expiry set but they recently changed that and now preexisting credit it will expire at the end of the year. New credit lasts six months I think.

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    Such a good game the boardgame