Looking at you Kenny!
A couple of years ago I helped fund an interesting RPG game that had it's normal COVID delays, problems with production (as in actual printing and assembly) and I think I spent close to $200 after shipping for this thing. Luckily the creator was actually good at communication and I figured I'd get it when I get it..,,or not. At the $140ish price-point and my particular history I knew I was gambling a bit.League of Dungeoneers game earlier this summer, but I had put off opening it until today, mostly because I was afraid of losing something from this massive TTRPG.
Seriously, this thing was shrink-wrapped over a nit-actually closed box because there was just too much add-on stuff inside. I think was close to throwing out my back carrying this around for pictures (22 pounds or so)! To show the scale I've put my KenzerCo Dwarven mini and my two Gamescience D30's on the box for scale.
That's the top view, but it gets even more ridiculous when you see the side view.....I'm not kidding when I said the box doesn't close.
The reason I was willing to risk a couple Benjamins and wait a couple of years for this game is because it's a solo/co-op game for up to four players.....it's a TTRPG that doesn't have a GM!
There are rules for how the monsters work and IIRC there is some randomness worked in such that you can't easily cheat the system (assuming you're playing by the rules...anybody can just straight-up cheat) when running the bad guys.
As expected there is a load of internal components and I'm actually a little overwhelmed by so much stuff. One of the coolest things about this game, and I'm 110% certain it factored into my purchase decision, is that a lot of the "stuff" in the box could be used for other games. There's a couple of maps (one is a neoprene placemat of sorts) a ton of tokens, and a bunch of nice, thick cardboard room/map tiles. I think I'll have to pull the plastic doors from the box to close it for storage, but no biggie.
This seems to be such a cool game I'm seriously considering bringing it to NTRPG and running a couple of sessions. If I do that I'd take the place of the player's DM/GM actions so four people couple just play and not have to worry about knowing the rules at first.
1-4 players......oh boy do I look forward to League of Dungeoneers (company website). The only thing I'm missing, and will most certainly pick up, is the PDF of the rulebook.