Round Table Games' Gloomhaven League
Everyone needs to eat, so become a mercenary adventurer in Round Table Games’ Gloomhaven Joust League
What is it? Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.
This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.
Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand. The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.
How does our Gloomhaven Joust League work? We teach you how to play (it’s not difficult but it is involved) and join in if your party has space and you need more adventurers. You’ll choose a fledgling adventuring class and, with the other players in your party, start playing. Your character's achievements follow them regardless of who you play with, so you can explore new areas or help new companions level up by revisiting old ones. We will keep track of your character info so every time you play you retain what you have earned and learned in the game, unless you want to start a new hero (you can have as many active characters as you like).
There can be only 1 member of any given class in a party, however.
How do I join? First email us at email@example.com with your day(s) and time(s) availability. Once we have enough interested players all available at the same time we'll set up the sessions. You can also post any interest on the board below
When can you play? Whenever you like, although we do only have 1 copy of the game. Play with your party, play solo, or start a new campaign with new adventurers.
What does it cost? See here for league fees.
What do you get? See here for rewards.
Gloomhaven Game Details
# of players: 1 - 4 (Best with 3)
Playing time: 60 - 120 minutes
Game Weight (out of 5): 3.88 (Medium to Medium-Heavy)
Type: Strategy, Thematic
Category: Adventure, Exploration, Fantasy, Fighting, Miniatures
Mechanisms: Action Queue, Action Retrieval, Campaign / Battle Card Driven, Card Play Conflict Resolution, Communication Limits,
Cooperative Game, Deck Construction, Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Grid Movement, Hand Management, Hexagon Grid, Legacy Game, Modular Board, Once-Per-Game Abilities, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Simultaneous Action Selection, Solo / Solitaire Game, Storytelling, Variable Player Powers
Family: Category: Dungeon Crawler, Components: Miniatures, Components: Multi-Use Cards, Crowdfunding: Kickstarter, Game: Gloomhaven, Mechanism: Campaign Games, Mechanism: Legacy, Players: Games with Solitaire Rules
Game Summary: see here
Rulebook: see here: