Today is a special edition of the Daily D4 devoted to our friend Richard from Australia, he just sent us a ton of great new games.
Red Dragon Inn 4
First off let me just say that I love Red Dragon Inn. Jade bought me Red Dragon Inn and Red Dragon Inn 2 right after we started going out and it has been one of my favorite games ever since the first time I played it. When I heard that the folks at Slugest were working on a fourth installment I couldn’t wait to see what the final product included, especially since each of its predecessors have left me with such high expectations. Unlike previous games this version takes the adventurers out of the comfortable surroundings of Red Dragon Inn and thrusts them out onto the high seas aboard the Crimson Drake. As always the game is a standalone product including everything that is needed to play, meaning that you can purchase it and get right to playing without having to buy anything else. Red Dragon Inn 4 comes with four unique character decks, a drink deck, four player mats, fortitude and alcohol content markers, and gold coins.
The character decks introduced in this set are Captain Whitehawk , First Mate Remy, Bryn the Boatswain, and Tara is Navigator. Captain Whitehawk’s is an experienced adventurer who relies on her wits and her sword. Remy is a the disciplinarian aboard the Red Drake, and anyone whose seen him fight knows better than to get on his bad side. Bryn can repair the ship, lift a cannon, drink a keg of grog, and wrestle the whole crew at once. Tara was born blind, but with her psychic abilities she makes certain that her ship never strays far from its course.
Another new addition to the Red Dragon Inn series is the inclusion of a Sea Event Deck which is an optional feature. Including everything from calm seas and partying with mermaids to typhoons and kraken attacks these events add an exciting new element to the game.
After seeing Sebastian use the troll brewmaster Phrenk during a game of Red Dragon Inn a while ago I was particularly excited to see how his niece Natyli performed. The young troll witchdoctor comes in her own Red Dragon Inn Allies deck, which includes additional markers, gold coins, and a player mat for her player. Natyli uses magical dolls to affect whoever the doll looks like, and she has one for every member of the party. Her dolls can increase the amount of fortitude a character loses, increase the amount of alcohol content they gain, and decrease the effectiveness of their action cards. I haven’t had a chance to play with the deck yet or to see it in action but I love the theme, and the idea of debuffing other players at key moments seems like a fun prospect.