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The mobile adaptation of the now legendary board game scythe, aptly titled Scythe: Digital Edition, has released some information about the upcoming DLC. These pieces of DLC match the real-world board game counterpart’s expansions, including the likes of The Wind Gambit first, then on the Modular Board, and then on The Rise of Fenris. This DLC release line-up matches how these expansions were released for the actual tabletop game, also in order.
For those of you who are a little confused, Scythe: Digital Edition is a video game version of a board game of the same name. Scythe is, at least how I describe it to people when they ask what it’s like, Risk meetings Settlers of Catan but with better art than both of these games and giant robots. Think job placement game meets war game to sum it up quickly.
And now, Digital Edition players will finally have their hands on all the same expansions that players in the real world have. Wind Gambit, first on the release schedule, sees the introduction of brand new units you can build: giant airships. These airships can act as a sort of checkpoint, forcing anyone in their vicinity to pay a tax unless they can destroy them. This introduces a wrench into the normal Scythe gameplay loop and makes for quite an interesting addition.
On the other hand, the Modular Board that will be released after is exactly what it sounds like. It allows you to customize the board to your liking, making it less of the same after you’ve played hundreds of games on the base game board.
That leaves us with The Rise of Fenris, which is Scythe’s biggest expansion to date. This one also introduces a brand new way to play the game along with two brand new factions. Fenris turns Scythe into a campaign-style board game in the same vein as Gloomhaven or Arkham Horrorcausing the games to follow a story with consequences rather than being standalone.
So needless to say, with these new additions on the way in the coming months, there’s never been a better time to try out Scythe: Digital Edition, whether you’re a new player or a table topper looking to see if the customization is worth its salt. If you’d like to try it out, check it out at the link below this article!
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