I love playing Lords of Waterdeep on my iPad – it gives you nearly the same experience as playing the board game with friends, without all the hassle of little tiny pieces.  Playdeck, the company that created the app has announced two new expansion sets for the game that are available now.

First up is Skullport!

Skullport — also known as the Port of Shadows – is nestled in the heart of Undermountain. A haven for nefarious crimes, underhanded deals and back-alley murders, Skullport is a hive of evil beneath the City of Splendors.

This expansion brings with it Corruption, a new resource module that has both benefits and disadvantages to it for players. This expansion also includes the Rapid Expansion Promo Card which allows you to obtain more buildings to add to your collection.

Three new Lord cards are included: Irusyl Eraneth, Sangalor, and the Xanathar also known as “the Eye”. New quests and new intrigue cards also come with this expansion, as well as an expanded gameboard with three new buildings and a handful of new buildings for purchase to keep the gameplay challenging.

The Skullport expansion is $2.99.

The other expansion has been out since March, and for those of you who didn’t get the news (like me) you can pick up the Undermountain expansion for a mere $0.99..

The new expansion gives players the chance to explore Undermountain, a vast and multileveled dungeon beneath Mount Waterdeep that once served the crazed wizard Halaster as a site for magical experiments. In this labyrinthine with few refuges for weary adventurers, players can enter new quests to discover rumored wealth but must brave the mysteries and monsters beneath the City of Splendors.

With three new Lord cards including the Wizard Halaster Black Cloak, clever dandy Danilo Thann, and Halaster’s apprentice Trobirand, players can test their skills on four new quests and new intrigue cards. An expanded gameboard with three new buildings and an extra agent, as well as a handful of new buildings for purchase, keep the gameplay challenging.

I went ahead and picked up both of these today, and as soon as I get a bit of free time, I expect to play the heck out of these two.  If you are looking for someone to play with, you can find me as MajorSpoilers on the Game Center.

via Playdeck and Gamasutra

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  1. Starks Scraps
    May 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    Stephen, I am on the fence about this purchase. I love games like Descent Second Edition and I really enjoy Critical Hit and the whole D&D environment. Is there anything you can compare this too so I can have some idea as to wether or not I should drop $7 on this?

    • May 30, 2014 at 7:48 am — Reply

      It’s a Euro type game, where you use resource management to gain points. In this case, you are a secret Lord of Waterdeep using adventures as pawns in your quest to become master of the city. It’s exactly like the board game which would cost you over 100 dollars to buy with the expansions. It’s worth the $7.

      • May 30, 2014 at 7:49 am — Reply

        “adventurers” not “adventures”

    • May 30, 2014 at 9:00 am — Reply

      While the gameplay is a bit different in this electronic version, check out Wil Wheaton’s TableTop episode where they play the board game.


      Of course if you do decide to buy the board game, don’t forget to use that Amazon link in the right column to help us out. But I agree Lords of Waterdeep was the best $7 I’ve spend on an app.

      • Starks Scraps
        May 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm — Reply

        Ok, I’ll check out the app! Thanks guys! And dont worry, I always use the Amazon Link.

  2. May 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    As Forgotten Realms is my favorite D&D campaign setting, as well as being a fan of a number of the novels, I’ll take a look at this and see if it’s worth getting on the iPad. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. b003
    May 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm — Reply

    Resource management bleh, sounds like work. If I get a Felicia Day with my copy I’d consider it.

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