Doom Reshuffled

Doom Reshuffled

Visit Site I know a number of otherwise perfectly fine people who have not mastered the art of the first person shooter. In the occassional office tournament, the competition tends to get rather one-sided. Now, finally, Doom: The Boardgame levels the playing field.

For those of you who didn’t experience the debut of the most frightening computer game ever that fateful December in 1992, this board game downplays the need for lightning reflexes in favor of comforting plastic figurines and cards! Check it out:

In Doom: The Boardgame, demonic invaders have broken through from another dimension into the Union Aerospace Corporation’s Mars base. Marines have been deployed to the base to protect UAC personnel and destroy the invaders. Up to three players will take the roles of heavily armed and highly trained marines, while one player will control the legion of demonic invaders.In the game, the marine players explore the claustrophobic rooms and corridors of the Mars base, attacking monsters, picking up new weapons and equipment, and working together to complete specific mission objectives.

The shocking thing is that describes Doom pretty well (except for the working together part perhaps). The devil is in the details, I guess.

There isn’t a whole lot of info on the site yet, so I’m not sure if I should be mocking or applauding this whole idea. I hope it’s not a hoax…we need this! Via Slashdot.

4 Comments

  1. Brad 17 years ago

    <blockquote cite=“In the occassional office tournament, the competition tends to get rather one-sided. “>

    Now I feel bad for not taking it easy on you. :)
    ——-

  2. Dave 17 years ago

    Heh. Actually, I was thinking that there was one side that consisted of you, Duncan, and me versus the other guys.

    Well, you on a GOOD day, or when either Duncan and I were feeling sick :-) We will battle again soon and decide this once and for all! Hopefully Siena won’t have to avenge you 10 years from now :-)

  3. Brad 17 years ago

    I can’t even believe you mentioned me in the same breath as Duncan. Vengence will be MINE!

    Yes, I talk a good game, that’s about it…. and Siena could probably avenge me now.

  4. Dave 17 years ago

    Ok, now I think yer doin’ what’s called *sandbagging* :-)