Welcome to /v/turnbased
A subverse for turn-based video gaming and tabletop gaming. Submit content related to turn-based RPGs, turn-based strategy and tactics games, and turn-based sim games. Reviews, previews, news, and gameplay videos are welcome here, as well as discussion about turn-based game mechanics and video games that employ those mechanics.
Why turn based?
Turn based gameplay has been an established element of gaming since the Egyptian Senet, and more notably chess. While real-time role-playing and strategy games have their place, turn-based offers something unique. Often considered antiquated by today's standards in gaming, turn-based play offers a deeper level of strategy and planning than would otherwise be afforded to players in a real-time scenario. Also, turn-based video games allow developers to fine-tune mechanics; actions happen at a predictive rate and systems like character attributes and under-the-hood statistics can be anticipated, further enabling developers to efficiently direct scenarios for the player. Aside from these technical aspects, turn-based gameplay may be nostalgic for many players. Time honored and gamer tested, turn-based gaming is here to stay.
Notable turn-based games (subverses)