Tavern Tycoon – Episode 02: Everything Is On Special

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Now that I’ve completed the first level of Tavern Tycoon, I feel like I have a decent grasp of the games mechanics. This time around, instead of me doing a “dry run” of the level like I did with Episode 01, I decided to record my first attempt at the second level.

Let’s Play Tavern Tycoon – Episode 02: Everything Is On Special

I played it a little fast and loose at the start, but ultimately I was able to reign it in and complete the second level without going out of business.

This level introduced wizards and barbarians to the mix. I’ll be honest, other than the game explaining that I needed to create specialized zones for these new types of customers, it wasn’t super clear what else they brought to the table. If the point was to just introduce another gold sink, then it succeeded in that regard, otherwise I’m going to need to do some digging to find out what else I should be doing. They also added in a mechanic where under-aged people sneak into the bar Vincent Adultman style which I found highly entertaining.

I am curious to see what the game is like on a higher difficulty. So far on normal the game has been a pretty straight-forward process.

  1. Freeze time and set up the bones of the tavern
  2. Slowly increase your staff as certain sections reach capacity
  3. Once revenues exceed sales press fast-forward until you win

The good news is, according to the very minimal research I did, future levels will introduce more dangerous wrinkles that need to be more diligently managed. However, as of level 2 the game is pretty turn-key.

That all being said I am still enjoying it quite a bit, and the current level of creativity being exhibited by the developer gives me a lot of hope that the game will remain fresh down the road.

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