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  1. Avatar KenB
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    I see you wisely decided not to mention mandatory quests and their use in round 8.Report

  2. Avatar North
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    I’d love your thoughts on the expansions; particularly Skullport and the very interesting corruption mechanic. My own group has a tendency to go utterly hog wild on corruption which has yielded very interesting and widely varied results for winning.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to North
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      I *LOVE* the expansions! Oh, my gosh they make the game so much more awesome!

      But I wanted to get people to spend the seven bucks to buy the base game and play a dozen or so games first and fall in love with it before getting addicted to the expansions.

      We played the base game in my gaming group for about a year before getting the expansion and I couldn’t go back… but I *LOVED* that year of gameplay.Report

    • Avatar KenB in reply to North
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      We in my group are big fans of Skullport — adds a nice risk/reward evaluation to the game. The other expansion we didn’t find particularly interesting or necessary.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to North
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      My biggest problem with the corruption mechanic is the Beholder guy. I’ve won a handful of games with him, but only against computer opponents. I’ve never seen him won at the table. There are a handful of things I’d do to try to balance him… make corruption worth 6 rather than 4, maybe… remove the two “Release The Hounds” cards from the Intrigue deck… but, as he stands, I’ve never seen him win because of his traits.

      Part of the phenomenon that happens at the table is that people are allergic to corruption and avoid the heck out of it at our table. They might take one, but only if they’ve got a remove corruption quest or intrigue card. Otherwise, they’re downright allergic.

      (I had an amazing game under these circumstances by going hog-wild with corruption… but I had two removal intrigue cards and a good removal quest that was one of the ones that gave me bonus points and so I was able to go from 7 intrigue to 0 in two turns. That was fun. Everybody else thought it was safe to take one or two corruption because I had so many… and then, whammo. They were all saddled with it. Then I played one of the intrigue cards that gives people with more corruption than you an additional corruption. That was fun.)Report

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