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#1 Phos_Hilaron

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:46 PM

 Where to start. First, my wife and I are brand new to Runebound. We play lots of board games, so we understand the concepts pretty well...

I'll be honest, I'm having trouble understanding and grasping this game.

 

Problem 1 (and perhaps the main problem) we are getting decimated on green encounters in the vanilla game. I'm playing as Ronan of the Wild and I encountered a "ghost stag" I tried to fight, and was knocked out. Fantastic...

After "recovering" from that I went to another green counter and pulled the "Carnivorous Flora" which I automatically fail my melee combat with. (Ronan gets a +2, and the plant's target value is 15. That means even if I roll a 10, I'm done).

 

Problem 2 Do you even start with any equipment or allies? It seems ridiculously difficult to enter green encounters without any equip or allies...but it also seems equally ridiculous that I would have to wander around the map going from town to town for the first five turns trying to get my hands on an item or ally that is under 3 gold (what you start the game with).

To wrap it up. I feel like we aren't playing the game correctly, and we keep wiping on green encounters. Solutions? or clarifications?

thanks in advance.

 



#2 Nyxus

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:12 PM

Phos_Hilaron said:

 

 Where to start. First, my wife and I are brand new to Runebound. We play lots of board games, so we understand the concepts pretty well...

I'll be honest, I'm having trouble understanding and grasping this game.

 

Problem 1 (and perhaps the main problem) we are getting decimated on green encounters in the vanilla game. I'm playing as Ronan of the Wild and I encountered a "ghost stag" I tried to fight, and was knocked out. Fantastic...

After "recovering" from that I went to another green counter and pulled the "Carnivorous Flora" which I automatically fail my melee combat with. (Ronan gets a +2, and the plant's target value is 15. That means even if I roll a 10, I'm done). 

 

You roll both 10-sided dice not one and sum the results.  That should make combat a lot easier.

 

Phos_Hilaron said:

Problem 2 Do you even start with any equipment or allies? It seems ridiculously difficult to enter green encounters without any equip or allies...but it also seems equally ridiculous that I would have to wander around the map going from town to town for the first five turns trying to get my hands on an item or ally that is under 3 gold (what you start the game with).

 

To wrap it up. I feel like we aren't playing the game correctly, and we keep wiping on green encounters. Solutions? or clarifications?

thanks in advance.

 

 

Read above.



#3 Phos_Hilaron

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 03:24 PM

 BAHAHA. We just re-read all the rules, and saw this.  Total face-palm.

 



#4 JCHendee

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:08 AM

Don't feel bad... we did the same thing on our first game.






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