Hey all. WHI is my first LCG ever. I bought the core box (in french) and played some with it. Being a collector, I quickly got some expansions and battle packs, in this order:
- Assualt on Ulthuan (for the additional races)
- The complete Corruption Cycle (Love the theme. Always liked the Skavens in Warhammer so it was a no brainer even though i'm not getting 3x each cards).
- Legends (the added gameplay with the Legends is cool)
- Sign in the Stars + Chaos Moon (to add some heroes and units to our favorite races: Chaos and Dwarves).
The way we played was shuffle every cards we had and take 40 to 50 for our race. Then shuffle the "alignment only" Neutrals and take 10 to 15. Then shuffle the Neutrals and add some in our decks. At the end we had decks of 60 to 70 cards. We shuffled everything and played.
So, after having all these cards I convinced my regular WHI player to start look at his cards and custom-build his own deck with it's favorite ones. Explaining that waspart of the charm and fun behind LCGs. So we started customizing decks and played with it.
Now keep in mind that we're no tournament players and never will. We play for the simple and pure fun of...well...playing.
But now after a few plays we realised we would play with the same cards over and over again and the element of surprise and chaotic luck that we loved was gone. So we decided to return to our roots and build our decks at the start of every game. That way we never really kow what we gonna get and must adapt ourselves at every turns. We just love it that way
Just wanted to share this and maybe convince other new players that this game CAN be enjoyed tremendously without being a "deck builder".
How can you not love a game like this with unique mechanics, nice tactical choices, random chaos awesome gameplay and which can be played in around an hour or so?