I am new to the game, play solo, and have only the core set at this time. I really like the game but so far I have not had much success with the Passage thru Mirkwood Quest using a single sphere of influence deck and heroes. I am looking to begin building a custom deck but really don't know where to begin.
When custom deck building are there any basic guidelines to follow besides the ones in the Rulebook?
How many cards should be in a solo deck?
Can I exclude cards that control other players since I am playing solo?
My more general thoughts on the game:
My biggest challenges are not having enough willpower strength to progress thru the quest and, relatedly, the ever increasing threat level. How do you guys deal with these factors when playing solo?
One last question popped into my mind: should I always play with 3 heroes when playing solo?