First of all let me start by saying 'hello' to all the forum readers as this is my first post here and let me say that I am a gamer from Poland so please excuse many mistakes that I will make in my posts.
My (analog) gaming background:
- Gamed a lot in my childhood (Chess, Checkers, Polish Monopoly clones, Talisman, Fury of Dracula etc.) mainly with my brother
- Had a long brake in table top gaming as I went to high school and to collage/university
- Got back into it while staying in the Netherlands (mostly eurogames but also A Game of Thrones, Warrior Knights)
- I came back to Poland and expanded my collection, started my own gaming group (which is still meeting bi-weakly and is highly competitive)
My LOTR:LCG experiences and collection:
- Played LOTR: LCG with a friend at the end of 2011 and was intrigued
- In May 2012 got my own core set and played it 50 times already. Later I traded for the second core set and two expansions.
- In June 2012 I bought (again second hand) the rest of Mirkwood cycle and Massing at Osgiliath
- In September 2012 I got Khazad-Dum expansion (second hand)
- In October 2012 I got first 3 APs from the second cycle (new)
About the 100 play challenge:
I saw a geeklist on BGG (http://www.boardgame...f-deeper-explor) that asked for players to pledge to play a game 100 times and write down thoughts/comments about each play and the chosen game in general. I decided to join the fun with LOTR:LCG as my game of choice.
I am fully aware that many people here played this many more than 100 times but I think that it might still be interesting to read (semi-)thoughtful comments from a beginner like me.
Throughout my plays I will try to answer the following questions:
- How the increased pool of cards changes the game experience?
- Is it necessary to buy more stuff in order to enjoy the game for a longer time? - ANSWER: No!
- Are the new scenarios bringing something really new to the game experience?
It is also interesting how some new questions (about strategy and tactics) appear as I am making progress on the challenge and how will my view of the game change after completing it. For now I expect my plays to continue beyond 100 and I also expect occasional 2 (and more) player games. I will post my thought here as well as they might be more interesting for readers here then for general BGG reader.
Now that the original challenge of playing the game 100 times and commenting them is completed I decided to count all plays here. Will update it irregularly: