Played two games yesterday of the basic version box set of talisman 4th revised edition, here are my findings comments etc I know this wont be new but just wanted to get some feedback really.
We played two two player games with the same two people first game I drew the Priest and my bro drew the druid!
He lassie slapped me, I felt this was due to the druids epic woods = all new spells and the alignment change the priest was pretty lame and I think I only really used the pray +1 ability once in the chapel the rest was history.
Second game was a lot more fun I drew wizard my brother drew fighter and in the end we ended up fighting on the steps of the crown of command.
Overall it was a very positive experience even though we were really just getting the rules down for future larger games I do have some moans I hope that you guys can kick out of me though.
1) I felt a lot of the game was decided in the character selection the priest was imo just class 1 lame his ability to remove spirits I find rubbish because there are very few in the deck (or at least I found) so killing them without getting XP isn't really something I often want to do! The wizard was very good but due to the lack of spirits as mentioned above there was little chance of me actually getting my craft to a reasonable level to match my bro on the command steps. his always has one spell skill was good until I got the counter spell about 1/3 of the way into the game and as a fighter he never touch me with a spell until he was killing me with the CoC spell (that may have just been due to the 1v1 fact). In addition spell casters can't just buy +1 to craft(like a fighter can buy a sword etc) in the market for a couple of gold where he can. (First game so I hope I was playing him wrong) bottom line is I felt spell casters were weak basically
2) Dropping items, If I drop an object that is surplus it goes on the square in question that means that the next person to land on it cant pick up another encounter card? (this ends with a lot of spammed spaces!)
Overall I will repeat it was a great game even two player, I suppose I just want some ideas of what I was doing wrong etc…!???
thanks in advance!