So I havent posted in a while, but I was playing Journey Down the Anduin and got creamed with 2 players. I found that a little odd since solo my win percent is in the high 60 percentile, and with only core cards no less. Simply I was teaching someone the game and made 2 decks, had Eowyn, Theodred and Dunhere. The other heroes were Legolas, Denethor and Breavor. I did limit the decks to 50 cards and since I had the leadership sphere I took 3 of the 4 Gandalfs b/c of sneak attack. The intention was to play through all core scenarios and pull out the Mirkwood series to let him build his own deck for the 6 Mirkwood quests next time.
After talking it over with my friend and he brought up a good idea: you should get the first attack on optional engagements. If you think about it, why when you are fighting for your survival would you do the "gentelmenly" thing and let your opponent go first. If you take on a guy you should either get a bonus to defense because if he does attack first it would be because you taunt him, or better you attack them first.
So I just wanted to put it out there for opinions: what do you think? Would it break the game? Make it too easy?