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First Game, 4 players, LOADS of fun

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#1 Tim Kelly

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:26 AM

Played our first game last night. WOW! A splendid time was had by all. The game is a blast, and seems to go by very fast.   There are plenty of fun decisions to make, and "planning ahead" is absolutely required.

Just a few quick notes....


Play time:
4 hours for 4 players, which included teaching time.

We had no problem understanding any part of the rulebook. It's very clear and concise. For those having problems grasping the "Military Action", I suggest you read the "Important Terms" on page 6, and then the description of the Military Action on page 11. The player aids are terrific.

Rules mistakes:
We forgot to give the defender of a Tower ane extra die during the Intrigue contests. Not bad at all when you consider how much is going on here.

Stuff I want to do better next time:
In general, I think we were guilty of "overkill". Thematically not a bad thing in a "Conan" game, but next time I will not bid so extravagantly for control of Conan. It's easier than you might suppose for non-Conan players to get Adventure Tokens.

I want to build more Towers early on. Gold is hard to come by, and those "play-on-the-table" cards are REALLY nice.

I want to be more aggressive in attacking opponents. That extra "hit" symbol for attackers is a big advantage!

I want to get and use more Sorcery tokens. In a typical display (for him) of good sportsmanship, Ernie Zapacosta (of Lotechgames.com) reminded me to use my Sorcery in a failed attack on one of his cities. It saved the day for me, but cost him the city!

To sum up: I REALLY enjoyed this!

"...I was born game, and I intend to go out that way." -- Rooster Cogburn

#2 Tsugo



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Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:00 PM

I'm so jealous.  My copy won't be in until tomorrow or Friday.

#3 CanadianPittbull



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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:45 PM

Awesome to hear Tim!! I so cannot wait to get my hands on this and get to playing as well!

#4 Browncoat2814



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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:31 AM

I haven't read a single play session report that didn't say the game isn't awesome.  Tuesday can't come soon enough for me.

#5 Tsugo



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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

I just got my copy on Friday, but I don't think I'll be able to get it on the table until next weekend!

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