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#1 asmeus

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Hello!

 

We're playing 4 hero campaign (All first timers), all are pretty decent players.

Due to some bad luck, Act I got out of control for me as Overlord.

We are playing with house rule - loser chooses next quest.

So far:

First Blood - naturally lost.

Fat Goblin - won as overlord.

Death of the Wing - won as overlord.

The Masquerade Ball - lost, and the problems started.

Overlord Revealed - Lost due to inexperience (bad monster placement - 2 runelocks closed on first turn.)

 

Now I have to choose first Act II quest.

I wanted to ask, which 2 Act II quests would favor overlord at least a little.

(Available are Frozen Spire, Desecrated Tomb, The Ritual of Shadows, Blood of Heroes, The Wyrm Rises)

 

Heroes will for sure pick Blood of Heroes, if I win the first quest, and as I understand, it's impossible to win as Overlord.

I want your advice, which quests should I pick as 1st and 3rd?

(Heroes consist of Necromancer Thara (Shadow Rune); Spiritspeaker Avric; Knight Syndrael; Thief Jain.)

 

Thanks for any help!



#2 Steve-O

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:28 AM

So, your win ratio is 50/50 and you think things are out of control?  (First Blood doesn't really count for much, no matter which side wins.)

Honestly, I think you should just pick whichever quest you like best.  You already know you don't want to pick Blood of Heroes, so obviously avoid that one.

If you're playing loser picks next quest, then picking an Act II quest you can win would actually work against you, since the heroes will obviously go for Blood of Heroes once they get the chance to pick.

If you're more concerned with winning than simply enjoying the game, you might want to consider throwing whichever quest you do pick just so you can keep picking and keep the heroes away from Blood.  I'm not saying that I would condone such behaviour, mind you, but it's an option if this is really so important to you.

Honestly, it doesn't sound like you're doing that badly in the first place.



#3 Dam

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:58 AM

Key is to try and win the first quest in Act 2, then heroes pick Blood of Heroes and win, giving you the control to pick the final quest (which for me would be Ritual of Shadows, Act 2's version of pre-FAQ Castle Daerion IMO), thus you're in control of which Finale you'll be playing.


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#4 Rico

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:51 AM

Dam said:

Key is to try and win the first quest in Act 2, then heroes pick Blood of Heroes and win, giving you the control to pick the final quest (which for me would be Ritual of Shadows, Act 2's version of pre-FAQ Castle Daerion IMO), thus you're in control of which Finale you'll be playing.

 

This would be why the above house rule isn't so hot. Weird, it's like FFG playtested this game.



#5 Johnnyboy667

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:57 AM

Rico said:

Dam said:

 

This would be why the above house rule isn't so hot. Weird, it's like FFG playtested this game.

Haha! +1 for this…






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