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  1. I can't help but wonder if you are playing on Hard? I have played all the campaign, except the finale. I find almost all enemies to just be a nuisance. Just there to make you waste actions. Almost all combats are one two actions with minimal damage. Bosses are tougher, sure, but manageable. My experience is the game is almost too easy.
  2. The LoR LCG Collector's Edition was the same deal. That one I passed on.
  3. The mats are small, 13" x 6". Five of them aren't much bigger than a single card game playmat. My expectations are set for neoprene and not paper.
  4. I have a deck registered with that combo, so it must be your search parameters.
  5. We currently have three spots open for our Invocation event at The Soldiery in Columbus. We are playing Sunday, December 17th starting at 3:00 pm. Cost is just $15 We will be playing Curse of the Rougarou and Carnavale of Horrors in Stand Alone mode Preregister by email to jkayati@gmail.com
  6. That's an excellent point, Starbreaker1. I will definitely attempt to get me FLGS to at least one kit. We'll see what the price point is, and I imagine that will determine if I can get them to order more than one. What does everyone think the cost should be? $15? $20?
  7. With just a mat and alt art cards, this isn't very appealing. The LotR Fellowship events are much better, productwise.
  8. Checking on interest for the 2017 Fellowship event. Getting at least one kit.
  9. I've played a lot of LotR, most of it solo, so I have some experience with what you're considering. Solo play. Much like LotR, AHLCG plays well as a true solo game, but it it even better doing "two handed" solo. I think this is a bigger issue in LotR, but it's nice in AHLCG to have each investigator specialize in something and then compliment each other. True one handed solo works just fine, and can be a real challenge with an unbalanced Investigator. Overall, I give the edge in solo play to AHLCG. Replay value. As you noted, most of the replay value in LotR is in attempting to beat the scenario. Once beaten, I rarely return that scenario. I've never played through an entire cycle a second time, but I have cherry picked some of the scenarios for one off play. AHLCG gives more replay value right out of the gate. The initial play is really about reveling in the story as it is takes you along. Once you know some of what is coming, you can plan and replay for a better result. Note that normally, this isn't in the same campaign. You play it, and then live with the results. This adds more tension to each play and makes you want to return again and again to explore other paths or get other results. The system also seems to be better set up for a fresh experience in multiple plays by having numerous scenarios with random locations. I think the replay value for AHLCG is much higher than LotR. Deck building. The current state of the card pool is really limiting for AHLCG, but I don't think that's very different than LotR was when Khazad Dum was released. As stated before, each deluxe releases new Investigators that play vastly differently even in each of the classes. Survivor Wendy is way different than Ashcan, and both are way different than Yorrick. The recurring theme comes through, in this case discarding cards for effects and card recursion, but they have their own unique feel. Overall, I think AHLCG is a much better game than LotR was at the same stage of releases. FFG seems to have learned a great deal about story telling and co-op card games. The future is very bright for such a dark universe.
  10. 2016 Event listed here as well for those subscribing. The Soldiery’s Fellowship Event is scheduled for Sunday, November 13th, starting at 3:00 pm. The cost for the event is just $20. Space for this event is limited to just six players. Preregistration is recommended to assure you have a spot for this event. You may preregister for The Siege of Annuminas by sending an e-mail to: jkayati@gmail.com
  11. The Soldiery’s Fellowship Event is scheduled for Sunday, November 13th, starting at 3:00 pm. The cost for the event is just $20. Space for this event is limited to just six players. Preregistration is recommended to assure you have a spot for this event. You may preregister for The Siege of Annuminas by sending an e-mail to: jkayati@gmail.com
  12. The Soldiery's ANR Store Championship is scheduled for March 19th, 2016. Event capped at 32 players, cost is $10. Four or five rounds of Swiss with a cut to Top 4 or 8 depending on attendance. In addition to the Store Championship Kit prizes, we also have prizes from an old GNK to give away. Top 8 will receive an alt art copy of Melange Mining Corp, Top 4 will receive either an alt art Crypsis or a set of acrylic credits (choice starting with winner on down). Oversized Crypsis deckbox to be given as a door prize. You can preregister for the event by responding below or sending an email to jkayati@gmail.com. Drew Fisher will be the TO for this event. Registration opens at 10:00 AM. First Round starts promptly at 11:00 AM Tentative Schedule 11:00 AM Round 1 12:15 PM Round 2 Lunch Break 2:00 PM Round 3 3:15 PM Round 4 4:30 PM Round 5, if more than 16 players 6:30 PM Elimination Rounds Begins for Top 4 or 8, if 16 players or less, this round starts at 5:00 PM
  13. Yes we do! Holiday season always affects turnout, but we have a few confirmations for tonight. Facebook is the best way to stay up to date.
  14. 10 players this evening with some new faces. Mondays at The Soldiery is the place to be for Thrones.
  15. It has not. We have room for eight and five preregistered. Send an email to me at jkayati@gmail.com to reserve a spot.
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