Hello everyone, my friend originally got this game thinking it came with 16 pre painted minis(oh how wrong) to use for customs in Heroscape, but when we discovered it in fact was cardboard we tried the game out. And wow I definitely love it, it's strategic, challenging, and team oriented.
But when playing a few questions came up, both with concrete answers, and without.
1. We were fighting Ithaqua, who may discard items. Is discarding considered different than losing? Would having an item which can't be lost or stolen not be able to be destroyed?
2. We were playing a two player game in which it became quickly apparent we were not going to win and would have to fight Ithaqua. It became kind of awkward as I felt I had little goal all of a sudden. What should usually be done in this case? Neglect the gates and try to obtain spells/items? Just try not to be damaged?
3. Everything but Lore and luck is fairly easy to decide, in what cases should I balance these? Should I only focus on lore when I am about to close a gate, assuming I have higher Lore than Fight?
4. Game is great, we already picked up the King in Yellow. How much harder than this than a normal game vs. Ithaqua for example? And what other expansions are good for future consideration.