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Kunitzu San

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  1. Greetings Fellowship, My group and I started a (socially-distanced) campaign for Shadowed Paths. This was a large majority of the group's first time with JIME, and it's been a huge success! Everyone cued into it quickly, commenting on how fun and engaging it was (while still chiding me for not playing a "real tabletop RPG", but that's fair). The one thing that I'm trying to encourage is trying out different character classes, particularly in the early game (we've completed the first two chapters). I think a lot of it has to do with that most are not so familiar with the game yet, so they may not realize how fun it is to tailor your character build to virtually exactly how you like it. I was curious if anyone would be able to recommend some good classes for our party? The party is as follows: Aragorn; Captain Arwen (me); Herbalist, Musician Gandalf; Meddler Gimli; Guardian Balin; Delver
  2. It does! I haven't tried it yet with the new content, but that has been confirmed by the designers.
  3. FLGS came through and my copy is now on my kitchen table! Excited to dive in!
  4. Anyone going to watch the livestream today? Will be live at 2pm EST. https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/ffg-live/
  5. I ordered from my FLGS here in the US way back in January, and now I am just patiently waiting. The owner was telling me that they were having some back-order problems, but I'm hoping to have it in my hands either this week or next.
  6. That's encouraging to hear! I'm looking at paints now, what do you recommend as a good starter set for a complete novice?
  7. I'm in a similar boat that you're in; I have owned Imperial Assault for a long time, and I love it to pieces, but after doing a Skype session streaming the game, I've come to the realization on the utility of having them painted. I've never painted any miniatures, and have never had any interest until now, and I haven't the foggiest where to start.
  8. This is my first play-through, but it certainly felt like the odds were stacked against us. We probably could have made it if it weren't for one of our party members dying from fear damage, at which point we only had to the end of the round. Had he rallied, I think we probably could have made it. How long is the Bones of Arnor Campaign? I know Ember Crown is around 5-6 chapters.
  9. We just finished Chapter 5, suffering our first loss. It wasn't as big a setback, as we were able to accumulate substantial lore so that everyone was able to upgrade their items. We play in the Conference Room at our office, so I have my laptop plugged into our big monitor and we just have lots of fun as passerbys poke their head in to see what we are doing. We have had a lot of interest, and I think this game is going to be a big hit after working hours! Can't wait to finish this one up and start Hunt for the Ember Crown!
  10. Who is thinking of their team composition? I was considering the following parties: Gandalf, Bilbo, Dis, Gimli, and Balin Gandalf, Legolas, Elena, Arwen, Aragorn I'm not sure how well they will mesh party-wise, but I was thinking of keeping it thematic!
  11. With new details supposedly emerging this Tuesday, one last bit of speculation: I imagine that the expansion starts in the Rivendell, journeying through Moria and Mirkwood, and then finally culminating at Dol Goldur. That's my guess, at least, but we'll find out soon!
  12. Session three is starting up tonight! We're back on the Journey Map to continue our hunt for Gulgator. Very excited to progress!
  13. Yes, the base game is set following the events of the Hobbit but prior to the start of Lord of the Rings. With that being said, as we don't have official details from FFG just yet, it is possible that they may be trying to recreate the latter portion of the Hobbit (although with the inclusion of Moria, it seems more like an original adventure remixing certain elements and locations from Hobbit and Fellowship). Perhaps it's a rescue mission to help Balin hold Moria as the Goblins and Balrog claim it?
  14. More referring to how it was in Imperial Assault; separate characters being sold in separate packs was rather tedious (and could get quite expensive). In comparison, I preferred that they bundled the three bosses from the core set in the same package. Would still prefer that they were in the box with everything else, though.
  15. While I wouldn't put it past FFG from selling the bosses in separate packs, it would be nice if those figures were included. As a die-hard Imperial Assault player, that's one of the things that irked me how they handled that.
  16. Getting excited! @Majushi, your were right on the money about Mirkwood. Looks like we'll be getting some spiders and goblins. I hope that if the Balrog is there that it is included in the box.
  17. You're totally right about the Uruks, Saruman is responsible for them. Mirkwood would be cool, or even vising Dol Goldur. What's great about Middle Earth is that there are so many options!
  18. My personal hope is that we'll get the Ringwraith's added as enemy villains, along with Uruk-hai. Gandalf would be an amazing hero to add, but it would also be cool if he's a sort of NPC/quest-giver.
  19. There's a lot of anxiety on the forums lately, so it's great to see that reality check? What do you think they're going to feature? I had only recently started the Bones of Arnor Campaign, and recently bought the Hunt For the Ember Crown DLC to start that when we're finished!
  20. Thanks for the tips! I started a new campaign with other friends, and I kept those pointers in mind as we were playing. We're all loving it so far, and are excited to continue onto the Battle Board tonight!
  21. After many delays, I finally got around to doing a Test Game with my regular game group at the start of the New Year. As we were not intending this to be a full campaign, we opted for the Adventure Mode, just to allow us more breathing room to understand the rules (the party includes Aragorn, Bilbo, Legolas, and Gimli). With this in mind, the threat meter still went up quite dramatically, but this was more to do with us not recognizing the importance of Threat Tokens. As the meter climbed higher and higher, we finally were able to reveal the Bandit's Hideout, with hordes of orcs, bandits, and wargs arriving and making it really doubtful that we could succeed. As a last ditch effort, Bilbo attempted to find the secret entrance after Legolas had failed after multiple efforts. Sure enough, the Hobbit was able to find the way in, and just in time to save the game! I personally love it so far, even after one playthrough, but other members of the group are a bit reserved, citing the threat meter (which is essentially a timer) as frustrating to compete with. Personally, I don't find the threat meter as arbitrary as traditional turn-counters (like in Imperial Assault), and it does contribute to a sense of urgency. Does the maximum threat limit differ from each adventure, or does it stay at the set level from the start of the campaign?
  22. After dancing around it for many months, last week I decided to take the plunge and purchased a copy! I'll be starting a new campaign with some co-workers next week, but I was curious to hear of any impressions, advice, or considerations when starting a new game. As always, I would love to hear any thoughts! I'm so jazzed to start playing!
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