June 24th, 2018: Midnight Feast

Crew Members: Zevvy

First official solo game of Feast forĀ Odin. Starting profession Craft Leader. Never used its ability.

A Feast for Odin

  1. Opened with successful snare(2), flax to linen(1), mountain/upgrade(2), craft rune(1). This secured mead bonus and income 3.
  2. Next round I bought cow/sheep(4), sheep(3), and hunt(1). Secured ore bonus.

Got next cow, used mountains / weapons / upgrades to get longboat (had Helmsman to draw more weapons). Got Iceland, Dragonslayer, Chief, and in last round upgrades followed by overseas trading. Got Newfoundland, had two stone houses. Also got English crown (10 + 2 ore + 3 sword + stone). Final score 131.

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February 21st, 2018: One Player Dungeon

Crew Members: Zevvy

I’ve never written a post about playing a game by myself…but I just got my copy of One Deck Dungeon and had a great experience. The game is designed for 1 or 2 players.

One Deck Dungeon

My first game I went classic, Warrior in the Dragon’s Den. I feel like I used up my potions too early on, trying to take damage for Frenzy. I made sure to get a few items to improve my magic, but my skills weren’t all that helpful except Valor (roll a free heroic die). After many close calls, I made it to the dragons den. I only scored 3 hits the first round, and 4 the second round, but ran out of steam and was taken down before I could deal the finishing blow.

I also wanted to test Forest of Shadows, and the Caliana caught my eye as an interesting character. In fact, she was quite powerful, especially since I could take my time at the stairs clearing the floor before continuing. I also got some useful skills and was pretty well rounded, in addition to the fact that I used almost none of my many potions. Probably because I never needed to heal, since any damage is an instant loss to Caliana. This made the final battle pretty tense, but I managed to finish off the Mud Golem without too much trouble.

Even as a single player experience this was excellent, and after a lot of Arkham Horror I am wary of dice. But here even after the dice are rolled there is still the choice of how to use skills, and I’m sure with 2 players it’s even more interesting, combining abilities to overcome the challenges. Traps are quite difficult as one player before getting an item though.