Crew Members: Yehuda, Zevvy
Just the two of us today, but a good time nonetheless.
Turns out I must have bought the basic app a while ago since we were able to do an online match. I dealt a lot of damage earlier on while Yehuda built up a powerful economy. Once the super turns began, I knocked Yehuda down to 2 HP before he countered with playing almost his entire deck, dealing 39 damage in one blow.
Next we played with Commander decks, Yehuda was Blob/Trade and I was Machine/Empire. As befits our commanders, I began dealing damage faster, but with Yehuda’s healing we were about even for the early game. At first I didn’t have many cards available for my factions, so I bought some blue cards to have some sustain and deny them to Yehuda. Once I got some bases going I used my Gambit ability a couple times, and while Yehuda was still building up I whittled away at his health. In a decisive final turn, I got him down to 7. I chose not to use my Gambit, but Yehuda just barely finished me off with 21 damage on his turn. Turns out I used the Gambit, I had about a 40% chance of finishing him off, thought the next card in my deck turned out to be useless, yet I should have done so for the sake of the galactic drama.
Really want to play this with as many people as possible. The Philadelphia round Yehuda gave me two of the spheres, so when one fell off early I wasn’t surprised. The round continued longer than either of us thought, since neither of us had a large starting base. In the end I toppled a few more pieces, getting knocked out. The Monaco round I was off to an okay start, but then everything collapsed. Yehuda meanwhile finished his structure while I was rebuilding mine, and I was a few cm short of tallest structure. Our Paris round got a bit out of hand, a massive wobbling structure sitting on a single plank. Though I knocked off the first piece, it was Yehuda who caused the final collapse, attempting to gauge the sturdiness of one of the growing unbalanced sides.
Tiny Epic Quest
Well trying to explain the rules doesn’t work nearly as well as just diving in. We both went for the Shadow Temple right away, but due to the timing of the dice I ended up completing it first, getting the Shovel. Yehuda went on to complete many quests, but had one guy stuck in the Forest Temple until the third night. He had the Key, but not many treasure quests came out. We both failed at advancing spells level early on, though I focused on it later and ended at level 7, jumping 3 in the final round. I had the Shield, which gave me much better endurance in the Night phase. We both killed three goblins, and in the final round I completed two temple quests, tying Yehuda for quests, Legendary Items, and Goblins, only being ahead in Spell Level as well. The Lava temple quest came out for Yehuda, but it meant no movement quests and had to be discarded. I checked the rules, and actually the rule book says the Oldest quest should be discarded, though the designer has suggested that discarding the Newest quest can reduce randomness. Not that it matters much in a sandbox game like this, where the main fun is equipping items to those little adventurers.
Was really great to play some top quality games with some top quality company. Hopefully people will see the pictures and be jealous, and then solve that problem by joining us next time!