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Subject: How fire finally got us... rss

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Jaap K
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Today we played our first game of Dark Darker Darkest sauron

I played a solo practice game already yesterday to get the rules straight, but today was the big day. We played with 5 players, which meant we used all characters in the base game. Since it was our first game we had no idea about how fast we had to find the right code to the lab... If only we would have known...

In the first part of the game, we found quite some equipment and a reasonable number of zombies and one creature was spawned within our line of sight. We could kill them all without losing too big looses, but in the end we had no ammo anymore. We went to one of the corner tiles to replenish our ammo and were ready to go again. No fire in the building.

After this we figured out we had to start hurrying and collect the right color codes. We searched a bit and fought some zombies, but were one token short of unlocking the lab. The fire that had started was extinguished by us already.

The moment we wanted to go to the lab, to find the last token and open the door, a fire broke out. Because of some bad dice rolls, the tile in front of the lab was destroyed and we were not able to get to the last key token without taking substantial damage. Also the darkness track moved one more spot in the wrong direction... After some more small struggles, the darkness track reached the end and we were not able to get the lab open in time, so no nemesis battle for us

Game over.

Too bad we had no more time to play a second round (this game took us 3 hours), because we were really eager to try a different strategy. We had lot of fun playing the game and there were a lot of tense moments and difficult decisions. Awesome, but very difficult game. Can't wait to try again!
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Michael Meyer
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wohoo.. thank you for sharing your experience.

For me it's the same: tonight practice solo-session and tomorrow (Halloween!!!), a real 5 Player Game. We will see, if we can fight against a Nemesis.. probably not ;-)

So looking Forward to this.
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