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Ben Conard
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I'm sure there is another post asking this question, but could not find it doing a quick search. What is the ideal number of heroes to run when playing a two player campaign?
 
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PeterParkour wrote:
I'm sure there is another post asking this question, but could not find it doing a quick search. What is the ideal number of heroes to run when playing a two player campaign?

Do you mean one Hero player and the Overlord?

A lot of people consider that 4 heroes is the best combination no matter the number of players.
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xris wrote:

Do you mean one Hero player and the Overlord?


Yes one hero player and the Overlord.
 
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PeterParkour wrote:
Yes one hero player and the Overlord.

The rules tell you that you need to play with at least 2 Heroes in that configuration.

As mentioned, 4 is I think considered the best, but running that number of heroes is a lot to take on for a single player.

One player running 2 heroes is manageable, and it at least means there isn't so much down time for the Overlord.

Have you considered playing Descent as a co-op? That would be my preference for 2 players, it works very well. I've been using the Redjak's Automated Overlord Variant (RAOV) and much prefer it, but that's just personal taste.
 
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xris wrote:
PeterParkour wrote:
Yes one hero player and the Overlord.

The rules tell you that you need to play with at least 2 Heroes in that configuration.

As mentioned, 4 is I think considered the best, but running that number of heroes is a lot to take on for a single player.

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not to mention the complete loss of role playing (which is at least a small part of the experience). I'd much rather identify with only one Hero, if possible. but as mentioned already two Heroes are the minimum unfortunately.
 
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I think three heroes is a good compromise. The game is pretty tough when playing with only two heroes; four is much easier for the hero player but its a lot for one person to manage. Three heroes should be manageable and still provide a pretty balanced game for both players.
I've played this eway several times and didn't find downtime to be an issue. Provided the hero player is comfortable with the rules he can make his moves pretty quickly. After all, there is no negotiation between hero players as to what the best moves would be...
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we play with three heroes and we're having a blast!
 
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Same here.

My friend and I have been playing with 2 hero's but some campaign scenario's are just not doable with only two hero's. You can't combine anything or come up with a descent strategy.

With three hero's controlled by 1 player, the game plays best (for us).

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