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Jimmy R
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With Victory Point Games 20% off sale this weekend I am considering picking up Darkest Night; however, I already have Defenders of the Realm. For those of you that have played both, do these games feel different enough for each to warrant a spot on my shelf, or do they mostly fall under the same roof? I will mostly be playing it solo in case that makes difference.
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I don't have Defenders of the Realm, but this seems to be the best thread comparing the two:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/953195/darkest-night-vs-def...
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I appreciate it, this gives me a good feel for their similarities/differences. Looks like I'm leaning towards making that order now.
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If you do, I would suggest that you look at the Necromancer Bundle or at least pick up the first expansion. The quests really add a lot to the gameplay by providing an incentive to travel around the board more as well as adding a different sort of pressure on the players.

Without the Quests, you may find yourself camping in the same areas for a while and it can be a bit too easy to just avoid an area with multiple blights. But if there is a quest there with a nasty penalty for not completing it (plus adding to the Necromancer's Shroud) then you've suddenly got some tougher decisions to make!
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The Necromancer bundle is the way I will go if I decided to purchase. Thanks again for your help.
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