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I'm starting to think that "Escape from Dol Gulduor" might be impossible.
 
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Be sure to use two decks if playing solo, otherwise it pretty much is impossible.
 
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It is not impossible, but it is still one of the most frustrating quests. There are starting set-ups that even the most fine-tuned decks would have to scoop to.
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If you are playing solo and only using Core cards... It is Super super hard You really need a very very high luck factor. I will say your winning chance is only about 2%..
but if you have increased pool of cards from lots of expansions... your chances are higher.. but still it is hard, and you still need luck.

playing it with 2 - 4 players: for me it is just an average quest.
 
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Yeah, I only have the one expansion. I've tried a few times with differing decks. I don't think you can win one-player-one-handed. The fact you lose one hero straight off, and then when you pick up the objectives you get crippled with one not being able to combat and the others taking wounds...

[shakes head]

... I'm not inclined to play it again as written. Maybe with just one objective.
 
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It is still one of the most difficult scenarios in LOTR.

Try NinjaDorgs scenarios first:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/66659/ninjadorgs-lotr-lcg...

And then come back to Escape when you want to have real challenge!
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It's quite possible if your card pool includes all printed cards. Check out this thread: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/20885637
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Hannibal_pjv wrote:
It is still one of the most difficult scenarios in LOTR.

Try NinjaDorgs scenarios first:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/66659/ninjadorgs-lotr-lcg...

And then come back to Escape when you want to have real challenge!
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Sound advice. whistle
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I have played two-handed with cards from the Core set, using the suggested decks from Beorn's Path (a blog you can search for in Google).. It was difficult, but not impossible.. And I have to say, it wasTHOROUGHLY enjoyable playing such a cleverly designed quest and immensely satisfying beating it after 3 or 4 painful losses. Herein lies the delight of this game..
 
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I have managed to beat it straight solo using only Core set cards, but it was extremely difficult and took a long time -- more than I'm guessing most people would be willing to dedicate to it. And yes, the luck factor was high when I did pull it off. Perhaps you might find this thread of interest? Good luck! https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/124429-escape...
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Awesome thread and report! Thanks for sending it.
 
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