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Subject: Thoughts on a(nother) Solo Variant? rss

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Titus M
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So I vaguely remember reading that Set Rotation would offer a solo and co-op mode, but couldn't find a confirmation on Level99's site or otherwise. Maybe someone else can confirm. In any case, I'm not sure I want to shell out $50-$60 for the solo experience, but I do spend at least 80% of my time gaming solo (LotR LCG is my bread and butter, yo). Having never played M:tG, I have no Magic buddies to bust MB out with and mix it up. Most of the gaming is done 2P with the girlfriend.

How much of an interest is there in a solo variant? I saw someone posting about an AI deck to run tourneys against, has anyone tried that? How does it play? Unlike LotR (where the AI is just a deck of brutal cards that synergize more or less on their own) I think there has to be someone at the wheel to replan their tableau on the fly, react to clashes, etc.

I would like to think about a way to enjoy all these cards (ALL THESE CARDS!!) during the two or three week lapses between getting people around it at the table - any other ideas floating around out there? I think there still needs to be a timed aspect to the deckbuilding to put some pressure on you, a risk of losing out on the packs available in the store, and a real challenge when you get into the tournament setting.
 
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There definitely will be a co-op mode (with several different automated opponents) in Millennium Blades: Set Rotation. I'm not sure whether it's possible to play it solo, however. (see edit: you can play those co-op modes solo) That said, Millennium Blades works fine with two. It's a bit of a different experience than with more players. But it's a really great way to play, even if not using the dedicated two-player rules that come with the game.

Also, there's quite a bit of information about the co-op mode in the KS updates to the original campaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/millennium...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/millennium...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/millennium...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/millennium...

Edit: I just read the introductory paragraph in the first of these links. It says 1-4 players. So soloing is definitely possible.
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Welp, there goes sixty bucks.

Thanks for the links though, the boss cards actually do remind me of the LotR style encounter decks and look like a blast to go up against. I just need to go make some friends now - this game really looks like it's meant for 3-4 players. The more cards that I see during play, the more excited I get. I'm simple like that.

Even with the official solo rules, it might spice things up to play with an app that will pop cards at random times. Every 30 seconds or so move a random card in the store to the aftermarket.
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