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mark monk
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Hi,

Thinking of getting this but want to know more about co-op games.

1. How many scenarios can be played co-op or solo without any expansions?

2. Is complete solo/co-op play driven by app or expansions?

Thanks.
 
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Joe Crane
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You either need to the 3 print on demand co op games 2 of which use the base game of the app which so far only has 2 co op quests.
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Lukas Hejtman
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1) You can´t play basic game in co-op or solo without using app or Redjak´s Automated variants.

2) Yes, with app you can play completely solo, but still only quests provided with app.
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Jason Beighel
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If you're talking about just what comes in the box, you can't play solo. There is an app that you can use to act as the overlord player allowing you to play solo as the heroes. There are 2 campaigns available in the app.

Road to Legend App

There are also a few fan made rule sets for playing with no overlord, I don't know how many campaigns they'd allow.

RedJak's Automated Overlord
Nerdook's Solo/Coop Variant

The base game does have a campaign in it, but you'd need one player as the overlord and another as the heroes.

There are a few expansions that have rules that don't require an overlord character. However, I think those rules are limited to just the campaigns presented in those expansions.

Forgotten Souls
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Proto Persona
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Forgotten Souls and Nature's Ire are the co-op expansions that use only the base game. Road to Legend is the app based co-op solution. RtL is completely free. It also reveals the game board as you play, allowing for some surprises.
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Paul Kellett
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You can't play the base game (or most of the expansions) co-op or solo unless you print off one of the variants found in the Files section here. Redjack's Automated Variants are also available on Tabletop Simulator if you can't print off the cards needed to play with it. This is the best way to play the box campaigns without an Overlord player.

The app is great for solo play, but comes with it's own campaigns (currently 2, one short, one longer) so you will not be able to play the campaign in the base game (or any of the expansions). You only need the base game to play but any expansion you buy and add to the app will add more side quests (using the expansion map tiles) and more monsters, heroes, skills and items.

If you want a great adventure game for solo/co-op play without messing about with print and play variants or apps, then Secrets of the Lost Tomb is worth looking for.
 
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