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Tom Tremblay
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If you are playing 1-2 heroes, the rulebooks say that instead of drawing an epic threat card, draw a high threat for balancing purposes.

Sadly if you run 2 hero missions you don't really get to see some of the cool boss enemies (Goliath Harbinger) or those sweet expansion bosses you purchased (Burrower, Sand Kraken). It's a cryin shame, as epic fights are....epic.

I was trying to think of a way to include these bosses in the 1-2 hero posse spectrum.
take off some health? No elite abilities? higher to hit rolls?

Just opening it up to the community.

Initially I didn't see that rule and was fighting epic threats with 2 heroes and getting crushed in the process.
 
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Rob Wrigley
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wait til level 2,and then 2-shot them...?!?!
 
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Neil Edmonds
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The calvary / sheriff's deputies finally arrive and now there are 3 or more heroes fighting the Epic Threat (although the loot draw is only for two heroes.) Generate one or more heroes appropriate to the posse's level with town location equipment (basic pistol, shotguns, etc.) Each deputy has a whiskey and bandage on their personal for their own use.
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Great idea! Now I'm thinking about getting some ACW plastic soldiers and painting them up. If we get stuck in a totally hopeles situation... The cavalry arrives!!!
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J M
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The harvester enemies have a "weakened" variant for 1-2 players on the threats, which I think equates to half health and double loot. That might be a place to start.
 
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Mark T
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As others have often pointed out, this game is so sandbox-y that you can really do whatever you want. Too hard? Draw lower threats. Too easy? Draw higher threats or add more elite abilities.

So, if you feel like you can take on an elite threat with 2 heroes, go for it! At lower levels, you might need to reduce health or defense a bit on them, but overall I think it should be do-able.
 
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Justin Parker
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I run solo games and just use 3 heroes
 
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Brian M
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I think someone else mentioned it, but just wait to toss them in until the heroes have powered up a bit. They are murder on starting heroes, but heroes power up a lot and the monsters don't always keep up well.

If you wanted to play it safe, what about introducing the epic threats at level 4 but just using the Normal card side for the big monsters (Harbringer for example) at first, and then switching to the Brutal side at level 6 (or something like that)?
 
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Allies count, so bring along some fodder, um, henchmen.
 
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I've only ever played two player Shadows of Brimstone, and our posse stuck with the High Threats instead of Epic up until Level 4. Once you hit Level 4 even a two character Posse is sufficiently powered up to more than justify facing Medium and Epic Threats, instead of Low and High Threats.
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Eric Harman
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Solan wrote:
I've only ever played two player Shadows of Brimstone, and our posse stuck with the High Threats instead of Epic up until Level 4. Once you hit Level 4 even a two character Posse is sufficiently powered up to more than justify facing Medium and Epic Threats, instead of Low and High Threats.


I came here to say this.
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Rob Keetlaer
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Rulebook, page 28 left wrote:
Of course, if you are ambitious, you can use Epic Threats anyway, but you have been waned!

So there's nothing, rules wise, that stops you from using Epic Threats when venturing out with a 1-2 Hero Posse.

But I would indeed wait until my osse were a little tougher (higher level).
 
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Eric Harman
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Cooperton wrote:
Solan wrote:
I've only ever played two player Shadows of Brimstone, and our posse stuck with the High Threats instead of Epic up until Level 4. Once you hit Level 4 even a two character Posse is sufficiently powered up to more than justify facing Medium and Epic Threats, instead of Low and High Threats.


I came here to say this.


Me too
 
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