Rick Salvato
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I know one of the big draws for Myth is its "open-endedness". But for my group it just promoted tons of debate and very little actual game play. (I have a few rules lawyers in our group). I'm hoping the new expansions add a more structured experience to the game. Any insight from those that are currently playing or have played the expansions would be most welcomed!

Thanks!
 
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It provides a story and a structured way to set up tiles that is independent of the legend that's on the tile. In regards to your rules lawyers, you'll want to read through the 2.0 book and see if that provides clarification. The modules won't be what answers the questions people have about rules, it just provides an organized story in which to play the game.
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In my experience,

Rules Lawyers + Myth =



If you played any of the stories from the original game, you have a sense on how the new modules go. There's definitely more structure, but the basic rules on how you play through this new structure haven't changed at all. The basic gameplay is still the same.

You might check out the latest patch as there's a starting level module in it. Give it a read and see if the added structure seems to be enough to satiate the rules lawyers in the group. Best of luck.

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Download the Q4 patch. It contains a starter scenario that is formatted the same as the story books in the 2 expansions. So this can give you a free taste of what to expect.

http://megacongames.com/downloads/download-info/q4-patch-201...
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A good thing about MYTH is that it's cooperative and a known sandbox game. That should keep people from worrying about getting the rules perfect for most game groups. Just do what sounds right and roll on with it. Since people aren't adversarial to each other, seems to me most groups would be able to come to a consensus where the rules are vague. Just 2 cents.
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Myth works best if you treat it as a 'combat-heavy' D&D campaign.

The modules and Quest cards are the story and set the scene.

The Cards are the Dice rolls and skills for heroes.

The Darkness AI is the DM.

The focus should be on the narrative and having fun, not exploiting the rules or breaking the game.

I think the stone of life ---> Random Quests ---> Expansion modules is a good path to follow right now.
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If you are looking for structure, the modules are the way to go, They are a very fun way to play the game.

The entry level modules are all found online.

The new Stone of Life is a good entry point (tho I have not yet played it), as is the fanmade module of No Rest for the Weary (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/138603/myth-module-no...).

I was recommending Rise of the Revenant as a 2nd module, but since Stone of Life only awards 1 card and 1 title, it may pretty challenging. You can do Fury of the Fireborne instead.

Then once you have done 2 modules, you will be ready for the JM modules.

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Luckily for me the group I played with through Blackwall Warrens didn't have any rule lawyers so sticky situations, which there was a small hand full, were settled within a few minutes. I think because Myth has a lot of moving parts its hard to have a rule for every iteration / interaction for what could go on, leaving us the players with some ambiguity.

Stone of Life would be the place to start but I'd wait until the teaching module has been release, which could be out anytime from now (Dec 23) to end of february.

Also, if your group got hung up on a certain aspect or rule of the game the last time you played start a thread over on megacon's official forum and tag MercKenny. He'll weigh in on any questions you have to give an official ruling. In my experience he's been pretty quick, 1-3 days.

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Hey Guys,

Thanks all for the great insight and recommendations. I always forget the incredible following Myth has here at BGG!

Here's wishing Happy Holidays to you and yours, and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!
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