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Kyle Schroer
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Finally got my first play of this great game on Saturday. I had gone to visit two friends who are not big gamers, but are both very bright and have played quite complex games before (BrewCrafters, for example). This was their first time playing any sort of dungeon-crawler.

So, setup and rules took a while, but once we got into it, we were all having a great time. They took on the roles of marines as it only made sense for me, the game owner and more experience gamer, to play as invader.

Things were going pretty well; we were playing "Leaving the Nest," a priority escort mission for the marines and an assault "threat" for me to use.

However, I hit some really bad luck twice in the game
After spawning my first Baron of Hell (from the red portal about halfway through the map) pretty close to both of them and getting ready to bring the pain, the first two initiative cards revealed belonged to the marines. They made quick work of him (gauss cannon is dangerous!) and he didn't even get to activate.

Same thing happened at the red portal at the end of the map. Both marines activate before BoH can toss some grand fireballs. he was turned into a fine red mist by the gauss cannon again.

I ended the game with 3/6 frags (argent-powered Imps and Revenant were great!). Likely would've had at least 4 if the Barons even got 1 activation.

Both sides got some lucky dodges as well, and there were definitely times when I got two activations in a row, just not quite when I needed it. Even took a risk spawning an Imp and Possessed Solider behind the marines, and the first two initiative cards came up Invader. Was able to get a kill out of that, if I remember correctly.

Overall, fantastic game that I can't wait to play again.
 
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On the flip side to this a bit of luck for me...

Playing as the invaders yesterday, I had a revenants on the board. One of the marines had picked up the gauss cannon and went for a siege mode shot against the revenant from the other side of the map hitting for 9 damage. I draw a card to defend and... dodge!

A few turns later I had another revenant on the board, the same player had the right cards to do the same move. All the players were joking about the dodge from before which wouldn't happen again surely! Well, it did. laugh
 
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Kyle Schroer
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Kaliban27 wrote:
On the flip side to this a bit of luck for me...

Playing as the invaders yesterday, I had a revenants on the board. One of the marines had picked up the gauss cannon and went for a siege mode shot against the revenant from the other side of the map hitting for 9 damage. I draw a card to defend and... dodge!

A few turns later I had another revenant on the board, the same player had the right cards to do the same move. All the players were joking about the dodge from before which wouldn't happen again surely! Well, it did. laugh


Revenants can definitely be deadly. I hope you put them to good use after those bits of luck!
 
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