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Jesse F
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As the thread title says I've played the game six times since purchasing it. I've played the Alien scenario three times and the Aliens scenario three times as well, all solo dual hand. So far I am 2 for 3 on Alien, and 2 for 3 on Aliens. My first loss came on my very first game when I was still getting used to the mechanics (i'm pretty new to deck builders other than a handful of games of Dominion). My second loss was the first time i played the Aliens scenario and I had accidentally not included the Hudson cards in the barracks.

I'm almost positive i'm playing everything correctly and I'm even using the expansion drone rules which in theory should make the game harder. Anyone else getting this kind of success or am I just really lucky?

On a side note I'd like to say that I'm really enjoying the game. Dominion had left me with a pretty negative view of deck builders but this game is fantastic. My gripe with Dominion is that the theme is completely irrelevant and tacked on. I never once felt like i was actually building up my "dominion". It's all just a numbers card game with pretty pictures on the cards. Not so for LE:Alien. The mechanics and scenarios do a wonderful job of capturing the tension of the films.
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Normal 1 or 2-player game is easy. I recommend getting an expansion (there are more options for tweaking the game for more diffculty), or just try to start the game with more basic cards in your deck. +2 Grunts and +3 sergants in your starting deck will make the game considerably more difficult.
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1 or 2 player can be easy. We play strike before action phase. It makes sense. Or why should i try to stop the xenomorphs entering the combat zone.... And, of course, it is more difficult.
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Azikin wrote:
Normal 1 or 2-player game is easy. I recommend getting an expansion (there are more options for tweaking the game for more diffculty), or just try to start the game with more basic cards in your deck. +2 Grunts and +3 sergants in your starting deck will make the game considerably more difficult.


I was under the impression the new drone rules from the expansion would toughen it up enough to where I was losing more often than winning but i guess 1-2 player is still fairly easy. I'll play a handful more games and see how I do. If I'm still winning I'll start making adjustments.
 
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Try playing with 3 hands -- that's the only way I play now.
 
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LAKingsGeek wrote:
Azikin wrote:
Normal 1 or 2-player game is easy. I recommend getting an expansion (there are more options for tweaking the game for more diffculty), or just try to start the game with more basic cards in your deck. +2 Grunts and +3 sergants in your starting deck will make the game considerably more difficult.


I was under the impression the new drone rules from the expansion would toughen it up enough to where I was losing more often than winning but i guess 1-2 player is still fairly easy. I'll play a handful more games and see how I do. If I'm still winning I'll start making adjustments.


New drones are a bit more difficult but to add more difficulty, the expansion brings soldier cards that can be added instead of drones. There are really many more possibilities to increase difficulty with the expansion.
 
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Good news. Since my last post I am 0 for 3 on the Alien scenario. I guess my good luck has run out. I'm glad I can postpone tweaking the game.
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