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Michael Gonzalez
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What is the lore or story of this game? Is there magic and spell-casting? What is it about? I've had trouble looking into this without risking spoilers.....
 
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Mathue Faulkner
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Look at the Character card bios in the photos section. They are base characters, so not a spoiler. They give at least a little glimpse.

I.e.: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2666258/gloomhaven
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Michael Gonzalez
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mfaulk80 wrote:
Look at the Character card bios in the photos section. They are base characters, so not a spoiler. They give at least a little glimpse.

I.e.: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2666258/gloomhaven


Thanks! I guess this one will have to be a pass for me, as interesting as it looks. I don't do spells or magic (though this did look like it was more of an elemental sort of thing...).
 
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Mentat1231 wrote:
mfaulk80 wrote:
Look at the Character card bios in the photos section. They are base characters, so not a spoiler. They give at least a little glimpse.

I.e.: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2666258/gloomhaven


Thanks! I guess this one will have to be a pass for me, as interesting as it looks. I don't do spells or magic (though this did look like it was more of an elemental sort of thing...).


Out of the starting classes, the only one that does Spells is the spell weaver. All the spells are based on elements yes.

The Mindthief does have some sort of telepathy abilities.

The Cragheart has an affinity for earth and is able to control it to some extent, sort of like a mutant from the X-Men or something. it seems more like an innate ability than magic.

If you were to avoid playing the Spellweaver, you'd basically be avoiding all the magic/spells in the game. (Thought I can't speak to hidden classes, I haven't unlocked any yet.)
 
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For what it's worth, although thematically you're casting spells and punching people in the face and using technological devices, in mechanics terms they all function exactly the same. There is no inherent advantage in damaging someone with a flame blast compared to shooting at him with a hand crossbow. There are no different damage types or anything.
 
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