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Thomas L.
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I'm looking forward to receiving my copy tomorrow. However, I'm wondering if my wife and me should play with one or two heroes each. What is your experience? Does it play with 2 heroes as well as with 4 heroes?
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The game should work equally well with either count. The main benefit of four heroes is that you have a more diverse set of options for dealing with different threats and utilizing different types of equipment (although you'll also face a corresponding larger number of enemies). The downside is that the game will take longer because you'll have twice as many hero turns per round.
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For me playing solo, the question is 2 heroes or 3? Aside from the time and management overhead, the third hero is essentially 'free' in terms of quest difficulty for everything except spawning rules because 2 and 3 hero parties are lumped together in the same bucket.

Perhaps I'll try 3 for an especially difficult quest or as a way to experience more heroes faster.
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Friedmutant wrote:

For me playing solo, the question is 2 heroes or 3? Aside from the time and management overhead, the third hero is essentially 'free' in terms of quest difficulty for everything except spawning rules because 2 and 3 hero parties are lumped together in the same bucket.

Perhaps I'll try 3 for an especially difficult quest or as a way to experience more heroes faster.


I did a solo play with 3 heroes and it seems the most beneficial. If it's your first time, I would definitely recommend it.
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Having looked at all hero powers, I think either will work but you will want to put more effort into selecting heroes and starting powers for a 2 player game.
 
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Cozar wrote:
Having looked at all hero powers, I think either will work but you will want to put more effort into selecting heroes and starting powers for a 2 player game.


Lol...I reached into the bag and pulled out the first two heroes I found. You mean there's supposed to be more to it than that?
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Friedmutant wrote:
Cozar wrote:
Having looked at all hero powers, I think either will work but you will want to put more effort into selecting heroes and starting powers for a 2 player game.


Lol...I reached into the bag and pulled out the first two heroes I found. You mean there's supposed to be more to it than that? :p


Not at all. My 3-man group chose as follows "I want a barbarian with dual wield." "Is there a mage character?" Me - "I guess I'll take the Kickstarter exclusive character." - and we had a blast.

It was the next night I actually looked at the powers of the characters and realized that there could be strategy in group formation (beyond tank/healer/dps).

For example, I suspect the "mighty presence" power that a couple of heroes have is better in a 2-hero game than 4.
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I solo five. It's a blast. Do five instead of 4.
 
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schmoo34 wrote:
I solo five. It's a blast. Do five instead of 4.


I suppose I should try that at least once. I'll have to move to a bigger table.
 
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