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Subject: Not sure we are playing the game correctly. Please help. rss

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Adam Cowlin
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Hi

So we played our first few games of this today, 3 to be precise. The titan won all 3 games. It seems on here that the general consensus is that the titan is very under-powered, and apparently the Heroes win most games. However we found the titan to be very overpowered and we struggled to beat him. Now its very plausible that we just suck at the game lol but I just wanted to make sure we weren't overlooking any rules or playing any of the rules wrong.

Its worth noting we played with 4 heroes and a titan player. We played with the basic titan, voracious titan and the destructive titan. We randomly selected the heroes each game.

Firstly is there any commonly overlooked rules we might be missing?

Also when the heroes roll titan symbols they are passed to the titan player. Once the hero players finish rolling their dice, the Titan player gets a chance to spend the titan symbol dice. Any dice he uses are passed back to the appropriate hero player. However can the titan choose not to use any of the dice and instead to save them until later rounds. It doesn't say anywhere that he can't and it only says that he must pass the dice he uses back to the appropriate player. So we played that he could keep dice back, however this led to the titan player been able to isolate characters and leave them with 2 dice or sometimes even less, by simply never spending that players colour dice. This left the players vulnerable to the titans action cards as they were unable to effectively dodge them with only 2 or less dice. The titan could quickly gain dominance over characters. Maybe we played this wrong. I don't know. But it just seemed very overpowered that titans could choose to retain dice and limit a player to the point that they can effectively do nothing. Did we play this wrong? were all the dice supposed to be returned to the players?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. We liked the game and love the theme.

Thanks
 
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Alan
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Hi, this should help (on page 7 of the manual)

"7. Reset for next round At the end of the round, each player recovers their dice from wherever they are. No dice may be saved from round to round."

The Titan should return all dice at the end of each round.

Best of luck on your next attempt.


 
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The Titan player can spend the dice to activate his abilities, but then they have to return the dice to the players who can roll them one final time (and possibly get something that they needed).

Alternatively, the Titan player can choose not to spend the dice and deny the heroes those dice for the turn, but as mentioned above, they have to be returned at the end of the turn regardless.


The best strategy for the hero players is to try and get off the Blinding attack tactic card as soon as possible during the game. This will force the Titan player to play both of their attack cards face up for the rest of the game and greatly helps them out over the course of the game.

The other often overlooked thing is that the Titan abilities that require the dodge icons must be rolled per hero who would be affected by those attacks, where the ones that require the Tactics symbol to counter can be done communally. You only need one Tactic symbol per hero player (so if you were using 4 heroes vs the titan, you would need 4). Any player can contribute to those symbols, so one player can do them all, leaving the other players free to do whatever else they need to.
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Adam Cowlin
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Thank you

it appears this is where we were going wrong. at the end of each round the titan was only returning the dice he used that round not all of the dice. this made the game very hard for the heroes. I will remember that next time all the dice get returned at the end of the round.

We also forgot that heroes can travel from level 0 straight to level 3 and from level 3 straight to level 5.

hopefully we'll get the rules right next time we play.

thanks for the quick responses
 
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