Sat down to a family game of Clank! tonight, just got it for Christmas, time to see how it plays (1st game with family, 3rd time for me).
I picked Green, wife choose Yellow, daughter picks up Dragon marker and asks "Can I be the Dragon?".
Sure, why not.
Since we still need a 'dragon' marker, grab that Red guy we're not using.
So it began, Green Warrior, Yellow Knight, and
Jessikarnax 'Jessika' THE PERFECTLY AVERAGE HU-MAN *sneezes black smoke* decided to raid the deeps.
But they had to beware, make too much noise and they would attract the attention of the dread DRUNKEN FARMER FRANK!!
Green Warrior's goal was the 'big prize', all 30 points of shiny way at the bottom. Punch some Goblin's, get some coin, pop the lock and CHA-CHING!
Jessika YOUR TYPICAL HU-MAN WOMAN *belches flames* got a bit lucky with early card purchases and was running helter-skelter all over the dungeon, bought a Key, visited the Monkeys, grabbed the 20pt. Shield, went back for a Backpack, grabbed the 25pt. Armor...
Yellow Knight however had a bad case of "can't catch up" syndrome. Always lagging behind with not-quite-enough Move, never quite enough Skill to get the 'best' cards. Did manage a Backpack and the 10pt. Urn though, but just before she grabbed the shiny golden Bananas she was eaten by Frank.
Frank was trying to sleep off a hangover, and Yellow Knight was just a bit too noisy. That did not help Frank's hangover one bit.
That kicked the game into "Run like you stole it!" mode, because of course we stole it.
Green Warrior was only one space underground, but Jessika NORMAL HU-MAN ADVENTURER *ROOOOOAARRRR!* was a good bit deeper. Green's plan was to buy as much cheap stuff on the way out in an attempt to bring the wrath of Frank down up Jessika before she could make it out too.
Green hit a patch of bad luck, and before his next turn he died only 3 spaces from exiting the dungeon. And Jessika ORDINARY
THIEVING SCUM HU-MAN was now just one space underground.
While the ghost of Yellow was urging on Frank's bloodlust, Green quickly counted his loot. Everything he had was only 6 points more than Jessika's visible treasure.
And Frank, in all his belligerent glory, only managed to bring Jessika two hits from death.
Jessika REGULAR BORING HU-MAN *eats an entire cow in one bite* played her first four cards.
No Move among them.
Could it be?
Would Green actually win?
Fifth card, no Move, but... 'Draw a card'.
And that's the tale of how Jessika showed those puny meat-bag humans how it's done.