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Are the senarios specific to certain heroes and villians or are you able to switch them out and plug in others?
Otherwise there are going to be alot of nice pieces of plastic that are rarely used??
 
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Monolith have released details of four scenarios so far on the KS campaign.

These have fixed villains and goons, however the heroes are presented with options for the ones you can choose to play, so there is variation for the Heroes.

If Batman is anything like Conan, there will be community created scenarios for the game as well. There are many scenarios within the Conan community that have been created, some great, some good, some... well, they are made by fans, not game developers. I suspect this will be even more popular for Batman, and I hope the tools that are out there for Conan will be in place for Batman as well.

If you want to use particular heroes or villains, then put together a scenario. Test it, share it, get feedback; and maybe it will even be published like some of the fan stuff for Conan has been.

I wouldn't worry about the ability to get value from this game. I suspect my worry is going to be finding time to play it all.
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Lyons wrote:
Are the senarios specific to certain heroes and villians or are you able to switch them out and plug in others?
Otherwise there are going to be alot of nice pieces of plastic that are rarely used??


1) More or less: no.
2) More or less: yes.

If you consider custom scenarios made by fans as part of the game (I don't), then you are fine.

If you only consider the official scenarios as being part of the game, then you should have faith in future scenarios development by the official team.
 
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In addition to Fan made scenarios fans will also share ideas which villains can be exchanged with whom for the existing scenarios- much easier to do than develop and test a whole new scenario.
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baylock wrote:
Lyons wrote:
Are the senarios specific to certain heroes and villians or are you able to switch them out and plug in others?
Otherwise there are going to be alot of nice pieces of plastic that are rarely used??


1) More or less: no.
2) More or less: yes.

If you consider custom scenarios made by fans as part of the game (I don't), then you are fine.

If you only consider the official scenarios as being part of the game, then you should have faith in future scenarios development by the official team.


well if they are including all these extra characters as stretch goals I would expect them to be used in the current not future senarios otherwise they are ... well a waste really
 
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Every character included as SG will be used in at least one scenario within the base box. This has been guaranteed by Monolith as all SG's apart from Green Arrow and Batcow were pre-planned before campaign start.
 
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Lyons wrote:
baylock wrote:
Lyons wrote:
Are the senarios specific to certain heroes and villians or are you able to switch them out and plug in others?
Otherwise there are going to be alot of nice pieces of plastic that are rarely used??


1) More or less: no.
2) More or less: yes.

If you consider custom scenarios made by fans as part of the game (I don't), then you are fine.

If you only consider the official scenarios as being part of the game, then you should have faith in future scenarios development by the official team.


well if they are including all these extra characters as stretch goals I would expect them to be used in the current not future senarios otherwise they are ... well a waste really


All characters will be usable in scenarios. This has been promised many times, since they don't want to repeat the mistakes of Conan. Each scenario that we have seen so far has about 7 recommended heroes to choose from. The ease/difficulty of swapping in other heroes is unknown at this time. Villains are very specific, but they also will all be used in at least one scenario. The ease/difficulty of swapping in other villains is also unknown at this time.
 
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Lyons wrote:
baylock wrote:
Lyons wrote:
Are the senarios specific to certain heroes and villians or are you able to switch them out and plug in others?
Otherwise there are going to be alot of nice pieces of plastic that are rarely used??


1) More or less: no.
2) More or less: yes.

If you consider custom scenarios made by fans as part of the game (I don't), then you are fine.

If you only consider the official scenarios as being part of the game, then you should have faith in future scenarios development by the official team.


well if they are including all these extra characters as stretch goals I would expect them to be used in the current not future senarios otherwise they are ... well a waste really


They will be used. Just not anywhere any time.
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Just like Conan, each scenario has a defined set of heroes and enemies. However, there is nothing that says you can’t change things around. I’ve used different bbegs for the Conan games or given them different spells and had a blast. Just know, they the balance will be off so as the overlord you may need to fudge some things or make bad decisions so your player are still enjoying themselves.
 
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Also keep in mind that Monolith continue to support Conan with additional scenarios. There's no reason to expect that they won't do the same with Batman. And combine that with scenarios made by the fan community and I don't think we should be worried about not being able to use the figures enough.

Personally, I'd rather have a glut of units upfront to be a toybox for developers to play with, even if it means they won't all be used a ton out of the box.
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