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I already have druid expansion pack and I am thinking of buying another one. I am wondering which of the character packs are the most inovative for the game and Which of the characters is the best for two-player game (as I mainly play with my wife)?
So what is your opinion? And why would you choose so?


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1. Which of the characters is more inovative to the game (concerning new unique type of encounters and items, style of playing etc.)?
Paladin
Rogue
Druid
Shaman
2. Which of the expansion characters is the best to buy for two-player game?
Paladin
Rogue
Druid
Shaman
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Hrmm...this is a tough one. Because you are not asking the typical cliche "which is over powered ?" And I am glad.

Most innovative?

After much thought I would say Shaman or Rogue. For both.

The shaman is not like the other classes, because they have totems and they rely on buffing their weapon. The shaman wouldn't get full use of totems in a two player game, but they can still handle any class for a 2 player game. They are good for a two player game, but I would go with rogue because they focus on character vs character combat. Also the rogue gets a few very unique abilities and has stealth which allows you to skip challenges if you dont move over 2 for starting - green lvl or 3 spaces for yellow - red.

Shaman also comes with the Dimensional Rift which forces the discoverer to teleport to a city. Awesome for the warlock player to have so they can get back to city to upgrade their gear. Also can be used to stop people trying to do an escort mission.

The rogue comes with a discovery token forcing the discoverer to destroy gear in his bag.

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I primarily play the 2p game and have bought the new four characters. I don't know if one of them stands out for me for question 1.

Concerning question 2, the simple answer is if you only want to buy one, then plan on playing the warrior and that one for the rest of the games you play. The net effect for me by buying the four packs is that the hunter, mage, and warlock will stay under the insert and won't see the light of day again. The four new characters feel much more competitive to the warrior and in general are more fun to play.
 
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You did not answer his question.

So you are telling him just to buy another base game instead of 4 character packs, so that he can have 2 warriors running around the board? Or are you trying to convince him to just go ahead and buy all 4 even if he can only get one?

I am confused by your answer. Please clarify.
 
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DarkKami wrote:
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You did not answer his question.

So you are telling him just to buy another base game instead of 4 character packs, so that he can have 2 warriors running around the board? Or are you trying to convince him to just go ahead and buy all 4 even if he can only get one?

I am confused by your answer. Please clarify.


Yes, you are right. The point is I want/can buy right now just one character (the others after some time may be; in fact I already have a druid, however he was intentionaly included in the poll, because someone could think that he is the most inovative character for the game or appropriate for two-players game and I am really interested in non-biased outcome, which I would receive if I did not include druid as well.) and I am asking which one would be the most appropriate for the two-players game and which is the most inovative. So the answer of buy all of them is not what I have expected.shake
 
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Sorry for the confusion.

What I was trying to say is if you buy only one expansion pack (let's say the Paladin for example). Then in future 2p games, the Warrior and Paladin would be the only two classes played as they are more fun and evenly balanced (This is subjective of course). The hunter, warlock, and mage will end up under the insert to save space in the box because neither you or your opponent will want to play them.

So the point I was trying to get across, is if you only buy one exp pack, then be prepared to only be playing with that one exp pack and the warrior.

Note, if you have found in your 2 player games that the warrior isn't more powerful than the other 3 classes, then ignore the above analysis.

I have found that any of the 4 new classes are fun. That's why I have a hard time picking one. I have played the base game ~25 times, and have played 5 games with the additional classes (2 as Pally, 2 as Sham, 1 as Druid). Only a few of the games have been 3-4p, the vast majority as 2p.

My personal favorite is the Paladin, but thats probably due to my playstyle. The least fun aspect of this game for me is getting screwed by the dice. For example, go to level up green, use an ability card so the only number that you can roll and not win is '1', then proceed to roll a '1'. Repeat 3 times while your opponent has already achieved yellow level and working on red. And yes, this has happend to either me or my opponent multiple times. I find the Pally has the best chance to mitigate the dice screwage.

Also note, that I prefer strategy games and I find this game has a little more randomness than I like. The expansion packs help the randomness factor for me. If the amount of randomness in this game doesn't bother you, then you can take that into account upon forming your opinions based off my experiences.
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chucker101 wrote:
Note, if you have found in your 2 player games that the warrior isn't more powerful than the other 3 classes, then ignore the above analysis.


Well, as I see it, the warrior is the most easy to play as he has many self-centred abilities in comparison with the other base game characters. However I think that the first legue scenario is equaling the chances - because even the warrior has to seek other players to gain VP and therefore you can hinder him with other characters more easily...


chucker101 wrote:
What I was trying to say is if you buy only one expansion pack (let's If the amount of randomness in this game doesn't bother you, then you can take that into account upon forming your opinions based off my experiences.


Let's just say that in such a kind of a game, I count with the randomness level ;-).
 
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