Ok the title might be a bit misleading as I'm not really the man to do a quick comparison. I would rather like to read one.
Many people who rid themselves of the CCG curse are interested in LCG but may not be sure which of these would suit them best so I would love if someone could compare them to each other.
I have little experience with CCG and my comparison might tell a little about how it is different from MtG as it is so well known:
Call of Cthulhu
1 vs. 1 with 7-8 factions. 2 faction decks are the most common. Each faction has it's strengths that can however overlap into other factions but then with higher costs. Minimum 50 card deck with at most 3 of each type.
There are no specific resource cards as all cards can double as a resource instead of it's normal use. You can add 1 such resource each round but each one will be bound to 1 of 3 collections of resources. That way resource management seems to be deep with decisions having to be made like what cards you sacrifice as a resource, what combinations of resources you put in each resource pool and if you try to enlarge 1 pool while keeping other small or divide and conquer.
You have characters that are the permanent cards out and the main actors, support cards that are also permanents but can't act ( they can be independent or attached to characters ) and events that only work once and then are discarded.
In addition to the two players decks there is a story deck of 10 cards independent of the players. 3 cards are revealed and the players can send characters on missions to these cards. The other player then defends with his characters. They compare their characters in 4 categories the winner or loser in each getting a beneficial or negative effects respectively. Finally the skills of the characters are compared to see if the attacker succeeds in the mission. A certain amount of missions to a card gets the card along with an optional global effect and 3 such cards win the game.
Game of Thrones
Lord of the Rings
I would love to read one from someone that has played all of them... I know a big ask.
The problem is I like the settings of all of them in their own way and have played or consumed media/games from all the settings over the years and enjoyed them all (Except Android, but from what I know I still like the setting and the premise of the hacker vs corps). So the setting alone doesn't really help me narrow down the list.
The problem is, I'm generally the person that buys the games for my small gaming group (Everyone else have kids and mortgages to contend with). Being 2 players only or more doesn't bother me in the least either, so that doesn't help me narrow down the list.
I also love customizable card games (Played MtG for way too long, and also play games like Dominion), so I know I'll enjoy all of these. So the question is, without having to buy and play them all (Because finding someone that has them isn't easy for me), which is the best of the lot?
I know a lot of people will reply with it's subjective, but I guess is what I'm asking, mechanically which one is working the best and what's the major differences between them?
Yes I've checked reviews and play throughs on all of them... But they all seem good, so in it's own right doesn't really say get this one.
Anyway very interested in some comparisons and or simply opinions on the ones people have played.
Ah. I just mentioned this in another Thread:
Keyfacts I have gathered by playing myself:
* Netrunner is asymetrical, unlike all other LCG.
* LotR ist cooperative.
* Conquest has a Double Blind Mechanism.
* Invasion is closed, there won't be new Cards and Extensions.