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Eder Monaco
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Was wondering this... when you face a new quest/encounter cards; do you first study them to already prepare your deck and strategies, or you try a lucky all in without reading them and thus leaving the element of surprise for the first couple of games?

I just bought the game so I still can't tell myself how I will behave in the future
 
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Allan Clements
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I go in blind with new sets and enjoy the fun of dying horribly.

Then I start making a deck around countering what the scenario throws against me.
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Kevin Kam
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Personally, I tend to go in as blind as possible. I'll give the quest cards a quick look just to get an idea of the overall goals, but not much more than that. If that lack of planning leads to a horrific death for my Fellowship . . . well, that just makes the planning for next time all the more enjoyable.
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Kamakaze wrote:
I go in blind with new sets and enjoy the fun of dying horribly.

Then I start making a deck around countering what the scenario throws against me.

Same here. I prefer going in blind and seeing what happens. Makes the eventual win a little more rewarding.
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Robbie M.
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The first game is always blind using a previously built deck...and I lose. Then I put together a deck specifically built to beat the new quest...and I lose.
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David Harris
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I go in totally blind, and keep going in blind until I've finally gotten my fellowship to the last quest card. I will begin to modify my deck after the first couple losses to help get past humps, though.
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I take the deck I am currently using and try it out on the new scenario. I usually don't fare very well. Then I start trying to build a deck to beat that scenario...
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Thomas McGranor Jr
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We generally read the quest cards and any encounter cards named on it, plus any of the ones spoiled online before we receive it. And of course, during sleeving there are ones that we catch a glimpse of. Then it's time to face it with whatever decks we decided to build that morning. No building decks for a certain quest for us.
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My friends and I usually build roughly complementary decks and then decide which scenarios we'd like to play. I guess we're more of a "go in blind" group. We also play several adventures in a row without really adapting our decks.
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Yeah, blind and often stupid...
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blind as a bat

i have adventure packs siting on my shelf which i will not even peek in to until i get them, and i will try hard not see the later quest cards until i have "earnt" the right to the read them
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I find that even if you read the quest cards before playing the scenario, you don't really understand what you are up against until you play through at least once.
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jellyfish1 wrote:
I find that even if you read the quest cards before playing the scenario, you don't really understand what you are up against until you play through at least once.


This.

I don't go in blind - I will read encounter cards when sleeving them, and will usually have looked at the quest cards. I will not, however, have sat down and carefully studied them, and worked out the tactics, and built a deck, or anything like that. I will pickup my last deck and give it a run through or two, then think about what I have learned and tweak the deck accordingly.
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