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Grant Holzhauer
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I'm interested in trying out a living card game, but I don't know which to try. I'm starting to get into the cthulhu mythos, but I also love the grand adventures of Lord of the Rings. Any recommendations from players of either or, preferably, both?
 
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I own all the LCGs (except for netrunner which sold out at Gen Con before I could nab it!!!) and I would have to say that Call of Cthulhu would be a good one to start off with, especially if you are into the theme. I personally love lord of the rings as a single player option but generally don't pick it if someone else wants to play a card game. You may want to look into netrunner and hold off a few more weeks and pick it up. It is considered to be one of the best collectible format card games to be created (by Garfield of Magic fame no less).

I think the real answer is what will hit the table? I have all these games and the only one I could really find opponents to play is the warhammer invasion game as there is a local meet up for this one. I don't think it is the funnest necessarily but I know I have opponents when I need them. So maybe ask people in your game group what they might be willing to get into with you and if everyone declines you can always go lord of the rings and play solo
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My game group is only just now building. I play solo occasionally, mostly with my wife, and have recently expanded playing with another couple, one of whom is willing to dive head first into even the heaviest of games (our first games were War of the Ring and Through the Ages).

The Call of Cthulhu isn't playable solo, right? And I don't know anything about Netrunner just yet...
 
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dojogrant wrote:
And I don't know anything about Netrunner just yet...


Old CCG that was very highly regarded but short lived. Game play has a runner trying to infiltrate a mega corporation. Both decks play differently. The new LCG version also has multiple decks for added variety. It is a 2 player game only though.

If one to wants to get it, preorder through your LFGS or OLGS. I expect the main shipment of games to sell out fairly quickly.

 
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dojogrant wrote:


The Call of Cthulhu isn't playable solo, right? And I don't know anything about Netrunner just yet...


Call of Cthulhu does not play solo. It is good, but not a solo game.
 
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Would you classify Call of Cthulhu as a dueling game? That seems to be the impression that I'm getting, in that it's more akin to Magic the Gathering/Nightfall in that you are directly competing against another person. Or do the adventure/story aspects of it make it a dramatically different experience? I ask that because I have a very hard time getting into that style of play. It's why I'm leaning slightly more toward LotR, even if I'm slightly more interested in Cthulhu stuff...
 
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dojogrant wrote:
Would you classify Call of Cthulhu as a dueling game? That seems to be the impression that I'm getting, in that it's more akin to Magic the Gathering/Nightfall in that you are directly competing against another person. Or do the adventure/story aspects of it make it a dramatically different experience? I ask that because I have a very hard time getting into that style of play. It's why I'm leaning slightly more toward LotR, even if I'm slightly more interested in Cthulhu stuff...


I wouldn't call it dueling per se. Players battle each other to win "stories". So, you aren't attacking your opponent. Your cards are doing battle against each other to try and win story cards.
 
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