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Subject: The Difficulty level for each senario rss

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Isaac Heres
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when you compare adventure packs (or the core set senarios) from DL = 4 to DL=7, Exactly what it is about it that makes them so damn hard according to the DL rating?

If I were new to the core set, would you even suggest that I play the expansions along with it?
 
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Wally Jones
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You don't need any expansions for the base set scenarios.

But, if you wanted some stick with the first cycle Dwarrowdelf.



Remember, the games difficulty is set by the culmination of all cards available to that point.

Getting expansions past the point of a certain scenario will make it easier and effectively lower its difficulty.
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Thanee
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It is also important to keep in mind, that many scenarios have their difficulty based on two players, and can be quite a bit different solo.

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And to build on Thanee's response: different does not mean harder ... some quests are much easier solo.
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Boardgamefreak2geek wrote:
when you compare adventure packs (or the core set senarios) from DL = 4 to DL=7, Exactly what it is about it that makes them so damn hard according to the DL rating?


This depends on the scenario itself, usually one of the following:

- unique scenario limits on what you can do
- ration of locations to monsters in the deck
- average threat strength of locations and monsters
- average engagement cost of monsters
- location and monsters special abilities
- encounter card synergies

you get the gist. The best way to gauge difficulty is through repeated trials win-lose ratio.

Yes, buy the expansions if you like the game and can afford it. Not only the overall game will get better because of new cards, but they are usually, imo, low cost per hour of enjoyment.

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