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I just saw a news article talking about a new Pathfinder Adventure Card Game that is in development and sounds somewhat similar to Lord of the Rings:LCG (cooperative deck building game for 1-6 players).

Has anyone played the demo version of this and how does it compare to Lord of the Rings?

Below is a brief description in a blog post from the designer.


"You start by creating a party of adventurers. Each of you gets a character card such as Valeros, Seoni, or Merisiel. That card tells you what cards your deck consists of. A wizard might have more spells than weapons, and a fighter will likely have more weapons than spells.

You'll select an Adventure Path, which consists of several adventures, which consist of several scenarios. A typical scenario tells you what villains and henchmen you'll face (if any), and the locations in which you'll face them. Each location has a deck of cards, drawn at random from appropriate stacks, and then shuffled in with a villain or henchman. You won't know where the villain is until you find him.

Throughout the game, you'll explore locations, encounter monsters, and find new weapons, items, spells, and the like. But you're racing a clock. The adventure deck is a stack of cards that you'll flip one card off of every turn. If the adventure deck runs out of cards before you find and defeat the villain, you lose. If your character deck runs out of cards, you die.

But if you don't die, then you'll advance your character. You'll get to put new cards in your deck, expand your powers and abilities, and rebuild your deck for new adventures. If you defeat all the scenarios in the game, you'll be a mighty adventurer indeed.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you like the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. I can't wait to see what you think."

Mike Selinker
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Designer
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I play LotR and I should be getting Mage Knight for Christmas. What can this game offer that those two can't? Is this a deck builder or a "deck builder" ?
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Matt West
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From what I gather, the Pathfinder game is a deck-builder in the sense that you build a deck as you go (a la Thunderstone or Dominion), rather than building a deck ahead of time.
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This looks cool. And neither exactly like Thunderstone or LOTR. I sounds like you start with a fairly basic deck ala Thunderstone, with relatively few opportunities to upgrade during the game. At the end of the game, your character levels up which is represented by a better deck for the next game. So like a long-term deck building rpg.

LOTR has a hint of this mechanic in the treasures from the hobbit saga expansion.

I am excited. Will play.
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Sounds very cool.
May address what I think is one of the weaknesses in LoTR - the scenarios are usually so damn hard, there's no way to realistically really do anything resembling a campaign.

I'm also expecting this upcoming card-game to come closer to an RPG feel.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98527/gloom-of-kilfor...
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