Paul Cockburn
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A lot of people on the forums have said that the number of players affects the difficulty level of a scenario. Is there anyone experienced enough to put this into actual figures?

For example
Passage Through Mirkwood DL = 2 / 1 / 1 / 1
Journey Down the Anduin DL = 5 / 4 / 3 / 2
Escape from Dul Guldur DL = 9 / 7 / 7 / 7
where the scores represent difficulty levels for one / two / three / four players.

The above figures are purely guesswork. I've not played this game nearly enough to be able to compare relative difficulties. The only four player game I've played was Passage Through Mirkwood in which we breezed through the whole scenario in two and a half turns.

For all I know there are some scenarios which are actually easier solo than with two players. Others where the DL is the same whatever the number of players. Some system similar to the above would be a great help.
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Chris Ferejohn
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I just come down on the side of "why do they say this game is anything other than 2 player"...
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Matt Duckworth
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Because it is way too subjective, dependant on deck. It's hard enough to give one difficulty accurately, which is for 2 players.
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Jamie Riehl
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cferejohn wrote:
I just come down on the side of "why do they say this game is anything other than 2 player"...


Because it's awesome solo and great fun with three or four?

I actually think it's best balanced for three. But whatever.
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I've always wondered why the scenario can't play literally differently, based on players or chosen difficulty level. In other words, instead of giving us 27 cards and 3 quest cards, give us 20 cards, 2 sets of quest cards ("normal" and "hard", or "multi" and "solo" or whatever) and 2 sets of the hardest creatures/bosses/rewards, whatever. It would greatly increase the replay value of the monthly packs.
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brian giese
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We play this game almost every week since launch. We mostly play 4 players, although sometimes 3 players, and we have a blast with the current format. We still find some adventures to be a real challenge.

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