We cracked open this new game (for us) and most of us found it a pleasant surprise. After making sure we had the rules somewhat down we proceeded - only to discover that we needed to read the rules again!
Finally we figured out the jist of things and got strategies going. Most of us stuck to a 4-5 out of the six towns. Katherine never finished in first but was second several times. We shut Daren down in one town and Selena in another - The armourers kept pace with us!
All in all a good game with the ending unsure until the final town was scored. I was able to pull it out by finishing first in the last 3 towns scored (lucky!). This game is a good mix of strategies - when do you pick up your cards - when do you abandon a town and focus on another - when do you play a church or a neutral district? A good fun game.