I mentioned in my last postthat last Sunday, my plan was to get something with more immersive to the table. I ended up getting two of those games I named to the table; Root and "the big guy"... Gloomhaven.
My Root game was excellent. A random draw gave me the Marquise de Cat playing against the Electric Eyrie and (for my first time) the Vagabot.
I started off quite well I thought. But the Vagabot, I must say, was a real pain to deal with! He was really causing me grief. The pic above was taken 3/4 of the way through which is a very different map compared to earlier in the game when I was controlling the forest quite well I must say! The Electric Eyrie actually started really slow and I really felt I had good control of keeping them at bay. That meant however, the Vagabot could be sly and a real pest to muck up my plans. The Eyrie came on strong part way through, and as you can see, they ended up winning not long after this pic was taken. 🙄
Then it was time to head to the dungeon... The BIG dungeon. Which I hadn't played in quite a while (at the table).
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I haven't even scratched the surface with this game!!! I love that. I really hope to get it to the table more often. The way I have it organized now, it's really not that bad getting things out and set up. Especially since so far, I haven't beat a scenario right away, so I put the components away for that particular scenario seperately so it's quicker the next time I play.
And when I do ever get it to the table, I REALLY enjoy the game! As I said, I've barely scratched the surface and the game is so challenging. I love that. SO MUCH MORE to come! But man it's tough!!! And I'm using the "normal" difficulty level. 🤣
This pic shows what I mean. You don't have to know Gloomhaven, or even be interested in this massive dungeon crawler to know that this (above) is not a good scenario to be in if you're "Magnus" (my Inox Brute). 🤣 As you can see, "Beeker" (my Tinkerer") go the heck out of that mess!
But a while later, "Beeker" was put in a similar situation. 😮
As I went through this scenario I realized what my key "plan of attack" should have been to minimize the chances of this chaos happening. By the time both my characters died and I was done, I saw in my campaign notes I had written down that EXACT "plan of attack" as a reminder. But reminders are only good if you READ THEM first. 🤣
It felt so nice to have had an afternoon/evening with two heavy games to the table. I can't wait to do it again!