July 17, 2022 was my first (and only) solo play of Paladins of the West Kingdom until last night (this was realized after my game was finished). 🙄 Prior to that, I learned the ins and outs of the game with just one, two handed playthrough.
Needless to say, as I was taking the many components out of the box to setup my solo game, I found myself a bit lost at first. 🤔
Thankfully it all came back to me in the form of several ah-ha moments as I set things up. There were many dives into the manual last night as well. But I was reminded why my first impressions of this West Kingdom game was so high!
This is picture is very early in the game. Even early on, I love how full the table is with this game. And I'll say it again - the big player boards are awesome! As the game goes on, the table gets much busier, which I like! 😃
Choosing your Paladin each round is always a tough choice. Here I had the options of Ivon, Ivore and Gerin to utilize as my Paladin. Tough call.
This was a shot of my player board when I thought I was doing ok. 🤣 A while later was when I calculated the scores and realized I was 100% NOT doing ok. 😮 Maybe I'm just "too good" at running the A.I.??? That must be it! 🤣 It was just after that when I went to log my game and realized I had only played solo ONCE (and this was only my third playthrough EVER). It all made sense then.
It sure feels good to have the time to get these bigger games to the table again though. My Paladins will improve, I'm sure of that! I just need more practice.