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Heroquest (1989) and other Anyone else playing it?

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:43 PM

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Our group had a lot of fun with Imperial Assault, it's the reason we went on to try our hands at Gloomhaven. However, I know many whom did not find IA enjoyable at all. It's all in how you approached the game. In our group I was the Empire and realised quite early that my role was more of a game master than an equal competitor. Though I never let them know that. AS the Empire you have all the information. Play well and there's little the rebels can do to win. And it's no fun losing all the time. So you need to set some handicaps for yourself so that the rebels get the amount of victories they need to have fun. I had great fun as the Empire, but with the wrong group I can see it being quite terrible. 

In addition, make sure that the empire player does not pick subversive tactics. I did originally, but we decided to start our campaign all over again a little ways in because the class made the game a lot less fun for the rebels. Subversive Tactics is all about preventing the rebels from using their abilities, which kind of ruins the point of a campaign based RPG where the fun is all in gaining levels to get new and cool abilities. 

So I went back and picked Tech Superiority instead, which was just as fun for me, but also much more fun for the others. My super droids became a constant terror, but a terror they could confront.


Thanks so much, those are very helpful suggestions, especially with a seven-year old.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 02:43 PM

Ok, played with my son: the tutorial, first story mission and side-mission "indebted". It was fun! Game mechanics are difficult for a 7 yr old. But I studies the rules for a week, and I played some on my own before starting with him. So I could guide him through.

Just like I did in Heroquest, I'm playing alongside him with 2 heroes, he plays with 2 heroes and I play the empire as well. Works for us, can't make it too hard, losing is something he has still to learn.
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Posted 03 April 2019 - 11:18 AM

View PostAvatar, on 02 April 2019 - 02:43 PM, said:

Ok, played with my son: the tutorial, first story mission and side-mission "indebted". It was fun! Game mechanics are difficult for a 7 yr old. But I studies the rules for a week, and I played some on my own before starting with him. So I could guide him through.

Just like I did in Heroquest, I'm playing alongside him with 2 heroes, he plays with 2 heroes and I play the empire as well. Works for us, can't make it too hard, losing is something he has still to learn.


That sounds like a great thing to do with your kid!
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