I wish The Warlock of Firetop had some kind of solo variant.
In a Warlock magazine interview about the boardgame, Steve Jackson talked about a solo variant.
I don't know whether this section will be included in the final rules, but you can play the game solo. All you have to do is take three of the Key Cards out at random. Each time you make a Key challenge, you get to look at one of the Key cards (which are shuffled after each peek). Then you set off searching for the keys needed and try to reach the Warlock's treasure room before dying!
Post by dragonwarrior8 on Jun 24, 2020 21:03:23 GMT
Thanks Bloodbeasthandler! I will check out that Youtube channel for sure. Ive been enjoying the "Shut Up and Sit Down" channel although they dont really review from a solo perspective. Your comment about the Eye of the Cyclops reminded me of the person who gets the jewel in Fireball Island. Its good to have that acquaintance who when they win will actually roll around in the treasure. lol. Hopefully you rub it in when you beat him!
And thank you also Greenspine! I wasnt aware of this and wouldnt even have thought it a consideration from a game made back then. You probably just saved me from having the game as merely a neat display piece. I will have to try it out solo for sure and feel better about buying it now so that is much appreciated sir.
Post by dragonwarrior8 on Mar 5, 2021 20:01:55 GMT
So, thanks to Covid Ive just finished a solo playthrough of "Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion" which was released last year as an introduction to the Gloomhaven franchise and I have to say, its excellent. The strategy involved as to the order you play your cards is great fun and the scenario booklet is a really great idea as it saves a lot of time on set up. There are a fair amount of rules to learn but the first 5 scenarios are also tutorials so you can learn as you play. Its pretty cheap too considering how much play time you get out of it. The game is currently getting great reviews and I can see why. Its convinced me to take the plunge on the main Gloomhaven game (which is massive, the box weighs 20 lbs!). Anyway, I thought I would give it a tout here if anyone is looking for a great solo game to play in these times. It can also be played co-operatively with others if unlike me, you actually have someone else to play with. Lots of Youtube reviews on it too if you want to see how it looks and plays.