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Lord of the Rings LCG, How many decks do your run when playing Solo?

One deck(2 votes) 100%
Two decks(0 votes) 0%

2 votes

I finally got a copy of LotR LCG core set on the weekend.  Got my first full game in on Sunday. It was The passage through Mirkwood Scenario.  I really enjoyed it. But It got me thinking on how hard would it be to run two decks. So what is your preference in solo play. Do you run one or two decks? 

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Supporter10 months ago

I haven't played it. I keep on wanting too, but not wanting to get into the lcg model. Let us know how it works out, you might draw me in after all. 

10 months ago

@Marshwiggle92, I felt the same way about how this could be a money pit. I had already done that with SW CCG in the late '90s and with Mage knight (the original game with the pre-painted miniatures also from the '90s).  Since this game is now 9 years old, I was able to pick up a used core set for only $25.00.  I figure there should be at least 50 hours of play: three scenarios, four standard decks, you can play single deck and multi-deck and that's without doing a single deck build.  After all that, If I am still into it, then i can look at expansions.  Likely be able to find some used or at worst buy them new as they don't appear to be extravagantly priced.  My plan is to baby step it.

Supporter10 months ago

You realize that you may have convinced me to look into it more?

Supporter10 months ago

But do you go for LOTR or Arkham LCG??

10 months ago

For me, the love craft theme is a turn off.  I have played Arckam LCG and I have it on my iPad. I am only warm on the actual game. Although two of my gamer Friends are Arckam all the way. 

Supporter10 months ago

Is that even a question? Come on.... It's got to be LOTR all the way. 

Supporter10 months ago

Based on theme, definitely. But based on gameplay and mechanics? I think everything I’ve heard talks about how Arkham is the better choice. 

Supporter10 months ago

But if LOTR is still great, and arkham theme is a pretty strong negative for me..... 

Supporter10 months ago

Then that is the answer to the question. It doesn’t help me any though, because I’m just neutral on the Arkham theme. So it’s a coin flip for these games. 

Supporter10 months ago

Oh... That makes it harder. 

Supporter10 months ago

Which is why I haven’t purchased either. Lol. 

Supporter10 months ago

Oh dear. How sad. 

10 months ago

Sorry about that...

Supporter10 months ago

That's good. 

Supporter10 months ago

I recently purchased the core game as well. Haven't got it to the table as much as I would like but from everything I have been reading most of the solo should be able to be beaten with just one if you build it well enough. There are some exceptions where you might need two, the last scenario in the core game being one of them, Escape from Dol Guldur. I will most likely try each scenario with one deck and then two if it looks like that would be best.

I as well am not trying to turn this into a money pit so this may be one of the few games I start buying used. I got the core set new from Amazon for $30.

10 months ago

I've only played the digital version (which is great, by the way), and that only gives you one deck while playing solo, so that's the only way I've done it.

10 months ago

@BenjaminK I looked at the PC version on steam.  The two games are completely different.  The digital version is more like Hearthstone than the LCG. Thanks for the feedback though.

10 months ago

I was under the assumption that they were similar. I knew there were differences though, but not having played the physical LCG, that's nearly impossible to tell haha Good to know! 

Supporter10 months ago

Yeah from what I’ve heard the LoTR PC LCG isn’t anything close to the physical version, which immediately turned me off of the PC version. 

10 months ago

Ironic that everyone knew it was completely different than the person reviewing it haha Still, it's a fun game for what it is. 

Supporter10 months ago

Lol. 

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