Root: The Underworld (Solo)

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Finally got another solo game of Root in tonight and played with the Duchy for the first time.  (Played against the Electric Eyrie & Automated Alliance).

They are so fun!  I can not wait to play with them in a multiplayer game.  However, I'd definitely make some adjustments the next time I played, because I won pretty handedly.  I would definitely include the Marquise (because it was almost impossible for the bots to attack my buildings, which is key to defeating the Duchy), and or one of the cards that makes the bots harder.

Overall, so glad I got it out and can't wait to try it again.  (PS I'll share more photos below. 

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Supporter7 months ago


Supporter7 months ago

I'm jealous! Hope to try out the Underworld factions some day. It seems more possible than ever now that I can consider playing against the bots with my wife.

Supporter7 months ago

I hope you do too.  The Moles are really fun.  I might try them again soon against Bots or the Corvid's against Bots (although I don't know how well that will work.)

7 months ago

Playing solo, would you always include two auto opponents? I've got everything #Root and I'm staring at it pretty hard for solo but haven't taken the plunge.

Supporter7 months ago

I think the first time learning I may only play with one Bot.  But from here on out I will never play with less than 2 Bots.

Supporter7 months ago

I’ve played 3 games solo, all 3 with 2 bots. I think it’s a good place to go. I feel like 3 bots would be a bit excessive. 

Supporter7 months ago

I agree, three I think would get you bogged down trying to remember how to run everything else and I don't think it would add too much.  Also considering that more than likely if your running 3 Bots one is going to be the Vagabond which for me is the least appealing Bot to run.

Supporter7 months ago

So. Jealous. Wish I had the expansions for this one. 

Supporter7 months ago

Yeah, having 8 total factions is really great for variability, and they are really fun (at least the ones I've played).  If you do get the chance to pick one up I think you should get the Underworld Expansion first.  It's not really possible to play the Lizard Cult, and it would be impossible to play the Otters solo.

I'm not sure about the Corvid Conspiracy but you can definitely play the Duchy solo.

Supporter7 months ago

I am so glad you had fun. So far, which is your favorite faction so far?

Supporter7 months ago

I will start by saying, I have no played any of the following factions (Riverfolk, Vagabond, or the Corvid).  And I've only played the Duchy once against the Bots.  So I'm only considering the following when answering this question (Marquise, Eyrie, Woodland Alliance, and the Lizard Cult).  Of the four I still think the Lizard Cult is my favorite.  They are a huge challenge but also if you can manage to get a suit to be hated you can really wreak some havoc which is a lot of fun.

Supporter7 months ago

The lizards do look fun. 

Supporter7 months ago

They are really hard to win with, but really fun to play.  They can really take advantage of playing with the Riverfolk if they do it right.

Supporter7 months ago

That's my impression. 

Supporter7 months ago

Bringing it way back! Love me some ska bands. 

Supporter7 months ago

Pick it up!

That's crazy, I'm a punk/ska kid.

Supporter7 months ago

Me too! It’s funny because if you look at us now you never would’ve guessed. Two of the most unlikely individuals. 

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