Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is a standalone game that takes place before the events of Gloomhaven. The game includes four new characters — Valrath Red Guard (tank, crowd control), Inox Hatchet (ranged damage), Human Voidwarden (support, mind-control), and Quatryl Demolitionist (melee damage, obstacle manipulation) — that can also be used in the original Gloomhaven game.
The game also includes 16 monster types (including seven new standard monsters and three new bosses) and a new campaign with 25 scenarios that invites the heroes to investigate a case of mysterious disappearances within the city. Is it the work of Vermlings, or is something far more sinister going on?
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is aimed at a more casual audience to get people into the gameplay more quickly. All of the hard-to-organize cardboard map tiles have been removed, and instead players will play on the scenario book itself, which features new artwork unique to each scenario. The last barrier to entry — i.e., learning the game — has also been lowered through a simplified rule set and a five-scenario tutorial that will ease new players into the experience.
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Is this compatible with the original Gloomhaven?
All new characters introduced in this game are fully compatible with Gloomhaven. Other elements such as new Monsters and Items cannot be carried over.
Should I play this before the original game?
If you're not ready to commit to a $100+ Gloomhaven purchase, go for Jaws of the Lion first. The rulebook "hand holds" you through the first five tutorial scenarios, and the scenario book drastically reduces setup and cleanup time by replacing the traditional map tiles. This solution was so well received by fans and reviewers that designer Isaac Childres is developing scenario books for Gloomhaven and Frosthaven.