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[Gloomhaven] A small, quick party game

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Fairchild wrote: »
    But when you absolutely, positively need to clear out a room full of Mooks, Cthulhu is your, um, man.

    I don't find its DPS to be that efficient. Most of its massive AoEs (that I've seen) are Attack 1 and suffer whenever enemues have shielding. The real benefit comes from the statuses it throws around (and occasionally removes).

    That class gets a pretty substantial buff-up from items, particularly the bow and power potions. It's one of the most-noticeably affected by inventory classes in the game ime.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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    Fairchild
  • FairchildFairchild Rabbit used short words that were easy to understand, like "Hello Pooh, how about Lunch ?" Registered User regular
    Cthulhu was even more powerful in the 1st Edition, from what I've read, and was substantially nerfed for the second edition.

  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite New ZealandRegistered User regular
    It still seems pretty strong, but I'm deliberately choosing the not-quite-as-strong option. Spoilers for this and musical note:
    That is to say, focusing on poison instead of curses. Our Soothsinger already went heavy on curse, and it was fun enough, but made scenarios a bit trivial when a third of the monster deck was whiffs, and we had all the blesses as well.

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  • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
    edited October 26
    Tinkerer Lv.5 ability question
    Can Disintegration Beam kill obstacles with HP? We were in a scenario where we had to defeat obstacles with HP. And in the FAQ it says obstacles with HP are considered enemies. Just looking for clarification on the kill ability.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    People were talking earlier about good early gear. I always felt the Iron Helmet was a crazy good early item.
    Crits become really nasty for low hp characters, like the mindthief, who's HP doesn't really scale with enemies.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    People were talking earlier about good early gear. I always felt the Iron Helmet was a crazy good early item.
    Crits become really nasty for low hp characters, like the mindthief, who's HP doesn't really scale with enemies.

    I have never owned an Iron Helmet because the married couple in my playgroup is dead-sure they need them at all times, no matter which character they're on.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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    Elvenshae
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    People were talking earlier about good early gear. I always felt the Iron Helmet was a crazy good early item.
    Crits become really nasty for low hp characters, like the mindthief, who's HP doesn't really scale with enemies.

    I have never owned an Iron Helmet because the married couple in my playgroup is dead-sure they need them at all times, no matter which character they're on.

    There’s a joke here about always using protection ...

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Auralynx wrote: »
    People were talking earlier about good early gear. I always felt the Iron Helmet was a crazy good early item.
    Crits become really nasty for low hp characters, like the mindthief, who's HP doesn't really scale with enemies.

    I have never owned an Iron Helmet because the married couple in my playgroup is dead-sure they need them at all times, no matter which character they're on.

    There’s a joke here about always using protection ...

    There is, but I don't have it ready to hand. Thankfully both classes I've played til now had substantial HP and deck sizes, so I've been able to pursue alternate solutions to the problem.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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    Elvenshae
  • FairchildFairchild Rabbit used short words that were easy to understand, like "Hello Pooh, how about Lunch ?" Registered User regular
    Since you can ditch a card to avoid a Critical Hit, I never found the Helmet to be all that necessary. I'd rather use my head slot for the Eagle Eye Googles.

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  • CesareBCesareB Registered User regular
    Fairchild wrote: »
    Since you can ditch a card to avoid a Critical Hit, I never found the Helmet to be all that necessary. I'd rather use my head slot for the Eagle Eye Googles.

    I think specifically on the MT the Helmet makes a lot of sense. Goggles shine when they can buff a big AoE or a single big attack that Must Not Miss (scoundrel stealthed backstab for example). MT doesn't make the best use out of it, and it's nice to be able to absorb that one random ranged attack that simply can't be avoided without worrying about a crit taking you to zero.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Welp, after a surprisingly lengthy series of near-misses we finally encountered a scenario that dealt us a failure after what seems like ages (Scenario 4, I think). The Oozing Grove is some BS and we will not be returning with our present party configuration.

    On the plus side, our player on the "watch your friends die" personal quest was finally able to make some progress.

    ElvenshaeJustTee
  • LeumasWhiteLeumasWhite New ZealandRegistered User regular
    From what I've heard, it's pretty much the hardest mission in the game. We barely, barely scraped through.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    The only thing worse than elite oozes is THREE SPAWN POINTS for elite oozes.

    I almost wonder if that mission would be easier with fewer players.

  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited November 7
    Rebounded from last week's demoralizing scenario with a quick ROFLstomp of some ruins. One-shotting an elite Stone Golem in the first room with my Eclipse's new L6 ability saved us a TON of time. 15 hp, shield 3? Nah — I'll pass, thanks.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited November 14
    Half of our group wasn't able to make it out this week, so with their permission the other guy and I decided to take on Oozing Grove again as a duo.

    We failed twice. That scenario is trash. These two were probably our best shot at completing it — we very nearly succeeded on run 2 but I couldn't close the deal against the last Ooze before exhausting, and that was after a very lucky combination of invisibility and the oozes dividing themselves to death.

    Having satisfied this curiosity, we will not be coming back to this scenario until at least one of us retires, maybe more.

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    Our group completed Scenario 10 last night, so we have a heck of a choice ahead of us.
    Given the way our band's been acting, we're probably going to end up fighting the demon lord. This would be a good time to do it, since our Scoundrel just finished her personal quest and if we go back to town she'll retire.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    @Bursar
    IIRC you'll lose the chance to fight him later on in the other binary he appears in by doing so, but I believe if you're doing the one where you invade his house to beat him up, it actually does have the best loot, so...

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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  • CantideCantide Registered User regular
    I deliberately cheesed that Oozing Grove scenario with the lightning bolt class.
    I don’t remember all the specific actions, but it involved one shotting the A tree with her “reduce health to 1 and deal that much damage” attack first turn and then killing the B tree with “deal damage equal to life lost” the next, while using the cloak of invisibility I’d bought just for that scenario to keep her alive in between. Meanwhile the other character just bee lined for the C tree and wailed on it. The trees never got a chance to spawn any oozes, and we teamed up on the starting ooze in the middle.

    I still had to restart more than once because of those damn forest imps and their curses.

  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Bolt's one of the classes we don't have but I wonder how amusing it would be to make, say, a party of L1s just to take that on. With 2P the primary targets would only have, what, 8hp?

  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    @Bursar
    IIRC you'll lose the chance to fight him later on in the other binary he appears in by doing so, but I believe if you're doing the one where you invade his house to beat him up, it actually does have the best loot, so...

    I'm not sure if this is the mission you're referring to,but I'm not going look it up.

    Post Scenario 10 spoiler
    We jumped into the magic hole because "why bother someone else about it?" (Actually, one player had the "kill one of every type of demon" PQ and was really itching to jump in there to kill himself a Sun Demon to finish it)

    We didn't invade the demon lord's house; after the fight the demon invited us in and basically said we were the perfect combination of strong enough to fight and dumb enough to do this that made him want to give us a job. Immediately trying to beat him up for it is in our character.

    GNU Terry Pratchett
    3DS FC: 0810-0331-1324 | PSN: Wstfgl | GamerTag: An Evil Plan | Battle.net: FallenIdle#1970
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