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A Play-by-Play (or close to it) of our gaming session

This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.

If you discard more than one card as the result of a combat check, bury one of those cards.

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Farmhouse – Seoni start
  • Wooden Bridge
  • Woods
  • Guard Tower- Seelah Start

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Chain Mail (favored card type
  2. Blessing of the Gods x3

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Lightning Bolt (favored card type)
  2. Frost Ray
  3. Scorching Ray
  4. Blessing of Pharasma
  5. Sage’s Journal
  6. Force Missile

Seelah 1st turn

At the start of your turn, encounter a Bandit Henchman – Combat 8

Recharge a card of your choice. Recharged Blessing of the Gods

d8 (+4), used special to discard top card for a d6 (Standard Bearer), rolled 7, total 11, Bandit Henchman defeated

Encountered Battered Chest – Strength 8

d8 (+4), used special to discard top card for a d6 (Magic Half Plate), rolled 3, total 7, Battered Chest banished.

Drew Mirror Image

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This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.

When you defeat a Zombie Minion Henchman, randomly select an open location and shuffle the Zombie Minion into that deck.

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Mill – Seoni start
  • Village House
  • General Store – Seelah Start
  • Habe’s Sanitorium

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Greatsword
  2. Chain Mail (favored card type)
  3. Troubadour
  4. Blessing of the Gods

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Blessing of the Gods
  2. Frost Ray (favored card type)
  3. Blessing of Pharasma
  4. Blessing of Irori
  5. Toad
  6. Force Missile

Seoni 1st turn

Encountered Locked Stone Door – Dexterity 13

d6, discarded Blessing of the Gods for another d6, Seelah discarded Blessing of the Gods for another d6, rolled 12 (one 2, one 4, one 6)

Locked Stone Door shuffled back into location deck

Drew Sage

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This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.
The difficulty to acquire items and weapons is increased by 2

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Thassilonian Dungeon – Seoni start
  • Throne Room
  • Warrens
  • Goblin Fortress – Seelah start

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Greatsword
  2. Magic Half-Plate (favored card type)
  3. Longsword +1
  4. Blessing of the Gods

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Blessing of the Gods
  2. Scorching Ray (favored card type)
  3. Blessing of Pharasma x2
  4. Blessing of Lamashtu
  5. Sage

Seelah 1st turn

Encountering Rat Swarm

Encountered Rat Swarm – Combat 8

If Rat Swarm is not defeated by at least 4, it is shuffled back into location deck.

Greatsword – d8 (+4) and 2d6, used special to discard top card for a d6 (Standard Bearer), rolled 9 (two 1s, one 2, one 5), total 13, Rat Swarm defeated


Seoni 1st turn

Encountered Potion of Glibness – Intelligence 4

Increased to 6 because of Thistletop Delve

d8, rolled 1

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This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.

The difficulty to defeat monsters with the Goblin trait is increased by 1d4

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Goblin Fortress – Seoni start
  • Nettlemaze
  • Woods
  • Treacherous Cave – Seelah start

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Cure
  2. Chain Mail (favored card type)
  3. Longsword +1
  4. Spiked Chain

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Masterwork Tools
  2. Force Missile (favored card type)
  3. Blessing of Pharasma x2
  4. Amulet of Life
  5. Sage’s Journal

Seoni 1st turn

Encountered Sling – Dexterity 5

d6, rolled 1

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With rumors of a renewed goblin attack, Seoni and Seelah decided to head towards Thistletop and investigate. They’d been told by reliable sources that the goblin Gogmurt would most likely be the source of any new troubles. Unfortunately, they were only able to narrow down his possible whereabouts to the goblin fortress, the nettlemaze, the woods, or the treacherous cave. Seoni thought the goblin fortress was the best place to begin their search, but Seelah thought that would be too obvious. She wanted to explore the treacherous cave. Instead of arguing about it, they decided to split up.


The goblin fortress was suspiciously quiet as Seoni entered. She noticed a sling on the floor, but was much more interested in the battered chest. She used her masterwork tools to open the chest and found a blast stone and a potion. She wasn’t sure how useful the stone would be, so she stored that in her pack for later. She decided to hold on to the potion for the time being.

She continued on, on alert for danger which appeared in the form of a plague zombie. Thankfully she had her force missile ready, but didn’t put enough power into the spell to defeat the zombie. Her amulet of life absorbed the damage her foe would have dealt, and she was pleased to discover the potion she’d found was able to banish the plague zombie.

She was storing her amulet and spell back in her pack to recharge, when a noise caught her attention. She turned to find Amy and the toad behind her.

“I apologize for the delay,” her acolyte said. “He wouldn’t let me carry him.”

The toad croaked then hopped over to Seoni. She picked him up.

“He does seem a bit picky about people, doesn’t he?”

The toad croaked again.

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This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.

After a character encounters a Wrathful Sinspawn, roll a 1d6. On a 1 discard the top card of the Blessings Deck

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Village House – Seoni start
  • Catacombs of Wrath
  • Glassworks
  • Shrine to Lamashtu – Seelah start

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Blessing of the Gods x2
  2. Magic Half-Plate (favored card type)
  3. Longsword +1

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Blessing of Irori
  2. Force Missile (favored card type)
  3. Toad
  4. Blessing of Pharasma
  5. Amulet of Life
  6. Sage’s Journal

Seelah 1st turn

Encountered Trapped Passageway – Wisdom 9

d8, used special to discard top card of deck for a d6 (Blessing of the Gods recharged), rolled 12 (one 4, one 8), Trapped Passageway defeated

May immediately explore again

Encountered Blessing of Pharasma – Divine 5

Take 2 points of damage because of location

Discarded Blessing of the Gods x2

d8, used special to discard top card of deck for a d6 (Cure), rolled 5 (one 2, one 3)

Drew Troubadour

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This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.

Find an ally and close the location

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Academy  – Seoni start
  • Waterfront
  • General Store
  • Woods – Seelah start

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Blessing of the Gods x2
  2. Magic Half-Plate (favored card type)
  3. Longsword +1

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Blessing of the Gods
  2. Force Missile (favored card type)
  3. Acolyte
  4. Burglar
  5. Invisibility (favored card type)
  6. Sage’s Journal

Seoni 1st turn

At the Academy if you encounter anything other than a spell on your first exploration, you get to go again.

Encountered Mercenary – Combat 10

Adventure path adds +1 for an 11

Force Missile – d12 (+4 ), 2d4, rolled 15  (one 2, one 4, and one 9), total 19 Mercenary defeated

Attempted to recharge Force Missile – Arcane 6

d12 (+4), rolled 10, total 14, recharged

Encountered Frost Ray – Arcane 6

d12 (+4), rolled 11, total 15

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Yggdrasil is one of our favorite co-op games, and we especially like that it’s based on Norse mythology. Usually we play a 2 player game, but we’ve played with up to 6 people. Maybe it’s just the way we play or our strategy, but we think a 6 player game is much more challenging than a 2-4 player game. I don’t think we’ve managed to win with 6 players. When you play with fewer people, the game can be different every time depending on which gods you play as.

No matter which gods you play as, we’ve found a few strategies that work for us:

  • We work to remove all the Fire Giants from the white bag and continually fill it with Vikings. This way when the Valkyries are sent back to the beginning, we don’t have to travel down the whole line of islands to find a bag with Vikings.
  • No matter how many people we play with we get weapons for more than just 1 enemy. In a 3 player game I’ll have two +3 weapons and one +1 or +2 weapon. That way we can help each other, especially when the shuffle puts 3 Surt cards in a row, for example.
  • We always try to have what we call “Elf Insurance.” We like to have an Elf we can use just in case we need it.

So it’s no surprise that we mostly visit Midgard, World of the Elves, Dwarven Forge, World of the Dead, and Asgard. We only go to the Ice Fortress when a Frost Giant really needs to be taken out, and I don’t think we’ve ever visited the World of Darkness because we never trade anything.

This time we played a 3 player game.

  • Space Cat: Odin – draw the top 2 cards of enemy deck and chooses which to encounter then places the other card either on the top or bottom of deck
  • Chubby Unicorn: Freyja – can perform two actions in the same world
  • Professor: Frey – can perform a total of 4 actions

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This is the play-by-play version of the previously posted story mode.
If you defeat a monster that has the Goblin trait, roll a 1d6. On a 1, each character at your location is dealt 1 Fire damage.

  • Seoni – Rin figurine
  • Seelah – Saber figurine

Locations:

  • Sandpoint Cathedral  – Seoni start
  • Town Square
  • Swallowtail Festival
  • City Gate – Seelah start

Seelah opening hand:

  1. Night Watch
  2. Blessing of the Gods
  3. Magic Half-Plate (favored card type)
  4. Magic Shield (favored card type)

Seoni starting hand:

  1. Blessing of the Gods
  2. Force Missile (favored card type)
  3. Acolyte
  4. Blessing of Irori
  5. Invisibility (favored card type)
  6. Sage’s Journal

Seelah 1st turn

Encountered Scout – Combat 8 +1 for Adventure Path 1

Encountering Scout

Before the encounter he does 1d4 -1 Ranged Damage – Seelah takes 2 damage

Recharges Magic Half-Plate to avoid damage

Strength d8 +3, used special to discard top card of deck for a d6 (Spiked Chain), discarded Blessing of the Gods for another d8, rolled 16 (one 3, one 5, one 8), total 19, Scout defeated

Drew Mace and Blessing of the Gods


Seoni 1st turn

Encountered Spectre – Combat 11

Used special, discarded Invisibility for d12 plus d6 (+3), recharged Acolyte for d4, rolled 8 (one 1, one 2, one 5), total 11, Spectre defeated

Drew Blessing of the Gods and Troubadour


Seelah 2nd turn

Encountered Crown of Charisma – Charisma 5

d10, rolled 3


Seoni 2nd turn

Encountered Blessing of Lamashtu – Arcane 5

d12 (+2), rolled 12

Discarded Blessing of the Gods to go again

Encountered Blessing of Pharasma – Arcane 5

d12 (+2), rolled 4

Discarded Blessing of Irori to go again

Encountered Shadow – Combat 13

Force Missile – d12 (+2), 2d4, discarded Blessing of Lamashtu for another d12, rolled 28 (two 4, two 10s), total 30 Shadow defeated

Attempted to recharge Force Missile – Arcane 6

d12 (+2), rolled 6, total 8, recharged

Drew Blessing of the Gods


Seelah 3rd turn

Encountering Frost Ray

Encountered Troubadour – Charisma 7

d10, rolled 4


Seoni 3rd turn

Encountered Frost Ray – Arcane 6

d12 (+2), discarded Blessing of the Gods for another d12, rolled 13 (one 1, one 12), total 15

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We picked Shadow Hunters up at a local game shop. We were looking for something new to play and asked for a recommendation. Without hesitation the owner said Shadow Hunters. He was so sure we’d like it, he said if we didn’t, he would buy it back from us. We didn’t need to take him up on that because it’s a great game.

The first play through was a little rough. Some of the Hermit Cards can be a little confusing at first, and since you’re supposed to be all secretive about who you are, you can’t really ask questions during game play. Most cards instruct you to do different things depending on what type of character you are. For example, if you’re a Shadow you take 1 damage. That’s pretty straightforward. We got confused on the cards that had more than one option. “If you aren’t X, discard this card,” isn’t written on the card, but that’s what you do. It took us awhile to remember that, which was why we got confused, I think. One player in particular decided that if she didn’t understand what a card wanted her to do, she would just discard it. It made it very difficult to figure out what she was.

Looking at the cards now that I’ve played more, they make perfect sense to me. It’s one of those instances where I wonder why we couldn’t see it before, but it’s probably just a matter of spending time playing the game.

You also have to remember a lot of information. Unless you get the super awesome Hermit Card that just lets you see another player’s character card, you have to remember what you’ve “accused” people of being and how they responded. This also caused a bit of confusion the first time we played. Someone mixed up their information and ended up attacking and killing their ally. Oops!

It gets easier after the first couple times. Luckily for Signing Monkey she got an easy character card for her first time playing.

A play by play doesn’t really do the game justice because we can’t know what Hermit Cards are given, so we don’t really know what the responses mean. In any case, this is what happened:

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