In this week’s Gloomhaven live play we explore the Forgotten Grove, working to complete a personal quest that is long overdue. Will our Mindthief, who has been with us since scenario one, finally retire?
Warning: There will be spoilers during this board game playthrough and within the images in this blog post.
Gloom Haven Live Play Video: Featuring Scenario #59 Forgotten Grove
Recorded February 21st
Scenario: #59 Forgotten Grove
Difficulty level: Normal
Scenario Level 4
Four Players: Soothsinger, Berserker, Quartermaster, MindThief
Will our Mindthief ever retire?
Deanna has been playing the same character in our Gloomhaven campaign since we first started playing back in September of 2018. At the end of our last Gloomhaven Actual Play, Scenario 40, she had a big announcement and revealed her personal quest. At the time we all thought she was retiring right then.
Every other personal quest we have seen so far has had characters do a thing and then retire. Not this time. It ends up that killing Forest Imps was only one part of Deanna’s personal quest. It just unlocked a new scenario. This one, number 59, Forgotten Grove.
As Deanna has been playing that character for so long, and has been capped out at level nine for far too many scenarios, we decided as a group to be nice and divert away from our quests with The Voice and let her finally retire her character.
As for the actual scenario, Forgotten Grove, it was quite fun. Rather straightforward compared to the scenarios we have been playing lately. It’s been a while since one of our objectives was to kill all the things. That meant that we got to take our time and clear out each area before moving on to the next. While I don’t think any of us really felt any fear of failure in this mission, it was still quite fun. Sometimes it’s enjoyable just to kick some butt in Gloomhaven.
In the end, did Deanna retire her Mindthief? You are going to have to watch to find out.
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