Check out our latest live play video where Deanna attempted the Gloomhaven Solo scenario: Rodent Liberation. This scenario comes from the Gloomhaven Solo Scenario Pack.
Warning: There will be spoilers during this board game playthrough and within the images in this blog post.
Gloomhaven Actual Play Video: Featuring the Mindthief Solo Scenario: Rodent Liberation
Recorded October 25th 2019
Scenario: Mindthief Solo: Rodent Liberation
Difficulty Level: Normal
Scenario Level: 5
One Player: Vermling Mindthief
Thoughts on the Mindthief Solo Scenario for Gloomhaven.
Wow, that was rough.
The Gloomhaven Solo Scenario book warns you that the scenarios will be hard, but neither Deanna or I were expecting it to be quite as hard as it was. Another thing the solo scenario book says is that you should study the scenario and pick your powers and items appropriately. I find this really odd.
The thing is you aren’t supposed to read ahead. Especially when a scenario has a door with a number on it. You aren’t supposed to read that part until you open the door. Is that expectation waved for a solo scenario?
We weren’t sure how to play it, so I left it up to Deanna. She opted to go in pretty much blind. All she really knew were what monsters were in the scenario. This obviously hurt. Especially when she hit the surprise at the first door.
That surprise led to the coolest room I’ve seen in a Gloomhaven game yet. I want to keep this pretty much spoiler free but I will say that it was awesome to see this type of room in this board game. It’s the kind of thing you normally only see in a full RPG.
As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, she didn’t end up passing the scenario, but it was a great learning experience. Now that she knows what’s coming the next game should go much better. Actually I already know the results of that since she played a second time that same night. But you are going to have to wait until next week to see how that went.
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