As I’ve described in a previous Blog article, my aim is to create a new system for rating the difficulty of the various Quests in Lord of the Rings LCG.
The existing, official system, seems to suffer from a number of issues – the scores seem to fluctuate wildly, take no account of variable player numbers, and don’t really reflect the ever-changing nature of the card pool.
To counter this, my plan is for a new scheme where every quest will have 8 ratings – one for each of the four numbers of players, in two categories – using decks custom-built for the scenario, and using a generic deck.
I hope that in time, we can get enough numbers into this for it to become a useful resource for all players of this game, but to make that happen, I need your help. I’d like people to submit ratings (the more the better, but with no lower limit) for quests they’ve played, specifying:
- The quest
- The number of players
- Whether you deck-built for that scenario specifically.
Ideally it should be somewhere along these lines.
10 – Even with a really well-honed deck, and experienced players, I’d need a lot of luck to get through this one, and would only expect to beat it really rarely.
7 – This one is a challenge, and needs a decent deck, but a competent builder/player with a bit of luck will beat it fairly regularly
5 – A good deck or a good draw from the encounter deck are useful, but you can beat it consistently with one or the other, and don’t need both.
3 – Even with a mediocre deck, I’d expect to beat this most of the time.
1 – I basically feel I can just turn up with whatever I have, and still know I’m going to win.
To begin with, this will be a bit hit & miss, but over time, as we amass enough data, I think we can produce a useful guide for comparisons.
If you want to help with this, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, post something on my Facebook Page, or you can just add a comment to the page, or one of the forum threads I’m going to set up.