Originally Posted by oooooomonkey
Hmm I picked this up recently as somehow it passed me by before now and I love card games and dice so it seems like a win, but I just played my first game and had no clue what I was doing
all the cards I played just seemed to be minus stats and I lost pretty quick,
Also is there something I'm missing as I just watched the appspy review and it looked like they were playing a board game?
Any tips appreciated, I'll play a few more games and see how it goes anyway as this is how I learned ascension
Yeah while the idea of mixing in a board game component was neat, it was really poorly implemented and the game is now much better without it.
The game is just about playing agents against beasties and then comparing the two stats. If either one of you are better in both stats the battle is resolved instantly by the guy with better stats but if only better in 1 stat or even ties with 1 of the stats, there's a roll off.
This being the case I find it is really only important to focus on 1 of the stats for each of your agents so as to avoid situations in which you're totally dominated. As long as you tie in at least 1 stat and have a decent weapon to give you a nice bonus in roll offs, you'll do great.
Once you get the hang of it you're likely to win almost every game (not every fight, but the majority of them).
Also remember you don't HAVE to play most of those enemy modifying cards (sure they'll grant you a bonus if you can beat them with it, but likely best avoided in your initial games).