Author Topic: Shadows over Camelot  (Read 7321 times)

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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2013, 09:27:59 am »
Rule book page 10:
"Throughout the game, discard all cards face down, regardless of their color or who played it. Cards played on the board are usually placed face up, unless indicated otherwise."

So the "discard 3 identical cards to heal 1 point" "good action" is done on the honour system or something since there is no way to otherwise verify that the 3 cards are in fact identical?
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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2013, 03:35:09 pm »
Yes, you play on honour system. The FAQ says this too.

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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2013, 06:19:10 pm »
Ah that reminds of a game (Ninja?) where the "characters" are dastardly villains but the "players" have to be scrupulously honest with the honour system.
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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2013, 01:12:14 pm »
Another thought on Shadows over Camelot strategy (and it may seem odd to leave the kingdom be for so long) - but have everyone draw to their maximum at Camelot before doing anything else (also have everyone go emo until they are at 2 hp, simply to stall the bad stuff for a while).  That way people can know what situations are most critical and what cards best deal with that situation.

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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2013, 03:42:48 pm »
An interesting strategy.  Especially with the expansion rules, you always want to have one extra pair of fighting cards so that you can avoid getting a black sword on an unlucky movement card.

Note that Excalibur and Holy Grail should really be tackled as soon as possible, as every associated black card pulled requires an additional white card to undo its damage (as opposed to the other quests, where associated black cards just advance your time limit, but don't actually undo your progress).  Granted, you need a collection of Holy Grail cards anyways to actually do anything for the Grail, but having everyone just blitz Excalibur right away is probably most efficient.

Of course, there is the issue that as soon as one/both of those quests are completed, catapults start appearing more often.  So another strategy could be to deliberately never complete those quests -- just going there often enough to "damage control" so that you never lose.  With the expansion rules, where just moving around can now be painful, I wouldn't recommend this strategy.

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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 05:02:35 pm »
we have used both orange knights.  the only knight that is alone is Red because he is the king.
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Re: Shadows over Camelot
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2013, 03:08:35 pm »
now we can watch the pros play this game. what can we learn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii3yhl8wra0
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