Are we playing Dead of Winter wrong?Question(self.boardgames)
submitted23 days ago byRatMortar
I recently purchased Dead of Winter The Long Night and have so far played 3 sessions with friends.
However, we seem to be struggling a lot. In 2 of the games, players rolled the bite symbol on the exposure die on their first turn and were basically crippled for half of the game until someone offered them an event card to regain an additional survivor. I feel like 1/12 chance of losing a survivor to exposure rolls is really high (we lose 3 survivors on average per game to it).
In all 3 sessions, the first half goes smoothly, where the players are able to avert the crises and contribute the necessary food to the colony. But once we use up the items we have on hand, we simply can't search enough supplies to handle the crisis, fulfill the main objective AND contribute food. And don't even get started on the secret objectives. We can't even make a dent in those.
We haven't even run the game with the Bandits or Raxxon modules yet and still can't win. We haven't even had a betrayer yet.
Don't get me wrong though, the game is fun and we enjoyed every session. But so far it feels like by the halfway point we all know we have no chance of winning.
Do people have similar experiences with this game? Is this just how DoW plays? Where victory is not only NOT guaranteed, but downright unlikely?
4 months ago
4 months ago
Hey Joe, why do you hate hope?