Aventuria Strategy Blog – Adventure Ranking

Once you’ve started to dive into the adventure mode of the Aventuria Card Game, you will quickly see that there are many choices for how to run your group through the various scenarios. Obviously any individual adventure will vary in difficulty depending on what Time Scale you use, but the adventures themselves also vary in both challenge and complexity.

I have set up my own ratings for the adventures, and I will share those with you here. Other players might have different assessments for how they rate the adventures, but here are the criteria I use:

Skill Check Difficulty

This rating (low/medium/high) is based on how harsh the skill checks are leading up to the combat. If most of them are good on a success and indifferent on a failure, or if they have fairly low penalties even when you do fail badly, then I might rate that as low. If you successes are indifferent and failures get harsh, then the rating goes up. I also base this somewhat on whether every hero has to make the harder rolls or just one.

Combat Difficulty

This rating (low/medium/high) covers both the complexity of the combat setup and the additional environmental factors involved. If it’s a straightforward “pound the henchmen” fight, that’s going to be low. If there’s a demon, or rising water, or leader actions, all those can raise the rating.

Leader Difficulty

This rating (low/medium/high) covers the leader or leaders involved in the fight. If they have many harsh actions and are hard to kill, they will be rated high. If they are not very threatening or easy to kill (once you meet the criteria, like guessing a kobold’s name) then they will be rated lower.

I have offered some additional comments on some of the adventures, but most of them are rated simply using these criteria.

BASE SET

Saving Silvana

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat Difficulty – low
Leader Difficulty – low

Legacy of WildensteinAct 1

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat Difficulty – low (depending on who is the Heir)
Leader Difficulty – medium

Legacy of WildensteinAct 2

Skill check difficulty – medium
Combat Difficulty – medium
Leader Difficulty – high

Legacy of WildensteinAct 3

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat Difficulty – high
Leader Difficulty – high

FOREST OF NO RETURN

Head Money

Skill check difficulty – medium
Combat difficulty – low
Leader difficulty – high

Selemian Delusions

Skill check difficulty – high
Combat difficulty – medium
Leader difficulty – high

Forest of No Return – Act 1

Skill check difficulty – high
Combat difficulty – medium
Leader difficulty – medium

Forest of No Return – Act 2

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat  difficulty – high
Leader difficulty – high

Forest of No Return – Act 3

Skill check difficulty – medium
Combat difficulty – high
Leader difficulty – medium

SHIP OF LOST SOULS

Reitholtz’s Treasure

Skill check difficulty – medium
Combat difficulty – medium
Leader difficulty – low

Ship of Lost Souls – Act 1

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat difficulty – medium
Leader difficulty – medium

Ship of Lost Souls – Act 2

Skill check difficulty – medium
Combat difficulty – high (actually one of the highest in the game because of the rising water mechanic)
Leader difficulty – none

Ship of Lost Souls – Act 3

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat difficulty – medium
Leader difficulty – medium

HEROES’ STRUGGLE

Witches’ Dance

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat difficulty – low
Leader difficulty – medium

A Goblin More or Less

Skill check difficulty – high (investigation)
Combat difficulty – medium (investigation)
Leader difficulty – medium

Kibakadabra

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat difficulty – medium (exploration mechanic)
Leader difficulty – medium

The Molted Serpent

Skill check difficulty – high (investigation)
Combat difficulty – high (investigation)
Leader difficulty – medium

The Thorwal Drum

Skill check difficulty – low
Combat difficulty – medium (potential for immediate failure with the Protect the Drum action)
Leader difficulty – low

Emperor of Thieves

Skill check difficulty – high
Combat difficulty – medium
Leader difficulty – high

As you can see, the best starting points for new players are Saving Silvana, Witches’ Dance, and The Thorwal Drum. After that, it’s up to you where you want to go.

I hope this helps you on your journeys and that you continue to enjoy Aventuria!

-Eric for Ulisses Spiele

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