CrossRoads at Dark Lion Pass: Imagine traveling with a group of people that have only one vision in life… Glory and Treasure! They are willing to risk their life and yours… They live on the edge. Now imagine this group playing “fair” when there is glory to be had or treasure to be divided after victory. Well, maybe fair and equitable does not enter into their discussion.
Welcome to “CrossRoads at Dark Lion Pass!” You will both cooperate and compete with your fellow team members to adventure across the wild Dark Lion Pass. Your route will gain you glory and your bravery in battle will be rewarded.
The strategy of the game is simple… maximize the use of your cards to gain the most treasure and experience from the adventure. The competition you will face will be fierce given that every character is willing to risk their lives in the name of fame.
Taking control during travel tip 1: When the opportunity to get travel experience is available for two cards or less take it. A single card is on average worth about 40 experience points. Getting 100 experience points from travel is a good exchange and it usually means that one of your opponents did not get their experience points (a 200 point delta).
Taking control during travel tip 2: When the opportunity to use a single card to rob the party member with the highest experience total from getting even further ahead presents itself take it. This is the equivalent of getting 100 experience points for all other players.
Experience Tokens Tip 1: How you use your experience tokens has the greatest impact on who will win the game. When you use your tokens well other players lose opportunity. If you have a great card combo in your hand bid for leadership and use your experience token.
Experience Tokens Tip 2: If your attack is going to be weak regardless of what Character you are playing do not bid for leadership and do not use your experience tokens. Save both cards and tokens for a better opportunity.
Learn the game and develope your own strategies. There are at least 10-12 dynamic factors involved in the game that change each time you play. As the developer of the game I have identified over 10 different strategies that can be pursued, easily overlooked, and when the need arises countered.
The more times a set group of people play the game the greater the need for both a strategy and backup plans. It is very important to watch what other players are doing and compensate for their plans and actions. For example; you may have collected a great combo but it is smarter to bid them and win first selection than play them in a quest. Scuttleing another players plans can pay big dividends if they were in the points lead.