So, I've been playing through the Base scenario in WotR. I was looking forward to running through the adventure card path, because I truly enjoy the background material, but the cards are crushing my will to play.
I've already failed two scenarios, both due to running out of turns on the blessings deck. I've had 1 character die, and others down to their last cards at the final encounter. I like that the scenarios are challenging -- its satisfying to get through victorious.
But, each game is such an attrition grind that I'm finding it less and less enjoyable, and not really motivated to continue (even though I have all the decks 1-5 now). So many encounters are just punishing... arboreal blight and demonic horde are known issues, but monsters like the mongrel wizard and ranger and several others that do automatic damage before *and* after the encounter... most monsters are 10+ difficulty, requiring a blessing/weapon/spell just to succeed. It seems like I'm just discarding constantly. I don't dare "waste" a blessing on trying to win a decent spell or weapon. Kinda sad when encountering "temptation" barriers are a relief because I can pretty much ignore them.
I don't remember anything this painful when playing through S&S scenarios... they were challenging, and we hit some tough spots, but it didn't feel like a gauntlet every game.
I want to continue, but the game so far is sucking away my motivation. Am I doing it wrong?