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Those games once again reminded me why this likely stands as my number one game. It has everything I want: lots of theme, awesome components, engaging gameplay with a good story arc and little downtime and fun from start to finish. I was completely crushed the second game I played: I ended with zero dragon runes, a first for me. Even with my sound thrashing I loved every minute of it. I knew I was probably not going to be in the running to win but there was often a small hope that I could pull out a big turn. Even when that hope faded near the end, I still had a fantastic moment where my undead hoard overran a neighboring human stronghold with sheer numbers. It was a thing of beauty, even if the attack ultimately did nothing to improve my final standing.
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I'm also greatly looking forward to the upcoming Banners of War expansion. While it isn't adding any new factions, it looks to improve the game in pretty much every other way imaginable. It may take my favorite game to an all-new level!