I’m the sort of person who could really lose themselves in a lifestyle game, exploring the nuances of the system and exploring the meta and following developments. But I currently do not have such a game. Any recommendations? Some constraints:
Not a game where most of the fun is in competitive tournaments. In general, I don’t like competitive tournaments and don’t really get along with the people so concerned with winning (too many years of competitive math and ballroom). I know not all communities are like that, but it’s just a turnoff for me.
Can be played solitaire so I can enjoy it when other people are too busy to get together.
Ideally, the game provides strong narrative and/or is highly thematic. Unfortunately, I don’t find the themes of Arkham Horror: the Card Game and Lord of the Ring: the Card Game that interesting. (I know, I’ll turn in my geek credentials now.)
I’ve got Gloomhaven arriving next month. Any other games I should be aware of?