The TaoLing asked to play a bit of Mage Knight recently, so that’s good. Right now we’re just playing straight Full Co-op (conquer three cities). For the last few games I’ve even been playing with the basic levels (instead of making the cities 8/8/11 we’re just playing 5/5/11).
I’m not sold on Shades of Tezla. I haven’t mixed in the new monsters (the backs are different, but I could b/c I normally just roll a die and count down from the top of the stack each time I need one anyway, because my counters are scuffed). But I haven’t yet really gotten the rules for the new monsters down. One issue is that the variability might be too high, especially for the brown tokens (which are often a blind fight).
The new scenarios aren’t great.
I do like the new character (Braevlar). For me, that’s justification enough, but I should throw the new monsters in for a few games to try them out.