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Is there any reason to play the campaigns in a particular order, or should I just pick whichever one strikes my fancy?

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There's no benefit to playing the campaigns in a specific order. (Aside from the tutorial campaign, of course)

There is however, minor benefits from finishing the five "standard" campaigns before taking on the "final" campaign: since you must pick a hero from one of the finished campaigns for the final campaign, finishing more campaigns gives you a greater pantheon of heroes to pick from.

That said, there is nothing particularly relevant about beating one of the 5 standard campaigns before another.

Pick your favorite!

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  • Heart of Nightmares (Collectors' edition map)
  • Prologue 1
  • Prologue 2
  • Stronghold 1
  • Sanctuary 1
  • Inferno 1
  • Haven 1
  • Necropolis 1
  • Stronghold 2
  • Sanctuary 2
  • Haven 2
  • Necropolis 2
  • Sanctuary 3
  • Stronghold 3
  • Inferno 2
  • Necropolis 3
  • Inferno 3
  • Sanctuary 4
  • Stronghold 4
  • Haven 3
  • Necropolis 4
  • Haven 4
  • Inferno 4
  • Epilogues
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And... why this order? – Jupotter Jan 11 '12 at 9:37

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