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#21 rugal

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:48 PM

First of all, I always like to play one game or two, nothing more.

 

about prices, it's a matter of choices : buying all descent take all the budget of game, good for me, rather buy for a good game than having multiple

 

And, having all of descent, it means having the biggest game I ever seen (and maybe the biggest ever) and on top of all, it's why I love this game : there's so much and I will never be satisfied.

 

So, i'm with my game like with women : only one at a time, and generaly, I keep it years



#22 Robin

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:21 PM

You are of the "exclusive player" type and that is fine.
I was nearly as exclusive with ASL.
But with different boardgaming friends, who don't all have the same tastes, I must diversify my games.
If Descent had attracted more of my gaming friends and if they could have been involved on a regular basis, I could have been more exclusive than I actually am.
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#23 rfisha

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:42 AM

First of all, I always like to play one game or two, nothing more.

 

about prices, it's a matter of choices : buying all descent take all the budget of game, good for me, rather buy for a good game than having multiple

 

And, having all of descent, it means having the biggest game I ever seen (and maybe the biggest ever) and on top of all, it's why I love this game : there's so much and I will never be satisfied.

 

So, i'm with my game like with women : only one at a time, and generaly, I keep it years

 

I am the same Rugal, two games we play exclusively Descent and Talisman for us :)

 

Looking at some of the expansions and prices, I really don't want to buy them but I know I will anyway.



#24 ERRA

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:24 AM

For me personaly I love to buy any expansions in the order they came. The exception here could be lieutenant packs and Hero & Monster Collection packs. Lieutenant packs you can buy right after you have the expansion the are for and H&M Collection you cand buy any time.

 

I have my new corre set, I ordered 2 lieutenat packs and will buy first H&M Collection imediately when it comes.


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#25 griton

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

Lieutenant packs you can buy right after you have the expansion the are for and H&M Collection you cand buy any time.

 

Lieutenant Packs can actually be purchased at any time and do not require the expansion that includes the lieutenant they came with. e.g. You can use the Bol'goreth Lieutenant Pack (which includes the Plot Deck and Agent cards) in the base Shadow Rune campaign with no other expansions involved.



#26 ERRA

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:43 AM

 You can use the Bol'goreth Lieutenant Pack (which includes the Plot Deck and Agent cards) in the base Shadow Rune campaign with no other expansions involved.

 

 

Oh, really? Thank you, I have to look at this when my lieutenant packs arrive.


Edited by ERRA, 07 March 2014 - 04:43 AM.

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#27 rugal

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

 

 You can use the Bol'goreth Lieutenant Pack (which includes the Plot Deck and Agent cards) in the base Shadow Rune campaign with no other expansions involved.

 

 

Oh, really? Thank you, I have to look at this when my lieutenant packs arrive.

 

Yes, as FFG said, all expansions should be playable with the base game. Not it's a good idea as it is done, but it's the case and the choice made.



#28 ERRA

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:03 AM

Yes, as FFG said, all expansions should be playable with the base game. Not it's a good idea as it is done, but it's the case and the choice made.

 

I decided not to buy lieutenant packs that bind to expansions. I will keep the continuity, it is better for me.

:rolleyes:


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#29 griton

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:46 AM

I decided not to buy lieutenant packs that bind to expansions. I will keep the continuity, it is better for me.

:rolleyes:

 

While you may realize this, it's not entirely clear, so I just want to reiterate (also for other readers): No Lieutenant Packs are actually "bound" to expansions. All lieutenant packs are their own expansions that only require the base game. Many "Lieutenant" Packs feature "Agents" that represent the same in-game character as a Lieutenant from expansions, but these aren't necessarily the same thing. However, if you DO have the expansion and the Lieutenant Pack associated with it, you ALSO get to replace the Lieutenant Token from the expansion with the figure from the Lieutenant Pack.



#30 ERRA

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

No Lieutenant Packs are actually "bound" to expansions. 

 

I know they are not dependent, I just personaly wish to give some order to what I buy, because I like every pack of Descent. So I decided to buy base set lieutenants first, then first expansion (when reprint comes out), where other lieutenants were introduced and then buy those lieutenants, then second expansion, etc.

But I know that it doesn't need to be that way.


Edited by ERRA, 13 March 2014 - 10:04 AM.

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