My friends and I are have not taken a final decision about buying 1 or 2 core sets, at least for trying the game and see if we like it. We will play mostly with 3 players, sometimes 4.
I understand that we need 2 core sets for having enough token and threat trackers, but glass counters and % dice could do just fine just for trying the game. 2 core sets give the possibility to do 50 cards deck, which is interesting but just for trying the game, the preconstruced 30 cards deck are fine. And having 2 of each heroes is not useful, we can`t have the same heroes two times in play.
The only reason I see to buy immediately 2 core sets is the encounter deck. Do the encounter deck change with the number of players ? Do we use 2 encounters sets with 3 or 4 players or only one ? The rulebook don't mention it and I have searched a lot on the Web and nobody seem to know.
And I have the same question about the adventure pack that will come later. Each of the adventure pack will come with it's own encounter set, but 1 adventure pack will provide only about 30 encounter cards, it will do a very short encounter deck.... unless the new scenario that come with each adventure pack demands also one or many encounter set from the core sets.
Can someone know about these things and help me ?
Thank you, see you possibly somewhere on Middle-Earth ;-)