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#1 darkeldar70

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:01 AM

 hi to all a simply question if i had 2 core set and play solo or in 2 player i have to use only 1 core set encounter deck or i have to use all the cards from the 2 core set??



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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:04 AM

officially, you only use one set of encounter cards.

 



#3 Apophenia

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:06 AM

 But we won't stop you if you want to add a couple more Hill Trolls to your Encounter deck. 



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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

 and if i play with four player ??



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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:36 AM

still only one set of encounter cards



#6 darkeldar70

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:39 AM

 mmmmmm ok why have to buy 2 core set to palay in 4 players??



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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:44 AM

Honestly? You probably don't BUT...

 

I think FFG stated that because you officially need 4 threat trackers for 4 players, hence 2 core sets.

There are loads of ways to simulate a threat tracker though (2 D10 for starters), and the other counters etc, so its a bit of a weak reason really. Sure you can get and use a lot of  the extra character deck cards in the 2nd core set, but if you stick to the 4 default starter decks and can give up all having to have an official threat tracker you can play the game 4 player with one core set, despite what FFG says/reccomends.

 



#8 Apophenia

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:45 AM

darkeldar70 said:

 mmmmmm ok why have to buy 2 core set to palay in 4 players??

So you have the extra fancy threat trackers? 

You could also use the extra cards to build four dual-sphere decks. Somebody made a decklist using exactly those restrictions over at Board Game Geek.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:05 PM

@Pumpkin.

While you're correct that four players can play, with some aides. However, such players would be unable to create 4 custom legal decks.

So we state this is only for 2 players -- and the community suspect us of rigging it towards additional purchases. If we had stated for 4 players -- we'd have been fleeced for not providing 4 "legal" decks for the purported number players. As we wanted to keep the price point below $40, we choose to state for 2 players which is the conservative and more honest number.

We'd rather have players discover that 4 players is somewhat doable (but not with legal decks) in the 2-player advertised version, than having players discover that a 4 player-advertised version indeed cannot be played in the official capacity.

On this issue, we were damned if we did, damned if we didn't. I think we did the right thing.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:26 PM

@The Spaniard,

Thanks for the response.

I agree, i think you did the right thing too, and on re-reading my post I think it was probably a little more negative than I intended; I certainly wasnt trying to suggest you had purposefully fleeced the buyer into buying 2 core sets that weren't neccessary.

I think the main issue with having to buy two core sets is the amount of waste in the 2nd core set, due to repeated encounter cards, etc which is I guess the underlying theme of the OPs question, but perhaps a way around this is for the forum to start creating fan made quests, with some using double copies of encounter cards or something? Fan made quests, now there's an idea...anyone in the community fancy doing a Strange Eons plugin to help make the quest cards?!?!

Having said all of that, this game is so good IMO that despite promising myself I'd wait for the adventure packs to stock up on more cards I have found myself ordering a 2nd core set on the pretense of playing it with 3 players with larger decks, but really its to bring my card tally for solo play up to scratch for single sphere decks!

I think you have a great game on your hands here, the solo aspect is what really appeals to me and if you fancy applying this idea to other genres (I vote Cthulhu!) you'd have one eager buyer here at least!

 



#11 darkeldar70

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:53 AM

 in the first scenario i have 2 cards with number "3" wich one i have to use??



#12 Apophenia

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:11 AM

darkeldar70 said:

 in the first scenario i have 2 cards with number "3" wich one i have to use??

Read card number 2 for the first scenario. It will tell you which one to use.






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