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Thrift Thopter
United States
Massachusetts
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10
Oct 2012
Own 2 sets.
2012-10-31
Owned
Craig Ouellette
Canada
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10
Jun 2012
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Brian Herschbach
United States
Utah
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10
Jun 2013
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Markus Bungartz
Germany
Bornheim
NRW
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10
Nov 2012
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Luiz Keller
United States
Orlando
Florida
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10
Sep 2012
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Brian Knowles
United States
Feeding Hills
Massachusetts
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10
Jan 2013
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Jeffrey Barnes
United States
Clinton
Arkansas
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10
Jan 2014
Owned
United States
Texas
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10
Feb 2014
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Jonathan Gross
Germany
Leipzig
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10
Jul 2014
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Seb Bo
Germany
Köln
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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10
Oct 2014
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hope77 hope77
Germany
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10
Oct 2014
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Jonathan Denis Dutu
Germany
Munich
Bayern
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10
Jun 2015
Owned
Germany
Münster
NRW
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Hidden trackable information in games sucks!
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I play games for fun and pursuing the goal to win the game is fun! :)
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9.5
Jun 2015
I love this mini expansion, it adds to the game very nicely!

Avatars considerably reduce the common issue of not having enough things to do with your XP in the late (and sometimes even middle) game. All five of them cost 4 or 5 XP to upgrade to level 2 and three of them offer a way to burn XP for bonuses regularly at level 2.
These ways to spend XP also make the village cards Bandia's Wisdom and Veteran Trainer stronger, which are the very two village cards from Towers of Ruin I consider to be too weak otherwise. So Avatars help lessen this imbalance. I think Veteran Trainer is appropriately attractive with Avatars and Bandia's Widsom is at least not as utterly weak as it usually is without them. See here (*click*) for how avatars make the two village cards stronger.

The avatars enhance the game most in scenarios where players choose different ones because they plan for different strategies, thus adding a true variable player power element, which I generally really like in games (see my 11th general preference in my profile). There are probably some scenarios in which all or at least most players choose the same Avatar, but even then the new ways to spend XP are nice to have. And at least in my games with avatars so far, many different avatars were chosen.
2015-03-30
Owned
Want To Play
Christopher Gnech
United States
Harrisburg
PA
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9.5
May 2015
Owned
G. G.
Germany
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9.1
Jun 2014
I like variable player powers. These are not gamebreaking, but offer interesting nuances in gameplay.
2013-06-25
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Adam Reeves
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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9
Nov 2013
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David Anderson
United States
seattle
Washington
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Two Time Cancer Survivor - Never Give Up. Never Surrender. -Jason Nesmith from Galaxy Quest (1999 movie)
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Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champions!
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9
Sep 2014
I like playing with Avatars.
2014-09-04
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Aaron Rabold
United States
New Mexico
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9
Feb 2013
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Jonathan Liu
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Mar 2012
A good way to throw a tiny bit more into your Thunderstone games.
2012-03-29
Owned
Andrew Bloom
United States
Haughton
Louisiana
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9
Apr 2012
Came with my TA that I won during AEG's contest here on BGG.com
2012-03-19
Owned
Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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9
Jun 2012
Just another thematic piece of the puzzle that Thunderstone needs to make it more of a dungeon crawl
2012-06-04
Owned
Andrew R
United States
Inver Grove Heights
Minnesota
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Sun on my face, sweat on my shirt; stand back son and let a man work
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9
Apr 2012
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Julien Kirsch
Canada
Stittsville
Ontario
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9
Jul 2012
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Martin Taylor
United States
Council Bluffs
Iowa
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9
Oct 2013
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Anthony Martins
United States
Lakewood
CO
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9
Jul 2013
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Beatrix Schilke
Germany
Hilden
NRW
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9
Dec 2012
"Thunderstone Advance: Avatare"
2012-09-22
Owned
Lars-Eric Vosteen
Germany
Hude
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9
Dec 2012
Owned
AMERI-THRASHER!
United States
Milford
Connecticut
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9
Aug 2014
THUNDERSTONE AVATARS
Not necessary but still fun.
2012-12-14
Franck LEGOUX
France
Surville
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9
Jan 2014
Owned
X-ta
Hungary
Cegléd
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“I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.” ― Karen Hawkins
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9
Jul 2013
Brad Parker
United States
Ventura
California
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9
Feb 2014
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Upkar Gata-Aura
Sweden
Järfälla
Stockholms Län
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Aaaaahhh'm the best singer!
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Bbbbbut that's not fair!
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9
Sep 2014
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Paul Gold
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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9
Apr 2015
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Rob White
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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8.8
May 2014
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Leonardo Prunk
Brazil
Brasilia
DF
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"Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal"
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8.5
Jul 2012
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John Poskin
United States
Sauk Village
Illinois
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8.5
Jul 2013
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Eric Lustenberger
United States
Lowell
Massachusetts
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8.5
Jan 2015
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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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8.3
Nov 2014
Decent expansion.
2015-08-10
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Sascha Werner
Germany
Felsberg
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8.3
Dec 2012
Owned
David Taranto
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8.25
Mar 2015
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Stefan Wuttig
Germany
Melsungen
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8
Apr 2012
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Joshua Danish
United States
Bloomington
Indiana
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Mar 2012
Adds a simple, but fun additional layer to Thunderstone. Hoping they add additional classes of avatars in the future!
2012-03-06
Owned
Jeremie Miller
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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8
Dec 2012
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Mike Adams
United States
Brigham City
Utah
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8
Apr 2012
I like these. They're not hugely game-changing, but give you a little potential edge. Nice.
2012-04-12
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Christopher Ebert
United States
Cape Coral
Florida
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Solo Gamers are NOT lonely!
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Together We Game Alone (1 Player Guild)
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8
Nov 2013

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2014-03-14
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Ruth B
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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8
Jan 2013
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François Starke
Canada
Barrie
Ontario
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8
Apr 2012
In Towers of Ruin set box
2012-10-03
Owned
M M
Finland
Lahti
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8
Jul 2012
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Matt Baughman
United States
Moses Lake
Washington
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8
Jun 2012
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Kali Fitzgerald
United States
Black Earth
Wisconsin
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8
Oct 2012
Owned

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