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Jacob Martin
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Is there a reason to get 2 copies of this game?
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David Hoffman
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You hate empty shelf space?

Um, mirror matches?

There are probably reasons, but not, like, the same kind of reasons for, say, an FFG LCG, where you need X number of Y cards to have a "full set".

Codex is complete out of the box, especially the Deluxe edition (the core set is "complete" in the factions it includes, and becomes "more complete" as you add additional factions -- but there's no planned expansions to beef up the factions, if the distinction makes sense to you.)
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If you want to be able to use the same hero(es) as your opponent. But if you get that much into the game with someone, they should probably get their own copy.
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Not only heroes, but isn't there only one of each colour's starter deck?
 
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Yes, but two copies of the Neutral starter.
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That's what I meant, sorry for the confusion. If you and your opponent want to use the same hero/tech (including bashing and finesse), then you'll need a second copy.
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I am interested in a second copy so in a have one copy set up as mono colored decks and keep them in the binders, and have the second for building different multicolored ones. For this other set it's easier to leave them out of binders to facilitate trying different things. And it sounds like once a person really knows the cards, it a bit more convenient to simply thumb through a card stack. In this case, I'm content with single copies of the neutral specializations bashing and finesse.
 
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Me and my friend spent a while where we'd each roll d20 three times to select our specs. We obviously had to reroll if we rolled up a spec that the opponent had, and also if we each rolled a green hero we couldn't both play the green starter against each other. Fortunately we have fairly different preferences (I like white-green-blue and he likes black-red-purple) so that wasn't an issue really (and since I have P&P I could have just printed a second copy of anything we really wanted to use in mirror matches), but it did occur to me that it'd be an issue even if you've paid $200 for the Deluxe set.

If you wanted to hold a tournament among a few friends, where each player selects 3 specs before playing, you'd probably need 2 sets. Because odds are high that some of the more popular specs like Demonology or Strength would end up playing against each other at some point.
 
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alextfish wrote:
Me and my friend spent a while where we'd each roll d20 three times to select our specs.


Why use a d20 when you can just shuffle the spec mini-cards that mark which tier 2/3 building you're using?
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Heh, that's a rather good idea. Hadn't thought of it
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ScoobyG wrote:
If you want to be able to use the same hero(es) as your opponent. But if you get that much into the game with someone, they should probably get their own copy.


PnP is also a viable option. You could do mirror matches and it wouldn't cost as much.
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rudder wrote:
Is there a reason to get 2 copies of this game?

Yeah, echoing the others: this isn't a Fantasy Flight situation where you need to buy multiple copies of the core set in order to have a full set of cards. You get all the cards you'll need to play the game on a competitive level.

If you're playing against another player, the only reason you'd each want a copy is so that you can both play with some or all of the same specs, like if you wanted to play Red vs. Red.
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