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anevil giraffe
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As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?

 
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If the Faction is connected to an Agenda or Alien Tech card that comes with Factions, I would consider it broken, but if they don't, I think it would be fine.

Without opening my game and looking at everything, it probably would work, based on my memory. However, not all the Faction packs have good Factions.
 
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anevilgiraffe wrote:
As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?

No not really. To play with factions, you need a faction for every player plus one (at least to do selection as written). Factions itself comes with 8 factions, and there are only 4 other factions packs, each with a single faction. On top of that one of the faction packs requires agendas for the faction to work so you are down to 3 factions you could get and play with which is not really enough to play.
 
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anevilgiraffe wrote:
As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?



Did I miss something? Are they discontinuing Factions?
 
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ras2124 wrote:
anevilgiraffe wrote:
As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?

No not really. To play with factions, you need a faction for every player plus one (at least to do selection as written). Factions itself comes with 8 factions, and there are only 4 other factions packs, each with a single faction. On top of that one of the faction packs requires agendas for the faction to work so you are down to 3 factions you could get and play with which is not really enough to play.


hmmm.... pity that. Thanks chaps.
 
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ayejae wrote:
anevilgiraffe wrote:
As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?



Did I miss something? Are they discontinuing Factions?


might as well be as no reprint is in sight
 
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anevilgiraffe wrote:
ayejae wrote:
anevilgiraffe wrote:
As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?



Did I miss something? Are they discontinuing Factions?


might as well be as no reprint is in sight


Might have something to do with them losing their plastics supplier earlier this year. Big Box also delayed. It's supposed to fulfill in December, so perhaps the other AF products will get reprints soon, too.
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anevilgiraffe wrote:
ayejae wrote:
anevilgiraffe wrote:
As Factions is pretty unlikely to see the light of day again, are the readily available faction packs usable without the main expansion?



Did I miss something? Are they discontinuing Factions?


might as well be as no reprint is in sight


I was recently emailing with game salute requesting to buy a print and play version of Factions. While they did not go for that, they did reply and tell me that they have "firm plans" at a reprint in "early 2017". Sounds promising. They said be prepared for an announcement soon in the new year. Thought others would like to know. Here's hoping.
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