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Subject: Question about the base set rss

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Jason B
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I play most games with my wife. She *LOVES* dice games, Elder Sign and Age of War are her favorites.

I am not opposed to Collectible games, but they don't excite me either (I'm a want not, waste not type of guy).

Is there enough game in the starter set for us to play (once or twice a month), or is it imperative that I get at least $20 worth of boosters to make the game playable?

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Kristabelle Du Bast
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I'd say that at that level it is definitely playable. You could look atound for an trader selling singles. I boosted my base for this game very cheaply in this manner.
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Gene Moore
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There is enough in the starter set to play a "basic" game. However, you will get bored of it quickly, especially when you discover that the starter set doesn't come with enough stuff for two people to play a tournament-style game. For that, you'll need more cards and dice.

People regularly sell sets of commons and uncommons on eBay, and that (in addition to the starter set... it's a required purchase) will definitely get you enough for enjoyable tournament-style play.
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Jason B
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Forgive my newbishness what is "tournament-style"?

This game as I understand it is based off Quarriors. Is the standard Quarriors game "tournament-style"?

Thanks in advance for your answers and patience.
 
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Nathan Fritz
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What he's referring to with "tournament-style" is that the rules call for up to 8 cards and 20 dice per team. The starter sets tend to come with 3 variations of 8 characters (24 cards), but only 2 dice for each, for a total of 16 character dice. That's not enough to field a complete team for one person, let alone two.

Dice Masters is definitely a collectible game that focuses on interesting combos to be found by mixing together the dice from not just one set but all of the various sets. It's a blast, but I'm a collector and enjoy flipping through a big binder of different cards looking for those combos.

I believe that Quarriors was a better all-in-one-box experience, which it sounds like may be more your thing.

Alternatively, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set might provide a valid all-in-one-box version of Dice Masters. It lends itself to mixing and matching with other set, but it does come with full playsets (3 dice for each character and a limit of 3 dice per character) of all of the dice and enough characters to run 8 characters for each player and a full compliment of 20 dice.
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Peter Cooper
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If you would rather not add to the game, then perhaps Quarriors is the better choice for you. There is more game in a Quarriors box than a Dice Masters starter set. But if you like the theme, then you would probably want to add the starter set.
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Thanks everybody! I do like the theme here, but I may give Quarriors a longer look, just wasn't sure how much "game" was in the starter set. I appreciate it.
 
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patrice lalet
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the dice masters d&d sarter set, is cheap and very nice way to discover dice masters system. it completly worth to buy IMO.some boosters give some more variety.
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