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Alexandra Logan
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I've come to the realisation that I don't like expansions. They tend to overcomplicate games. And most of the expansions I have bought either never get played or directly result in me trading the game away.

However, what I would like is a different & distinct game set in the same universe or thematic realm as one of my other games.

Examples may be:
Android: Netrunner and Android: Infiltration
The Resistance and the new edition of Coup
Among The Stars and the to be released New Dawn
Arkham Horror and Elder Sign

These games give you the same thematic feeling while being distinct and contained games in their own right.

What are some thematic sequels you can think of?
 
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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loganbreath wrote:
Android: Netrunner and Android: Infiltration


You forgot Android.
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Check out AEG's Tempest series.
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I think maybe Rex: Final Days of an Empire could be considered a sequel to Twilight Imperium (Third Edition). It's a totally different game, but set in the same universe/theme/etc and based on the Dune board game from years back.
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El Grande and El Caballero
 
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Magic the Gathering does this well. There are a number of worlds the expansions explore such as Mirrodin, Phyrexia, Kamigawa, Ravnica to name a few. And some have been visited in multiple expansions. They are all different from each other and effect the tone, feel and mechanics of the cards.
 
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There is indeed Arkham Horror and Elder Sign but you missed Mansions of Madness from the set
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Level 7 [Escape] & Level 7 [Omega Protocol] tell a story through their campaigns, with Omega Protocol beginning where Escape left off.
 
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The Realms of Terrinoth setting from FFG includes:
Descent
Dungeonquest
Rune Age
Runebound
Rune Wars
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Tikal and Tikal II: The Lost Temple
 
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Blue Moon and Blue Moon City;
Primordial Soup and Urland;
Dungeon Lords and Dungeon Petz;
Fische Fluppen Frikadellen, Fearsome Floors and Formidable Foes;
Catan, The Rivals for Catan, Candamir: The First Settlers, Elasund: The First City etc.
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There's a GeekList listing groups of games that share a setting:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/156168/games-with-a-shared...

Including two of my favorite games pretty much ever: Space Alert (same world as Galaxy Trucker, similar "impending doom" feeling) and BattleCON (same universe as several games by the same designer).
 
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All the Games Workshop Ltd. inspired games..of course you have to break them up into either the Warhammer 40,000 (ie Relic, Space Hulk (third edition), Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game) and Warhammer (ie Chaos in the Old World, Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game) universes.
 
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Agricola, Le Havre, At the Gates of Loyang, Le Havre: The Inland Port, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small and arguably Ora et Labora all follow similar themes, with recurring mechanics and the same approach to graphic design. They feel very much like a family of games, but are all unique in their gameplay.

The Scepter of Zavandor, The Mines of Zavandor, The Gnomes of Zavandor are a good series of Euro games with (unusually for Euros) a fantasy setting.

Key Harvest, Keyflower, Key Market, Keythedral etc. are a very good series of Euro games set in the same "Key" world with a shared design aesthetic, although some are hard to get. (I haven't even mentioned the most obscure Key games).
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I would have add a lighter game which is the spin of Love Letter.

This game is called Lost Legacy and it has two deck inside (it can be played up to 6 players if you mix the two decks).

It uses the mechanics of Love Letter but it also adds an investigation phase that was not present in the first game.

As Love Letter was rather a family game Lost Legacy tends to be for pure gamers.
 
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