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Andrew Neville
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I cant seem to find Towers of Ruin anywhere, I assume its wither between prints or OOP. Would this be a good place to start if I am just getting into Thunderstone? I know that there is a starter set but I hear bad things and this seems like it has more if I want to go forward.
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I love it and think it'd be a great entry point if you are AOK with the theme.

If you are hesitant on the theme, the next announced expansion, Worlds Collide, is traditional Thunderstone and also a standalone set due out in a few months. So that's a possible alternative if you can wait.

I have all the Advance sets except the starter set and am a big fan of all of it, for what that's worth!
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Depends on what you hope for. Mechanically it's a little more complicated than the regular Thunderstone Advance, still really good. Yet the theme is a mixture of Fantasy and SF - so if movies like Krull don't float your boat, you may dislike the theme a bit. That said, if you simply want to test the game you should buy the starter set. If you really like it, you'll buy all the sets eventually.

Well I haven't ever played TS, but I have played Ascension and form what I can tell people like TS more.. I have Dominion but haven't player it as of yet... Personally I like the Idea of Futuristic regressive as a theme. I just don't want to buy the starter and then move from there to something like this anyway, since this has a board etc. I would get Towers of Ruin but I cant seem to find it.
 
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Assuming you already know that you can mix the games and thus expand core-games and/or expansions — If you're thinking of such, this release is the only one that differs extensively from a sheer thematic viewpoint. I wouldn't discourage you from buying TS Numenera, but personally I wouldn't mix the cards from this with any other editions.

As for the Starter Set, which I don't know a great deal about, it can be said at least this for comparisons sake: Starter Set = fewer cards = fewer options = less replay value.

Personally I don't believe TS Numenera's more difficult compared to the others in the Thunderstone Advance series.

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Thanks! i do dig this them, however I did buy the starter set to try it all out, and upside I suppose I have a slightly more portable version.

Thanks everyone for all the tips! TBH I will still probably buy this lol!
 
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samalvor wrote:
Assuming you already know that you can mix the games and thus expand core-games and/or expansions — If you're thinking of such, this release is the only one that differs extensively from a sheer thematic viewpoint. I wouldn't discourage you from buying TS Numenera, but personally I wouldn't mix the cards from this with any other editions.

As for the Starter Set, which I don't know a great deal about, it can be said at least this for comparisons sake: Starter Set = fewer cards = fewer options = less replay value.

Personally I don't believe TS Numenera's more difficult compared to the others in the Thunderstone Advance series.

Sam

I actually prefer Numenera's "Skin" over this, I am hoping that they will put out more expansions that fit to that universe than in the Original.
 
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