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Connor Waring
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I've done a fair bit of looking around for this and I can't seem to find any. I'd like a sci-fi deck builder that is similar to other deck builders like Thunderstone. The theme of Thunderstone is not fitting for my game group. Most of us are heavily into science fiction. I know of the games like Eminent Domain and Core Worlds, but I'm really looking for more of the dungeon, leveling up heroes, ect. It may be that nothing like this really exists, but I figured this would be the place to ask.
 
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Have you taken a look at Thunderstone Advance: Numenera? It's not full on sci-fi, more science fantasy, but could work for you. I'm not a huge Thunderstone fan but that's definitely my favorite set of that game.
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s00pahFr0g wrote:
I've done a fair bit of looking around for this and I can't seem to find any. I'd like a sci-fi deck builder that is similar to other deck builders like Thunderstone. The theme of Thunderstone is not fitting for my game group. Most of us are heavily into science fiction. I know of the games like Eminent Domain and Core Worlds, but I'm really looking for more of the dungeon, leveling up heroes, ect. It may be that nothing like this really exists, but I figured this would be the place to ask.


Take a look at Star Realms.

It ticks some of your boxes, but not all.

For:
- It is a Sci-Fi deckbuilder
- There are different game modes (teams, 1-v-all, solo, co-op) in addition to a straight-out free-for-all.
- It's only $15 (on Amazon, so probably cheaper elsewhere)
- It plays very quickly, maybe 20 mins or so 2-player.

Against
- There are no characters, or character progression
- There's no feel of a dungeon, or anything similar. There's a central draw pile, as in Ascension: Deckbuilding Game. You buy stuff from it using gold, and your 'attack' is directed against other players.

It's worth a look, imho. I've subscribed to this to see what peple come up with, as I'm searching for exactly the same (although Core Worlds is near perfect for me).
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I will look into Numenera. I forgot about Star Realms. I will probably pick it up. I do like Core Worlds and Eminent Domain but I would like one with rpg aspects. 3012 sounds close but it has pretty poor reviews. I've heard it's like Munchkin and my whole group likes Munchkin so maybe I will try that. I do like the theme quite a bit.
 
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You could look into Galactic Strike Force.

I watched this video recently
http://boardgamegeek.com/video/45207/galactic-strike-force/d...
...and it is the closer thing I can think of to a engine-building deck-builder with different "characters" (spaceships).

Never played through (I believe it is coming out these days).

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I actually watched a video on Galactic Strike Force myself this morning. It looks a lot of fun and I like Sentinels a lot although it's not deck building game.

I looked into Numenera and I'm rather pleased. I looked into the roleplaying game it's based on I like how what they think is magic is ancient technology. A lot of the monsters are very alien. I will definitely be purchasing it.

You'd think with the number of deck building games there are in existence there would be at least one good heavy sci-fi with rpg elements.
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Bonus: Numenera uses a d20. So its got that real RPG feel
 
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A game that may offer what you are looking for:

Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation

In the game you can level your ensigns to lieutenants and commanders. Also, you can level any of this non-named characters to named characters of the series. On top of that you can improve your ship by caputuring other ships.

I like the game, but there are three main flaws to it:

* Crappy rulebook: The rulebook is really bad, but there are very good explanatory videos on the geek which cancel out the problem.

* Runaway Leader problem: When a player gets to capture a new ship early in the game he will likely win the game, as new ships supply special bonuses each and every turn (you put them in front of you). This is not so much of a problem in the fantastic coop Borg scenario.

* Theme: Some players have a problem with the theme of the game as you can have characters of multiple species aboard your ship.


Another game you might want to look into is the

Resident Evil Deck Building Game

It also suffers from a bad rulebook, but is another deckbuilder that offers leveling of your character.
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If it does not have to be a deckbuilder, maybe check out...

Galaxy Defenders
Gears of War: The Board Game

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