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David
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Hello all - I am a little confused about what edition of Fantastiqa to purchase and what expansions would be optimal. I recently heard about this game (I know ... late to the party) and it looks like something my family would enjoy.

Should I wait for the Rucksack edition to be released? Pick up an older copy of the Enhanced (I guess first?) edition? What about expansions?

Any help would be appreciated.
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i own the enchanted and love it. If you can find the enchanted version for a good price, i think it's worth it. If you're short for space and want a more travel friendly version, the rucksack maybe the way to go.

Regarding the expansions, I'm not sure, I'm equally confused. Would be nice if they'd bundle them all together in one set sometime.
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The designer provided a summary of the expansions, somewhere, I think it might be available here on boardgamegeek. Perhaps a link somewhere in the forums?

The designer visits these forums occasionally, I suspect before long he'll chime in with the best information.
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Did somebody play the "Tea Kettle of Designer Summoning?" Must have, 'cause here I am.

Where's the tea?

Good question about "which one...", David.

If your pockets overflow with Gems or other bright units of currency, then the Enchanted Edition is my best suggestion. It's everything that an Enchanted, Deluxe Edition of a game might imply. Last I heard, quests to claim its uber-thick and classy box have started border wars in fantasy kingdoms ranging from Prydain to Azeroth. Royal assassinations and troll-tower sieges have been plotted, performed, and thwarted, wielding no more than the box lid alone.

That said, the Rucksack Edition doesn't skimp on gameplay; it's just lighter on the component-goodness. Both get the Peaceful Dragon's Darkest Earl Grey-Shade of Approval. But when he wants a really rich, thick Espresso, he goes full-on Enchanted.

Here's a list of my favorite expansions with reasons why:
http://boardgamegeek.com/article/14740974#14740974

And seriously, Espresso Dragons and the Wild Goose Chase are simply "must haves" for the designer's table.

And a helpful Expansion Combination Guide:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1126063/new-fantastiqa-e...

I hope this is helpful. If you want more suggestions, just holler.... I'm very excited for the new expansions and Rucksack Edition to come out shortly!
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Thanks for the great recommendations! I'm off (well, figuratively) to hunt down an Enchanted Edition if I can.

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"Enchanted Edition, thou shalt be mine!!"


(Since my husband was willing to let me cheat and use all of next month's game allowance plus a little. He's sweet.)

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It's here . . . and it's AWESOME!

Great Game, Alf!

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ldavi27 wrote:
It's here . . . and it's AWESOME!

Great Game, Alf!

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Thanks, Laura! May the Peaceful Dragon bestow your opponents with much tasty tea.
 
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Is there anywhere else to get the expansions beside the eagle games website. Their prices are astronomically high.
 
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