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Don Fehner
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Hey all! I love Thunderstone Advance and playing solo. However I haven't played it lately because I feel the setup time is a bit long. Are there other deck builders that set up quicker? Thanks as always!
 
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Take a look at Friday
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Star Realms has two solo challenges if you pick up the promos.
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raptors wrote:
Star Realms has two solo challenges if you pick up the promos.


Thanks for the recommendation, however I'm playing Star Realms on the Ipad. Pretty fun!
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I don't know of any deck-builders that have short set-up, but Marvel Legendary has solo play.
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I'm also playing Star Realms on the iPad, and based on the feel of the two boss battles, I can easily imagine it flowing very well in the physical game. Might be the best choice.

Ascension: Deckbuilding Game has an official solo variant, but it doesn't seem like it would offer nearly as consistent and satisfying a challenge as the Star Realms promos.

+1 to Friday, with the caveat that it's not a traditional deckbuilder and is solo-only.

This type of game would interest me as well, so I'm subscribing to this thread.
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Shadowrift. You'll need to control two hands, but it's pretty easy to do that.
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I ve just uploaded my solo rules for VALLEY OF THE KINGS you can check them here:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/16849539#16849539

Super short setup, super fun game
 
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Nerdgirl_Jondi wrote:
I don't know of any deck-builders that have short set-up, but Marvel Legendary has solo play.



The initial poster was complaining about THunderstone's long setup time - Legendary's setup time is even longer! Quite a few people complain about the game's setup and teardown time
 
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If it is really the setup time that keeps you from deck-builders, then it will be hard to find other deck building game with less setup time than Thunderstone.

The afore mentioned Friday is probably the best pick, but it plays only solo.

Similar in short set up time to star realms are Cryptozoic Ceberus Engine games:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game (plus two further games featuring the other two films)
DC Comics Deck-Building Game
CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game
Naruto Shippuden Deck-Building Game


At least for the Lord of the Rings Deckbuilding game, there are good solo rules online.
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dfehner wrote:
Hey all! I love Thunderstone Advance and playing solo. However I haven't played it lately because I feel the setup time is a bit long. Are there other deck builders that set up quicker? Thanks as always!


Rune Age. I usually do not recommend it for just solo play... but... well, you can take a look; there are a couple of threads that discuss solo play specifically. (I will not repeat what I wrote there.)

I clock stetup/play times, setup is usually 4-5 minutes. A solo game can be played in 20 minutes on top of that if you became familiar with the cards. A solo game controlling two factions 45 minutes or so (I find it more interesting.)
Please note this is not really an engine-building game like Thunderstone or Dominion. You can technically play it like one, but then the dragon would kill you every time

The other two I can recommend are Friday and Shadowrift, but be warned that Shadowrift is not a quick game. (For setup time, I never played Thunderstone so I can not compare the two.)
 
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+1 shadowrift

Ascension chronicles of a Godslater - solo + multi
 
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The Epic variant of Thunderstone has a quicker setup and takedown time.
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Horror Leader wrote:
The Epic variant of Thunderstone has a quicker setup and takedown time.


^ This. I was told this by a friend who really enjoys Thunderstone the other day.
 
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It looks like Friday will be something I get. However more Thunderstone Advance expansions will be mine. The game is awesome.
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Shadowrift. You'll need to control two hands, but it's pretty easy to do that.


Shadowrift can be played solo, but I would never consider it as a deckbuilder with short setup time. It takes even longer to set up than Dominion.
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