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Subject: Compatabiiliy of First Edition + Upgrade Kit with expansions rss

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Janus Lin
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Hi all,

If I trade for a copy of the First Edition of the Base Game + Upgrade Kit, is there anything that I need to watch out for/be aware of if I get any of the expansions, particularly Outer Belt and Factions?

Thanks in advance!
 
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I can't think of anything that would be off with that combination. You'd have all of the plastic colonies. You might be missing an Alien Tech card or two like the Mind Control Helmet, but that's definitely not game breaking. As far as I know the card sizes and colors are pretty much the same so wouldn't stand out when you mix in Factions or Outer Belt.
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The card backs are slightly different between all editions if I remember right.
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You should have everything, Janus. There may be a slight difference in the shade of blue on the back of the Tech Cards as the various sets have been printed at different times, but when I've played with my cards all mixed, I've not really noticed much variance.

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Thanks for the quick feedback all!
 
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janus19390 wrote:
Hi all,

If I trade for a copy of the First Edition of the Base Game + Upgrade Kit, is there anything that I need to watch out for/be aware of if I get any of the expansions, particularly Outer Belt and Factions?

Thanks in advance!


There is one small issue. In later editions each orbital station has an icon that represents it printed next to it on the board. Later expansions will sometimes use this icon as a shorthand to refer to that orbital station. You probably wont have any trouble figuring out which icon represents each station but it is a slight hiccup you should be aware of.
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Wonder if we could get some stickers printed up for those of us who bought the earlier version of the game?
 
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