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Eric Folsom
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Since there's a new (better) board, wine tokens, visiter cards, and money, do I actually still need the base game?
I have a feeling I'll get a "yes", but could someone tell me what I'd be missing? Is it just a few visitor cards that aren't too important or am I missing a ton of stuff?
 
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Well you miss the normal workers (which for a workerplacement game is kind of a big deal ), the player boards, the pieces for the structures you can build. I'm not sure you would have enough wine tokens for all players when you play with more and also wine cards and wine order cards you really need to play.
So yeah, the game is pretty much unplayable without the basegame (unless you come up with some different rules.
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Morten Monrad Pedersen
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You'd be missing the player mats, workers, wine order cards and other components, so you still need the base game.
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Wil
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Yeah, you'd be missing a good amount of necessary components:

* Player pieces
* Player boards
* Glass beads for player boards
* Building pieces
* Order cards
* Vine cards
* Winter and Summer visitor cards (Tuscany replaces most but not all of these)

I also personally feel the original board with just a few tier 1 modules is the best way to introduce the game to new players so there's that as well.

Fantastic game and well worth owning in my opinion.
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Leigh Caple
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As far as I can tell you won't have the worker pieces, the wine and grape cards or the player boards. You'll not have the rules either! (although that's easily rememdied).
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Morten Monrad Pedersen
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Wow, multi-ninja'd
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Eric Folsom
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Gotcha, thank you
 
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Link to an earlier version of this question: Do you REALLY need the base game to play this?
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The question is absolutely justified!
The expansion is not just only adding new elements, it also replaces most of the vanilla components. One could easily assume that the base game is no longer needed!
 
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