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Randolph Bookman
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I'm in the market to buy runebound. I've played the game and really like it and I know there are a huge amount of add-ons. What should I buy? What's really cool? What plays well etc.
 
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Ola Hansson
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I have no idea, but you can find a page will all the Runebound stuff in the Wiki: Runebound Series.
 
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Eli Smith
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Well that really depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking to add more player interaction than the class decks are probably a good bet (the downside that you need one deck for each player). If you're looking to add more variety to the market stacks then the Items and Allies add-ons are for you. If you want a greaer variety of challenges then the the Enemies expansions are nice (although I tend to want to pick through them a little, some have PvP related rewards that ma ynot fit your particular playstyle).

If you're tired of the in-box endgame then the Adventre Variants are a good choice.

If you want something quite different then the Isle of Dread is a good choice. I'd shy away from Midnight, I feel it is a bit weak, and just not very much fun for the "advasary" player.
 
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Darrell Overton
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Depends on what your looking for.
There are four new challenge packs. that allow you to just shuffle
them into your game to add more challenges.
Terrors of the Tomb http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18625
Dark Forest http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18624
Drakes and DragonSpawn http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23512
Shadows of Margath http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23665

There are four Item and Allies packs. That also let you shuffle
them into your game for added market deck items.
Relics of Legends http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18627
Artifacts and Allies http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18626
Champions of Kellos http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23655
Walkers of the Wild http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23513

Four Adventure variants that replace the "Rise of the Dragon"
adventure from runebound. These are fun, because they change the
basic game alot and allow for lots of replay.
Avatars of Kelnov http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23510
Cult of the Rune http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/23511
Crown of Elder Kings http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18623
The Sceptar of Kyros http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18622

Island of Dread is a large expansion. It is great because it
introduces captains and sea travel http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/13081

Haven't played the Large Midnight expansion yet and I don't like the
class decks.

Goodluck
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David Turner
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My 2 cents:
I would get one or two Adventure Decks, one Challenge Deck, and one Ally and one Item deck to start. Skip the character decks for now.
This will let you see what you like the most.

For me, the Advetures decks have the most value, and then the challenge decks. Item decks are nice but do not change the game as much.




 
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Jim Patterson
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MrSkeletor wrote:
Just get the main game to start with.


Can't argue with that. Plenty of time for add-ons later.
 
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Gunther Schmidl
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I'm told the class decks lengthen play immensely. Plus I'm not into the PvP aspect of Runebound, so I skipped them. I also skipped Midnight.
 
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Jon Dockter
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Get all the mini expansions, excluding the character decks. They are cheap enough and add a lot of new stuff to the game. Isle of Dread is out of print so that may be a bit hard to find. Midnight is quite a bit different than regular Runebound so proceed with caution with that one. Midnight is one of my favorite expansions though.
 
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Mikko Karvonen
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I'd start with just the basic set as well, unless you have played it a lot before. It's a fine way to get familiar with Runebound-system and a good, rather replayable adventure in itself. You can add the small expansions later to add more variety. Then you'll also be able to see how they affect the experience better and probably appreciate them more.

EDIT: When you do decide to get some expansions, I'd go for items and allies -decks, some new adventures (I like Scepter of Kyros myself a lot) and Isle of Dread, which is a very, very fine big box expansion, often more fun than the original game itself.
 
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