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John Master
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I'm a new player and finaly got my game copy! I've read all of this "3 core set must-have's" for playing in a competitive level. For now I get it. But what I'm wondering is, as a card pool grows, will there ever be a moment when you're regreting buying multiple core sets, because now you're using one copy (or none) of core set cards in your main deck?
 
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Netrunner still has core-set cards that are seen as staple economy and draw cards, and we've had 24 small expansions + 4 deluxe expansions.

I can see cards like Kingsroad and Littlefinger being around for a while.

That said, I bought two cores for casual melee play and I'm happy with that. Not sure if I'll bother with many chapter packs, except to bring in a few more of my favourite characters.
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John,

In my opinion the extra copies are not necessary especially as the card pool grows. However, as others have said, the extra cores increase your options for deck building right away. I guess it all comes down to how often you play and how patient you are in waiting for the card pool to grow.
 
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I have never regretted buying 3 cores of any LCG (or 2 in the case of SW).
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Are there any cards in the core set now, that you'll ever want three copies of? Regardless of what comes out in the future?

The answer to this question should help you answer your original question.


 
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Some main characters, Tears of lys and maybe Milk. But of course it depends on what is coming, but I think that there are a lot of cards that we see long time in different decks.
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roborob wrote:
I have never regretted buying 3 cores of any LCG (or 2 in the case of SW).
I second this wholeheartedly. And I feel LCG core sets always remain relevant, especially considering the rotation FFG has introduced to the LCG format. I also find multiple cores more fun, because it allows me to specialize more in deck building, I can really build around cards or combinations of cards and draw them more consistently.
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Ivan The Terrible wrote:
I'm a new player and finaly got my game copy! I've read all of this "3 core set must-have's" for playing in a competitive level. For now I get it. But what I'm wondering is, as a card pool grows, will there ever be a moment when you're regreting buying multiple core sets, because now you're using one copy (or none) of core set cards in your main deck?
I think it will remain relevant for quote some time, varys, little finger, milk, tears, not the mention. 3x the major characters.
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Top-tier decks almost always run 3 copies of faction character reducers, which is unlikely to change as they are extremely versatile cards - great setup, helps economy, and cheap claim soak.

A lot of factions are going to be running 3s of characters for a long time (Asha, Tyrion, Melisandre)

And it is also very common to run 3 copies of draw locations given the strong benefit for getting them out early.
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Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: If you want to do any deckbuilding, yes. If you want multiple decks without swapping a bunch of cards around, yes. If you want to be able to build decks you see online or that other people are talking about, yes. Judging by other LCGs, many of the cards in the core set will be in decks for a while so it's worth picking up 2-3 cores.
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In A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, you buy three core sets, or you die.
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As a 1.0 player, I used many cards from the Core Set right up until the game was concluded this year.

The main stuff you'll want is plot cards, neutrals like Littlefinger and maybe Varys further down the line, plus some of those 6- or 7-cost iconic characters like Eddard Stark, Jon Snow and Daenerys will be useful for a long time to come, surely.
 
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To build tournament decks yes. There are so many staple econ cards and hard counters in this core set. If history has taught us anything it's that those are the cards that stick around in LCGs so I doubt we'll see them be useless down the line at any point. That's not even mentioning the power characters that appear to be the center pieces in faction strategies like Dany, Mel, Jaime etc.
 
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