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Subject: Custom Deck for RTFG rss

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Emanuele Majo
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Hi, have anyone build a complete list of card for a custom deck for all the expansions?

I try to explain better,
I would like to play all the four expansion but avoiding the slowing pieces that they added.

So, a custom deck made by:
Race for The galaxy
The Gathering Storm
Rebel VS Imperium
Brink of War
Alien Artifacts

I don't want to include:
TakeOvers ( ignoring the powers but the cards are ok)
Prestige ( EEEK! gulp )
Orb related powers and mechanic ( tooooo slow )
Objectives are ok, avoiding the prestige/takeovers.

Have anyone had my same idea?

Thank you!

 
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Serge
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Yes, although i don't have a complete list of them for you. You can just make one tailored to what you want, as described in your post.

I went one step further to make a base-game-like difficulty level cube, removing any card with:

* Combined Explore
* Special Power (box in bottom right)
* This World Power
* functional reprints (cards that are identical except for name)
* duplicate/triplicate developments
* Gambling World
* choice of Improved Logistics or Imperium Supply Convoy

You are left with 138 cards + 23 homeworlds.
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Emanuele Majo
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Thank you.

Maybe someone had my idea with some playtesting.

I'll try and I'll upload the list here on BGG.
 
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Firstly I suggest you read Tom's reasons not to mix (which is about mixing AA with first arc but mostly would apply to XI too). If you want to create a custom deck then go for it, but it will probably work better if you are aware of the designer's reasons for not mixing all the cards.

majo82 wrote:
Orb related powers and mechanic ( tooooo slow )

I'd just ignore the powers as you would with takeovers (though there are only two cards with orb powers + some* (4?) 6-cost devs which score for orb tokens.

* The fact I need to think about this despite playing AA over 100 times tell you I'm quite good at ignoring these...

majo82 wrote:
Maybe someone had my idea with some playtesting.


There are threads in the AA variants forum - e.g. Four-expansion custom mix. I've thought about building a custom card list but I haven't for a couple of reasons:

1. I don't think I have played enough to make a decent list or tell whether a list I came up with was broken (base + AA being the only format I have played over 100 times, I've only played RvI ~30 times and don't own BoW)
2. It would take a while to come up with something and if I used the physical cards (which would be my preference) then we would be unable to play an official format whilst I was doing it.
3. I could just play RvI more, get BoW or XI.

I'll admit that it is something I like the idea of trying at some point, and I'll certainly read your list if you post it in the variants forum.
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Tom Lehmann
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Emanuele, please post any variants in the variants forums. That's what they exist for. Thanks!
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Moved from General to Variants.
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Emanuele Majo
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What an honor Mr. Lehmann,
I'll post the variant for sure.

RFTG is my most played game and probably my favourite.
I just bought Roll and I want to play it soon as I can.

 
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