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Subject: What changed with the Repackaging and Rebranding? rss

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Shde Gore
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I have a copy of the original core and was wondering what changed with the repackaging and rebranding. Do I need to buy this too?
 
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Jonathan Challis
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No, yours is fine - the change to Arena is just to distinguish it from Academy and Battlegrounds that came after.

Arena has a handful of extra cards, updated wordings (as all 4 printings of the core have had) and some new artwork (including board and spellbooks).

Identical game underneath though (but you'd be advised to download the 4th Ed rulebook, free from AW's website.
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No, the Arena rebranding isn't a necessary purchase. I believe it comes with a slightly different distribution of cards, including the incorporation of some errata (those cards have new artwork) and some new artwork for the playing board (and maybe spellbooks?) as well.

Personally, I've got the original core and since the main difference here is some artwork, I'm not hugely compelled to buy it - of course, though, if I need extra dice/spellbooks/cards I'll probably get this then.
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