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Travis Coulter
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Hi everyone I'm new here and I'm looking for some recommendations on good co op deck builders. Here's what I'm looking for.
I recently played legendary encounters and I was Very impressed! Not so much with marvel legendary as I want a true co op with individual player characters(I hope I clarified that) I have also played sentinels of the multiverse and was happy too.( even though it's a bit more advanced)
Any help would be appreciated thanks.
 
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I was going to recommend Legendary Encounters, but since you've already tried and enjoyed that...

You may enjoy XenoShyft: Onslaught, which has each player building a deck / row of troops to defend against alien waves.

Alternatively, Rune Age (plus the excellent expansion Rune Age: Oath and Anvil) have a couple cooperative scenarios. Each player plays as a unique race that has access to unique cards.
 
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If you like word games, Paperback is a deckbuilder that can be played either co-op or competitively.

Or, if you're interested in building your deck before the game and then seeing how well it works (really, deck construction is probably a better term), you could look at The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.
 
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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set is purely co-op with individual characters and their own decks. Has some neat mechanics to distinguish itself, and has a campaign with character progression.
 
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Shadowrun: Crossfire

Deckbuilder - check
True co-op - check
Individual player characters - check
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The Big Book of Madness is very good, and does have individual characters.

Or to the more RPG-ish style Mistfall would also fit your requirements nicely. A bit more complicated, though.

+1 Shadowrun: Crossfire, especially if you want characters that keep "growing" over time.
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In July 2016, Shadowrift version 2 should hit retail stores.
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If it does not have to be a deckbuilder... Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game is pretty fun!

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A huge +1 for XenoShyft: Onslaught. The thing I like most about it is it is among the "most" cooperative of the coop games I have played in that the players literally have to play things for each other and in each others lanes to win. You have to work together very hard to defend the base. It does not matter if you do great and defend your lane and the base takes no damage if your buddy to your left could not afford to buy enough equipment and did not draw up enough soldiers to put up a good defense and takes 8 points of damage on his turn. It gives some of your decisions a lot more weight: you are the medical bay and have a discount on med packs and have three in your hand. You use two to heal up some of your marines on your turn. The last fight in your wave, you can use your last med pack to prevent any damage from getting through, but you still have three players fighting their lanes after you. Maybe it would be best to save the last one because one of the other players is a little short on equipment, so you decide to eat 1 or 2 points of damage to the base in hopes of preventing taking a lot more if the aliens chew through his lane and have a lot of left over offense. The instants you can play, the way you can use your special abilities to help others - it is just a great and super cooperative game. Other games I have played, sure, we were on the same team and working to win or lose together, but this game truly gives you the feel that you are on the battlefield fighting together to fight off the swarming bug-like enemies.
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CasualSax wrote:
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set is purely co-op with individual characters and their own decks.
I don't consider this a deckbuilder. Also, it's a borefest.

+1 for Shadowrun: Crossfire
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jhaelen wrote:
CasualSax wrote:
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set is purely co-op with individual characters and their own decks.
I don't consider this a deckbuilder. Also, it's a borefest.



Exactly that!


Also:

+1 for Rune Age (+expansion)
 
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+1 Shadowrun: Crossfire
 
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+1 The Big Book of Madness really great coop deckbuilder.
 
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jhaelen wrote:
CasualSax wrote:
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set is purely co-op with individual characters and their own decks.
I don't consider this a deckbuilder. Also, it's a borefest.


That's interesting. The game is certainly not another dominion variant, but I have a hard time not classifying it as a deck builder. Depending on how you classify the mechanic, it could go either way. Your point is certainly valid, even though I strongly disagree.

The game starts with selecting cards for your character that make up your deck, and then at the end of the game you use the cards you earned during the game to upgrade your deck. If you play with premade characters, and don't play through multiple sessions, I can see overlooking the deck building component. But then you're also cutting out what makes Pathfinder incredible.

As for it being boring, I enjoyed it greatly with two, but played it with four the first time and the game dragged significantly.
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ThroughTheDeckGlass wrote:
In July 2016, Shadowrift version 2 should hit retail stores.


Might even be sooner! But this is the one I was going to say and Shadowrun. Xenoshyft is pretty good

Aeon's End is a coop deck builder with a kickstarter probably launching next month from Action phase games
 
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+1 The Big Book of Madness
 
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VENOM Assault is currently on kickstarter. Might be if interest to you.
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Spukky wrote:
VENOM Assault is currently on kickstarter. Might be if interest to you.


I knew I was forgetting something
 
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