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Do I have this right - all the expansions are incompatible except for Battlefields which works? If yes, then what causes the incompatibility? From what I've been reading the rules were only slightly changed between the editions... I have only played the Silverline edition and have no clue about the previous ones
 
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I believe the problem are the cards, they are all different so you can't mix them.
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Dna_Boy wrote:
I believe the problem are the cards, they are all different so you can't mix them.

How are they different? Are they different size or different backs? In the latter case LOTR sleeves would solve the problem.
 
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I believe it's both! And also tokens are different as well.
 
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Take a look at THIS thread. It gives some good information about it all.

Fortunately I escaped the FFG spin on this game by getting all the original releases of it & expansions before the changes they made. Same thing happened with BattleLore - some non compatibility between editions which annoys me but I guess that is why they make new editions?
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borsook wrote:
Do I have this right - all the expansions are incompatible except for Battlefields which works? If yes, then what causes the incompatibility? From what I've been reading the rules were only slightly changed between the editions... I have only played the Silverline edition and have no clue about the previous ones


This post summarises the physical differences well
Difference between First & Second Editions?. The main problem is the card and event tile variation. Cards are not too much of a problem but if playing with hands hidden it does give a bit away. The tiles are much more of a challenge as even with a bag, the different sizes are going to make the sauron tile expansion incompatible.

The only rule change I am aware of is that in a 2 player game the sliverline edition does't explicitly say discard 4 cards from the Rivendell and Lorien cards before distribution.

Battlefields still uses 10 cards with the same art as the old edition so is not completely compatible either, but again not insurmountable.

Generally if you're planning on sourcing the expansions and don't have the base game yet, it might make more sense to go for the old version.

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SolarJ wrote:
borsook wrote:
Do I have this right - all the expansions are incompatible except for Battlefields which works? If yes, then what causes the incompatibility? From what I've been reading the rules were only slightly changed between the editions... I have only played the Silverline edition and have no clue about the previous ones


This post summarises the physical differences well
Difference between First & Second Editions?. The main problem is the card and event tile variation. Cards are not too much of a problem but if playing with hands hidden it does give a bit away. The tiles are much more of a challenge as even with a bag, the different sizes are going to make the sauron tile expansion incompatible.

The only rule change I am aware of is that in a 2 player game the sliverline edition does't explicitly say discard 4 cards from the Rivendell and Lorien cards before distribution.

Battlefields still uses 10 cards with the same art as the old edition so is not completely compatible either, but again not insurmountable.

Generally if you're planning on sourcing the expansions and don't have the base game yet, it might make more sense to go for the old version.


Thanks for a detailed answer, I do have the base game already... It's a pity they decided to update the base but not the expansions and I guess after all this time a chance for that is pretty low...
 
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You can still get away with using the Friends and Foe and Battlefields with some card sleeves, and only the tile expansion from Sauron is incompatible, the other parts of it should work ok.

That said there are a fair few old versions of the base game going quite cheap on ebay fairly often, the expansions are usually a bit harder to source cheaply.
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What chances are FFG might be updating the expansions in the future?
 
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Sargeras777 wrote:
What chances are FFG might be updating the expansions in the future?

They said somewhere they have no plans of doing that. I guess that's all we know, but considering when Silverline came out this is probably just not going to happen.
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Anyone know the conversions for the activity tracks from the new board game and using the old friends and foes. When picking out the tiles Im not sure which tracks they apply to on the expansion board. Thanks for any help.
 
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Just replied to to you here Anyone know the conversions for the activity tiles and cards ?
 
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