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Tony Cocks
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Where does one does start with Net Runner? It's such a massive game now it's a head scratcher to know where to begin. Some comments mention buying two core sets...does this mean the game is under cooked with a single core box?
 
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Jeff Kayati
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It means you can't play competitively with just one core set. One core set is fine to dabble in the game as a stand alone experience. It's enjoyable, but it won't have the depth of play that comes from buying more. Two core sets will be needed for playing competitively or just to begin to explore some deck building options.

If you want a better start to really get into the game, 2 core sets and one of each of the deluxe expansions. These will be "evergreen", so you don't have to worry about rotation of cards in the near future.
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Nat Saamanen
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Just start with a single core set - that's what you'll need to learn the game and just get comfortable with all of the factions, and even decide if you like it. Getting 2 core sets is mentioned because there aren't 3 copies of every card in the core set (unlike the data packs). If you really get into the game and want to place in tournaments, you'll probably get a second core set at some point (some even get a third), just to allow you to get 3 copies of some of these cards into your deck, but that's a ways down the road. Generally, once you decide what factions you like, then look into the deluxe sets. What Lies Ahead is a nice data pack in that it has an extra agenda for every corp faction so you're not forced to play the neutral agendas in every corp deck.

Basically, just buy one core set to get into the game, once you've played 15-20 times, you'll be ready to expand.
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Michael Dardia
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I agree completely with Nat - one core set is sufficient to have at least 15-20 enjoyable games across several factions, and adding a few data packs or the deluxe expansions will give you plenty to work with for deck building. If you love it, and play it, enough to want to engage in competitive tournaments you will eventually get much more. Don't be put off by having to bulk up immediately. It is a very fun game out of the box.
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Thanks guys. Will look at picking up a single core deck to start with.
 
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