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Hahaha, couldn't resist... Looks like you might only need one... I hope lol
 
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FFG has confirmed you only need 2 because there is a limit of 2 copies of each card in your deck.

And of course it's cooperative, so you could probably get by with just one.
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Teamjimby wrote:
FFG has confirmed you only need 2 because there is a limit of 2 copies of each card in your deck.

And of course it's cooperative, so you could probably get by with just one.


Where was it confirmed the deck limit is 2?
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If you want to play with up to four players, you need two core sets I believe.
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I know they confirmed you need two core sets on twitter.

I forget if they actually confirmed max 2 cards per deck, or if it was just inferred from the deck size (spoiled cards show 30 card decks, IIRC).
 
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Teamjimby wrote:
I know they confirmed you need two core sets on twitter.

I forget if they actually confirmed max 2 cards per deck, or if it was just inferred from the deck size (spoiled cards show 30 card decks, IIRC).


So they haven't.
 
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FellintoOblivion wrote:
Teamjimby wrote:
I know they confirmed you need two core sets on twitter.

I forget if they actually confirmed max 2 cards per deck, or if it was just inferred from the deck size (spoiled cards show 30 card decks, IIRC).


So they haven't.


It was confirmed on Twitter.

@Reaver027: "@FFGames How many core sets are needed for a full playset of cards?"
@FFGames: "@Reaver027 Two."

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2 core sets has been confirmed, but limit 2 copies per deck has not been officially confirmed. Although people that demoed the game are saying they think it's limit 2 copies per deck. Still nothing official.
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Magellan1 wrote:
FellintoOblivion wrote:
Teamjimby wrote:
I know they confirmed you need two core sets on twitter.

I forget if they actually confirmed max 2 cards per deck, or if it was just inferred from the deck size (spoiled cards show 30 card decks, IIRC).


So they haven't.


It was confirmed on Twitter.

@Reaver027: "@FFGames How many core sets are needed for a full playset of cards?"
@FFGames: "@Reaver027 Two."



Wrong point.
 
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Why would you need 2 core sets to play a coop game? Doesn't the core set come with all the cards you need to play the game?
 
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Jawby wrote:
Why would you need 2 core sets to play a coop game? Doesn't the core set come with all the cards you need to play the game?


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Jawby wrote:
Why would you need 2 core sets to play a coop game? Doesn't the core set come with all the cards you need to play the game?


You don't. But you have the option to buy an extra core sets if you want more copies of the cards to deck build with. If you don't care about designing your own decks then you don't need to worry about it.
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dboeren wrote:
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Why would you need 2 core sets to play a coop game? Doesn't the core set come with all the cards you need to play the game?


You don't. But you have the option to buy an extra core sets if you want more copies of the cards to deck build with. If you don't care about designing your own decks then you don't need to worry about it.


If he wants to play with 3 or 4 players he needs two sets also.
 
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Jawby wrote:
Why would you need 2 core sets to play a coop game? Doesn't the core set come with all the cards you need to play the game?


You do not need 2 core sets to play the game, that would be ridiculous.

You do need 2 core sets, if you want to have ALL options for deck building.

So, while I do not know about you, I do know that I need 2 core sets and will buy them as soon as they are available.

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Jawby wrote:
Why would you need 2 core sets to play a coop game? Doesn't the core set come with all the cards you need to play the game?


FFG LCG games are known to get players to buy more than 1 core set. If Arkham Horror LCG is operating in similar ways to Lord of the Ring LCG, then you probably want to get the 2nd set to enhance your experience and build a consistent deck to your liking.

However, the other option I feel is just to wait for the expansions to come out. Probably after 1 cycle, you may have enough of the other cards that you do not need to have a second copy of the base set. (But then I can be wrong.)
 
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Would be quite disappointing to need to buy 2 core sets to be able to play with 3-4. That would cost about 70-80€ if MSRP is $40. Hopefully this can be done somehow without needing to buy multiple copies e.g. by buying expansions. Otherwise so far looks interesting!
 
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(Speculation of course) I think that you could get away with playing with 4 characters with one set, but you would be really restricted on some of the more useful neutral cards like the flash light. I imagine that there are only 4 of them in the core set and I think that is a card that you are going to want to have maxed on all of your investigators.

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My friends and I in the area are already talking about playing this game, who wants to play, and what is necessary.

Either I will buy 2 cores or I'll buy one and one someone else in the group will buy one (making a total of two for the group). Theoretical we could do a 4 player campaign with the two Cores (right?).

I'm curious about the Mythos Packs. Do you think one Mythos Pack be good for a 4 player campaign or would we need 2 of those as well?
 
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I'll buy a core set for sure. Once I've played it some I'll decide whether a 2nd core set is needed for solo/2P and also whether I want to play 3/4 player. If I'm going to buy in big time and subscribe to monthly updates (or whatever cadence they adopt) then a second core set pales into insignificance cost-wise.
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mccrispy wrote:
I'll buy a core set for sure. Once I've played it some I'll decide whether a 2nd core set is needed for solo/2P and also whether I want to play 3/4 player. If I'm going to buy in big time and subscribe to monthly updates (or whatever cadence they adopt) then a second core set pales into insignificance cost-wise.

This is probably why the split it as they have. If they included a full 4 players, multiple card copies, in each core set the cost would be another 50%, so maybe $60 instead of $40?

Much more likely that someone will buy one at $40 (or less with discounts) and then buy a second than it is someone unsure paying $60 all at once.

Unfortunately, the downside is that for those of us who know we want 2 copies, there goes $80 and half the components of one set are wasted.
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SirRoke wrote:
mccrispy wrote:
I'll buy a core set for sure. Once I've played it some I'll decide whether a 2nd core set is needed for solo/2P and also whether I want to play 3/4 player. If I'm going to buy in big time and subscribe to monthly updates (or whatever cadence they adopt) then a second core set pales into insignificance cost-wise.

This is probably why the split it as they have. If they included a full 4 players, multiple card copies, in each core set the cost would be another 50%, so maybe $60 instead of $40?

Much more likely that someone will buy one at $40 (or less with discounts) and then buy a second than it is someone unsure paying $60 all at once.
Precisely the point I was making a point that I repeatedly make about FFG strategies for games that they intend to build on. People just don't seem to understand FFG's strategy and just whine about "having to" buy two core set.

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Unfortunately, the downside is that for those of us who know we want 2 copies, there goes $80 and half the components of one set are wasted.
Sure, I get that. I've always wondered why they didn't produce a "supplement" expansion to add in a core set without duplication. Probably because there's no incentive sufficient for them to do so (they're smart people and know their market). Having said that, the "2 core sets" approach is ostensibly to take play from 1-2 up to 3-4 players, not to take core set cards to 3 copies per card.
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mccrispy wrote:
I've always wondered why they didn't produce a "supplement" expansion to add in a core set without duplication.

Partly, it has to do with packaging, production, shipping, inventory, shelf space, and other not so glamorous parts of the industry.

If there's a "partial set" but the store doesn't have any cores, they could get stuck with them. People misunderstanding might buy the wrong one.

Having just one product avoids all that AND brings in more money. They only lose a few sales (maybe) from those who buy one core, like it, but not enough to spend $40 more when they would have spent $25. Not that many lost sales.

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ACGalaga wrote:

I'm curious about the Mythos Packs. Do you think one Mythos Pack be good for a 4 player campaign or would we need 2 of those as well?


We don't know for sure yet, but in other LCGs, the cycle packs always include a full playset of every card. It has been that way for many years now and will almost certainly be the case here.

Mainly the core set doesn't include a full playset because FFG wants to keep the cost low for casual players who see it as a standalone game, or players who want to just give the game a try before committing. Adding another $10-20 to the cost would turn away too much of the market.

When it comes to expansions, potential buyers have already committed to the game and want a full playset of player cards, so they go ahead and offer it. In the case of core set, many players will be satisfied with half a playset (and these are largely people who don't come to websites like this or post in FFG forums). But when it comes to expansions, nobody would want just half of a playset - they either want it all or they want none of it.
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