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Subject: In what way is this a sequel? rss

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Jerome Loisel
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Hi!

Sorry if this has been answered, but I looked on the KS page and here, and I still don't understand the "sequel" aspect of this game compared to "Above and Below." Is it...

- a stand-alone expansion with tweaked rules, but the same basic system? (ex: CMoN seasons like Zombicide vs. Black Plague)
- a new version of the game, with significant rules changes, that can also re-use some of the old content? (ex: Descent v1 vs. Descent v2)
- a completely new game in the same universe that also comes with content that can integrate with the other game, but with completely different, unrelated rules? (ex: the Valeria series of games or Arkham Horror vs. Elder Sign)

I'm curious because I want to know if I should get both games. If this is an entirely new game, I'll probably get both. But if it's a reimplementation, I'd probably just start with the new stuff, and only get the old stuff eventually if I decide I really want more content.

Thanks!
 
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ParisianDreams
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Completely new game that takes place in the same universe and expands on the story telling aspect that is in A&B. It's actually the 3rd one. First was Above and Below, 2nd was Islebound and now Near and Far.

For Islebound on the reverse side of the crew tokens are the same characters but with Above and Below Stats/skills that can be used in A&B as explained at the back of the rule book of Islebound.
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Paul Nojima
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jloisel wrote:
- a completely new game in the same universe that also comes with content that can integrate with the other game, but with completely different, unrelated rules? (ex: the Valeria series of games or Arkham Horror vs. Elder Sign)


This.

The content that can integrate with Above and Below is some of the adventurers are double-sided... One side is for Near & Far, the other is for Above & Below.
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Jerome Loisel
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Thanks for the quick replies! This should really be explained more clearly on the KS page.
 
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Jason Brown
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ParisPink wrote:
Completely new game that takes place in the same universe and expands on the story telling aspect that is in A&B. It's actually the 3rd one. First was Above and Below, 2nd was Islebound and now Near and Far.

For Islebound on the reverse side of the crew tokens are the same characters but with Above and Below Stats/skills that can be used in A&B as explained at the back of the rule book of Islebound.

Actually, Islebound is not part of the series. It exists in the same world, as does City of Iron: Second Edition, but A&B and N&F are the first two games in a trilogy. If you were wondering, the third game has not been announced.
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