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Subject: Start with or without expansion? rss

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Mark Ørnebjerg Jensen
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Hi

My base game and expansion just arrived today and I'm wondering if its a good idea starting from scratch with the expansion?
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O. C.
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I think base game without expansion is the best start for learning basic mechanics.
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Scott Cantor
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I bought both, and haven't actually played with the expansion yet. If it helps, I've had my hands full just picking up the basic strategy and pulling off the bigger missions, so I don't think I would have had much luck starting with both.
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Bryan Holtz
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Without. Best way to learn basics - especially getting comfortable with planning missions - without getting distracted/intimidated by the new stuff.
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Will H.
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Base game is the way to go. In my video series showing a solitaire game with the expansion, I'm now in the year 1973 and have not done much w/ the Outer Planets. (Of course, this may cause me to ultimately lose the game!)

There is plenty to do in the base game before digging into the expansion.
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Josh Zscheile
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Totally unrelated, but when are you going to do the next episode of your play, Will?

@OP: Listen to the people here, even a single hard mission of the base game is a big bite to chew on if you have never played before.
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Mark Ørnebjerg Jensen
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Thanks for the info. I Will start without the expansion
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Jared Quintana
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I am just learning too and I am doing a mix. I am mostly playing with the standard layout but I am using the new Mars and Venus Fly-By cards along with the new calendar and player cards.

This way I can learn the slingshot to Jupiter from Mars and how to use the Calendar. It also has the air brakes at Mars and Venus. I add the Outer Planets transfer and the Jupiter Fly-By.

This way I can use the Proton rocket also.
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