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i'm new to lcg, and i'm wondering if i buy the core set and all saga expansions, will these be playable? or i have to buy another expansions to play the saga expansions?

thanks in advance, and sorry if that was asked previously (i didn't found answer when i search it).
 
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Completely playable! Maybe a little tougher to win, though.
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Tubarush wrote:
Completely playable! Maybe a little tougher to win, though.


if i want to purchase some expasion (one or two) for improving my decks (to make a little more easy to win), which expansions do you recommend?
 
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calpurnio1973 wrote:
Tubarush wrote:
Completely playable! Maybe a little tougher to win, though.


if i want to purchase some expasion (one or two) for improving my decks (to make a little more easy to win), which expansions do you recommend?


https://talesfromthecards.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/new-playe...
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calpurnio1973 wrote:
Tubarush wrote:
Completely playable! Maybe a little tougher to win, though.


if i want to purchase some expasion (one or two) for improving my decks (to make a little more easy to win), which expansions do you recommend?


It really depends on what decks you are using.

The hobbit saga provides strong support for dwarf decks. The two expansions you would want are Khazad-Dum (full of dwarf cards), and Return to Mirkwood (for Dain Ironfoot).

The Black Riders provides excellent heroes for an all-hobbit deck, plus Fatty Bolger. Probably the single most useful card outside for that is Fast Hitch, found in The Dead Marshes.

The Road Darkens provides Gandalf and almost all his toys. If you want Gandalf's ring too, you'll find it with Cirdan in the Grey Havens deluxe box. If you want to pair Gandalf with Elrond hero, you'll find Elrond and Vilya in Shadow and Flame (requires Khazad-Dum to play). Elrond/Vilya works well with Gandalf because you can see and manipulate the top of the deck, but they combine for a lot of threat. If you want a three-rings deck, Galadriel and her toys are found in Celebrimbor's Secret (requires Voice of Isengard to play).

The Treason of Saruman gives you Spirit Theoden and Treebeard. Spirit Theoden is a great enabler for playing Rohan allies, and with Gamling (in Land of Shadow) discarders are great. Two of those are Westfold Horse Breaker (Hunt for Gollum), Escort from Edoras (Journey to Rhosgobel). Voice of Isengard deluxe has another I like in Westfold Outrider, plus the useful mount-fetching Westfold Horse Breeder. Voice of Isengard also has hero Eomer, a thematic fit who has his attack buffed by characters leaving play.

Treebeard hero enables entmoot, but his ally version is probably better for an ent deck. However, you definitely want Wellinghall Preservers in a deck with the self-damaging Treebeard, as they heal ents as they ready, besides being excellent allies in their own right. You can find them in Across the Entenmoors (requires Lost Realm to play). If you want a more general purpose healer, the absolute best is Warden of Healing, found in The Long Dark (requires Khazad-Dum to play).

Land of Shadow gives you Damrod, the absolute best hero for a traps deck. You'll want his buddy Anborn as an ally, found in the Blood of Gondor (requires Heirs of Numenor to play). You also want plenty of traps, but I think the best are Ranger Spikes (Heirs of Numenor deluxe) and Entangling Nets (Temple of Deceived, requires Grey Havens to play.

The heroes in the new Flame of the West aren't tied to any particular deck type, they're both awesome splashers.

In terms of useful cards in specific packs that can fit into any deck of the appropriate sphere, I've already mentioned the Warden of Healing. Foundations of Stone (requires Khazad Dum) has Daeron's Runes, a good fit in any Lore deck, plus Light of Valinor which fits in virtually any deck with an elf hero. (It also has the very strong spirit Glorfindel hero and his horse Asfaloth).

Arwen Undomiel (2-cost spirit) is one of the best allies in the game, you'll find her in The Watcher in the Water (requires Khazad-Dum). The same pack has The Sword that was Broken, which is a must-have if you're playing Aragorn.

Honor Guard is one of the most underrated cards in all of tactics IMO, I find myself putting 3 copies in every tactics deck. You'll find that in The Wastes of Eriador (requires Lost Realm). If you want ally defense, the best value is Defender of Rammas, found in the Heirs of Numenor deluxe.

If you want a deck-in-a-pack, Stewards Fear (requires Heirs of Numenor) has virtually all the Outlands cards in it.
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calpurnio1973 wrote:
if i want to purchase some expasion (one or two) for improving my decks (to make a little more easy to win), which expansions do you recommend?


Besides everything the others said, I would recommend you to get a second Core set for extra copies of some good cards.
 
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Ditto everything that Dale said. If you were to buy the core set and all saga expansions before playing (not saying you have to, but if you did), you would have a huge card pool, certainly enough to play with and enjoy. My top picks for other packs to buy would be The Dead Marshes (to get Fast Hitch), and Return to Mirkwood (to get Dain Ironfoot). Those two are from the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle, and all of the packs from that cycle are recommended in general, because they have a variety of useful cards for beginners, and they work with just the core set.
 
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