I mixed them in for our first play. Cant compare to playing with just core upgrades, but was nice to have a deeper stack. Sins player (me) won primarily because I targeted the most upgraded hero who was unfortunately wandering the streets unaccompanied.
Hey, I have mixed all together but apart of deciding what is too strong or to weak - does anyone think about how to build an upgrade deck ? I have the feeling after four games that sometimes if you do not get a better cards you will be defated for sure Maybe we shpuld think how to build a proper upgrade deck?
I know that the rulebook says to just mix them up.
There are two upgrades in the Apoc expansion that are epic strong. I took them out. Heroes win easy with them.
I don't know if I'd say 'easy'. It makes it a bit less punishing than normal. Trying to fight an Avatar who also has a Controller & some abominations/acolytes in their space is still scary, even with the cards mentioned.
The card that gives you extra dice equal to the Apocalypse track isn't that powerful until later in the game....provided the Apocalypse track is moving each round, which it doesn't always do.