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Subject: starter vs core? rss

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Mikolaj Witkowski
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Is it a viable strategy to buy the starter first and then the core set, or do the card in these two repeat?
 
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Kyle Mays
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NO they do no repeat in cards. Note that the starter set features to heroes and their respective cards and starter decks. It is meant for one hero against one hero. They are both neutral factions.

The Core set features two different colors with 3 different heroes. Meant to be played 3 v 3 as is the standard for the game.

The Deluxe set features both of these plus two future expansions. SO in order to get the "complete set" and not buy it all at once. You would want to buy them both. SO go ahead and get both or just one at a time.
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Alex Churchill
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I believe the intended progression is:

* Play the Starter set (1v1, Bashing vs Finesse, the neutral factions) a few times
* Play the Core set (3v3, Red vs Green) lots of times
* Add in expansions Blue+Black and/or White+Purple as you wish

That's how it worked for me, and it worked very well
 
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Michael
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You certainly could start with either as an introduction and either would teach you the rules and mechanics and let you play. However the core set, with its three heroes and specializations per side allows players to both choose a tech specializations, AND combo different spells/different heroes with a particular tech specialization. This is super fun, and provides the opportunity to have nice battles of wits with the opponent. Whereas with the starter, you know the opponents spells, you know their units, and that that's what they have to work with. Also, should you choose to expand the game, it's great, and easy to expand into the White/Purple set, or the Black/blue set. While the sets in the starter are definitely very cool, they exist to provide some more choices in building 3 hero sets, that is full decks. The mono colored heroes together each provide awesome full decks with fun synergies, and provide a lot to explore.

As such, my personal recommendation would be to acquire the starter last, if you in a purchase one or the other scenario.
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Doctor Fedora
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There's no overlap between the two sets. I'd recommend starting with the starter set because the cards were designed specifically for brand new players, to teach concepts.
 
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