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Jim P
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I want to get into this game, but I'm slightly alarmed by the sheer number of expansions.

We'd be looking to play this fully co-op, so I know we'd need the companion app. Am I right that the basic app is free (but has extra content as in-app purchases)?

Is there anything else we'd need aside from the base game to get started?

Once we do, how limited is the play experience with just the core box? Is there reasonable variety, or does it really need a load of expansions?
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Kurt B
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I recommend getting just the base game and try the app campaign. The app is free so far, no in app purchases yet. If you like it, you can either start buying big box expansions which will give you more of everything and is probably the best value for your money or you can pick up a couple of the hero and monster packs. You get a lot of plastic there but no map tiles and no new classes. I'd skip the lieutenant packs completely if you are busy going to co-op.
 
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Seth Goodnight
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They just announced the first paid content for the app, which will be a random dungeon generator for one-shot adventures. Other than that you get a mini campaign and a full campaign for free in the app.

As Kurt B said, you will get plenty of enjoyment out of the base game. The expansions only add more fun, but they are not at all essential.
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Trevor Wilson
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I have just started out with this great game - and as a mainly solo gamer love the fact that there is now an app to make it solo / co-op play possible without lots of different rules. I have the base game at the moment but am also planning to expand with the big box expansions soon.
 
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Abaddon Wormwood
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So after the core what to get first and what should be left in the dust?

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O Sync
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Here are few threads exploring the option of optimal/minimal expansion.

Hopefully, it may help:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1657662/packs

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1643572/heromonster-packs-d...

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1643653/what-buy-road-legen...

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