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Jamie Wharton
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As someone who has never played Dead of Winter but would like to try, would people recommend this as a starting point or the original game?

Other than story, setting, characters etc, are there any fundamental differences in the amount of content and the type of gameplay you will see?

Apologies if this has already been addressed, I couldn't see a thread discussing it...
 
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Michelle
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I'd definitely get The Long Night if I were starting from scratch. It's got all the same vanilla gameplay, (with a couple small improvements, even), and then it's got optional expansion modules you can choose to play with if you so desire.
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Michael Mench
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The only reason I'd suggested getting the original is if:

You find the original for under $25
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You think you might not like it (you will)
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You know you can't stand Zombies but want to test this game out

Etc, etc.

The original game is fine! Better than fine actually. And if you can find it cheap get it.

If for one second you think you might enjoy it and want to add to the enjoyment... get The Long Night. THEN if you go psycho over it go back and buy the original for cheap and add to it.

Or... I'll sell you my slightly used copy for $25!

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Bill Reed
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There are some great new mechanics in the Long Night, but I like the characters in the Original better.

I recommend the original.
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Mr Suitcase
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My vote is for TLN.

This has been debated in other threads. It boils down as follows:

Those who think TLN should be first state that the addition modules gives you more stuff to do. In other words, you get more "breadth".

Those who like the original state you get more "stuff" that is focused on the core features of the game e.g. More characters - so more "depth".
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Daniel B
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is TLN more complex? my group generally dont like too much complexity and i see that this game has weight of 3.5 while the original has 3.0, are there really any differance?
 
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George Zee
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TLN adds a few new changes to the rules that the original did not have (despair, explosive barricades, etc). However, it plays the same and just adds three new expansions (which you don't have to play if you don't want). Otherwise, it is no more complex than the original game imho.
 
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Daniel B
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alright thanks, I'll get this then
 
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Aaron Sturgill
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Ummm, for real on that $25 thing? Cuz I may take you up on that.
 
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