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Mikolaj Witkowski
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I really like the game and would love to have a separate deck for each faction. Sadly collecting LCG expansions is not for me and I am never going to buy this many of them... so I thought about buying the second core set and creating separate decks for each faction, after all the game has rules for character duplicates. Has anyone tried it, would it work?
 
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Erik R
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Thats been my plan, and I think it works fine for casual. The only thing lacking is having enough of some neutral cards that produce extra income/cost deduction. But for the most part I think you can have fine balanced games with just two cores.
 
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Lee Elliott
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This should help you.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1462963/8-mono-faction-deck...

The trick is to keep the neutrals as floaters - the game doesn't work very well without a full boat of economy cards in the deck. You have a bit of work before you play, but you can keep the factions intact.
 
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Greg H.
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If all you want to do is create some ready-to-go faction decks for casual play, then I think a second copy will give you a lot of "bang for the buck." Simply having a second copy of a lot of recognizable unique characters is pretty key. It's not a lot of fun to play a Stark deck without Eddard, or a Targaryean deck without Danny, etc.

Having a 2nd copy of unique characters also means you are more likely to play duplicates, which I think adds to the gameplay.

 
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Mark Sean
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Yeah, as per blelliot01, this link should suit your enquiry...

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1462963/8-mono-faction-deck...

I have played twice with this setup; once as Stark and once as Lanesters. Both times worked well and will continue to play like this. I have two decks.
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Brad Keusch
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Three cores are definitely overkill for this game unless you want to play competitively, you'll end up with a ton of cards sitting in a box or binder. you can buy the economy cards separate on some sites (roseroad, etc). Two is a good compromise.
 
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Mikolaj Witkowski
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Thanks everybody for the comments and the great link, this has been really useful!
 
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Donny
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well if you find a good price for the 3rd set, might as well go for it, if not wait it out.
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Three cores is needed if you want to make 4 decks that Are used in the same time. I have now 6 cores so that I can make a deck to each faction if I really need... or to have some nice cards in four decks.
 
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man that's pretty over kill
 
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blelliott01 wrote:
The trick is to keep the neutrals as floaters - the game doesn't work very well without a full boat of economy cards in the deck.


That's true -- you can typically find some neutral sets on eBay for cheaper than the cost of a whole core set. Perhaps one more set of the roads would help a bunch. (You could message me if you need some.)

But regardless, if each deck is even with the others (economy level), it'll make for a good, even game all around!
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