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I've been listening to a lot of podcasts talking about this. It sounds like to properly play with two players, one needs to buy two core sets.

Is this true?

And by "properly", I mean with all features and multiples of certain cards.
 
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Are you serious right now?
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Did I stutter?
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Just take glance at the forum topics, I'm sure you will quickly find what you are looking for.
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Well I'll be dipped.

And there it is. Mea culpa.
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The Podcasts are wrong. One Core supports two players just fine.
 
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MGAC wrote:
I've been listening to a lot of podcasts talking about this. It sounds like to properly play with two players, one needs to buy two core sets.

Is this true?

And by "properly", I mean with all features and multiples of certain cards.


You only get 1 copy of each investigator card in the core set. You are limited to 2 copies of each card in a deck.

So, let's say you want to play Agnes and Wendy. Well, they both share the Survivor class so one of them will have to not have certain cards that the other chooses.

These are the facts. 2 Cores is a minimum for anyone who wants consistency in their deck, and...hold on while I throw up in my mouth a little...You need 4 core sets to have consistent decks if you want to play 2 investigators that share a class.
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This is pretty typical with Fantasy Flight LCGs now, core sets come with single copies of every card. One of the fun parts of playing an LCG is building decks, which is difficult to do consistently with only one copy of each card. Buy 1 core, try playing, if you like it buy a second, you'll be happy you did.
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Please make it stop.
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Lol, think I need to unsubscribe from this forum until couple of expansions down the line
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Thank you OP, I was about to make the same thread.
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coyotemoon722 wrote:
MGAC wrote:
I've been listening to a lot of podcasts talking about this. It sounds like to properly play with two players, one needs to buy two core sets.

Is this true?

And by "properly", I mean with all features and multiples of certain cards.


You only get 1 copy of each investigator card in the core set. You are limited to 2 copies of each card in a deck.

So, let's say you want to play Agnes and Wendy. Well, they both share the Survivor class so one of them will have to not have certain cards that the other chooses.

These are the facts. 2 Cores is a minimum for anyone who wants consistency in their deck, and...hold on while I throw up in my mouth a little...You need 4 core sets to have consistent decks if you want to play 2 investigators that share a class.


Finally a clear answer as to WHY people are going for multiple core sets, for those of us who have never played an LCG before. Thank you.
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velvetvoulge wrote:
coyotemoon722 wrote:
MGAC wrote:
I've been listening to a lot of podcasts talking about this. It sounds like to properly play with two players, one needs to buy two core sets.

Is this true?

And by "properly", I mean with all features and multiples of certain cards.


You only get 1 copy of each investigator card in the core set. You are limited to 2 copies of each card in a deck.

So, let's say you want to play Agnes and Wendy. Well, they both share the Survivor class so one of them will have to not have certain cards that the other chooses.

These are the facts. 2 Cores is a minimum for anyone who wants consistency in their deck, and...hold on while I throw up in my mouth a little...You need 4 core sets to have consistent decks if you want to play 2 investigators that share a class.


Finally a clear answer as to WHY people are going for multiple core sets, for those of us who have never played an LCG before. Thank you.


This has been explained time and time again it's not as groundbreaking as you're making it seem.
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velvetvoulge wrote:
coyotemoon722 wrote:
MGAC wrote:
I've been listening to a lot of podcasts talking about this. It sounds like to properly play with two players, one needs to buy two core sets.

Is this true?

And by "properly", I mean with all features and multiples of certain cards.


You only get 1 copy of each investigator card in the core set. You are limited to 2 copies of each card in a deck.

So, let's say you want to play Agnes and Wendy. Well, they both share the Survivor class so one of them will have to not have certain cards that the other chooses.

These are the facts. 2 Cores is a minimum for anyone who wants consistency in their deck, and...hold on while I throw up in my mouth a little...You need 4 core sets to have consistent decks if you want to play 2 investigators that share a class.


Finally a clear answer as to WHY people are going for multiple core sets, for those of us who have never played an LCG before. Thank you.

Two things surprise me about all this.

The first how many people apparently play with people who won't buy their own core set(s).

The second is how few people are prepared to simply proxy cards.
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I would rather have quality card than having to proxy "shrug"
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MGAC wrote:
I've been listening to a lot of podcasts talking about this. It sounds like to properly play with two players, one needs to buy two core sets.

Is this true?

And by "properly", I mean with all features and multiples of certain cards.


Check! It was MGAC's turn on the megalist to bring up this topic today! Let me review the list so I can see whose turn it is tomorrow so I can be sure to let them know if they have forgotten.
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iLLumines wrote:
I would rather have quality card than having to proxy "shrug"

Just sleeve your cards.
 
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Dark63 wrote:
Lol, think I need to unsubscribe from this forum until couple of expansions down the line


If LOTR is any indication you won't want to come back. There is a "what should I buy" thread started at least once a week. And the game is 5 years old!
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
iLLumines wrote:
I would rather have quality card than having to proxy "shrug"

Just sleeve your cards.

Clearly sleeving proxy would make a proxy quality.
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Spagetti69 wrote:
Thank you OP, I was about to make the same thread.


Look, it's another person who doesn't know how to look at the top forum posts.
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Look, it's another person who doesn't know how to look at the top forum posts.


Wait, do I need to subscribe to two Arkham Horror: The Card Game discussion threads to fully understand how many core sets I need?
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MerryHo wrote:
Spagetti69 wrote:
Thank you OP, I was about to make the same thread.


Look, it's another person who doesn't know how to look at the top forum posts.


Ironic in a game all about investigation.
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Edmonton911 wrote:
MerryHo wrote:
Spagetti69 wrote:
Thank you OP, I was about to make the same thread.


Look, it's another person who doesn't know how to look at the top forum posts.


Ironic in a game all about investigation.


...but also a game in which Amnesia is a Common Weakness.
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