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Subject: 4 players - only single copy of expansions needed? rss

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Axl Zombie
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I've bought 2 core sets to support up to 4 players, but as the expansions come out, is this like LOTR LCG where you do not need to buy 2 of each expansion?
 
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there will be playsets of cards in the expansions but if you are playing 4 players that does mean that you have some overlapping classes so if to players with the same class want the same card you might not have enough.
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Donny Behne
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Expansions will come with one scenario and all the cards that go with that as well as two copies each of the player cards. If more than one person in your group wants to include two copies of a card from the mythos pack in their deck, then you will need to either proxy or buy a second copy of the pack. Small boxes may run the same way, but I don't know that we know for certain yet.
 
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Search the forums. There are a billion threads about this.
 
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Basically 1 of each expansion corresponds to 2 core sets.

It is enough to build decks for four players.

It is not enough to really get everything out of deckbuilding, however.

For that, you will need 4 core sets for four players and 2 of every expansion.

Depends on what you want, really.

If you are fine with, say, having every investigator run with just one class (some of the later investigators will work like this, anyways, but the core set investigators all have two classes), then you won't have any trouble, since there is no overlap there (only some neutral cards might be too few, but that might not be too bad).

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So 2 cores and 1x of each expansion is going to net you a full play set of cards (2x of each player card), but that doesn't mean all four players will have a full play set of cards available for them to deck build within that one collections. I wouldn't attempt to chase that dragon. Just work within the card pool you have and as time goes on it will get easier and more flexible. I mean it's just not feasible to try and support a full four play sets worth of cards for this game within one collection. Are you really going to buy 8 core sets and 4 copies of each expansion. That would be incredibly expensive and also not a good investment considering how many cards would go unused from game to game. That said if you have the cash more power to you.

It's an opinion, but I feel after having played the game for a while that at 4 players it's easier for investigators to specialize in their main faction. That will help with the card overlap problem. Also as the player card pool expands you will have more options available to each faction and therefore less competition for the same cards. So the problem starts to work itself out. Also I think it is desirable to force card diversity. Makes things more interesting if you don't just see the same cards in all the players decks.

If this all sounds not good to you then now would be the time to pull the ripcord
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It is easy enough to make proxies, especially if you sleeve.

Just put the cards in the color copier, snip them out, and put them in a sleeve with another boring card behind them, for heft and card back.
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From a strictly deck building for the beginning of a campaign standpoint, it could be tough for the characters overlapping. But, from an upgrading standpoint you should be fine.I think we also need to remember that the core set characters have a main class, and a secondary (so the upper level upgrades will not be in short supply.
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Catavari wrote:
I think we also need to remember that the core set characters have a main class, and a secondary (so the upper level upgrades will not be in short supply.


Unless, of course, expansion characters with the same main class as a core hero want to access the same higher level cards from the core set (and vice versa).
 
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