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Rick Teverbaugh
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I have waited far too long to pull the trigger on this line of games. But before I do, is it too late to start? I am nearing retirement and think this might be great for my wife and I to explore. Are many of the things not in print and not likely to be reprinted?
 
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Derek Thompson
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You'll have great fun even if you just buy one Master Set. Yoy don't NEED every faction. That said, I expect it all to stay continuously be reprinted for at least another year. (Simply my speculation, no inside info.]
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Totally worth it. This game offers tons of casual gaming replayability with just the master set.
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I just looked at the publisher's website, and they have the full line of products still in stock, except for the original Summoner Wars: Master Set, which will almost certainly be reprinted.

The window for a "competitive" tournament scene for this game has passed, since Plaid Hat Games have shifted their efforts to cultivating Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn on that front. But the Summoner Wars remains a wonderful game, accessible, and fast-playing that I'd recommend to anyone looking for a highly-replayable, easily customizable two-player game.
 
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I started picking up the game 8 to 10 months ago and had no problem picking up anythung. Most of it is still sold on the plaid hat website.
 
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Carthoris wrote:
I just looked at the publisher's website, and they have the full line of products still in stock, except for the original Summoner Wars: Master Set, which will almost certainly be reprinted.

The window for a "competitive" tournament scene for this game has passed, since Plaid Hat Games have shifted their efforts to cultivating Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn on that front. But the Summoner Wars remains a wonderful game, accessible, and fast-playing that I'd recommend to anyone looking for a highly-replayable, easily customizable two-player game.


Never a fan of suggesting a different game to answer a question but certainly a BGG tradition.

Summoner Wars is the friendliest of all the customizable games. It is at its best in the casual-competitive environment. I ran a league for nine months at the local store with very good attendance and ranging from newbies to some of the best players in the world. I have run numerous tournaments with friends and family at home and even PHG's James played in one.

I wonder if they ran their wonderful tournaments at GenCon this year since my boys and I played them from 2012-15.

The game seems to be widely available. Pick it up, play it with your wife and, if you like it enough, I am sure you will find it very easy to introduce it to friends, family and get exciting tournaments going.
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Ronaldo wrote:
Carthoris wrote:
... The window for a "competitive" tournament scene for this game has passed, since Plaid Hat Games have shifted their efforts to cultivating Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn on that front. But the Summoner Wars remains a wonderful game, accessible, and fast-playing that I'd recommend to anyone looking for a highly-replayable, easily customizable two-player game.


Never a fan of suggesting a different game to answer a question but certainly a BGG tradition.


Well that's fine, because I truly wasn't suggesting Ashes as a game to acquire or play. Although it has received some good press, I haven't even played it myself. It is simply a demonstrable fact that Plaid Hat is not making any efforts to support organized play of Summoner Wars anymore, and they've put that attention into Ashes instead. See the "News" page on their website, which seems to indicate that they had multiple Ashes events at Gen Con this year, and no Summoner Wars tournament--at least none they considered "News"-worthy.

I think the rest of my post clearly shows how much I endorse Summoner Wars, which I happen to have played multiple times this week.
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Carthoris wrote:
Ronaldo wrote:
Carthoris wrote:
... The window for a "competitive" tournament scene for this game has passed, since Plaid Hat Games have shifted their efforts to cultivating Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn on that front. But the Summoner Wars remains a wonderful game, accessible, and fast-playing that I'd recommend to anyone looking for a highly-replayable, easily customizable two-player game.


Never a fan of suggesting a different game to answer a question but certainly a BGG tradition.


Well that's fine, because I truly wasn't suggesting Ashes as a game to acquire or play. Although it has received some good press, I haven't even played it myself. It is simply a demonstrable fact that Plaid Hat is not making any efforts to support organized play of Summoner Wars anymore, and they've put that attention into Ashes instead. See the "News" page on their website, which seems to indicate that they had multiple Ashes events at Gen Con this year, and no Summoner Wars tournament--at least none they considered "News"-worthy.

I think the rest of my post clearly shows how much I endorse Summoner Wars, which I happen to have played multiple times this week.

Ashes is a much worse choice for a casual player, a terribly written rulebook and not so good premade factions, Ashes does not work well without deckbuilding whereas Summoner Wars is great at that.
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