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Patrick Dolan
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So, none of my FLGS have starters. One didn't get any Destiny, one got Boosters (and nobody can tell them where their Starters are), and the rest sold out of starters.

So... Is it feasible to build 'starter' type decks using only Boosters? If so, any guesses as to how many boosters it might take to build two decks?


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B.C. Wendel
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Well, you're going to need characters. From what I've read, they come about 1 in every 3 boosters. I bought 12 boosters and got 4, so the ratio works in my small sample case.

The starters have 3 character dice each, so that would be 18 boosters to fill out two decks. But you would also need the cards to line up with the rights colors and hero/villain. Or you could just fudge with the rules a little bit until you can get starters.

I think it depends on just how many boosters you want to buy and how lucky you get with them. It's doable, but it's not a sure thing. But I would say you need at least 18 to have a chance.
 
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Matthew McFarland
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You absolutely don't need starters to play. The problem with going just off boosters, though, is getting enough cards from any single color to fill out decks, even when running a couple colors; there's three colors with two affiliations each, which spreads the cards around. Honestly, you'd probably need an entire box (36 boosters) to have a decent chance at building a deck without the starters. Completely unscientific statement, though.
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Tyler Tinsley
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Ignore the heroes and villain deck building restrictions until you can get starters. It's team biulding that is really quite hard untill you have some unique characters with two dice.

You will also need tokens for damage, armor and supply.
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18 boosters is a good minimum;
it gives 18 dice so possibly 9 per side (same nr as a starter deck)
and 90 cards divided about 30/30/30 of hero/villain/neutral cards give or take a few.
for a normal deck you would need 33-34 cards (starter decks only have 24 cards) so that gives you a few leftovers.
given the characters you find it might not be easy to have the good combination to maximize your 30 points for character building but the starters didnt use the full 30 either.

up to you if that suffices for you or you need more to have more deck-building choices.
for some decent deck-building choice 1 booster box is a must
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Richard Dickson
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What about battlegrounds? Those don't seem very common in the boosters, and you need at least one to play.
 
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I think it is possible to play without getting a starter box.
The only thing is you will need some tokens for shields , damage and resources..... they only come in the starters.
 
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Cal Rasmussen
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I got 3 battlegrounds the other day in just one booster.
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DailyRich wrote:
What about battlegrounds? Those don't seem very common in the boosters, and you need at least one to play.


We get freakin battlegrounds every other booster.
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Troy Hughes
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I'm also in the "didn't get any starters but did get boosters" camp.

And I'm a manager at a FLGS!

I have purchased 36 boosters packs, and have been able to make 4 different decks (just not all at the same time) out of them.

All I need is the rules (free at FFG) and some tokens!

Oh, and out of 36 packs I've got about 9 battlegrounds.

(Plus, just to brag, I got a Han Solo, a Millennium Falcon, and a Jabba. )

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