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Subject: NEW Player - What to buy? rss

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Scott Alden
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My son would like to get into this game. Not for organized play or anything, just casual.

Aside from the core set, what should I buy? What would make sense for a great starting set of expansions?
 
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I would start with the CORE set just to learn the game. Once you've got down how to play, pick the deluxe set that focuses on the factions your son likes, and expand from there. If you search online, you can find sample builds that will help you learn the game.

If you aren't concerned about tournament play, you may want to look at getting the data pack "opening moves" sooner rather than later. The card "Jackson Howard" is a very valuable corporation asset that solves the problem of accidentally drawing a bunch of agendas (agenda flooding).

Have fun!
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scotter23 wrote:
My son would like to get into this game. Not for organized play or anything, just casual.

Aside from the core set, what should I buy? What would make sense for a great starting set of expansions?


Honestly, just start with the core set. I've been playing core set only matches with some friends at work for a few weeks, and we're having a great time. The variety and balance of a single core set (12 possible matchups) is HUGE, and there's also plenty of room for deckbuilding (as long as you're only building one corp deck and one runner deck at any given time).

The only thing the core set is lacking is agenda variety--each corp only has 5-6 points of in-faction agendas, so running every neutral agenda is absolutely necessary.

"What Lies Ahead" (the first ever data pack) remedies this by giving each corp three copies of an additional agenda, but that's only if you want to really start tinkering with the corp decks.
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Shan Rievan
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This is a good read.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Netrunner/wiki/buyingguide
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