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Barry D'haeyer
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My question is, is it worth buying the regular version of AQ when you have ordered AQ:I kickstarter?

 
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Frogjuice wrote:
My question is, is it worth buying the regular version of AQ when you have ordered AQ:I kickstarter?



Worth is kind of in the eye of the beholder (it's subjective). They're each their own game/campaign and may interact well with each other, but if you don't like AQ:I or are not craving more, there wouldn't be a reason to purchase more.
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Of course.
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Barry D'haeyer
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Frisches wrote:
Frogjuice wrote:
My question is, is it worth buying the regular version of AQ when you have ordered AQ:I kickstarter?



Worth is kind of in the eye of the beholder (it's subjective). They're each their own game/campaign and may interact well with each other, but if you don't like AQ:I or are not craving more, there wouldn't be a reason to purchase more.


I've played it and I really like AQ, a friend of mine had the KS version of it. The reason I never bought it was that it seemed expensive for just the base game, while the KS version really offered alot. However, now with inferno on the way, it seems to me that the base game expands quite a bit too. Thats why i was wondering if buying it would add alot of bang for my buck.

if you are wondering, I can buy it new for about 90 euros.
 
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I'll throw a dissenting opinion: not worth it.

AQ and AQ:I have similar game mechanics. AQ:I is slightly more complex with its Damnation mechanic.

If you have KS AQ:I, you will have lots of heroes, so the heroes from vanilla AQ are just drops in the bucket.
 
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Barry D'haeyer
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Esvath wrote:
I'll throw a dissenting opinion: not worth it.

AQ and AQ:I have similar game mechanics. AQ:I is slightly more complex with its Damnation mechanic.

If you have KS AQ:I, you will have lots of heroes, so the heroes from vanilla AQ are just drops in the bucket.


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How about the extra campaign I would get, or do you feel one AQ gets enough enjoyment out of it? I havent played long enough to know.
 
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I would go further and suggest something different:

1) Wait.


You're getting AQ:I, the KS edition. Play that several times. You don't need any original AQ stuff with it (except for perhaps that fall of arcadia campaign). But really, you'll have a TON of stuff to play. After you've played a few campaigns, you'll know if you want more scenarios or not, because that is what original AQ will boil down to - More scenarios. (well...more heroes too, but you already have a metric ton with a KS AQ:I).

So, yeah. Wait.

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If you're getting (or already received) Inferno KS, then there's really no reason to rush out and buy AQ.

You'll have sooooo much replayability in the KS version of AQ with the various campaigns and buttloads of heroes, that you'd be hard-pressed to feel like you need more variety anytime soon.

I don't see AQ disappearing from the shelves in the near future, so you'll certainly have time to decide over the coming months if you want to fork out more cash.

I've had AQ and Beyond the Grave (with a few single hero buys) for over a year now, and it's still fun and varied each time, regardless if a campaign or a couple standalone scenarios.

I'm thrilled to get all the new goodies in Inferno, to be sure, but the original AQ still hasn't lost its shine. (plus, it's a really fun game to paint, with those gorgeous models!)
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Barry D'haeyer
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I think ill follow your advice and just wait. Save my money... who am I kidding, ill spend it on something else.
 
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I would also say that for 90 euros it is not worth it. If it comes down to the 60s then I would say grab it.
 
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Many good suggestions so far. Waiting until you have a better idea is wise. You will probably get to the point where you don't need to ask: you'll know whether you want it or not.

But also, if your friend has it, then just use their copy. In my gaming group we share games quite happily.

AQ for you means another campaign + upgrade deck. The extra heroes are a small bonus compared to the tons of heroes you got with this KS.
Since you played it already, you will be able to tell whether you really prefer a different setting (Orcs, Goblins, Minotaurs) and a slightly simpler campaign.
Personally, I think AQ is great to introduce new players to the game, while AQ:I is the next step (but hey, I haven't played AQ:I yet).

I also like Beyond the Grave the most and I'm happy I bought it as well.
Keep in mind that Beyond the Grave is meant to be played with AQ and not with AQ:I. So you'll have to buy AQ in order to play BtG.
 
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mrsuitcase wrote:
I would go further and suggest something different:

Wait.

You're getting AQ:I, the KS edition. Play that several times. You don't need any original AQ stuff with it (except for perhaps that fall of arcadia campaign). But really, you'll have a TON of stuff to play. After you've played a few campaigns, you'll know if you want more scenarios or not, because that is what original AQ will boil down to - More scenarios. (well...more heroes too, but you already have a metric ton with a KS AQ:I).

Agreed. First wait and see how much you like the game.

You don't have to buy AQ for the heroes - but more tiles and scenarios and a brand new campaign are very nice. Add to that new monsters and bosses with other mechanics. It's why I bought Inferno and Beyond the Grave, having AQ.
 
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Barry D'haeyer
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Many good suggestions so far. Waiting until you have a better idea is wise. You will probably get to the point where you don't need to ask: you'll know whether you want it or not.

But also, if your friend has it, then just use their copy. In my gaming group we share games quite happily.

AQ for you means another campaign + upgrade deck. The extra heroes are a small bonus compared to the tons of heroes you got with this KS.
Since you played it already, you will be able to tell whether you really prefer a different setting (Orcs, Goblins, Minotaurs) and a slightly simpler campaign.
Personally, I think AQ is great to introduce new players to the game, while AQ:I is the next step (but hey, I haven't played AQ:I yet).

I also like Beyond the Grave the most and I'm happy I bought it as well.
Keep in mind that Beyond the Grave is meant to be played with AQ and not with AQ:I. So you'll have to buy AQ in order to play BtG.


Sharing is No problem, for now, but the guy is moving far away this year so...
 
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