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Sergio Padilla
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Now that the 3rd edition is about to arrive, I'm going to find myself with two copies of all the cards. Is there any benefit in mixing both the second and third edition together? Or that would break the game?
Any suggestions?
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srpadlop wrote:
Now that the 3rd edition is about to arrive, I'm going to find myself with two copies of all the cards. Is there any benefit in mixing both the second and third edition together? Or that would break the game?
Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Sergio


I would not do it. The deck mix is an important part of the balance of the game and mixing in two sets of cards would dilute their value.
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When I looked at the cards to see if I could adjust my 2nd ed to play on the new map an with the new fuel system I quickly gave up. Far to many rebalances. It would not work in my opinion.
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Also I think there were a ton of changes to the cards--not sure about that though.
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One change is the fact that you can only use the ESA beamed power if the thruster has the new "push" symbol, which is not present on the 2nd edition cards. The solar sails have also been changed, both for balance and to fit with the new fuel strip. Otherwise I think the changes are minor. Wasn't there a google doc listing all the changes between 2nd and 3rd edition?
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Cards appear to be different sizes too?
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There might be some usefulness if using multiplayer Interstellar, although I don't guarantee the old deck will play well in the reworked Interstellar.
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Could they come in handy as placeholders for the trade card variant that was discussed earlier this week as long as one always referred to the values and text on the 3rd edition card?
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Sergio Padilla
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Thanks for all your quick responses! I was suspecting that it would affect the balance of the game but I was not sure. But I did not realize that the new edition cards change the cards so much.
Thanks for all th einformation.
 
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Photocopy and sleeves might work, and might be interesting.
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