Andrew Daley
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Just played the game tonight and it is a fun game!
So looking at started out with a few cards to work up to decks. I obviously need the core box. I just wondering how many core boxes would be optimal. I have have a chance to almost purchase two boxes from the price of one and wonder if it is worth it.
 
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I would definitely purchase 3 core sets. Having the option to run 3 cards of the same character/location/attachment/event is ideal.
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Agree - you won't regret buying 3 cores.
 
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If you plan to sleeve your player decks, then I highly recommend buying 2 core sets (if you plan to play with up to 4 players), then print out some photocopy proxies for the cards you don't have 3 of (like Unexpected Courage) and simply slip those into the card sleeves on top of another card.

I think 3 cores might be a bit excessive if you're only playing occasionally with minor deckbuilding, if you don't often play with more than 2 people, or if you have space issues.

If you want to do serious power-deckbuilding, or play with 3-4 players, or if you have a lot of space and can fit everything, or don't plan to ever sleeve your player cards, then get 3 cores for sure .
 
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creator1113 wrote:
(like Unexpected Courage)

Wait, what? Is this card in EVERY game now?

Two cores to not hate it in the long run. Three is bliss.
 
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If you are ok with using proxy copies, then 2 is fine. Personally, I like the real cards, but that's just me. cool
 
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gnurf wrote:
creator1113 wrote:
(like Unexpected Courage)

Wait, what? Is this card in EVERY game now?

Two cores to not hate it in the long run. Three is bliss.

I caught that too. It made me have to scroll up to double check what forum I was browsing.
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gnurf wrote:
creator1113 wrote:
(like Unexpected Courage)

Wait, what? Is this card in EVERY game now?

Two cores to not hate it in the long run. Three is bliss.


Based on the entire wording of his post, I would guess that he's mistakenly think this thread is about Lord of the Rings.

-There is no card called Unexpected Courage in A Game of Thrones.
-There are very few cards you will have three copies of out of two cores.
-You technically don't need two cores to play with four players.


A lot of people have the idea of buying one core and supplementing it with chapter packs to have enough cards for 8 mono-faction decks. It's a bad idea, because the core cards are both fundamental to many effective decks, and represent more prominent people and places from the series. A mono-faction deck from three cores is a much better representation of that faction, both in flavor and in mechanics.
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MasterDinadan wrote:
-There is no card called Unexpected Courage in A Game of Thrones.
-There are very few cards you will have three copies of out of two cores.
-You technically don't need two cores to play with four players.


Sounds a lot like Arkham, too!
 
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somaluna wrote:
MasterDinadan wrote:
-There is no card called Unexpected Courage in A Game of Thrones.
-There are very few cards you will have three copies of out of two cores.
-You technically don't need two cores to play with four players.


Sounds a lot like Arkham, too!


But three Arkhams would be silly. Get either two or four!
 
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I am looking into potentially playing this with my friend. Is this 3 copies per person? I'm hoping it doesn't require 4-6 copies to play it well.
 
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klex wrote:
I am looking into potentially playing this with my friend. Is this 3 copies per person? I'm hoping it doesn't require 4-6 copies to play it well.


If you aren't playing the same factions, then you should be good for the most part, except for some neutrals. If you find the neutrals are a problem, you can proxy some.
 
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If you're playing Melee, then the Neutrals shouldn't be a problem, as you get extra copies of Roseroad, Kingsroad, Superior Claim, and Rattleshirt's Raiders - which are the most likely cards you would want to have in multiple different Melee decks.
 
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There is a guy who sells the singles, it might be worth checking out if you just want a few cards for deck building. I've bought and sold some Dice Masters from http://www.borntoplaygames.com/.

They have a bunch of Living Card Game singles, I don't play any of them but FWIW they are out there.
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