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Hi all,

I know this is a stand alone game and the original Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective isn't needed to play, but are there any cases in Jack/West End that are continuations or refer plot-wise to the original cases?

I've preordered the reprint of the original, and am just wondering if it's worth waiting a month or two to receive it before starting the new edition I just received.

Thanks!
 
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It's stand alone You can play them!
 
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Completely standalone, but highly recommended that you do cases 5-10 in order because of newspaper stuff.
 
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Hi Paul,
So you mean that playing cases from 1 to 4 every case need only its newspaper??

Example playing case 4 you need to read only newspaper of case 4 and no newspapers 1,2 and 3???
 
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Thanks, Paul! I suspect the OCD in me would play 1-10 in order anyway; I hadn't even thought about playing them out of order as they arrive in one box. I was only thinking of separate sets' play order and will probably break out Jack/West End this evening instead of waiting until July-ish for me reprint preorder to ship.
 
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I strongly recommend playing cases 5-10 first.
It's two separate games in one box.
But yes, there is no connection story wise between anything in here and anything in the original 10 cases.
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cris72 wrote:
Hi Paul,
So you mean that playing cases from 1 to 4 every case need only its newspaper??

Example playing case 4 you need to read only newspaper of case 4 and no newspapers 1,2 and 3???

Nope.

Cases 1-4 must be played in order, and the newspapers follow on. Do not play case 4 without having played cases 1-3 first.

Then.... as a completely separate thing... is cases 5-10. Again, play them in order.

But you can play 5-10 before you play cases 1-4, totally different games.
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Thank you Paul
 
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I HIGHLY recommend playing 5-10 first. 1-4 are very different and much harder, and don't really leave you with any conclusion until you reach the end of 4.

If this is your first time playing, 5-10 are much more like the standard cases. Each one leads to a conclusion at the end of the individual case.

The rulebook itself even recommends starting with 5-10. I'm really not sure why they didn't make the Jack the Ripper cases 7-10 and can only assume it's because they put things in chronological order (the first 4 cases take place some 10 years before the others).

Until you get a feel for the game, again, I'd do the Jack the Ripper cases last. Also, they feel much less like Holmes cases. Far more grisly.
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