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James Haas
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Hello,

I recently purchased 2 core sets for this game. I usually host game nights with friends and want to work this into our regular games. I have absolutely zero intentions of playing competitively or going to tournaments or even meeting up with other players that own this game. I would simply like to be able to play this game with 2-4 people solely out of my own collection.

Are 2 core sets enough to have 3 or 4 people build their own decks? Will common limitations crop up from this?
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Boodger wrote:
Hello,

I recently purchased 2 core sets for this game. I usually host game nights with friends and want to work this into our regular games. I have absolutely zero intentions of playing competitively or going to tournaments or even meeting up with other players that own this game. I would simply like to be able to play this game with 2-4 people solely out of my own collection.

Are 2 core sets enough to have 3 or 4 people build their own decks? Will common limitations crop up from this?


Firstly: welcome aboard!

Two base sets are fine for 3 or 4 people to build decks. You'll have a little competition for certain strong actions in particular, but note that the example decks have two decks that both use 3s and 5s - there are several good cards for shootout decks on these values so there are enough to share around.

Indeed, the playtest team came up with various decks if you want a "board game" style experience with 4 decks made at once. There are similar decklists primed to go once the Epitaph expansion is released, based on 2x base sets + 1x Epitaph expansion. The decklists have some tips on strategy with each deck too.

Each of the decks in the buyers guide linked to below can be made at the same time as the other decks from the guide so you can have all four made at once and play two matches 1v1 or experiment with multiplayer! The only thing you'll be missing are additional jokers. Here I'd recommend everyone just having one joker, nobody having jokers at all or just using proxies for the missing jokers.

Buyer's guide with links to individual decklists
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1760063/buyers-guide-doomto...

Direct links to example decklists
http://dtdb.co/en/decklist/2348/fourth-ring-2x-base-set
http://dtdb.co/en/decklist/2349/law-dogs-2x-base-set
http://dtdb.co/en/decklist/2350/morgan-cattle-company-2x-bas...
http://dtdb.co/en/decklist/2351/sloane-deck-2x-base-set

Happy to help with any more questions, Pinebox have been very clear that they are committed to supporting a variety of styles of playing the game and the playtest team is doing its best to assist.
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James Haas
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Awesome, thanks for the reply and advice! This is great news to hear. I also imagine that the expansions will help to alleviate some of the competition for certain strong cards, right? I intend in buying a few saddlebags and a pinebox every few months until i catch up.
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Boodger wrote:
Awesome, thanks for the reply and advice! This is great news to hear. I also imagine that the expansions will help to alleviate some of the competition for certain strong cards, right? I intend in buying a few saddlebags and a pinebox every few months until i catch up.


You're right, the expansions help by offering interesting new cards, encouraging people to switch from certain base set cards and encouraging whole new decks using completely different values. For example, buying "Faith & Fear" and getting access to the "Faster on the Draw" action card might encourage a shootout deck to try playing a deck with lots of 6s, freeing up lots of cards on another value.

Doomtown's deckbuilding rules help reduce the competition for things that might be "staples" in another game, as you might not include them in your deck if they're on the wrong value (not part of your shooting structure, too low for your spell pulls etc).

Good strategy on gradually expanding the card pool - according to a recent Facebook post the upcoming Kickstarter should have an option to pick up some of the old expansions, so that might be a good way to get hold of them.
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