The True Grit expansion is hard to explain as a requirement for the series, but it is helpful to give gamers variety. The additional story cards are a welcome and can be very cool to add to your games.
The addition of two new characters is a plus also. This gives you two unique powers and also two new stories to tell. Samuel is the first addition and he allows you to force a trade with another player for a skill card. Nathaniel is the first black character and a welcome addition to the game and the stories this game can tell. His ability is every time you win an adventure, you take 1 extra happiness Token. As this game is all about story telling, it is nice to have a more diverse story to be born on your gaming table.
Otherwise, you get more variety in the cards and story telling. You get a new dice mechanic that helps you when you "fail". All in all, this is more of an expansion that gives you "more of the same", but in a story telling game it is much appreciated. You want a lot of ways a story can go in a story telling game and this expansion helps that goal.
The components are top notch. I love the art in this game. Everything fits in perfectly with the base game. This game adds a black character to the game which adds some diversity. This is a good addition and will be very appealing to many gamers. The components are way above normal and the art work is really a work of art. Just beautiful. Amazing.
The "rules" are a single card to explain the single die. Otherwise, all of the rules are printed on the cards.
Flow of the Game:
This expansion does not change the base game at all. The only change is a single die that you roll if you would get nothing if you succeed. You then roll this die and look at the chart to see if you get something (5/6 sides you do). This is a really fun addition to the game. Getting nothing for a success is a stinker for sure.
Should I buy this game?:
This is for people who play the base game a lot. It does add some diversity to the cast which may be appealing to a lot of people. Otherwise, it is just more of the same but it is much appreciated.