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Subject: Which cards can be used and when? rss

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Ian Armstrong
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So I am just about to start the Dunwich campaign. I have the expansion + all the scenario packs. My question is this:

Am I allowed to use any investigator cards that I own to build decks at the start of the campaign, including those from scenarios that have yet to be played?

Or should I wait and build my initial decks from the core set + Dunwich expansion and then as I get access to new cards after playing a scenario, only be able to add them into decks at that point?

Thanks.
 
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Robbie M.
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Either way is valid. I would use all the cards.
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You're always allowed to use all your player cards in any scenario or campaign. I think deckbuilding will be much more enjoyable if you use all your cards, plus then you won't have to spend XP to add new level 0 cards to your deck later on.
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The only convincing argument AGAINST using everything I've heard is that it increases replay value to restrict yourself. That way on your next play through you'll have a different pool of cards to start from.
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B.D. Flory
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CasualToast wrote:
The only convincing argument AGAINST using everything I've heard is that it increases replay value to restrict yourself. That way on your next play through you'll have a different pool of cards to start from.


For my money, this is something I sometimes do for later plays. The first play is always with the full card pool at hand.
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Jeremy Pyne
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Meh, theres enough characters and builds to have a lot of replays.
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B.D. Flory
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pynej wrote:
Meh, theres enough characters and builds to have a lot of replays.


I think it's more of a challenge thing, personally. I agree there are plenty of options for lots (and lots) of plays.
 
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Chris Byer
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My first time through dunwich I was playing along with the release cycle so I didn't have much of a choice. I have played through 2 other times, once with the full dunwich pool from the start and once with the carcosa cards added to the pool. I would say if you have them there is no reason to limit your pool from the start, it opens up a lot of options and helps to make your decks more tailored to your investigators playstyle.
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