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Donald M.
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I have a chance to buy the original used for about $40 or wait for the KS or buy both. I have to decide by today.

Is it overkill to have both?
 
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If you're made out of money, I guess get them both.

But if you don't have either, I'd just recommend buying the KSer at the Commodore level. Check out all the KS extras that have been opened up due to the huge demand.
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Anthony Burnett
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I would suggest the KS version to purchase. I have played the 1st edition and while it is a good game, the KS version appears to offer more abilities, better artwork and accessories that are better quality.

There is nothing wrong with the 1st edition but the KS version just overall looks better and has some newer KS stretch goal tiles that are not available in the 1st edition.
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Donald M.
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The Kick starter will cost me $60 more. I like this game and played it just once. Probably go for the KS only then as the prices of the old copy will drop once released.
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Morten K
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The original is good as it is (and it looks better in my opinion at least) so just get that and save the money.
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Bernhard W
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Oiler1 wrote:
I have a chance to buy the original used for about $40 or wait for the KS or buy both. I have to decide by today.

Is it overkill to have both?

As others said before, the KS game adds a few things gameplay-wise. It's not a must have IMO, but I would go for the revised game with included expansion if money doesn't matter.

I don't see any reason to get both, unless you can't wait for the KS to be delivered.

Like Morten, I prefer the artwork of the old one, especially the icons on the buidlings are much easier to read in the old one. The new edition ones look way too busy and dark (lacking contrast) for my taste.
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Becq Starforged
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I'd say go for the new one. I don't think you'll ever find yourself saying "Man, I wish I had the original version so that I could play without all of these new options cluttering up my box!"
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Morten K
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I don't want all the new things cluttering up the box and the game. Simple is good.
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Becq wrote:
I'd say go for the new one. I don't think you'll ever find yourself saying "Man, I wish I had the original version so that I could play without all of these new options cluttering up my box!"


I disagree. I am with Morten. I have been following the KS and decided, nope - They had perfection from the start. Sometimes more is less. That is my particular opinion for this game.
 
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Tucker Taylor
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The original version has one very big advantage over Kickstarting the new one: you get the original version now, not in X months.

Becq wrote:
I'd say go for the new one. I don't think you'll ever find yourself saying "Man, I wish I had the original version so that I could play without all of these new options cluttering up my box!"

I say that every time I open my Mayfair printing of 1830: Railways & Robber Barons.
 
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Becq Starforged
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Then the three of you shouldn't be considering the KS at all. The question asked above was "Should I buy *both*?"
 
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