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I am planning on buying the base game, what expansions should I get. I care most about characters and thematic things rather than gameplay mechanics. It also does not necessarily have to be a big box expansion either.
 
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Two more base games. Don't worry about expansions for now. Three core sets is the best way to experience the game when you're just starting out.
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Agree with Drew 99%. The unaccounted for 1% is because, depending on your budget, you can do well with only two cores (base games) to start. Then if you find yourself actually liking the game, then spurge for the third core.

And if you're able to spurge, then to answer your question about expansions... if you find yourself liking the game, and intend to play only at the casual level (to include casual local store tournaments), then I suggest you limit your expansion purchases to the "Deluxe" expansions. Four have been released thus far, and a fifth is on the way.

Go here to see a list of all the expansions: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169255/game-thrones-...

Again, if you'll be playing only casually, then the Deluxe expansions - now that several have been released - will serve you very well in the expansion department and also provide the "greatest bang for your buck". But as Drew suggested, try a few games and perhaps a little deck building (as you desire) with the core game first (2 or 3 copies). That way, you'll know if you like it or not. And if you do, then follow the rest of the advice.

Then if you discover you might want to dabble in the tournament scene, then start looking at the Chapter packs.

 
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bgm1961 wrote:

Again, if you'll be playing only casually, then the Deluxe expansions - now that several have been released - will serve you very well in the expansion department and also provide the "greatest bang for your buck".


This is true. You'll get a lot more characters you know from the books (or show) with these than the Chapter Packs.
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