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This is simply for easy referencing the cards apart! I like it a lot in other games that i can separate expansions and base games!

So is there any way of deciphering which expansion a card comes from by just looking at the card?
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Zerothi wrote:
This is simply for easy referencing the cards apart! I like it a lot in other games that i can separate expansions and base games!

So is there any way of deciphering which expansion a card comes from by just looking at the card?

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Well, technically you could just do what I have done. Play the original game until you know every card really well. Then you can easily tell any card not from the base set at a glance
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Adding something to tell them apart has already been brought up and will hopefully be implemented asap. Not having them in the first place was an unfortunate oversight.
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Adding something to tell them apart has already been brought up and will hopefully be implemented asap. Not having them in the first place was an unfortunate oversight.

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Broccoli wrote:
Well, technically you could just do what I have done. Play the original game until you know every card really well. Then you can easily tell any card not from the base set at a glance
I am a newbie...
I now, but no matter what, if i play the game with several new players in the first couple of months it is easier to let them do some work, i.e. repack cards, bring forth new cards. They will probably not play the game as much as me. And so icons/marks are really nice in this case!

In general i think that a method of dividing cards by just looking at them is the best method to solve this problem, anything as subtle as in for instance Race for the Galaxy, where people asked questions about how to tell them apart as late as in the second expansion!

I want it more technical! Not by memorizing names or effects!
 
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Zerothi wrote:
Broccoli wrote:
Well, technically you could just do what I have done. Play the original game until you know every card really well. Then you can easily tell any card not from the base set at a glance
I am a newbie...
I now, but no matter what, if i play the game with several new players in the first couple of months it is easier to let them do some work, i.e. repack cards, bring forth new cards. They will probably not play the game as much as me. And so icons/marks are really nice in this case!

In general i think that a method of dividing cards by just looking at them is the best method to solve this problem, anything as subtle as in for instance Race for the Galaxy, where people asked questions about how to tell them apart as late as in the second expansion!

I want it more technical! Not by memorizing names or effects!


It sounds like it will be there (though I'm surprised they didn't have it already if they did it for Thunderstone).

Though it seems less important in Nightfall at least for the first two sets.
 
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We do list the entire card set on the back of the rulebook.
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edbolme wrote:
We do list the entire card set on the back of the rulebook.
I know!
Icons are just better than a rulebook in my opinion.
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I agree icons are the way to go, it is much easier just to look at the card icon and immediately know which set it is from.
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Why does it matter? I do not ever seperate the sets. I combine them into one set and play the game. I have all of Thunderstone combined and will never worry about seperating it.
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xraine69 wrote:
Why does it matter? I do not ever seperate the sets. I combine them into one set and play the game. I have all of Thunderstone combined and will never worry about seperating it.
Apparently you havn't meet me! It matters a great deal to me.

I like to keep things in neat order! I always separate the cards from each other. It will make setup (for me) a lot faster. If you don't think it does then good! But that just doesn't work for me!
 
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Zerothi wrote:
xraine69 wrote:
Why does it matter? I do not ever seperate the sets. I combine them into one set and play the game. I have all of Thunderstone combined and will never worry about seperating it.
Apparently you havn't meet me! It matters a great deal to me.

I like to keep things in neat order! I always separate the cards from each other. It will make setup (for me) a lot faster. If you don't think it does then good! But that just doesn't work for me!


You wouldn't just keep them in one box with dividers sorted alphabetically?
 
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xraine69 wrote:
Why does it matter?

I personally like to be able to quickly answer people who say things like "Oh I really like that card, let me know what set that comes in so I can get that card too".
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s3rvant wrote:
xraine69 wrote:
Why does it matter?

I personally like to be able to quickly answer people who say things like "Oh I really like that card, let me know what set that comes in so I can get that card too".


David, aren't you supposed to know every card directly from mind?
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I keep mine alphabetized in the box, with minion orders seperated from action orders. It is easier for me to open the PDF of the rules on my phone and tell someone which set the card comes from. Otherwise, you would have to open the box and search for the card.whistle
 
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lydon wrote:
David, aren't you supposed to know every card directly from mind?

Well, given that I spend most of my time playing with zero-art non-final card names, I actually have a pretty hard time telling which set some of the final cards come from...

Also, I like to keep my grouped by color first, then alphabetically within each color
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lfisher wrote:
Zerothi wrote:
xraine69 wrote:
Why does it matter? I do not ever seperate the sets. I combine them into one set and play the game. I have all of Thunderstone combined and will never worry about seperating it.
Apparently you havn't meet me! It matters a great deal to me.

I like to keep things in neat order! I always separate the cards from each other. It will make setup (for me) a lot faster. If you don't think it does then good! But that just doesn't work for me!


You wouldn't just keep them in one box with dividers sorted alphabetically?
Not in the spirit of me! I would still prefer icons and have them divided by expansion!
 
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Zerothi wrote:
lfisher wrote:
Zerothi wrote:
xraine69 wrote:
Why does it matter? I do not ever seperate the sets. I combine them into one set and play the game. I have all of Thunderstone combined and will never worry about seperating it.
Apparently you havn't meet me! It matters a great deal to me.

I like to keep things in neat order! I always separate the cards from each other. It will make setup (for me) a lot faster. If you don't think it does then good! But that just doesn't work for me!


You wouldn't just keep them in one box with dividers sorted alphabetically?
Not in the spirit of me! I would still prefer icons and have them divided by expansion!

It was mentioned in another thread, that the dividers are marked with the expansion. So, there you go.
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I am thinking that will most likely iron out all the stuff that they "missed" in other printings (I’m crossing my fingers for the icons as well). I enjoy this game immensely, and I can’t wait for martial law but for some reason I feel as if this game is a work in progress in terms of development and production (and before anyone jumps down my throat I know the game is still in its infancy and is still being fleshed out).
 
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I suspect that I'll just integrate all cards in no particular order for randomness or alphabetical.

I pull dividers out of the box when I pull the cards out.
 
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And when I draft I might not use the draft card, but rather the cards themselves, with dividers or not.


 
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And when I draft I might not use the draft card, but rather the cards themselves, with dividers or not.


I didn't quite get this last one? So exactly how do you draft? Do you pull out one card from each pile?
 
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Zerothi wrote:
Do you pull out one card from each pile?

That is probably what he means. It's also how we draft while playtesting.
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Zerothi wrote:
Neo42 wrote:


And when I draft I might not use the draft card, but rather the cards themselves, with dividers or not.


I didn't quite get this last one? So exactly how do you draft? Do you pull out one card from each pile?



More like 4 stacks of cards with dividers. So when you choose a "card" you just plop down the stack in front of you. Depending on the draft format, face down or not.


It's what I'll try next time.

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