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Subject: Age of Seam: Steam::Brass:Age of Industry rss

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Madhujith Venkatakrishna
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Just wanted to know if this analogy is good as I don;t want to own versions just for small changes.

Basically my analogy is Steam is a slightly easier version of AoS and AoI is an easier version of Brass.

I currently own Brass and Steam.

Thanks for the thoughts.
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The differences are more than difficulty but yeah, they are kind of redundant.
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Your observation is right.

Although:

AoI is great because it offers variety with 2 different maps and two more available as expansion set.

I prefer AoS over Steam every time.
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Your base analogy is correct, but difficulty is not the primary difference. Steam and Age of Industry are far more tactical games. Age of Steam and Brass are long-term strategy games. Although, I suppose tactical games are inherently easier for new players.
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AoI is not as complex as Brass and it is also being expanded, where Brass is not. AoI is also a quicker game and can play upto 5.

There is very little difference between Steam and AoS. Steam exists because of a dispute between different companies. When it was tested and devloped the luck of the dice rolling was taken out of Steam. Also the point and income track was modified, for the better in my opinion.

There is an arguement for getting AoI if you have Brass, it all depends on if you would want a slightly different version of Brass that can be expanded, plays upto 5 and is quicker.

I would not bother with AoS, there is very little difference between the 2 games. I really like AoS, but sold my copy for lots of Euros, just before Steam came out as I knew that I would be unlikey to play AoS again with Steam in my collection.
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Honestly the standard game in Steam is not really so different from Age of Steam. Most people play the basic rules and compare those to AoS, but in reality Steam comes with 2 different games. One of them is very different and way easier than AoS. In the standard game however, the only real differences are the way goods are put on the board and the difference between the income and points tracks. These differences do make it easier to survive though.
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They must have some sort of connecting thread, because as me a big Wallace fan, find that I like those titles of his the least.
 
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The "standard" rules feel broken in Steam, especially due to the way good are placed on board. I would never again be convinced to pay Steam using the AoS rules. The base rules, however, are moderately interesting and fair.
 
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