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Lawrence Lopez
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I see there is some discussion about the value (or not) of having two core sets. Is there a consensus?
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I think there is a clear consensus that we have no consensus (but I could be wrong about that).

Many people with two or three cores seem to be very happy with them. I have two and I recently ordered a third. One of the side benefits from having multiple cores (for the truly lazy) is you can have three or more encounters decks set up and ready to go.

If you were going into a competitive tournament then you might even want to have 3 cores for each player on your team, depending on what decks you are planning to use.

OTOH, one core is fine. In fact, with all the adventure packs, the "need" for multiple cores is reduced. If you are just starting out, I suggest you start with just one core. After you've played with it for a while (you can get a lot of mileage from just a single core) you will have a better idea if you want a 2nd or even a 3rd core.
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BitJam wrote:
OTOH, one core is fine. In fact, with all the adventure packs, the "need" for multiple cores is reduced. If you are just starting out, I suggest you start with just one core. After you've played with it for a while (you can get a lot of mileage from just a single core) you will have a better idea if you want a 2nd or even a 3rd core.

I think we, the consensusless people, can be in a bit of an agrement over this part.
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Igarka wrote:
BitJam wrote:
OTOH, one core is fine. In fact, with all the adventure packs, the "need" for multiple cores is reduced. If you are just starting out, I suggest you start with just one core. After you've played with it for a while (you can get a lot of mileage from just a single core) you will have a better idea if you want a 2nd or even a 3rd core.

I think we, the consensusless people, can be in a bit of an agrement over this part.


I think we can be in a lot of agreement over that part.
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BitJam wrote:
OTOH, one core is fine. In fact, with all the adventure packs, the "need" for multiple cores is reduced. If you are just starting out, I suggest you start with just one core. After you've played with it for a while (you can get a lot of mileage from just a single core) you will have a better idea if you want a 2nd or even a 3rd core.


+1. Or buy the core set, play a bit, then purchase expansions. If you still feel a need for more core set cards, then get 'em.
 
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if you can get one for $20 it's nice to have the 15-25 cards you might actually deckbuild with as they seem to be the more valuable ones that we got shorted in the core :/
 
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Shawn Plummer
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I purchased two core sets, primarily because I like to ppla with 4 people and have an opportunity to do so often.

Even with two core sets though I wanted multiples of several cards for deck building (Unexpected Courage, Gandalf, Horn of Gondor etc) So I just scanned those cards in, printed them out and slip them in a card sleeve with another card behind them. Works great!
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