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Tom Scutt
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I finally decided to get Thunderstone after thinking about it on and off for the last year. Playing it on Facebook has confirmed that it seems like my sort of thing.

I had been planning on getting Dragonspire, as the general opinion seemed to be that that was the best place to start for new players.

But the forthcoming release of Advance has muddied the waters and I now don't know whether I'd be better off waiting for that.

I don't know if it makes any difference, but I expect I'd be playing it co-op at least half the time (my 9 year old daughter is very keen on co-op games, and after comprehensively crushing the genestealers in our last game of Death Angel is now looking for a new challenge)

Any advice, please?
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Nobody here except the folks at AEG really know what Advance is going to be like yet, so we can't exactly recommend either Dragonspire or Advance over the other. If you don't want to wait until March for the reviews to come in, though, Dragonspire is a perfectly solid place to start.
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I don't know what Advanced will be like but I started with Dragonspire and have no regrets about that decision.
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Generally, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dragonspire or the original as a starting place. However, with Advance coming soon, I strongly suspect that will be the best place to start. One of its specific goals is to serve as a new jumping on point for people that are new to the series.
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I just got into TS in November. I started with the base set and now I have them all. I did buy them in order and found it a nice build up of options.
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I wouldn't tell you not to buy Dragonspire.

But as Ian points out, we designed Advance to be a solid starting place. It provides fixes for some niggling problems in Thunderstone as she is written, and is somewhat more colorful, so might appeal to 9-year-olds better (depending on the 9-year-old, of course).

Also, I'm glad to hear it's your sort of thing! Me too!
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As you're playing with your daughter I'd lean a little more towards the base set. In my opinion the heroes there tend to be the stronger types, while the monsters feel a little weaker. As well, you can get a better feel for the game before adding guardians, traps, treasure, special diseases, and settings to your game.
 
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