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Bernard Hopkins
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I’m going to buy one this weekend. I’ve played both only once or twice and from my initial impressions I slightly prefer Avalon. I was wondering what the experienced players of these games thought. I was chatting to such a man last night and he said there was more deduction to be had in the second edition. This is probably something I’d prefer in the game.

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The plot cards make the game more deduction focused. This tends to be beneficial for groups that aren't experienced as it prompts them to discuss the information at hand. For more experienced groups the roles in Avalon make for a better game overall. Choose what suits your group.

If you end up playing regularly then pick up the other one and mix and match the roles and plot cards. If I could have it my way I'd have the 1st edition theme, box and components with the roles from Avalon.
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I prefer the simpler, base game offered w/ Resistance.

I've had luck making a slight alteration to Resistance rules that makes one of the "resistance" members function like Merlin in the Avalon version as well.

I don't have a large group of people that I can regularly play the game with, so I tend to prefer the simpler, streamlined version for teaching purposes as opposed to Avalon which has more stuff going on. Also prefer the original theme a little more.
 
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You can play vanilla Resistance with either, so the only difference is the plot cards vs the roles. And the plot cards are available in the BGG store for $5. So if you buy Avalon, and pick up the plot cards in the store, then you can play it all. The themes won't match, but it's the most economical way to play all the iterations of the game...
 
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mfaulk80 wrote:
You can play vanilla Resistance with either, so the only difference is the plot cards vs the roles. And the plot cards are available in the BGG store for $5. So if you buy Avalon, and pick up the plot cards in the store, then you can play it all. The themes won't match, but it's the most economical way to play all the iterations of the game...
Are The Resistance plot cards the same as the plot cards in first edition of The Resistance?
 
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ZenMonkey11 wrote:
mfaulk80 wrote:
You can play vanilla Resistance with either, so the only difference is the plot cards vs the roles. And the plot cards are available in the BGG store for $5. So if you buy Avalon, and pick up the plot cards in the store, then you can play it all. The themes won't match, but it's the most economical way to play all the iterations of the game...
Are The Resistance plot cards the same as the plot cards in first edition of The Resistance?

I believe so, but that's just based off of reading the same suggestion elsewhere.
 
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It kind of illustrates the pretty ludicrous production choices that have been made with this game. What we have here are two separate games, released within three years of each other, that are actually essentially THE SAME GAME. One has plot cards, the other has extra role cards.

Why oh why wasn't one an expansion to the other? Crazy.
 
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blankfrancis wrote:
It kind of illustrates the pretty ludicrous production choices that have been made with this game. What we have here are two separate games, released within three years of each other, that are actually essentially THE SAME GAME. One has plot cards, the other has extra role cards.

Why oh why wasn't one an expansion to the other? Crazy.


Base games are cheap enough to where an expansion likely seemed needless. Plus, Indie Board and Games loves them a KS campaign, and Avalon gave them that chance.
 
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I guess I'm just annoyed because I like the roles of Avalon but the theme of the original...
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