John Fortune
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After having played the base game a while, I am having a blast and want to A. keep playing and B. introduce this to 3 friends.

What would be a good way to expand the game? What should I get next to add variety and to be able to build 4 good decks?

Thanks for any advice.
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Michael Wheal
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Might find something interesting in here.

http://talesfromthecards.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/new-player...


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John Davis
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My suggestion would be hazad-Dum. Be aware that the way the way FFG add only a few new player cards in each expansion means that your deckbuilding card pool will grow only slowly, though!
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Michał Różycki
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Maybe Shadow over Mirkwood cycle?
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You can play 4-player with just the core set. This would be a good introduction for your friends. You will need two substitute threat trackers but that is no big deal. Pencil and paper works fine.

After you play the core set together a few times then you will have more information to help make a better informed purchase. If everyone is interested then you may want to buy a 2nd core set. This would give you two more threat trackers and plenty of player cards. It would also give you the encounter cards needed to play two games simultaneously.

There has been nearly endless debates on whether or not a single player should buy a 2nd (or 3rd) core set (or even more). I think it makes a lot of sense when you have 4 players. It would give you 120 more player cards including: one more Gandalf card per player; 6x of 9 player cards, 4x of 38 player cards; and 2x of 13 player cards. Even the "big box" Khazad-dum expansion only gives you 33 more player cards.

I really think a 2nd core set is the best expansion when you have 4 players.

edit: Each core set has 4 Gandalf cards. With 2 core sets you get 2 per player. You want these cards.
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Mike Sesma
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MWAlbion wrote:


Thank you very much for this link, I had been wondering the same thing.
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You can play 4p with just the core set, but your deck-building options will be minimal.

I don't know how much cash you have spare but if I were you I'd invest in another core set and the first two or three Mirkwood adventure packs. That'll give you much more flexibility for deck-construction, and you'll have a few more scenarios to play with your pals.
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You are starting early enough that it's probably best to go in order of the AP's original release (i.e., get Shadows of Mirkwood cycle cards, then Khazad-dum, etc).

If that doesn't appeal to you, go to lotrlcg.com or some other site to see which player cards are in which expansion. Think about what kinds of decks you want to make and see which APs best fit that goal!

Good luck!
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