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Mike Kent
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I have been on the fence on if I would buy this game, but have not.
I finally put my finger on why.

I feel like Thunderstone Advance is just a fix for the original Thunderstone. Why should I have to buy a game twice to get a good version?
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Francis K. Lalumiere
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I see it as an expansion set that improves some aspects of the basic mechanics.

After all, it's mostly new cards.
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Martin Smith
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mikus42 wrote:
I have been on the fence on if I would buy this game, but have not.
I finally put my finger on why.

I feel like Thunderstone Advance is just a fix for the original Thunderstone. Why should I have to buy a game twice to get a good version?


To be honest I felt much the same, but it is worth the upgrade. I suppose the alternative would have been for AEG to never have bother improving the game. I sold off all my old cards and now just have the advanced sets. One of my favourite games.
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Mark Crouch
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I played the original version exactly once - and hated it. My main complaint was in how difficult it was to get a hand that you could go into the dungeon with.

Then Thunderstone Advance came along and I tried again. Night and Day as far as I'm concerned. The rule revisions fixed everything I hated about the original and now the game has become a favorite instead.

I still won't play the original version, but that no longer matters. The new version (and it's expansions) are great fun!
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Edward Bolme
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Two years of experience with a game will eventually point out all it's flaws. Especially those that are easily missed on the initial Dev cycle.
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Wayne Shepherdson
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I would see it as getting it for new cards and starting decks to add to your collection.

Rules wise, you can implement the new rules straight to the base game. If I am not wrong, the only thing they added was the prepare action where instead of town/rest/dungeon, you discard how many cards you want and draw back to 6. Easily implemented for prev versions.
 
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