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Is there order to buy pack’s in?


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Marcuspolus

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do I need small box expansion first and what about the standalone adventures?   I only have the 1 core set right now?  in other words, what should I buy first?



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You could:

 

- Buy a standalone scenario. Currently 2 are available, "Curse of the Rougarou" and "Carnevale of Horrors". This will give you another single adventure with a unique theme and setting to play. These adventures are quite demanding and require only the Core Set to play. Since they are produced using a different process, the quality of the cards is also perceptibly lower than that of the regular products.

 

- Start buying a campaign cycle. These cycles begin with one deluxe box, containing new investigators, 2 scenarios and lots of new player cards to expand your deck. The 2 scenarios start a campaign that is continued with 6 "Mythos Packs", each containing the next scenario in the story and a handful of new player cards. The scenarios have to be played in the order they were published (beginning with the deluxe box), but you can use player cards from later packs for your deckbuilding, if you have them. These campaigns will be the principal way new content will be released in the coming years. For a campaign to work, you need to buy all of its components, but otherwise you only need the Core Set to play. Currently, only one of these cycles, "The Dunwich Legacy" is available and we're still waiting for the last Mythos Pack to become available next month. The second campaign, "Path to Carcosa" is already announced and will appear later this year.

 

- Buy another Core Set. This will give you additional copies of many important player cards to use in your decks and will make it easier to play the game with friends that don't own it. If you are still trying to beat the Core Set campaign, want to vary your decks or try out decks you found online or want stronger decks to beat the standalone scenarios, but don't want to buy a whole campaign, yet, this is the easiest way to do it. The drawback is that you will pay for lots of duplicates of scenario cards you cannot use for the game.


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The Dunwich Legacy box is probably the best value of those options: it supplies more characters, more player cards, and two scenarios, as well as being a prerequisite for the later scenarios in its campaign. I got the two standalones before Dunwich Legacy, but only because DL was between printings and hard to get at the time.


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The Dunwich Legacy box is probably the best value of those options: it supplies more characters, more player cards, and two scenarios, as well as being a prerequisite for the later scenarios in its campaign.


This is definitely the best option if you already know you want to get into the game for real. But it is also practically a commitment to spend $100+ on this game to see the whole campaign. If you're still on the fence and want to try out the game a bit more before getting into an expensive new hobby, consider the alternatives.

And seriously, if you are already about to order the whole Dunwich cycle, just add another Core Set and the two standalone scenarios to the basket, it won't make much of a difference and will get you everything available so far. After that you can just buy everything as it is published. :-)

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thanks everyone :)  I'm hooked...father's day is coming up...ssooo...  :)