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Likely a common question about the Core Set & Deluxe Expansions that has been asked before, but I am new...

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I apologize if this is asked often, as I am sure it probably has been & I am new to the site.


So I am trying to get caught up before several out of print game Cores Sets & Deluxe Expansions become increasingly hard to find, as well as stay on top of the games still in production by FFG going forward.


I'm not a collector of every single thing released for LCG's as much as I am trying to get the essentials to add to my board game collection only so I can pull them out when guests come over or I head to a meet up.


Can someone please give me a 101 on how many Original & Revised Core Sets & Deluxe Expansions I need to make a complete play set of each deck suggested in the A:N boxes?


I want to just make sure I am buying the barebones I need to pull out the box, let my fellow player(s) select a deck they want to play, & get the game rolling as quickly as possible.


I greatly appreciate any assistance provided!




-CJ Kremp




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A single Core Set is absolutely all that you should buy, because the instant you add your first data pack or deluxe expansion then you and your guests will be consigned to spending time deck-building in advance of the game. 


The Core Set has the unique property of containing seven full, ready-made decks for you and your guests to grab and play... Any additional purchase will negate this. To "get the game rolling as quickly as possible", one Core Set is your only option.


The Fantasy Flight website very kindly recommends that you get fully acquainted with the Core Set first – the rules; the flavour of each faction; the gameplay – before optionally extending your experience. Note before purchase, that a Revised Core Set was published in 2017.