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Chapter Packs, Should I buy singles or multiples?

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scottkthompson

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I just bought a collection off eBay and am ready to start learning this game.  I have been reading a lot of threads on here to try and figure out exactly where I need to go from here.  Here's what I got in my collection:

  • 6x core sets
  • 2x packs of every chapter pack in the first two cycles
  • 2x of the first 3 Deluxe expansions

I do plan on buying at least one of every chapter pack and Deluxe expansion because I'm a completionist.  But my questions is, do I need 2x of every chapter pack?  The collection I purchased came with two or more of everything, which makes it seem like a requirement.  But back when I played the Star Wars LCG you only needed one of each chapter pack.  If you only need one of everything, then I could sell my extra copies of the first two cycles and use that money to help me buy missing chapter packs!  Also, should I keep all six core sets?  I saw old posts saying you should always have two or three core sets.  But I was wondering if that was still true with the card pool being so much larger now.  I definitely want to build at least one deck of every faction so that when my friends visit they can all just grab their favorite house and we can play Melee.  I don't ever plan on playing in a sanctioned event as I'm nowhere near a place (I guess FFG is 2 hours away) that holds events.  When I had originally bought this lot my intention was to remove 1 of everything (1x core, 1x of each deluxe, and 1x of each chapter pack) and turn around and sell it to offset the cost of buying the lot.  I'm throwing myself on your expertise!

So to recap, here are the questions I need answered:

  1. With the now large card pool should I keep all 6 core sets keeping in mind I'll need to build decks for 4 people to melee?
  2. Should I sell my extra copies of the deluxe expansion and chapter pack expansions so I have some extra spending money for new cycles?
  3. Can I just buy single chapter packs of the expansions I'm missing going forward, or should I continue to buy two of everything?
  4. (Bonus question) Would the House Intro decks add anything to my collection that I don't already have?  Or are they just reprinted cards from the Core and Expansions?

Thanks in advance!


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Basically, every deluxe box and chapter pack has three copies of each card, so you only need to buy one to be able to build any legal deck for one person. The only reason you would ever need more than one is if you wanted two people to play against one another using the same faction or the same neutral cards, but I think the vast majority of people would find that investment unreasonable for just casual play. I would probably sell all the extra copies of the expansions and replace them with the ones you are still missing if I was in your position.

 

The core set is different in the sense that it only has one copy of most cards. You don't need three of them for casual play, especially if you also have the deluxe boxes and some chapter packs, but since you say you are a completionist you should probably keep it. It is better value for money than any of the expansions, in terms of the number of cards you are getting for its price.

 

The intro decks are a decent alternative for casual play and to bring new players into the game, but they do not have any cards that are exclusive to them, so they are redundant if you are already buying all the other stuff.

 

I hope that helps. :)


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That helps immensely.  Thank you for the response!  I think I'll keep the three cores and 1x of everything else!