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The differences between the original version of Pandemic and the 2013 version are essentially cosmetic. The only significant change is to the Role cards. The 2013 games features 2 new roles, Contingency Planner and Quarantine Specialist, that aren't in the original version. It also has the revised Operations Expert from the original On The Brink expansion. ...


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From a pure numbers standpoint, Dark Ages would be the best with 37 new Kingdom cards, only 6 of which are Attack cards. From how well the sets are regarded by the designer (and others from what I have heard), you are better off getting Intrigue or Seaside. Q: If you could go back in time and redesign which cards were in which sets, and the order the ...


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It's worth adding that there are two versions of Curse of the Dark Pharaoh. The original release was an excellent addition, as it added the highly thematic exhibit card class. However it suffers from dilution in an all-in game, as the chances to draw encounter which refer to the Exhibit items severely diminish. The revised version of Curse of the Dark ...


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Having played both, the second edition is definitely more streamlined than the first edition. The mechanics and "feel" of the game are pretty much the same (although the new "Wildling" and optional "Tides of Battle" cards do make wildling attacks and battles more interesting), a few balancing tweaks, but the biggest changes are mostly aesthetic. To me, ...


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The difference is that wizards printed a whole lot of chronicles, and they sold it cheaper than normal packs. The result was a massive market flood of cards, some of which actually were somewhat valuable. compare the prices of Nicol Bolas to other obscure legends that weren't printed in chronicles like Angus Mackenzie, to see how chronicles affected it. ...


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From the horse's mouth: A glance at print run numbers available in the public domain shows that Chronicles likely increased the number of some cards in existence by a factor of ten or more! Cards that were rare and highly collectible were suddenly ubiquitous. The error was one of scale... Read: market prices for a lot of cards crashed out of nowhere ...


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The biggest problem with Chronicles was overprinting. The set was in-print from August 1995 to December 1996. As can be seen with other individual cards, reprints drive the prices down, and the more copies of a card exist, the lower the price. The difference between Chronicles and Modern Masters is quantity. Chronicles was in-print for over a year, and ...


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I think you might enjoy trying Intrigue. It is not an attack-heavy set, which is good for your passive play, but it emphasises interaction and choices. This can pull Dominion away from being so multi-player solitaire. As others have mentioned, you can choose to not play with specific cards if you find them too attacky. The only drawback is that Intrigue ...


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Personally, I would recommend Prosperity for players that don't like attacks. Prosperity adds interesting type of strategy that is less dependent on attacks. However, amazon does sell a big box deal that includes 3 different sets for a lesser price. May be worth checking out, but I think it may unfortunately include the base set too. If you are not ...



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