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Old December 27th, 2016, 03:38 PM
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New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

Hi so I used to have the original heroscape set when I was a kid. I have since lost that entire set but I wanted to get back into heroscape and play it with some friends. Sadly I don't have the money right now to get a full set. However Shadows Over Innistrad set for AotP is on sale right now on amazon for $10. I know the two games are very similar. I was wondering if it would be a good jumping off point for getting into heroscape. Would it be possible to create rules to make the two games compatible?
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Old December 27th, 2016, 04:48 PM
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

For $10 - it is totally worth it.

You'll see how it plays just like Heroscape but is also a very different game.

I'd say hours of enjoyment with a new boardgame - and that can be hard to find for $10.

If you like it - I'd grab the 1st release (Arena of the Planeswalkers). It will probably be $15-20 even after the new year.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 04:53 PM
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

Cool. I went ahead and ordered it. You do have a point. For $10 bucks it's a steal. I even get free shipping with Amazon Plus. I probably will get a lot of enjoyment out of it if nothing else until I can afford to get Heroscape.
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

It is an excellent replacement/addition/standalone game. I would recommend it in a heartbeat to any fan of heroscape.


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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

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Cool. I went ahead and ordered it. You do have a point. For $10 bucks it's a steal. I even get free shipping with Amazon Plus. I probably will get a lot of enjoyment out of it if nothing else until I can afford to get Heroscape.
Excellent! If you don't enjoy it after a few games, you can probably sell of the terrain and/or figures here on the Sales thread : ) Folks were very interested in the Cryptoliths.

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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

Yes get now, whether for use with Magic:AotP and/or with Heroscape. For those that just got SOI and want to combine the mats and Cryptoliths from that set with Heroscape terrain, see Cryptolith Map Contest entries and download 8 different Cryptolith Maps here. Poll up soon, but you can play starting now!
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

Woo, Vermonter!

I'm about 30 miles east of you in Marlboro. This coming semester I'll be teaching a class about games at Marlboro College, including a good dose of 'scape, so I hope there will be a little VT scene re-emerging. Also, @Cleon has been talking about putting some oomph back into the New England scene. We used to have a few events a year with attendances usually 15-30, including in Marlboro and Brattleboro.

Welcome back to the game.
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

I have very much enjoyed Shadows Over Innistrad!! Definitely worth the purchase!!

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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

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Woo, Vermonter!

I'm about 30 miles east of you in Marlboro. This coming semester I'll be teaching a class about games at Marlboro College, including a good dose of 'scape, so I hope there will be a little VT scene re-emerging. Also, @Cleon has been talking about putting some oomph back into the New England scene. We used to have a few events a year with attendances usually 15-30, including in Marlboro and Brattleboro.

Welcome back to the game.
Cool that someone here is relatively nearby. If there are any events within a reasonable distance I may be able to show up although I don't think I'm anywhere near a competitive level considering the last time I played was like 10 years ago. Wish I could attend your class but I don't think that's an option.
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

Heh, it'd be cool if you could attend the class (high-schoolers in the area, which might mean just Windham Cty I'm not sure, can take a class for free if that's any use to you or someone you know) but I mostly meant to point out that there might be an active playing group in the area pretty soon.

And you don't have to worry about competitive level. The NE scene was always very relaxed: the goal is to play and have fun. We usually used a Swiss system which quickly pairs people with those of a similar skill-level and everyone has fun and no-one gets knocked out. There have been 8-year-olds playing and also people who learned the game on the day. You'd be fine.
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

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Heh, it'd be cool if you could attend the class (high-schoolers in the area, which might mean just Windham Cty I'm not sure, can take a class for free if that's any use to you or someone you know) but I mostly meant to point out that there might be an active playing group in the area pretty soon.

And you don't have to worry about competitive level. The NE scene was always very relaxed: the goal is to play and have fun. We usually used a Swiss system which quickly pairs people with those of a similar skill-level and everyone has fun and no-one gets knocked out. There have been 8-year-olds playing and also people who learned the game on the day. You'd be fine.
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Re: New player. Should I buy Shadows Over Innistrad?

Innistrad is the best release yet! Fun how little additions like Cryptoliths and Weird spaces can make the game so much more interesting. The planeswalkers are much cooler than previous releases as well! I like that there are 3 multi colored ones but that there are enough spell cards to go around. When Kiora was released you had to have 2 sets of the master set so that playing blue/green wouldn't prevent someone else from playing Green or Blue.

The units just seem better designed overall. Cool powers and synergies! It's also the best packaged of all the releases. Everything has a space and fits neatly back into the box!

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