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Alameda Jim
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I found a used copy of Formula De at my local game shop for $25. Do you recommend buying that, or spending the extra cash for a new copy of Formula D?

I looked at some of the expansion tracks for Formula D, and it looks like some of them are for street racing. Would these tracks work well with Formula De?

Thanks.
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Niels Kjær
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The tracks and game versions are interchangeable.

The biggest difference is that in D, you get the street rules and different components.
In D, you get a street track, while De has a race track opposite Monaco, which both have.

If you have strong opinions on street racing/'organised' racing , it is an easy choice, otherwise I would consider the components.
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Niko Block
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...and with Formula D you get nice dashboards where you actually shift gears and keep track of the stats for your car.
In Formula Dé you need to use pen and paper.
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Niels Kjær
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It is a matter of preference.

Yopu would not want to drive a timed qualifying lap with the D dashboards, is one example.
Another is that it can be hard to track your consumption of pit points and what you started with on the D dashboards.

If you only use the basic rules, the D components may be best, as they are 'nicer' (at least I think so) and have a better feel.

If you use advanced rules, with points on 7 different areas of a car (yes, pits is an area), where you need to track how much you have now and how much you had when you started, plus which tires you are using, I favour the older De components.

It is all a matter of preference.


Apart from that, why only buy one?, buy both
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Ryan Freels
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Formula De - F1 racing only (no street race drivers or cars) and it has different dashboards. You'll have to make your own paper wear points over time or laminate the ones that come with the box (if it has any). The dice are the same and you get an older track that is out of print.

Formula D - Better cars (more of them) and reusable dashboards that will last longer. You also get 20 damage markers to mark sections of the track with debris.

If you are short on cash then buy Formula De and pick up other tracks later. If you're not short on cash, then buy both as suggested by Niels. For $25 you get another set of dice ($10 retail when you can find them) and one out of print track - Zandvoort 1, easily worth $15 given two new tracks are $30.

Plus, you can pick up Spa / Zandvoort 2 for an awesome time! You just have to find it on Ebay.

I have a copy of Formula De and this year when I got back into the game I picked up a copy of Formula D for the cars and the dashboards.

And yes, the street track works fine with Formula De, you just ignore all the damage markers after the first corner and the yellow section. The street cars have more suspension points.
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ryan3740 wrote:
Formula D - Better cars (more of them) and reusable dashboards that will last longer. You also get 20 damage markers to mark sections of the track with debris.

...For $25 you get another set of dice ($10 retail when you can find them) and one out of print track - Zandvoort 1, easily worth $15 given two new tracks are $30.

...I have a copy of Formula De and this year when I got back into the game I picked up a copy of Formula D for the cars and the dashboards.


Just a thought, why doesn't Asmodee make the cars, dashboards and dice available as a starter set so then you can get that and whatever expansions you want instead of basically forcing you to buy either Formula De with Monaco and Zandvoort 1, not that I'm complaining about that offering but really hard to find or Formula D with an updated Monaco and the street race circuit which doesn't seem to have much appeal.

I think if that was readily available they could sell a bunch of those and the expansions could be more popular because you don't have to buy something you don't want.

I work in marketing and just wonder about the business model; for what we sell, that concept wouldn't fly.
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Ryan Freels
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So you want them to sell Formula D with no track in it for maybe $40?

The street race actually plays a bit quicker due to the nitro rule and no pit stops.
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Re: Buy Formula D or Formula De?
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So you want them to sell Formula D with no track in it for maybe $40?
I've seen the dice for as little as $7 so throw in some cars, dashboards, damage markers, etc and I could see that carrying a price tag in the $20-$25 dollar range. The new expansions seem to range between $25 to $45 with Formula D selling between $40 and $60. So that would seem reasonable and logical.
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