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Chris Farrell
United States
Cupertino
California
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10
Nov 2011
First impressions are really positive. AEG seems to be getting better at this as they go deeper into the game. The new stuff in this expansion seems to be interesting, reasonably well-balanced, and explore new themes while not pushing the complexity any. I like it so far, and the difficulties that plagued Wrath of the Elements (and to a lesser extend the original set) seem to be in the past.

These days, I usually play Dragonspire-Thornwood-Heart of Doom, to give the game a bias towards the new stuff. I'm at the point too that we usually tweak the card mixes a touch once we see what's out there, just to get rid of anything that looks problematic or that we aren't in the mood for (Chaos Scroll, Chieftain's Drum, some of the weirder settings. Plus of course we've banned the Trainer and rarely play the über-powerful base set heroes like the Outlander). Not much usually, but I think Thunderstone really does benefit from applying some discretion to the card mixes and not always just playing whatever the randomizer spits out.
2011-11-02
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Will M. Baker
United States
Alameda
California
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10
Nov 2011
Great addition that doesn't add any additional rules, just more variety. I haven't yet played with the Heart of Doom Thunderstone, but this could be a good catch-up mechanism in a runaway game.

Hereos: I'm loving them all so far. Bluefire is great for getting some early momentum on XP, and Dark is likewise good for some early momentum on clearing out a deck of Militia. Highland is a solid fighter. Jondul is unstoppable at level 3, especially when paired with a Jondul Bow, and double-especially when Dryads are out. A Nyth Marksman tears it up. But so far the standout is Isri. I love heroes who synergize with themselves. The Isri is useful early on to clear the deck of daggers and iron rations. Mid game, and as level 2, she can sacrifice a weapon even if it's too heavy to carry. And late in the game, at level 3, she can blow them away directly from the village. In a two-player game, she just rocks.

Village: Lots of good cards for deck-thinning; too numerous to name, but I like all the options; once mixed in with cards from other expansions, should help players to fine-tune their decks. I like Chalice Mace, to finally give some props to Clerics; I enjoy playing with clerics, but it's rare that they play a significant role in my deck.

Monster: The Dryads are strange, in that they pollute the table with a ton of untouchable monsters. Basilisk are interesting in that their strength is relative to my particular hand when I enter the dungeon. Doppelgangers are definitely interesting.

Favorite Heroes:
1. Jondul
2. Nyth
3. Isri
4. Bluefire
5. Dark

Favorite Village Cards:
1. Grognard
2. Jondul Bow
3. Ritual of Cleansing
4. Short Spear
5. War Hero

Favorite Monsters:
1. Spider
2. Doppelganger•Humanoid
3. Basilisk
2012-03-23
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Dan Cavaliere
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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10
Nov 2011
See Thunderstone.
2011-11-05
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Beatrix Schilke
Germany
Hilden
NRW
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10
Dec 2012
"Thunderstone: Herz der Verdammnis"
2012-09-22
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Kage Sasurai
Canada
Hanover
Ontario
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9.5
Sep 2013
Probably the best expansion for the first Thunderstone set. Makes for an excellent way to play "epic" variant.
2013-10-27
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David Anderson
United States
seattle
Washington
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9
Jan 2012
More Thunderstone goodness! Christmas present from my BGG secret santa 2011.
2012-01-01
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Ludovic Roy
Canada
Gatineau
Québec
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May 2013
(Meeplemart.com, 2011-11-17)

Best extension so far, I love the new heroes which have ability to interact with the Village from the Dungeon with buys and level ups. The Heart of Doom is very difficult, a few other nice Guardians as well. The Dark hero is by far the best in solo play, and to defeat HOD.
2012-03-25
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Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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9
Feb 2012
For the first time since I bought the game, every card in the village seemed like it could easily be useful in the right situation. Everything was just so much fun. Best expansion, by far.
2012-02-17
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Mike Peterson
United States
St. Michael
Minnesota
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9
Jan 2012
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2013-12-10
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Andrew Bloom
United States
Haughton
Louisiana
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9
Dec 2011
Added this to my AEG games purchased at BGGCON 2011
2011-11-27
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Jin TS
Malaysia
Petaling Jaya
Selangor
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9
Oct 2012
The last expansion and i would say it's a good addition. Well, anything new add on to this game is great.
2012-10-15
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Crazy Adam
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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9
May 2015
Heart of Doom offers some excellent Monsters, plus very solid Hero and Village cards. I have enjoyed the Doppleganger, Highland, and Short Spear so far. Bluefire hero is a great guy to get into the dungeons. And the Spiders are so mean! Rated same as the base game.
2015-05-12
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Dave Horn
United States
Coeur d Alene
Idaho
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8.6
Jan 2012
favorite expansion
2012-01-12
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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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8.4
Nov 2014
Great expansion!
2015-08-10
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Beau Bailey
United States
Missoula
Montana
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Seriously, I'm a weasel.
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8
Jan 2012
Sold
2015-04-08
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Daniel Indru
Romania
Timisoara
Timis
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8
Jun 2014
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Dion Baxter
United Kingdom
Canterbury
Kent
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8
Nov 2011
Bought from my FLGS! And phew! The unpacked cards were included.
2011-11-01
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tomas h
Sweden
Stockholm
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8
Jan 2012
Essen 2011
2011-10-25
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Wynand Louw
South Africa
Cape Town
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8
Feb 2012
Ok, I think this marks the start of me wasting hard earned money on more Thunderstone expansions. I see obsessive compulsive Thunderstone buying in my future...
2012-02-12
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Randall B
United States
Grand Junction
Colorado
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8
Jan 2015
Sleeved
2015-03-18
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Want To Play
Nisses Clan Skryre
Belgium
Gent
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Aug 2014
expansion to Thunderstone
2012-05-25
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jean dubon
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Apr 2012
Ext
2013-11-03
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Pete Winder
United Kingdom
Brough
East Riding of Yorkshire
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8
Mar 2015
Epic game.
2015-01-30
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Roger
United Kingdom
London
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7.7
Oct 2012
Good Addition
2013-05-11
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.5
Nov 2011
More stuff for the game. Much like with Dominion, I'm ready to stop with this one.
2011-11-05
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Jerry Haerle
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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7.5
Jan 2012
Good addition to the base game.
2012-01-01
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High Desert Board Gamers
United States
California
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7.5
Aug 2012
Kevin 1-5 45min
2012-07-15
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Christopher Ebert
United States
Cape Coral
Florida
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Solo Gamers are NOT lonely!
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Together We Game Alone (1 Player Guild)
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7
Nov 2013
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Luis Paulino Mora Lizano
Costa Rica
Asunción de Belén
Heredia
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7
Jan 2013
It is always good to have more cards for a great deckbuilding game like Thunderstone. Probably the little box expansion to get if you are only going to grab one.
2012-01-11
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Steve Dixon
United Kingdom
Slough
Berkshire
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Jan 2012
mixed in for epic thunderstone.
The +1 cards etc are a nice addition.
2012-01-09
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Robert Carroll
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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7
Nov 2011
See Thunderstone.
2011-11-06
Robert Manore
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Warlord beats Troll, Troll beats Elf, Elf beats Water Sprite, and basically everything else beats Enchanted Bunny.
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7
Dec 2012
295 cards @ 63.5mm W x 88mm H
Great expansion that adds some awesome heroes and 3 dungeon features.
2012-04-27
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Jerry Hagen
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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7
Jan 2012
After one play, seems like a perfectly decent Thunderstone expansion.
2012-01-29
Jeff Pratt
United States
Anacortes
Washington
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Just admit it already, Small World is not a fantasy wargame...it's a Mancala variant!
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7
Apr 2015
More cards. A solid expansion for a solid game.
2015-04-29
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D Paul Hopkins
United Kingdom
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
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7
Aug 2012
Rules on SkyDrive
2013-12-08
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azza rein
Australia
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7
Feb 2012
Expansions are starting to feel like a CCG
2012-03-10
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Shaun Austin
Australia
Townsville
Queensland
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I have crushed the Pirates of the Dark Star in combat!
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The Nemesis Beast is my puppy dog!
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Sep 2014
Very nice conclusion to the set.
Adds more variety and some really nasty surprises
2013-01-16
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For Trade
Manary Corte
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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Best game of all time...
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...Twilight Imperium 3!
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7
Jul 2012
Every expansion that increases the variability of the base game is a good expansion.
2012-11-09
T Square
United States
South Carolina
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7
Jan 2013
Plays logged under main game
2013-11-11
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Ilona
Netherlands
Delft
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7
Jul 2013
In mijn bezit sinds 16-02-2013
2013-02-16
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Colin
United Kingdom
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Jan 2014
Another great addition to the original Thunderstone. Just be aware that you might be missing 3 or 4 cards if you're unlucky along with most of the Randomizers - but hey, I have an App for those :-)
2014-01-15
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G B
United States
Crown Point
Indiana
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6.5
Jan 2013
Not a fan of this expansion and the last. Collectively they were weak and were a large part of why the game went to Advance.
2013-05-14
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Matthew Taylor
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Feb 2013
See Thunderstone above
2012-05-20
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Japan
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Nov 2014
Players: 1 - 5 (Best with 3, 4 players)
Playing Time: 45 minutes

Errata: http://goo.gl/PzOSpD
2014-08-12
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Philippe Keppens
Belgium
Meldert (Aalst)
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Sep 2013
Just more cards.
2013-09-25
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Goat Goatington
United Kingdom
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Some great cards here aimed at allowing village actions while in the dungeon. Deciding where to go gets much harder when it's not as binary as it used to be.
2011-11-11
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Rob McFadden
United States
Cherry Hill
New Jersey
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2011-11-26
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Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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(1-5) - 45 Min.
2012-04-05
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Robert
United States
Boca Raton
Florida
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Traded (with Thunderstone base game) for Core Worlds (and Galactic Orders expansion) as part of the 1/4/15 U.S. only math trade.
2015-01-06
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Dale Martin
United States
Winsted
Connecticut
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(CT; 2011 Secret Santa) See general comments for Thunderstone.
2012-11-14
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