Newbie questions on rice and how to expand

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Wellsin
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Newbie questions on rice and how to expand

Hi.

New player here. I've wanted to try Bushido for some time and finally bought the 2-player starter set this christmas. Been reading up on rules, watching videos and painting the minis. I'm pretty much just a nice playmat and some terrain away from playing my first games.
I'm completely new to miniature gaming though and still have a few questions about the game. Hopefully someone here can help me out.

1.
I'm not 100% sure about the process of getting cards for your warband. Do I recruit characters and cards from the same rice pool, which in theory could lead to two opposing warbands having very different amounts of characters and cards? This is my reading of the rules, just want to check if I understand correctly.

2.
Are the starter sets the only released products that are compatible with the new rules and have the updated cards? I can already see that I'd like to expand my 3-man warbands with some single-pack characters, but I don't feel like getting outdated releases and also have to buy replacement cards. If some single characters are compatible with the new rules, how do I tell these apart from the old ones? I guess I'm asking what would be the logical next step after getting the 2-players starter set?

And if I want to expand the card pool, what is the best way of doing this? Is there something on the market now that I can use, or do I wait for eventual future releases?

Cheers,
Petter

Sora9785
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To your first question. Before you Start building a list you ask your opponent how many rice you want to play and then you build your list. Both of you should reach The rice Limit. You have The 2 Player Set so there should be 40 rice worth of models and I guess 5 more for Equipment? Basically you say you want to play 45 rice and then you make your List. If you habe more models, you could have only 1 Model and a Lot of Events, enhancements or Equipments.

On your second question: If you are buying from Gct you get The New cards for the risen Sun Edition. I cant say much about other places to buy bushido models. They can have old cards in it but that doesnt has to be The case.

From what I have read, gct is going to Release a new cardset containing The old Event, Equipment and enhancment cards. So you As a new Player you dont have to buy The replacement decks because you dont have anything to replace.

Sorry for Strange formating issues and possible wrong spelling but I am on my mobile (and from Germany so Strange autocorrect)

Wellsin
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Thanks! That’s how I thought the cards work, great to have confirmation.

As for the models, I guess that’s both good news and bad news. Good that all models are available and that I don’t have to wait for a rerelease, but kind of bad that there’s no way to tell if a model includes the updated card. I guess I could buy directly from GCT to be sure, but there’s a local store here in Stockholm that actually carry Bushido, and I’d love to support them.

Anyway, many thanks for the help.

Scurry
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If you are buying the model physically from a local store rather than ordering online you can check if it has the new version of the card as they are visible on the back of the blister. The cards had quite a change from the previous version so it is fairly easy to check if they are the new cards.

 

You can also use the Bushido Wiki http://bushidothegame.wikidot.com/wiki:factions to view all of the new versions of the cards. Every model has the new version showing there, so it is also useful for deciding which models to get to expand your chosen faction.

Wellsin
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That’s excellent. Guess I’ll pay a visit to my local store and see what thay’ve got. Thanks!

Mcgreag
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If you are talking about Alphaspel it's been roughly 50/50 if I gotten new or old cards with the things I bought from them. For example Hotaru came with the old card while Aiko came with the new. If you are in the physical store is easy to check as Scurry said and even if you get an one card it's easy to just print a new one and put it into a card sleeve.

Wellsin
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Yeah, that's the store I'm talking about. Luckily it's not super far from where I live, so I'll pay them a visit and look through their stock soon. Thanks!

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