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If I am reading the rule book correctly, the general skill cards and the character specific skill cards (for the character/s you are playing) make up the Action Deck.

What about the Advanced Skill cards? I know that you buy them with experience points and the game will tell you when but how do you choose which one?

Should I go through them all and put them in cost order so when a card tells me "You can spend 1 exp. point" I can choose from any available without having to look for them.

Or do I shuffle them at the start of a game and get told to "Pick an
Advanced Skill card" and then either buy it or discard it depending on whether I have enough exp.?
Posted
The game will indeed tell you when. It will also tell you how you choose the skill cards. So no need to sort them or do anything until the game tells you.
Posted
Cool. I thought that was the case when the rule book didn't mention them but it just seemed such a glaring oversight. Like a line of text had been accidently missed rather than purposely not put in
Posted
How often do we get to choose them? I mean, are XP worth pursuing en masse or it's just once a time when see easy one?

Food is kinda scare resource and used a lot, how about XPs? :)
Posted
Most of the places that let you buy advanced skills let you buy as many times as you like, although most places you have to do a small action each time. So it's not really possible to get way too much XP and not be able to spend it all -- if XP's piling up it is because you haven't been somewhere you can spend it yet, and when you find somewhere you can dump a whole lot of it.

The total cost of all advanced skills is in the hundreds, although there are some you are probably better off without.

It is not especially important to go out of your way to pursue XP. Buying advanced skills isn't really like eating food -- you don't need them. There are only two or three that I consider indispensable, and as it happens, they're all cheap. You can get the three cards I'm currently picturing for (I think) 11 XP, and that's if you have to pay full price. Anything except those few cards is just a cool option -- some of them are very nice, some are basically useless, but nothing is critical. Even the few I really like aren't really critical -- you can get by without just fine with no advanced skills at all.

XP comes in at a pretty decent rate even if you don't go to much effort to collect it. You can if you want to, but it's just a Thing To Do, kind of like Examine the Notes, it isn't an immediate part of your survival like hunting for food. There's one curse that features an XP grind pretty significantly, obviously, it's more important there.


As has been said in this thread, you don't have to touch the advanced skill pile until you're instructed to by a card. However, it is important to note that you are allowed to. The exploration and adventure decks are supposed to be unknown, you're not supposed to look through them, but if you want to go through the advanced skills and see what your options there are, you can do that whenever.
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Each card also helps you, as it’s one card more and some got good stars and 7evens
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Posted
Thanks :)
Posted
Do you choose the advanced skill cards when the text says
"draw 4 skill cards"
or you just
draw the first cards in the deck after shuffled it
?
Posted
Andreas86m wrote:
Do you choose the advanced skill cards when the text says
"draw 4 skill cards"
or you just
draw the first cards in the deck after shuffled it
?


You must draw the first cards in the deck after shuffled it ! :card_blue:
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Shuffle then draw.

But if you can find a way to take the 000 repeatedly without having to spend any cards, you can keep trying until you find the card you want. So if you can do that, you might as well just pick.
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