Epic Thunderstone is a variation of Thunderstone that experienced players often enjoy playing.
Instead of a village with just four heroes and eight support cards, Epic uses all of the cards at your disposal, but only one copy of each.
In Epic your cards come randomly from select piles of cards in the village. Once you buy an available card you will be the only player in the game that has access to that card. It is quicker to set up and takedown, but a more challenging way to play the game for a less experienced player, as you have to adapt on the fly to what the village offers you.
Obviously some people like to play both ways. The difficulty has always been that taking one copy of each card out of your collection to play Epic - and then returning them when you want to play a more traditional set up is less than ideal. So, with this add-on we will provide you an additional copy of every card - each hero (and one for each level), each spell, item and weapon. There will also be one copy of each basic monster (there won’t be extra copies of cards that you do not need to be different for Epic, like treasures, basic cards, quests, Guardians and so on). You can store your Epic variant in your box and still enjoy playing traditional Thunderstone set-ups as well, without having to switch between the two.
With this add-on you’ll be able to play Thunderstone with different friends in different ways, depending on what each group prefers.
Full details on how to play Epic Thunderstone will be included in the rules.