I got the Penny Arcade: Gamers vs Evil iPad app and it was my first time delving into a deck building card game with only previously barely learning the idea behind dominion.
Being a huge Penny Arcade fan, I loved the humor, the mechanics and was addicted to it. I played hours of it on the iPad until I had all the cards memorized, different strategys planned out and could beat the Hard AI.
I want to get it for my board game group of friends so that we can all play it together, I can have the 'more fun physical version' , and I can have actual other people to play against.
My crossroads is this: I was going to buy the normal base game ( gamers vs evil) since i had heard rumble in r'lyeh can be used as an expansion OR standalone. Then purchase r'lyeh if my friends enjoy it too, but now I'm wondering if r'lyeh is strong enough as a standalone to skip over gamers vs evil (but eventually get it as well ) since I've already learned/seen everything the first game has to offer.
The Tl;Dr version of this.
Does Rumble in R'yleh offer a stronger standalone experience over gamers vs evil? or is it better used as an expansion?
(I would just get both, however I didn't want to invest in both if they start playing and no one else enjoys it and I end up with both games with no one to play with)