I've been meaning to try out DT for a while now and was about to get a copy of the core set at my local gaming store. However, I'm also about to visit a friend in the States which would make it easy to order and pick up a few of the PoD starter decks. I live in Sweden so shipping and custom fees are pretty high when ordering otherwise.
There does not seem to be an active local scene here, so I would pretty much be playing with one other person. If I'll want to find more players I will probably have to play via OCTGN. This means I don't really care if I can construct decks that are good enough for events or competitive play. The most important thing is maing the first few times we try out the game as easy and entertaining as possible.
Also, I feel I should mention there lives a demon collector inside of me. He's a bit worried that I eventually will want to buy the core set anyway and that the starter decks will be a bunch of duplicates once I've decided to get everything. I can manage to keep him sedated for now, but he's a restless sleeper.
Out of the two optins (1 core box vs 2 starter decks) which do you think would be the best introduction to the game? Also, if I should go with starter decks, are there factions that are considered more newbie-friendly than others?
An tips would be appreciated. Looking forward to spending more time here in the future.