Let me see if I understand this correctly. I spent a significant amount of my gaming funds purchasing virtually every Descent product, except for Sea of Blood, including extra dice set over the last year. Now everything. except for the minis included in those box sets. will now be useless?
I only found out about 2e today and already I'm tired of hearing long-time fans complain about having to buy a new game. Useless? Is Final Fantasy 7 useless because you had to buy Final Fantasy 8-14? After a new game comes out you never play the old one again? True, Descent costs more than a video game (not much though), but all Fantasy Flight had to do was name 2e another name and change nothing in the box and your complaint is gone.
If you're just going to throw away Descent 1e once the new one comes out, send it my way, I'll play it a lot.
Now on a more positive note:
I am EXCITED for this game! I'm always the OL in our games. It can get really frustrating when characters are overpowered and I sit there trying to make the game difficult to no effect. Simplifying the game is definitely a bonus.
I also hope whatever plastic is in the game is all new, no repeat characters or monsters. Perhaps the new plastic could even be "backwards compatible" with 1e? That would be sweet!
2012 is too far away!
I only found out about 2e today and already I'm tired of hearing long-time fans complain about having to buy a new game. Useless? Is Final Fantasy 7 useless because you had to buy Final Fantasy 8-14? After a new game comes out you never play the old one again?
There is one thing that nobody has noticed. The announcement of Descent 2nd edition announces also that there won't be any more expansions for 1st ed! Expansions for Descent have always gone in footsteps of expansions for Runebound:
Road to Legend - journey across Terrinoth
Tomb of Ice - elements from Frozen Wastes
Sea of Blood - journey across Torue Albes and Cerridor Sea
I hoped there would be more campaign expansion that allow players to journey across Al-Kalim, Isheim and Zanaga (that would be great!) but now we know that it's not the case. FFG can of course publish expansions that will take place in those lands but it's at least 5-7 years before reaching that point! This is my biggest dissapointment.