I know why they are doing them, and it seems a reasonable concept, with the way 1st edition stuff is selling for silly money now.
But does anyone else feel the ones they have chosen are a bit disappointing?
(The monsters seem okay, but did we really need more spiders? Aren't two variants enough?)
The heroes chosen for the first two feel very generic to me. And the gender balance in Descent 2 has been even, aside from Lair of the Wyrm. But only one of the 8 Heroes and Monsters expansions is female. And many of the others seem oddly bland to me.
I'm not so much focusing on the powers, they may play differently, but the characters themselves.
Shiver - okay, this one seems pretty different. Cool concept, but wish it had the dark magic/cryomancy class to go with it really.
Elder Mok - again, this one's cool, an old orc shaman, he feels different to the others.
Trenloe the Strong - He seems really generic. We already have two white, male, human warriors already - do we need a third when there are other combinations we lack? He doesn't really feel different, if we had to have another how about Nanok, the guy who fights without armour? I understand the generic white male human fighter is a fantasy staple, but you'd think they'd want to showcase some of the things that make the Runebound world unique?
Laurel - we already have a female elf scout. Okay, we don't have an 'elf bow girl' but I'd sooner see a mage than yet another rogue. And why is she the token female here?
Vol II - wow, no girls at all?
Corbin - another male dwarf with a big axe? Yes, I get he's supposed to be the 'tough' dwarf but I'd sooner see a female warrior first. I get they may not want to do dwarf mages, but some variety would be nice.
Jaes the Exile - we already have a male elf mage in Quellen.
Gherinn - we already have a male human cleric type. Yes, I get he's supposed to be the 'darker' one, but again, he'll lack the Healer class to showcase that.
Lindel - we already have two elf scouts. Classic, I know, but I'd sooner see a male warrior or female mage.
I'm really not sure why they went with such generic choices. I'd have liked to have seen Andira, Mad Carthos or Astrarra, who feel iconic to Runebound me.
Or one of the unusual races, like the yeti, or pixie, or dragon hybrid or undead character. Or one of the three heroes with familiars, or the wolf rider.
I'm a bit baffled, considering the options they have to choose from, as to why they've gone for a bunch of characters we already have.