I have been really getting into printing out expansions for the 2nd Edition over the past say 5months. Being able to use an excellent printer at University, and spending alot of time with trial and error, I've been able to print out the expansions as best as possible. I use card approx. the same thickness as the original cards and have been able to get printing both sides accurate
Having been able to do this I have downloaded LOADS of expansions from Talisman Island for 2nd Edition and have printed and play tested some:
Firstly I would suggest printing out the Dragons expansion if you do not already own a copy and playing with that. It adds over 80 adventure cards to the deck and changes the style of play greatly. I've played with it somewhat and have enjoyed the games I've played with it, although there can sometimes be far to many tough dragon cards come out in early play, which unless you are character from the expansion, it can cost lives!
Also all the little official extras like the white dwarf magazine characters and cards are definetly worth adding to your collection. Characters like the Mystic and the Chaos Champion stick out as been popular and strong characters.
When I printed out Rob Wingrove's 'Far Outer Region' and was able to make a good usable copy of it, my group immediately started playing with it, so much as now the board seems far too small without it. Rob did a great job with the artwork for the board and the places too (I love the bandit fortress!). Having those extra 'draw 2 cards' spaces and with the opportunity to have so many cards on the board really gets the games pace moving. If i can just reccommend one thing to you from this post please give the Far Outer Region a go, you will love it!
Many other expansions I have looked through and like the idea of, but just haven't got round to getting them printed. The way I print is quite specific and I am very anal with getting them looking their best! (naturally! ) So for some expansions I've delayed getting them printed becuase they are taking me an age to get ready to print stage.
That being said however, one person's expansions which I LOVE and also love the way they are set out (print ready for me!) is Djeryv Tar. Over on Talisman Island is where I found his work, and i beleive he helped in creating Tal-is-por and Talisman Journey (again both available over at Talisman Island). His expansion, simply called 'Djeryv's Expansion' is brilliant! With it he adds the Far Outer Region to the standard board, creates many new characters which interact with the far outer region more (starting locations etc), 100+ adventure cards, 100+ purchase cards including a new type of card; potions, alternative endings for the Dungeon and crown of command, 4 new master level characters and an epic inner region!
All the artwork he has used I beleives come from just one or two great sources, so there is a brilliant consistency to the cards which just makes them so good to add to the original deck.
If that wasn't enough he has another huge expansion called 'The Land of Ice' where he hads ANOTHER layer to the board (five in total now) a large new deck called 'The Citadel', new Adventure, Spell and Timescape cards, 23 new characters, another master level character and even alternative boards! With Djeryv's expansions add to a fully offically expanded Talisman 2nd Edition the Adventure deck is approx 7 inches tall! I have personally kept my originals tucked away and have printed a full copy of everything offical to go with Djeryv's and I can happily say it gets played with often and is very loved by all in my Talisman group
As I have said though, I have many expansions downloaded and have read through them. They all seem so good but I am not sure whether or not it is just my boardering unhealthy obsession with all things Talisman that makes me think they are great, or if indeed, they are infact GREAT!!!
I hope reading this you (or someone) have enough interest to try Djeryv's expansions, they are well worth the hours standing at the printer!