I've been working conventions and demoing games for many years (mainly card games though) and have always been fascinated by Descent when I've seen it (had a big love affair with Warhammer Quest and have been hoping for something alive that could replace it). So, finally I put my money where my desire was and bought Descent 2nd ed.
First impression is FFG quality, lots of nice components (Have some Runebound stuff since before), but is the game 'smaller' than 1st ed? (I remember seeing loads of figures over huge maps).
After playing a few of the introductory games with various heroes solo to learn the rules I'm starting to think that I'm doing something wrong, or is the OL really this weak? (ONCE I've knocked out a hero and the best I've ever managed before boss dies is 2 goblins of the board. I would love some hints and ideas how to play the OL side better so I can challenge my friends when they come to try it.
One thing I wonder is about the necromancers pet, can it do the same actions as the heroes or just move and attack (can I send it to search treasures while I fight for example), can it do 2 attack actions per round like a hero or one like a monster? Also for activation, does it count as a "monster group" with it's summoner and have to be activated with it, or does it count as a separate entity with it's own place in the activation order?
When I do multiple move actions, do I get one pool of MPs the total of the actions or do I get several pools of MP, one per action? (This can affect how I move if I'm moving through figures or obstacles as I might have to stop early and restart moving with multiple pools but with one big pole might use the points better).