So here is what bothers me a little:
You buy an expansion like the trollfens for instance. it includes the very nice condition "weaken" (i really like that one). and it includes one new monster type "the plague worm", which inflicts that condition. THAT'S IT!
future expansions will NEVER utilize the sooo nice condition "weaken". i find that very sad. so we will only have one single monster type that actually inflicts that condition. so many future "fire"-monsters will never apply the "burn"-condition, which is strange. the same problem occurs with board tiles and the green power dice. i wonder whether they will include one of those dice with every future expansion to come?!
in some years, when there are dozens of expansion, we will have dozens of conditions, but only very few monsters that actually inflict these conditions. the table will be full of almost useless cards. i don't think that goes with the spirit of streamlining descent 2nd edt.
one obvious solution would be to build expansions upon expansions. i am aware that they will probably not do that, since some customers may want to buy only specific expansions, which they couldn't do, if they needed every previously released expansion.
However, maybe there is a middle way. it is possible to build upon big-box-expansions only. say, every small-box expansion requires the previous big-box-expansion. the next big-box-expansion can then again be completely independent from previous expansions. at least the small-box-expansions could expand expansions so to say
so, just to give an example. "the lair of the wyrm" requires the base-set obviously and expands it. "the labyrinth of ruin" is the first big-box-expansion and also only requires the base-set. however, the trollfens, could have expanded "the labyrinth of ruin"-expansion, therefore requiring the base-set and the "labyrinth of ruin"-expansion (BUT NOT the "lair of the wyrm"-expansion, though).
what do you think?
Edited by aniedrig, 06 December 2013 - 04:24 AM.