FFG is making a 2nd edition of Descent. Wow, this really ticked me off when D & D did this with their miniatures line after I poured money into the first edition miniatures. They completely changed the rules and content for the new miniatures (stat cards), so the original miniatures were not compatible. At that point in time I swore off any product made by Wizards of the Coast, and I've held true to that. If you're going to make a game, get it right the first time; a 2nd edition (especially after the game has been out only a few years), really looks like just a ploy to squeeze more money from the gaming community. And to call Descent the "class game" of dungeon delving...I think the title "classic" would require the game to have been on the market longer than it has...maybe it's a classic in FFGs own mind. I used to play Descent, and products for that game are expensive with a capital "E." The loyal fans of Descent have got to be wondering why they spent all that money, and if they'll have to spend a down payment on a house to continue playing the updated game. Shameful!
This brings me back to a discussion on BattleLore. Could this 2nd edition Descent announcement signal a 2nd edition to other games, such as our beloved BattleLore? If so, the same would hold true: how much have we all spent on BattleLore products? Personally, I've spent hundreds of dollars of my hard earned money to play this game as a hobby I really enjoy. If a 2nd edition came out, I would certainly hope all the miniatures from the first edition would be compatible. I really think BattleLore is a great game as is, and I would rather see further expansions to this already quality product as opposed to a 2nd edition that makes the first edition stuff obsolete. Any thoughts?