Out of everything that I have seen so far I haven't seen any equipment cards. Does anyone know if the 2nd will have any? I know that my gaming group loved the looting the overload's dungeons, so I hope that they keep them around in some form or another. Also, does anyone know if it is possible to use the items from the 1st with the 2nd?
I'm sure there will be equipment cards of some description. Finding items and equipping new gear is part of the core experience of almost any dungeon crawl. =)
That said, I highly doubt that 1e equipment will be compatible with 2e. For one thing, 2e used defense dice, so all the armor/shields in 1e would no longer make sense as written. Besides which, the copper/silver/gold division was too dramatic, and is one of thing I really hope will be corrected in 2e.
Now that I understand the monster figurines will have 2e cards too, it makes me wonder if the rest of the maps will be replayable again but using only the rest of what the 2e supplies; otherwise, what is the point of reprinting the monsters? If you look closely, feats still exist (Rune Mastery) along with weapon and item cards in the big jpg from the latest preview if you look really closely.
The point of reprinting the monsters is so that they can be used on the 2e maps. We don't know how spawning works yet in 2e, but this implication is that with the conversion kit you'll be able to "spawn" groups of 1e monsters while playing 2e.
As far as playing 1e maps using 2e rules, it's certainly an idea that has been raised before. I sincerely doubt FFG will provide any official rules for doing this, but I'm also pretty sure it won't be THAT hard to kitbash a way of doing it, for those who are so inclined. I know its one of the first things on my "fanmade to-do list" with this game, after I've played the core 2e game long enough. =)
I wonder about Overlord characters, like I have Sea of Blood campaign. Will those be included too as well as the generals?
There's no official word on whether or not the LTs are considered "figures" to be included in the conversion kit. None of the promo pics of the conversion kit seem to include LTs, though, so there's that.
I do seem to recall reading something that implied Alric Farrow would still be kicking around in 2e, although his role might be dramatically different than what it was in RtL. There's also at least one pic from 2e with a token that uses Merrick Farrow's art, although again, there's no promise that this image will represent Merrick in 2e (FFG has been recycling art through the Terrinoth games for ages now, and they don't always correspond to the same things in different games.)