Hi dudes! Hi chixes! Im just wondering some things right now about this game and Id like some personal feedback on the game.
1: Should I wait for this second edition or the first is neat ? cause I realize that their are SO MANY EXPENSIONS (ITS OVER 9000!!!) and its quite an investment..
Well, depends. Descent is a huge beast of a game even with just the base set, and the quests can easily take 4 or more hours to finish if your group hasn't streamlined things. It's fun to me, I like the OL vs Heroes dynamic where the dungeon leader hasn't been gimped to ensure a hero win like older dungeon crawls. The first edition of the game did suffer from some balance issues where the difficulty would swing wildly depending on the luck of the draw and number of players.
2nd edition looks like it's solved a lot of the complaints from 1st edition, but may have oversimplified things for some people. To me it's looking like 2nd edition could be more consistently balanced throughout a quest and quicker overall, good things in my book. If you are wanting to gather the 1st edition to use in 2nd, that would definitely get pricey. Though buying the conversion kit and using proxies is an option (I probably will be using a few for heroes I don't own).
2: Is the game worth it? I mean its kinda pricy for those boxes. And the game mechanic, is it good or we gotta houserule it in order to be viable? Does the overlord tends to win more often?
If you're talking about 1st edition here, my opinion is yes on the houseruling, and yes on the OL winning until the heroes know what to do. The number of heroes being used also has a huge impact on the balance. Thegame mechanics themselves are really fun to me though, enough to overlook the rough spots.
I got tons of question about this game but I really want some thoughts from the community. Any pertinent information will do.
You're welcome, and I hope I helped.