So I’ve just bought this game, and I must say I like what I see. I have a question though. I see that there was a number of products for this in a first edition, and there is a conversion kit available. Is it worth it to get all the old stuff and the conversion kit? Or should I just skip it all and start with the new stuff?
Considering the prices you would likely need to pay, I don't think it's worth it, personally. Of course, I say this as someone who already owns first edition, so perhaps I'm not the best judge.
If you really want the extra options the conversion kit provides, you can always buy the CK anyway and use proxy figures from other games (or even just random replacements from D2E.) All the rules and components you need are in the CK, the only thing missing is figs. This, incidentally, is the real reason I wouldn't consider D1E worthwhile at this stage. Not only are you paying ridiculously over-inflated prices for an outdated edition of the game, but if your intent is to play 2E anyway, you're only going to be able to use about a quarter of the stuff you get.
- Dont think too much about Line of Sight. Use common sense, and flip a coin or something in situations where you're falling into arguments with fellow players. I've read lot of players getting their games pretty much ruined because LoS arguments, which is just silly and completly ruining the game for everyone.
QFT. All good advice, but this one in particular seems to be a biggie in D2E. Line of Sight debates sometimes got heated in 1E, but in 2E it's just crazy. If your group has trouble accepting the logic of the 2E Line of Sight rules, just change them. Go back to 1E style (center-to-center) or come up with something else that makes sense to you. As long as you play with a consistent set of Line of Sight rules, everything else should fall into place around that.