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#1 Wrapped

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

Hey guys, Im totally new here so I might be in the wrong part of the forum for this question. Sorry if I am.

 

I bought the second edition box and I am considering buying the conversion pack next, but that comes without plastic figures.

 

Is there anywhere I can buy those as well? seems the first ed box is hard to come by nowadays.



#2 BuncyTheFrog

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

 I mostly just proxy old figures; there's some charts on BGG that list base sizes, and I just find something similar and use that.

If you're having a ton of trouble finding the Descent minis and want to use something a little closer to what they actually are than things you can find in 2nd ed base, you can always look for minis in other game systems.



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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

BuncyTheFrog said:

 I mostly just proxy old figures; there's some charts on BGG that list base sizes, and I just find something similar and use that.

If you're having a ton of trouble finding the Descent minis and want to use something a little closer to what they actually are than things you can find in 2nd ed base, you can always look for minis in other game systems.

 

So theres no way to get the minis from FFG or so? It seems to me like a huge waste of produced content. I hopa FFG will make a boxed version including minis for the conversion kit.

Im even considering getting the first ed box just for the minis, but even that wouldnt give all of them since I would also need all their expansions. How about "booster packs" with a few of the old minis including cards? Nothing like that? Would it be possible to get the first ed box somewhere then?



#4 Steve-O

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

Wrapped said:

So theres no way to get the minis from FFG or so? It seems to me like a huge waste of produced content. I hopa FFG will make a boxed version including minis for the conversion kit.

You could contact FFG and ask, but they don't generally sell bits piecemeal.  There is certainly no method I currently know of to buy the minis without simply buying old 1E boxes, where you can find them.  There used to be an online store selling Descent for bits, but I believe he ran out of stock (at least of the minis) and hasn't restocked due to the expense involved these days.  (He was just buying boxes and opening them.)

I think the conversion kit was mainly intended to be a shout out to anyone who already owned first edition.  FFG is generally pretty good about considering their existing fanbase when making new related products.  If it motivated people who didn't already own 1E to buy up the remaining stock, that was just cake for FFG.

You don't really need the CK to play Descent.  The 2E core box has enough options to keep things lively for now, and future expansions will extend your collection.  If you're willing to work with proxies (you can even sub in ettins for giants and such if you want) then the CK gives you MORE, but it's not like you NEED it for anything.

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Im even considering getting the first ed box just for the minis, but even that wouldnt give all of them since I would also need all their expansions. How about "booster packs" with a few of the old minis including cards? Nothing like that? Would it be possible to get the first ed box somewhere then?

You can look around on eBay and the like.  Descent 1E boxes seem to be pretty expensive on the second-hand market though.  This would be why so many people around here recommend proxy figs - it's not hard to find suitable replacements for most of the monsters and it's a helluva lot cheaper.

If you still want to press on with that idea, though, be aware that you really don't need Road to Legend or Sea of Blood at all. Nothing from those two boxes appears in the CK (unless you want to count Nara the Fang in limited edition SoB boxes, but I'm reasonably confident FFG will continue to ***** out the promo figs in future events anyway.)



#5 Wrapped

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

Okay, thanks a lot for the info!

 

Another question then. Is there a thread with recommended proxy figs that are still on sale somewhere (that highly resembles the originals in size and looks) ?



#6 Steve-O

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:34 AM

Wrapped said:

Another question then. Is there a thread with recommended proxy figs that are still on sale somewhere (that highly resembles the originals in size and looks) ?

I'm reasonably certain I've seen threads like that, though I can't find any right now.  Check on BoardGameGeek as well, they tend to have more chatter about third party products there.



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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

The first ed minis are pretty low quality imo. I'm eager to get the bones minis from Reaper in March for proxy ^^

Probably the molds are not in good shape anymore.. My suggestion would be for FF to kickstart this and remake the minis into a figures-kit for the CK (if they have any good sculpters to spare that is, hire for the KS money!) :)



#8 Wrapped

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

 Ooooooh! Thats a great idea! I am involved a lot in KS projects. I should totally look that up.



#9 Wrapped

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

 I actually wrote them about this. Kickstarter is an awesome platform to fund something like that and has proven successful with minis before.






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