Does 2E erase the events of 1E and reboot the series? Or is it a sequel?
Although none of the Runebound or Descent plots (1E or 2E) interact with each other, the same heroes in Runebound embark on the quests in Descent 1E. The same heroes are therefore carrying out two separate storylines. Moreover, in Descent Road to Legend and Sea of Blood, the campaigns occur in the same lands as Runebound and Island of Dread. The plots are independent, but the heroes, locations, and villains crossover.
If 2E is a reboot, then the Runebound heroes only did their Runebound adventures, and never embarked on any Descent quests. I think this is unlikely because the existence of the Conversion Kit means old Runebound heroes are meant to partake in 2E (a plot-related side effect of being a practical necessity to not alienate the fans of 1E). This seems to make 2E a sequel.
What do you think?