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#1 Tashiro

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

 Hello again!

Finally got the chance to run a Descent 2E game, and I found it a vast improvement over the first edition.  We were able to finish three dungeons over the course of four hours, and the set-up and breakdown were much quicker than 1E.  The lack of tokens for everything was a huge plus, and the card system makes the game a lot more fun.  I don't really have any questions in relation to 2E, I think we've got everything more or less figured out.

The one thing I do wonder however, is if it would be possible to have a conversion of the 1E adventures for 2E -- using the 2E rules and applying them to 1E.  I'd really like to be able to use the old tiles and old dungeons, using the new characters and everything - I think it would be really awesome.  For the most part, it is doable, but I'd like to keep a minimum on using the tokens and pieces from 1E, and use the entire setup of 2E, but using the 1E monsters.

Thanks for improving on an already fun game, and making it even more playable!



#2 Steve-O

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

I haven't seen anything like that from other fans so far.  I am personally working on a project to convert the 1E quests into 2E quests, but it's not really ready yet.

It's a bare-bones conversion looking to switch the quests over to 2E compatible rules as quickly as easily as possible.  It does, however, involve heavily rewriting the quest objectives, since the overlord's standard "kill the heroes until they run out of CT" doesn't really work in 2E.  Making KO's permanent is the obvious parallel, but it's a little bit harsh to say they can NEVER die.  I've used it once or twice, but mostly I'm trying to insert new objectives for the OL to complete.



#3 tundrilak

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

 I try to play whith the descent 1E whit the rules of 2E i have the convesion kit to secon edition but i found one problem, the defense dices.

How you think solve that? Because i don't find to purchase

 

Thanx for the advice

 



#4 Steve-O

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

tundrilak said:

 I try to play whith the descent 1E whit the rules of 2E i have the convesion kit to secon edition but i found one problem, the defense dices.

How you think solve that? Because i don't find to purchase

The Conversion Kit gives you 2E stats for 1E figures, it doesn't let you play 1E using the 2E rules.

On top of the missing defense dice, you also don't have the new attack dice (the red die from 1E is not the same as the red dice in 2E), you don't have any 2E gear or class cards, no 2E OL cards, no search tokens, no search cards…  The list goes on.  Plus there's the fact that 2E doesn't use Conquest as a limiter on how much the heroes can die, so the standard OL objective of "kill the heroes until they run out of CT" doesn't really work.  The 1E quests are fundamentally incompatible with 2E rules without heavy revision.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I find it surprising that your only problem is missing defense dice.



#5 Kyloth

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

I for one am looking forward to being able to convert 1E scenarios to 2E especially after I bought the scenario book.






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