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#1 Kantor

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Don't know if this has already been answered in an earlier post. Was wondering what the figure quality is like in comparing the two editions? Also in comparison to other games set in Terrinoth like Runebound, Runewars, dungeonquest, etc. I've noticed that the 2nd edition figures compared to the figures in my runebound 2nd edition are very different. Runebound heroes show very little detail and the lines on the figure are not sharp at all, almost look like a blob of plastic. Whereas Descent 2nd edition the heroes are very high quality in terms of detail, with sharp lines. The reason i ask is because alot of the heroes in the other games can be used in Descent with the conversion set cards.

#2 Coldmoonrising

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Hi Kantor, if you look over the paintin' stuff thread, you can see most of the Descent 1ed heroes (excluding the 2nd expansion, AoD) painted by myself and others. As you get to the last few pages, you'll see how I've pained 1st edition, to Dungeon Quest, to Promo's and finally 2nd edition.

As per your question, 1st edition core set had a few 'blob' like heroes (I'm talking about you Varikas!) where some of the others were better detailed. I noticed the quality of detail go up with the expansions with the ToI expansion having the best  detail of all Descent games. DungeonQuest and the Promo characters were all a level higher than the Descent 1st characters. With Descent 2nd being the best by far.

On a scale of 1 (blob) - 10 (superb):

Descent 1st w/ expansions varied: 1-5

DQ and Promos: 7-8

Descent 2nd: 9-10

Only reason I'm giving D2e a 9-10 is because of Widow Tarha. The sculptor added a weird mane on her back that isn't in the picture at all and missed a few other items that were in the pic.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:43 AM

I don''t know Coldmoon, I would have given the 1E figs a better score than that, maybe 5-6, instead of 1-5. IMO, of course. I do agree that the second edition figures are better, just not as wide a margin as you give them.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:16 AM

Coldmoonrising said:

Hi Kantor, if you look over the paintin' stuff thread, you can see most of the Descent 1ed heroes (excluding the 2nd expansion, AoD) painted by myself and others. As you get to the last few pages, you'll see how I've pained 1st edition, to Dungeon Quest, to Promo's and finally 2nd edition.

As per your question, 1st edition core set had a few 'blob' like heroes (I'm talking about you Varikas!) where some of the others were better detailed. I noticed the quality of detail go up with the expansions with the ToI expansion having the best  detail of all Descent games. DungeonQuest and the Promo characters were all a level higher than the Descent 1st characters. With Descent 2nd being the best by far.

On a scale of 1 (blob) - 10 (superb):

Descent 1st w/ expansions varied: 1-5

DQ and Promos: 7-8

Descent 2nd: 9-10

Only reason I'm giving D2e a 9-10 is because of Widow Tarha. The sculptor added a weird mane on her back that isn't in the picture at all and missed a few other items that were in the pic.



#5 Kantor

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Coldmoon, that was exactly the answer i was looking for.



#6 Rophan

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

Regarding the Descent 1e figures, I found that the monsters had much more detail than the heroes.  I really enjoyed painting the monsters, but often found the heroes frustrating.  I haven't seen the minis from 2e yet as I have to wait till Christmas, but I'm already looking forward to painting the monsters, yet at the same time I'm thinking that painitng the heroes will be a necessary evil.  I really hope this confliction is unjustified.






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