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First Run - What Expansions should we include?

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We loved Descent 1.  We're getting into Descent 2.  I've got the base game and I'm looking at the "extra component" lists and wondering what, if anything, we should throw in to the first game for a 'better' first go?  Expansions?  Lts?  etc.  Thoughts?  Thanks!

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A great complement to the base game is the small box expansions.  They add new heroes and monsters and Rumor Quests that are played in addition to the campaign quests of the base set.

 

Great stuff to have!

 

Can't comment on the Lts, I don't have any but they seem to add cool tools to the OL and some sweet stuff for the heroes too.  And they come with minis which is great.

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I'm currently playing a Shadow Rune campaign, and the main addition we're using is the Labyrinth of Ruin. The heroes (classes included) and in my case, the OL deck, add a lot. However, if it's your first run, there is plenty in just the base game- I think including expansions just adds a nice twist for subsequent replay.

If you really want to add an expansion, I agree with the people in this thread- add a small box to give the heroes a few choices, as well as a few extra monsters for you. Rumors and secret passages are nice additions to the campaign mechanic.

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1 of the small box expansions. Supposedly Trollfens is better balanced between the OL and the heroes if that's important to you.

 

1 or 2 of the lieutenants. You only need 1 but it's a little tough to get a sense of them from just reading about them and they're really cheap.

 

Conversion Kit. This adds the most content and is also one of the cheapest things to buy.

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Seeing as its your first campaign I would say the base game is enough without adding a bunch of extra stuff.

If you really want to add something though I would get a lieutenant pack, it gets the overlord some stuff to play around with, something that is really missing from the base game.

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Thanks all!  We decided to add the stuff for Rumors and Secret Passages.  (Lair of the Wyrm & Trollfens).  And I grabbed 3 Lts for myself.  We only get to meet once a month, so I wanted the First Campaign to be robust, and then just lead into the next.  

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