Just played my first game of the new edition. On the whole I'm impressed by the changes: legendary cities aside I feel they improve the game.
So obviously I'm interested in trying the new rules with my old edition. There's no obvious reason not to do so. Mostly it's just tweaks to the victory conditions and building, nothing that requires extra components beyond a few home made caravan tokens. Especially if you don't want to use Legendry Cities
But I know the board has changed a bit too. So using the new rules with the old board could impact balance. Plus there's Moy old mythology expansion which I'd hate to toss.
Any thoughts on whether it's worth trying to use the new rule tweaks with the old board and expansion?
You can take my game… when you pry my cold, dead fingers off the board!
A full upgrade kit would probably need a new board, and then new cards to adjust the resources... at that point, might as well just buy the new version I would think.
I do think playing the new rules on the old board could be possible. I haven't compared the differences in boards to know how major they are. It's possible one could modify the old board somehow, or just live with the slight differences. (Or buy the big map board from Academy?)