I own Runebound and love it. I've painted 4 of the 6 figures and am thinking of getting Descent. I've notices that some of the same characters pop up in both Runebound and Descent (which makes sense being set in the same world).
The sculpts look identical. Are the figures the same size?
It doesn't seem like there are character duplicates in the base games; it's the expansions that add the same characters, e.g. a character that comes with the base game of Runebound can be found in a Descent expansion and vice versa.
If I did get Descent and the expansion that contained one of the figures I've already painted for Runebound, can I just use my already painted Runebound figure in Descent?
The Runebound 3rd ed hero minis are actually the same size as the Descent 2nd ed core game hero minis. The Descent 2nd ed expansions and H&M packs made its newer heroes out-of-scale with the core game.
If you're using some D2e core heroes on a campaign, use your Runebound 3rd ed heroes to go with them, so you don't have a party composed of visibly different scales.