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Lord Nieve
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Hi guys!
Only one question. I don't know which buy first.

Descent: Journeys in the dark (Second Edition) or Star Wars Imperial Assault


I know that are virtually identical, but leave the thematic aside, what do you recommend?

Before all, thanks!
 
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Depends on what you want, really.

Imperial Assault for 1vsMany or 1vs1 Skirmish.
Descent 2 for full coop (with app).

Overall, apart from the new app-based cooperative mode (which only Descent 2 has for now, but it is only a matter of time, that Imperial Assault gets there as well, I believe), Imperial Assault is the more refined game. So, unless you want the coop mode, I would go with Imperial Assault.

There is the Star Wars vs. Fantasy theme difference to consider also, of course.

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I would argue neither - get Descent 1
 
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Pasi Ojala
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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They are not virtually identical. They are quite similar, but there are a lot of small but important changes to how things work, changing the overall experience. Also, Imperial Assault has Skirmish Mode. On the other hand, Descent has a solo app.

However, go with which theme you prefer. If you don't prefer one over the other, I would go with Imperial Assault.

 
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IA is getting a coop mode right? If so then that shouldn't be a deciding factor in which one to get.
 
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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Redward wrote:
IA is getting a coop mode right? If so then that shouldn't be a deciding factor in which one to get.

There are solo variants, and IA is getting some kind of app at some point - the details are non-existent, more information is expected sometime next year.

RedJak's Automated Imperial Variant (RAIV) V1
RedJak's Automated Emperor Variant V2
 
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