So I just found out about this game and was about to pull the trigger until I found out there was going to be a second edition soon. Will that second edition be retail or a kickstarter? When will it launch if it is a kick starter and any idea of the delivery date? I really want to play this awesome looking game Thank you!
The 2nd edition isn't actually "out" yet, GBG was selling a few advance copies on their website.
2nd edition is going to hit retail in January (hopefully very early January). It does have a new card finish like Roland was saying, which is matte and I like it a lot more. The smaller card packs are still glossy finish. This would only affect your gameplay if you're dueling with Light and Dark element spells (which come in the collector's card pack). But you can't get the small card packs retail, only directly from Greenbrier Games.
Gameplay wise, the only major different between 1st edition and 2nd edition is that the rulebook has been updated. You can also just download the 2nd edition rulebook from BGG.