I discovered a 1st edition retail copy in sealed condition at a local half priced books for $30 and took it home with me.
It was on the shelves amongst the second hand board games and I was not sure if all the pieces were going to be there when I opened it up at home but everything was still sealed and unpunched !
I was looking at the 2nd Edition KS but never did pledge. I'm wondering if there is much difference between the 1st edition and 2nd edition in terms of rules and if there is a difference is there any "upgrade" that would allow me to used 2nd edition rules with a 1st edition core box ?
I'm only getting into it right now so if there are rules variances that are better than the original I'd like to try learn those and fold them into my first few plays.
If there is nothing to change about the core game and if the 2nd edition is just more goodness built on top of the 1st edition then it would be nice to know that.
Yes, there is an upgrade kit [from 1st edition to 2nd edition]. See the KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wordforgegames/d-day-di....
Scroll down until you find the "Add-ons." It is first identified in the third update.