I recently got into Kingsburg and I really want to pick up the game but I cannot find the older version (Other than on ebay at insanely inflated prices). I really dislike the new art as I find it has lost the "Fun Factor", the new art is so serious and Gothic. I find the entire new look to be cold as compared to the older version. Thoughts?
I think you already have it pretty much figured out. Search on ebay for a used first version (they are bound to drop price now that the second edition is out) and if you cannot find it, well, forget about Kingsburg and try another dice placing game
Here are some suggestions:
Rise to Nobility