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logan just
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i think i made a giant mistake.....i accidently bought the first edition not knowing there was a diffrence.....did i completely screw myself or can i still get all the expansions and wat not
 
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If I recall correctly there was only 1 expansion made that was compatible with the first edition. There are a lot of minor changes made, I think someone made a list of everything that was changed, I am not sure how difficult it would be to update yours to second edition though.

I had 1st when it first came out, then got 2nd mainly because I thought it was cooler with the minis and I liked the game, but to be honest I can't remember exactly what changes were made.
 
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First edition dice are much nicer though, hold on to those!
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Here's a comparison:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/92440/summary-of-changes...

Unfortunately, the FFG link is dead soblue
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I don't know much about the first edition, but the 2nd edition rules are online at Fantasy Flight's website.

Maybe you could make it work.

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You completely screwed yourself. Pretty much all of the cards changed between editions.
 
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It used a D20 too, right?
 
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justifier99 wrote:
i think i made a giant mistake.....i accidently bought the first edition not knowing there was a diffrence.....did i completely screw myself or can i still get all the expansions and wat not


You're not necessarily screwed. The first edition is a fine game that has lots of replayability even without the expansion.

With some effort and help from BGG you could probably convert your 1st edition to 2nd but nearly every card has something changed. Some nerfs to potent magical items. Some character fixes. The monsters are harder to kill (equal to the advanced option of 1st edition) and the heroes are a little tougher and more balanced (as much as they can be balanced in a game with this much luck!) There's less gold available in 2nd edition too if I remember correctly. The main difference is the switch from 1d20 to 2d10.

If you end up liking the game and plan on spending a few hundred dollars on expansions anyway, you'll probably find it worth shelling out the extra for a 2nd edition base game.

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For my two cents, that post touting RB1 is so far off the mark for what people want today its just funny to read and that's all. Don't take a word of it as being objective about the value of RB2. It makes some good points about the superficialty of overloading glitz and components these days, but it misses entirely some of the actual improvements made to streamline RB2's mechanics for the average boardgame player. There's a reason(s) RB1 faded out and was replaced.

RB1 is still only worth trying out if already bought. But once you read up on how little it can be expanded, and the possibilities in RB2 (which is commercially fading as well right now), you'll want to move to RB2 quickly. Many of its small expansions are now out of print, and you will have to search for them as remainders in the stock of scattered game shops. The big box ones are quite exceptional, still available as in print (most), and they refresh the game in many more ways than some of the small box expansions can accomplish.

Time to re-invest.
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Yeah, that review is more or less justifying the unjustifiable.

Anyway you got first ed, so play that. If you really like it, sell it and get 2nd edition so you can get the expansion. Because the expansions is really where it is at.
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I think you're fine with first edition. As others have said, play a few games with the base set *then* think about trading or buying second edition.

Update your trade lists. I have a second (and first) edition of Runebound I can trade. Also let us know which city you're in.
 
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