So, I just set up the new 30th Anniversary for a tutorial this evening with my favorite bro, and it is gorgeous beyond what I imagined after having not seen this game since I was 8 years old...thirty years ago.
But I must admit I miss one thing from the original--the sea serpents' mouths in the original allowed you to pick up the meeples by their heads and hold them as gruesome trophies. The bigger meeple heads no longer allow that, but all in all this new version is a superior sight to behold.
Anyways, I can't wait to play.
I am really glad Stronghold decided to reprint this treasured gem from my youth. Will the gameplay stand the test of time, we shall see.