he said that of all the games that are on hold this one is more likely to be continued than most
Well, if you plan on getting it I was planning on selling my set. I have evrything for the game that's been released and none of it has really been used, although the boxes have seen a bit of wear from being moved around.
I know it seems silly to sell having not really played but the one time we did set-up took forever because the scenario we were going to play was in the rulebook which kept getting passed around so people could look at the equipment rules. When we finally get going we play about five minutes before coming to a screeching halt due to a rules conflict concerning character abilities. Not being able to come to a concensus one of group threw a temper tantrum about the whole experience and left.
Naturally, a very sour taste was left in my mouth after that and now I just want get rid of it. So if interested let me know and we can work out a fair deal between us. My email is email@example.com.
That's a real shame as it's a fantastic game once you get past the intial set up time. Personally I enjoy it, picking equipment, personalising and loading out my character. If you have the equipment cards it streamlines the set up and play time immensely as all the information is on hand. In answer to the original post, yes I think it is worth getting. I'm not too sure how the old rules fared but from all I have read up on the second edition fixes a lot of the problems that were initially had with the first edition and people have had great experiences with the revised rule books. The rules are pretty straight forward once learnt but there is a bit of information to remember and reference for the first few games. Also Tom O' Bedlam, was the conflicting rule a Matriarchy character's ability?
Yeah, it was the Russian chick in the KBA suit and something of hers conflicted with an ability of Hoss'. I'd have to go dig up my equipment cards to see what the deal was but because of the wording on both we weren't sure who's took precedence and things fell apart from there.