|1 person marked this as a favorite.|
I'm fairly sure I'm the target audience for 2nd edition. Paizo has already sold me more 2nd edition stuff than I have purchased in the last 2-3 years for 1st edition.
I really enjoyed 1st edition when it was released, but as more options have been made available I find it increasingly hard to run the game. Improvisation, my preferred style for running a game, is increasingly hard because my middle aged brain simply can't keep up with what all of the feats and abilities do. This means that even the monsters in the later Bestiaries, some of which are quite cool, don't get used because it is simply too much work. I don't want more 1st edition content. I won't use it, so spending my money is a waste.
2nd edition is an opportunity to start again with a smaller pool of abilities. I may or may not invest heavily in the game. There are definitely some areas where I'm not happy with the direction taken in the playtest. I've made my opinions known in the surveys and we will see what changes upon release. I like enough of what they have done that I will definitely buy the core book and see if enough has changed to make me happy. If not, I'm no worse off than I was before (not buying much, if anything)and Paizo has made a little money off of me that they wouldn't have made otherwise. But if I like it I'll support it until the game again becomes too complicated to keep in my head.