Monday, August 22, 2016

#9: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [2nd edition] (Mark's 100)

Descent: Journeys in the Dark [2nd edition]

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 9th
  • 2012: prior to publication
  • 2010: prior to publication
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 55
  • rating: 7.8
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • All of the design ideas I’d loved from the original version of Descent are still here – one roll combat, customizable characters, great miniatures & artwork. At the same time, FFG has managed to knock off the “rough edges” – simplifying the Overlord system, losing the silly transport glyphs, etc. Most importantly, they've broken adventures down into bite-size (read: playable in 60-90 minutes) pieces… and then connected them via a simplified campaign system that works like a charm.
Tips & Tricks:
  • There are a lot of expansions - I haven't worried about many of the hero/monster sets, but I've picked up all of the campaign boxes (which add plenty of new heroes & monsters as well as terrain & scenarios.)
  • The new Road To Legend mobile app is a fantastic way to play that turns Descent into a cooperative game.

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