Sunday, February 02, 2020

#34: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [2nd ed.] (Mark's Top 50 - 2020)

Descent: Journeys in the Dark [2nd edition]

  • rank: 96
  • rating: 7.71
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 Road To Legend mobile app is a fantastic way to play that turns Descent into a cooperative game.

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