Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jul 19, 2012

Fantasy Flight Releases Descent Second Edition

Fantasy Flight Games has been drumming up some magic in their dungeon, and they’ve just released Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition. The classic board game is now available both online and at local game shops. It’s an updated version of the game that includes new heroes, new monsters, enhancements, a class-based hero system, campaign play, and a whole lot more.

Here’s a bit about the game for those who aren’t familiar with it:

Mennara is a world of magic, mystery, and adventure. The darkest parts of the forests hide things better forgotten, and in the mountains gather hordes of savage creatures whose only ambition is bloodshed. And behind all that evil and all that malice lurks the overlord, the hidden threat that seeks to work his dark design across the realm. Fortunately, Mennara is also a world of heroes. Heroes clever of mind, strong of sword arm, and stout of heart. Heroes like you…

Descent Second Edition has included eight never-before-seen heroes who are ready to face the dark. A total of 40 all-new monsters will join the fray, with nine distinct monster types. Characters will grow and develop, and Second Edition offers up a new experience system that’s been enhanced to offer players total control over character progression. As you gain experience through the game’s included campaign, you can spend it on additional skills, adding to what your hero can accomplish.

Enhancements offer a new unique play style to the game as well. They have been designed to get the game out and playable in a quickened fashion, and help to deliver intense gameplay. Defense dice offers more variety to combat, and shorter quests will allow even the busiest of groups to play in sessions as the quests each have stopping points. All of the necessary stats, abilities, skills, and information are listed on characters’ respective cards, so the rulebook can just stay in the box.

If you’ve been able to play the original Descent, Second Edition will only help make the game even better. A conversion kit will be releasing next week to help bring the first edition game up to speed. Make sure you get your copy now!


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