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by TitemanStarting a 3 hero Trollfens mini campaign tomorrow night. We have a Beastmaster, a Scout class (still undecided which one,) and me as a Healer.
No matter the class, I'm going to be Augur Grisom (because Dwarf.) I'm leaning towards the Prophet as it looks interesting, but I'm also looking at Alchemist.
Any opinions on which class might be better with this setup and why?...
by HarkodosA new Campaign Book for Descent Second Edition has just been announced over at the Fantasy Flight Games homepage. It's called Heirs of Blood and follows the Farrow family in a new insidious plot.
Give 'er a look here:
Heirs of Blood
It seems that the rumors of Star Wars Imperial Assault replacing Descent were premature.
by TitemanI'm assuming the way the mini-campaigns are set up there is no room for Rumors from the other expansion. Is this correct, or can they indeed be utilized?...
by VaeVictis666Tag a long tonight, kids like 10 or 11, I have everything, all expansions and what not, so who and what class would you recommend for him?
The subject says it all. Are the solo variants good enough to buy this (pricy) game or will I miss out too much of the cool stuff in the box? I love dungeon crawlers but I just don't have a gaming group to play them with. I play alot of games with my 9yo daughter but she's not interested in this type of games (she lost interest after 3 chapters of Mice and Mystics ) Maybe I'll find a gaming group in the future but for now it's solo-play for me. I only buy 2 or 3 games a year so I want to be sure I'm getting worth for my money when I buy one.
Thanks in advance
by phunkysaiHey everyone,
I managed to trade for the base game, and found out that the conversion kit came inside the box (but none of the 1st edition minis). Now that I've started two different campaigns (one with my son and one with my game group), I was looking to see if I could buy some of the hero minis from someone (I'm trying to avoid buying monster packs and whatnot just to get the minis).
Here are the minis I'm looking for:
If anyone has any of these minis from 1st Edition they wouldn't mind parting with, hit me up via PM and let me know how much you'd charge.
by sarigIf I already got the 1st ed. and the conversion kit, is there a way to get the quests that you get with those packs without buying them?
by Hatchet JackI know this is probably some where else but I'm counting you kindness and advice or links to where this has been put up before.
I picked up descent 2e during black friday and i want to grab an expansion while they are discounted. Which expansions do you recommend 1st? Or better yet what is the recommended or of the expansions?
by noodlemansI tried searching through the vault and it felt like a slog. I was hoping to find a well balanced campaign that mixed the expansions. Does anyone know if this exists or if there are any good campaigns/quests on there in general?
by phunkysaiSo I was lucky and someone gifted me Manor of Ravens, and I've read through the rules, but even so, I'm still kind of foggy on how to integrate it into my main quest in the base game...so basically, during the main quest, I can put out Rumor cards, and then in Act I the heroes can choose to do the quest or not? Is there any way I can FORCE them to do the Manor of Raven quests? I'd like to make the base campaign longer by adding in a bunch of the Manor of Ravens quests...
If someone could break it down for me I think that would help...
by RejusuSo after getting Descent 2E from my secret Santa I may have gone a touch overboard. My plan was to just get a small box and a lieutenant to kick the base campaign up a notch. I've ended up with two small box expansions (Lair of the Wyrm and Manor of Ravens, the latter I got because it was on sale), two lieutenant packs (Valyndra and Zachareth), and the Crusade of the Forgotten hero and monster collection (again on sale).
My question is what I should mix in and what to leave out. I don't see any issues in throwing all the available heroes into the mix as well as hero classes (though warrior is spoiled for choices while healers still only have the two with what I've got). Is there any issues throwing all the overlord classes in to the mix? Ditto for monster groups. The other concern is the shop, should I put everything into the shop deck?
My plan was to just use Valyndras plot deck and only the rumours from Lair. Any suggestions on what a good mix of everything would be is welcome.
by phunkysaiI am playing Descent with some friends of mine as a replacement for an RPG (none of us had the time to learn all the rules of an RPG), so we opted for a dungeon-crawling experience, which led me to choosing Descent.
I have played the Intro of the base game with them (I'm the Overlord), but I don't think we'll go back and play it again once the campaign is over (I'll be introducing Imperial Assault, he he).
Has anyone tried playing every single Act 1 quest and every single Act 2 quest during a single campaign? (I would also like to play all of the Manor of Ravens quests I have as well).
If no one has done this, what are your thoughts about the possibilities of me doing that with my group? Would it break the game? Cause major issues?
I'm not really worried about replayability since this will be the only campaign I will get to play with this group...
by ottrodTrying to unload these three sets as a combo. If you're interested please message me.
Did the Descent Fall Game night kits ever go out? My FLGS said they were never able to get a hold of them. I wanted to run it for our store!
by shallowzRight now i only have the base game. Are there any expansions that let players all play together instead of one player verses all?
by DreamshadowThe manual for trollfens says that there is a search card in it but I see no indication of a search card at all.
Does anybody know which card this is and what it meant what it's name is?
by Todd DeganiI have all of 1ED and have the base 2ED + Lair of the Wyrm + Conversion Kit. I am looking to snag the rest of the expansions over Christmas.
The expansions all have a ton of components, new quests, heros, skills, overlord cards, etc. Since I have only seen one mini expansion, which parts of the other expansions can always be combined into the game.
For instance, if you were starting a new campaign can you mix in all of the new shop cards from all of the expansions? Can you use any of the heroes and their appropriate skills in any of the expansions?
Basically are there components that are really only relevant if you are playing a particular campaign?
by toyboy101What order works best for game play in getting these? I'd hate to get say a Lieutenant that is not going to be used for sometime while another is part of the early game play. If I had a pecking order then I can pick them up as I can afford. Thanks.
by NonjeHello guys. I just started a new descent campaign ( i ha no experience with it before) but as i played the first two quests i felt the game heavily umbalanced, specially for the hero side, making it too easy for the heroes to win the game.Reasons are, monsters have a rididocloous amount of health and can be shotted in 1 attack by em.
In the first two quests main monster are goblin archer and cave spiderling. 2 hp and 3 hp respectively, HOW are they supposed to be a menace to heroes?
AAm I the only one who felt this?
by OneOgreGreetings and salutations.
So, all Descent that published till now (except coop and kit) mixed in one huge heap!
I guess I had to wait until the fourth hero pack, but it take so long time... Most of all I'm waiting for dragons from there.
If you divide the pile into individual heaps according to the boxes, you can see content of the boxes relatively each other (without map tiles - it is extremely hard to separate!)
Let's remove some auxiliary cards, sheets and tokens and leave the game elements directly. This is what you have in full clean game system.
Now you can see what exactly you get from where.
And all this mixed again:
Isn't it beautiful?
My favorite miniatures in the game:
by daviduk2000So I'm going to buy this. Very soon what's the best things to buy with it.
I was considering the conversion kit. For all the extra heroes and enemies. I don't really mind using proxy models for the heroes. Having a big selection is something I'd quite like. And I really want my playgroup to have a choice from the start rather than the forced group of 4.
Is there any other packs that are essential purchases. And or any that you'd reccomend more than the conversion kit.
In other words list the expansions in the order you yourself would buy them.
by OneOgreHello again.
I would like to ask a few questions about custom quests for D2.
How much custom quests building developed at all? How many good quests there are at the moment? There are threads or sites which concentrates the information about it?
As far as I understand - it's all done with the FFG utility? They control the developing and sharing, or it is freely accessible, such as fan libraries of HOMM (computer game) maps for example?
Where I can read about it?
by DelphiDieHello everyone,
since FantasyFlight has announced it´s Spring 2015 tournament kits (http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5254), I asked myself if this means that there will be no game night kit in spring 2015 for Descent.
There seems to be an equivalent for Imperial Assault, but perhaps the tournament kits are something different and the spring game night kit just isn´t announced yet. Does anybody know if this might be the case?
I think I once read that there were 2 game night kits planned for Descent per year, but my memory might be wrong regarding this.
by Hatchet JackI just picked this up and I am very excited to play. I know this has a campaign missions in the box so I hope my game group will be in for the long haul campaign but our group isn't always the same people. What is the best way to do "one offs" but not spoil the campaign when we do finally do it?
by Hatchet JackI really like the ranger looking dude and the big burly knight guy who are they?
by Hatchet JackIf you where to put a "perfect class with each hero what would it be?
no conversion kit only heroes please
by Skipper_JRSOK, I'm torn over what to get the boys for Christmas.....both look very interes. They are 9 and 11 and have experience with Pathfinder Adventure Card game, Dreadball, Munchkin, and others.
I already ordered the Decent 2 Base set, but then saw that "Shadows of Brimstone" is out. I have another home for Descent 2 if I change my mind.
So the question is....which would work well for Christmas.
1) Generally I play with the boys but they have a number of friends that drop in and out of their games. One is fairly regular. I have reservations that dropping players in and out of games is disrupting in Descent, but not as much in SOB.
2) Cost wise it'll end up about the same initially Descent + a couple of add ons or both SOB base games.
3) I might get the base of both, but that limits the options of both for play.
by JaqenHgharI know that there are many threads here, which are asking about the same question, but my question is a bit more precise than most of them: I would like to buy a big box expansion, a small box expansion, a hero & monster pack and a lieutenant pack to enlarge my Descent collection (I only have the base game so far). As far as the big box expansion is concerned I will go with Shadow of Nerekhall for sure. So this is my current wishlist:
Big Box: Shadow of Nerekhall
Small Box: ???
Hero & Monster pack: ???
Now I would like to hear some suggestions on what to fill in for the "???". What is important to me:
--> Miniatures should look awesome.
--> The mini-campaign should be fun on its own(For the small box expansion).
--> The lieutenant should be useable in the Shadow of Nerekhall campaign.
--> The heroes, monsters and hero classes should be unique.
So, I hope it is clear what I expect. Now it's your turn to tell me what I should buy and why I should buy it.
by NonjeHello there all of you Descenters. I'm currentl playing my first campaign as OL against a 3 heroes team, this composed : a Healer,a Mage and an Explorer. When they choose the heroes, they mostly choose 'em "random" , trying just to not take twice the same class. So they ended up picking no warrior cause nobody wanted to play it.
Now, in a couple of the act I scenarios, they lost mostly because nobody of em 3 had a good strenght point to face the strenght test (SUch as Death on the wings scenario where they couldn't remove rocks, and the interlude I, where they couldnt open the main door near to the river. This said, they asked me to restart the campaign cause, if they game keeps going on like these and their chance are lowered scenario after scenario cause they have no warrior, it's quite pointless. I couldn't argue, but i can't believe that non-picking a warrior can be this forcing, since the game is made even for less players games. Is it just me? Just a bad team? Or simply it's true that a warrior in the team is needed no matter what?
Enlighten me guys. They are , for sure, not heavy players but they are getting into and they don't really make big mistakes in the last plays we had, but the strenght- tests are really a pain.
by AMBoggsHas anyone found a replacement for one of the four inner trays on the 7771?
I would like to have just an empty box or possibly an adjustable wall. I think I'm going to have to build something out of mdf.
I still have plans to build a whole custom storage solution, but the Plano is working okay right now.
by Simpsonboy77My group's campaign is 3 heroes, and myself as the overlord. We find that we usually have 5 people, not the 4 that we originally started with.
How would you go about balancing and adding a 4th hero? We only have the base set. We finished The Cardinal's Plight, and for each scenario I have been victorious. I remember A Fat Goblin as being a landslide, while The Cardinal's Plight I lost the first encounter, but managed to squeak out the win in the second encounter.
I was thinking giving the new hero the same XP, and maybe extra gold to compensate for having less items to search during encounters. Should I let the heroes draw an extra card (so 6 this time) during shopping to help compensate for having less drawn before?
What is a fair middle ground?
by NonjeHello there, I'm here again with a brand new question.
Speaking about those scenarios where reinforcements are allowed, what happens if the entrace\ or whatever tile is listed to introduce the reinforcements, is occupied, by a hero or monster? This allows me do put reinforcements into the next free square, or it just block the reinforcements phase?
I guess the first but asking is always better.
by ohmsHi all,
I have Descent 2nd Ed by itself, but I have now acquired The 1st Edition game plus the Alter of Despair, Tomb of Ice, Well of Darkness, Road to Legend, all without their respective miniatures. Just the map peices, cards and chits, and dice.
It's slightly overwhelming. I can easily enough use the map tiles in custom campaigns for D2, but what I'm trying to find out is, is there a way to distinguish what it usable in D2 and what is redundant? I can see that the D1 dice are no use. Has anyone laid out what is usable and what is not.
by EvilCalvinI never had really played any RPG board games before but was always intrigued by them. I grew up loving D&D and later RPG videogames (like Syrim and Dragon Age Inquisition) but always had that itch for a dungeon crawl boardgame. I couple of days ago I decided to look around, google the top boardgames and search Amazon. I stumbled upon Descent and it seems right up my alley. The only board game I have is Firefly and played that a few times. Since my wife really didn't want to play that I'm hoping I can blackmail her to play this.
I picked up the 2nd edition for $60 and printed up the rules for all of the expansions so I can read up while I wait for it to arrive. My questions are two-fold:
1. Seeing as the wife is tepid about boardgames, and I want her to enter "my" world, will it be terribly difficult for her to learn and would it be best for her to be Overlord or the heroes?
2. What order of expansions would I get next when I get to that point?
Lair then Labrynth then Trollfens?
Anyway, I'll keep an eye on the boards and am excited to jump in to the Descent world.