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    by Drizzt1606

    Hello fellow Boardgamers!

    Does anyone know anything regarding the availability of "Chains That Rust" in Europe?

    There are many retailers on the European mainland that didn't ever receive any copies of it (I know there are some shops in the UK that actually did) like fantasywelt.de ... and since it's been on sale since a longer time now, I am just wondering why this is the case.

    Many thanks in advance and happy holidays!


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    by Batesmates


    Hi all,

    I own Imperial Assault and enjoy playing that a lot with a friend.
    Recently, he's suggested us getting Descent.
    I feel like they won't be a different enough game that it's worth spending the money on it, and then we'll have two large games so won't get to play either as much.

    Does anyone own both, and do you get enough play out of the pair of them? Or does one become the preferred option every time?

    I don't think I've got my moneys worth out of Imperial Assault yet (and not seen enough of the missions/content), so am worried about getting a new game that means we would shelve it.


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    by foxreinard

    I found a PDF from a time before Labyrinth of Ruin, containing basic information for players, focused on heroes, here:
    DESCENT 2E PLAYER REFERENCE SHEET

    I added some information, updated the terrains list, and present it for general use. It isn't very pretty, but hopefully it is useful.
    Google Drive link

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    by Registrau

    Hello

    I'm new to descent, and I have the core game. I plan to play using RtL app, do I need to learn all the printed rules? Or just part? (I guess I might not need to learn the overlord part)

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    by Lanabound

    Hey there,

    First, is it true that monster AI is controlled by a randomly selected list of possible actions? For example, is the AI smart enough to keep a Master Beastman within 3 spaces of minions for its Command or do we just hope that the action choices work out that way?

    Second, is there any way we can see the full list or is it hidden in the app? (Example: say I wanted to see the full list of possible actions for a Beastman or Skeleton. Will I ever know, or do I have to keep playing the game to find out?)

    Thanks!

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    by vengeance000

    Have been loving Mansions Of Madness 2nd edition for solo play with the app, so went ahead and picked up Descent for the same. But what is the sweet spot for number of players? I did the tutorial with 4, since it seemed like that would be ideal, one of each class.

    But every time you open a door on quests, it just spawned like 2 full waves of monsters, and then they'd activate right after that and they all wanted to engage me at the door before I'd have a chance to move or attack them. So every quest just turned into a traffic jam of characters and monsters in tiny hallways unable to move and just rolling dice at each other until one pack broke.

    And if I'm understanding targeting correctly, the groups would all end up targeting whoever is opening the door usually(as the closest person, which is usually what they go after). So good luck surviving all the attacks from whatever just spawned.

    Is this better with just 2 characters at a time so it's less of a logjam on these tiny maps?

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    by Registrau

    What cards need shuffling when playing the core game with RtL app?

    Thanks

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    by Toenail21

    It seems like the heroes literally have to defeat all goblins every turn so that they can't use their 5 movement twice to get down the board into the caravan room every turn. Is that what the heroes have to do? If so, how are they supposed to catch the hiding Barghests? Enlighten me.

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    by Robes22

    I just got descent 2.0 for Christmas and currently only have the base game. I will be playing with my wife. I am curious if we should start out playing in the app tutorial and campaigns or should I first play through the campaign book included in the game? Suggestions?

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    by elvynprince

    Assuming they come out with more expansions. I would really like to have a snow themed expansion with ice and blizzards etc. Maybe frostbite as a condition. Honestly I would accept just generic tiles with snow on them at this point.

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    by foxreinard

    Does anyone have experience with using a Windows tablet to play Road to Legend via Steam? I'm looking into buying a used one. Also how horrible is the resolution on 7" tablets?

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    by ampersand78

    i see a lot of people using the Plano 7771 to store all of their descent parts including expansions. id like to get my hands on one of these however i cant seem to find them in the UK at all. have these been superseded by a newer model? or does anyone know of any variants that are very similar i can obtain from the UK or Europe?

    thanks in advance

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    by Filth82

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been playing around with some tile storage ideas for my Descent collection but this could easily be used for Imperial assault, Doom or any other dungeon Crawler with heaps of tiles.

    Its so easy it took me about 15 min to complete the for the base Descent game, very low cost and everything you can get from your local Target, K mart or Office supply store.


    The items used for tile storage are:
    1x A4 Document carry case.
    2x Clear A4 Book protection Sleeves
    1x Super Glue
    1x Business Car Wallet





    The Black book in the picture I used is Business card wallet, this works excellently for holding all the small pieces



    How to make the Tile folder

    1. Check your Document holder. See how many pages your folder can hold, in this example the Document holder can hold 14 pages with tiles in it before it is full. This is enough for the full set of tiles in the Descent base game.

    2. Plan your lay out. I recommend in numerical order to easily locate the tiles. you can fit more in if you arrange them all over the place but you will not be able to locate the tile as easily.

    3. Gluing the sleeve. The reason I chose to use A4 book protection sleeves was due to there durability and thickness and the reaction it has with the super glue. Normal A4 plastic selves tare easily and I found not to work very well.


    Place your Sleeve on a flat surface with the flaps facing up.


    Place a tile under one of flaps of the Sleeve and push it hard against the top or bottom edge.


    Put your hand on the tile and place pressure so it does not move and lift the flap, about 1cm away from the tile run a bead of super glue from as close to the bottom of the flap as you can to the edge where the flap ends.


    Remove the tile and let the flap back down, you don't need to press to much or at all as the superglue will react with the plastic making it melt and bond together. If you find the the tile is to loose for your liking your can add more super glue like I have in the below picture.


    And there you have it. just repeat the steps for all your tiles and leave it to dry for about half hour and a sleeve should look something like this.


    When your all done your set will look something like this, now you can find your tiles quickly and easy.



    How to use the Business cad wallet

    This was just a great find, I use this to keep track of all the little extra bit tiles like the Start and end location, extension tiles, end tiles, doors, bushes, etc. It also is perfect size for all the cards to such as monster cards if you wish to use it to hold them as shown above.

    Simple easy and cheap.

    Thanks for reading, if you find this useful let me know as I have other decent storage ideas for tokens, heroes and everything.

    Cheers Stu.

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    by GrandMasterFox

    I don't know if it's because it's the tutorial, because it's a side mission or if it's a basic thing - But I've been testing the app solo before setting it up for a group session.

    I don't get it, I did several side quests and none of them give out gold. Heck, after finishing the last side quest before the finale, why would I need gold? I can't even travel to the city.

    Is this always the case? Or is it because I did something wrong (maybe taking to long to complete the side quests? I started getting Perils)

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    by aliasxneo

    Hi all,

    My wife and I just finished the first tutorial quest for the app last night (it was a blast!) and made our first gold purchases/skill acquisitions. This brings me to my question: Do expansions normally include additional item and skills as part of the content? The selection for the base game seems a bit small, and I'd love the app to include additional items from other expansions if I bought them.

    If so, what are the best expansions for extending the item/skill collection?

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    by foxreinard

    I'm still a novice as to how to go about all of this but I have found a simple and effective way to really make my minion monsters defined without a hint of talent.

    Step one: Clean them of any debris. Bit of warm water, soap, won't take long.
    Step two: Mix black acrylic paint with water. 50/50 will probably do. I got mine from the dollar store.
    Step three: Apply that mix to the entire miniature.
    Step four: Give it ten minutes to dry.
    Step five: Dip that mini in water for a few seconds, then wipe away all of the paint that you can using a cloth or paper towel.

    Result!

    On the right, unpainted Giant from 1e. On the left, giant with the above quick wash.

    I'm still working on how to best enhance the Masters. I tried a black wash on one and it just doesn't show clearly enough. A lighter wash would be odd. Maybe an orange dry brush will do the job, if I can reliably get that to work.

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    by Misterpetersen

    Just got this game for Christmas and will be playing this solo only. The game comes with the scenario book, but I am confused as to what the app does. Does the app include all the scenarios from the core set, or are they different. Also it looks like theres only 3 scenarios in the app: the beginners quest rise of the goblins, the campaign quest and the delve. So what does the campaign scenario include? Also can you solo the quests that come in the box without the app? Thanks

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    by M_Strauss

    Hey there,

    So I backed the Game Doctors' Kickstarter campaign for custom wooden inserts, which included Descent. It arrived a month or two ago, but I just now finally put it together. Here is the result!











    It's not perfect, not all the tiles file in the map tiles section. As you can see, I had to rubber band the smaller tile pieces and put them with the large figures. But aside from a few nit picks this is a really awesome insert! However, the bigger problem is this: Expansions! Like a lot of you, I'm sure, I was using the main box (along with some expansion boxes) to hold all the content across various expansions. With the new inserts, all my base game stuff looks really nice in the original box, but I actually have a bunch of loose tiles and ziplock bags of cards and tokens that have nowhere to go now. Luckily, Game Doctors is going to make inserts for all the big box expansions as well, but I'm not sure where that leaves my small box expansions and hero/monster packs. Hmm...

    Still, I can't deny this is a much more well organized box now!

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    by MadManJac

    So I've been considering picking this up, and the only thing holding me back is the campaign system.

    Is Descent viable and or fun just playing individual scenarios?

    I game with a small group of people, but it is not always guaranteed that it will be the same people every week. Thus, how important is it that there be continuity in the people playing?

    In any case, thanks in advance!

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    by jimbo2574

    I cannot find the quest sheets that came with my oath of the outcast and crown of destiny h&m kits. Does anyone have these for sale or am I gonna be stuck having to rebut them.

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    by kypatzer

    I bought into Descent recently after the road to legends app came out. The new core box I bought was an older version though because it came with the old Shadow Rune campaign. I got in touch with FFG and they sent me both campaign books for the newer Heirs of Blood campaign! My box also came with a pad of quest log sheets for the older campaign, do the newer boxes also come with a pad of quest log sheets for the Heirs of Blood campaign?

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    by negativeoxide

    Hey dear fellow geeks.
    I am having difficulties with my girlfriend indicating which quest should follow up.
    So we started like this :
    Me - 2 heroes Necro and knight
    She is the overlord.
    First quest was First blood.
    Second quest was the first part of A fat goblin in which we both had 2 crops .
    Does this mean we should go to act 2 of A fat Goblin or proceed with something else?Please explain the whole campaign thing.
    We are new players who bought the game in the last week and we are really hyped about it.Please advise thank you.

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    by valle1

    Hi, im an old descent RTL player from 1st edition. Im thinking about starting a 2nd ed campaign with the new app, but I have a few questions,

    1st: I only tried the 2nd ed base game once, but it seemed way easier for the players than the 1st edition, does this still hold true?

    2nd: Which expansions should I focus on if I want to add some more before starting? im thinking about buying 2 or 3 expansion.

    3rd: For those of you who palyed 1st ed RTL, how does this hold up in comparison?

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    by Foxis

    Hi,

    Quick, possibly ignorant question based on owning Descent for a few days:

    We (my family) are playing using Road to Legend, and I would like to purchase Lieutenant packs to make sure I don't have to fight cardboard tokens.

    Will all the Lieutenants in the core game show up in the Road to Legend campaigns, or are there ones I can omit?

    Related question: Is this kind of information collected somewhere, as this question will likely repeat for other expansions (The RtL quest based on Shadows of Nekrahl (spelling?), etc.).

    Many thanks in advance!

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    by tokata

    I recently found a site listing all the differences from the conversion kit to the hero and monster upgrade packs, but I don't seem to be able to re-find it. (So like: X has +1 Health in HAM pack)

    Anyone knows where this list is?

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    by impish1234

    //From the Shadows
    SOC_Q_FTS_ALL_TILES,"Set aside tiles 3, 8, 11, 16, 20, 21, 23, 52, 53, 55, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, and 1 white objective token."
    SOC_Q_FTS_ALL_TILES_ALT,"Set aside tiles 3, 11, 20, 52, 53, 55, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, and 1 white objective token."

    //Servants of the King
    SOC_Q_SOTK_ALL_TILES,"Set aside tiles 8, 19, 23, 27, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 62, 63, and 65."
    SOC_Q_SOTK_ALL_TILES_ALL,"Set aside tiles 8, 26, 39, 41, 43 (x2), 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 62, 63, and 65."

    //In a Manor of Speaking
    SOC_Q_IAMOS_TILES,"Set aside tiles 3, 7, 23, 26, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 72."
    SOC_Q_IAMOS_TILES_ALT,"Set aside tiles 23, 26, 51, 52, 53, 55, 59, 60, 62, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, and 77."

    //The Archive
    SOC_Q_TA_ALL_TILES,"Set aside tiles 2, 21, 26, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, and 67."
    SOC_Q_TA_ALL_TILES_ALT,"Set aside tiles S2, 43, 44, 47, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, and 67."

    //Missing In Action
    SOC_Q_MIA_ALL_TILES,"Set aside tiles 4, 5, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 60, 62, and 65."
    SOC_Q_MIA_ALL_TILES_ALT,"Set aside tiles 31, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 60, 62, and 65."

    //Unstable Forces
    SOC_Q_UF_ALL_TILES,"Place tiles 50B, 52B, 54B, 55B, 56B, 57B, 59B, 60B, 63B, 68B (x2), and 4 end caps."

    //Liar,Liar
    SOC_Q_LL_TILES_ALL,"Set aside tiles 21, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 60, 62, 68 (x2), and 69."
    SOC_Q_LL_TILES_ALL_ALT,"Set aside 21, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 60, 68 (x2), 69, 78, 88, 90, 94, 95, and 96."

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    by Galdrafadr

    Hello all, I've had a question running through my head lately regarding the classes for the Overlord. For the first time, me and my girlfriend are making a new campaign with new players. All the other games I've played has been as a hero and/or playing the RtL app. Since I'm the owner of the game, and my girlfriend didn't want to play the evil one, I took the job. (we both have the same experience playing heroes, so she will help the new players)

    I have a rather large collection. I think the only thing missing are Mists of Bilehall, Chains that Rust and half of the Heroes and Monsters Collections and Lieutenant packs. Having never played the actual campaign books, and also introducing this game to 3 new players, I though I still wanted to add in most of the components.

    What we will be running:
    The Shadow Rune campaign
    Overlord Basic 1
    Belthir Agent and Hybrid Loyalty plot deck (because he is a Dragon Man )
    Rumour deck (not sure yet, maybe just random?)
    4 Heroes


    The question is basically, do you guys stick to one class, or buy a lot of 1xp cards from all of them? Initially I think I would want to make a mono deck, even though it might not be the most optimal way of creating a good overlord.

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    by soccer_knight5

    I have had Decent for years. But never liked it until the app came out. Now I love it. Over the last few months I have picked up all the expansion (except chains that rust). And I have noticed that the tiles from the different sets don’t connect very well. I never had any issue with the base set. At first I thought it was just a print run thing but then noticed that some of the tile from the same set don’t ever fit well.

    I messed with one. Using a hobby file to make the hooks/slots work better. Seamed to work but messed of the printing some and was very slow going. Has anyone else seen this issue? Do you have a suggestion to correct it?

    I just been dealing with it so far. But with the new campaign out I bet there will be a lot of interlocking the base set with Nerekhall set.

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    by truephoenyx

    Hey everyone!
    Been here for a long time but finally decided to make my 1st post.
    I am a longtime nerd (board games, tabletob, rpg, ccg,...) and decided to get descent 2 for our gaming group.
    We played descent 1 a lot, and before you start to worry i've did my research and this is not going to be "which expansion should i buy", as i will get all of them anyway.
    Here my questions(s):
    To not overwhelm us with too much new stuff (not that the rules would be a problem, but i fear the "theme" of the expansions would suffer if we throw all of them together from the beginning and we only saw that much of what each expansion has to offer) i decided that we run the big box campaigns one after another, each combined with 1 small box for a little bit extra diversion. We also played a few rounds of descent 2 with a friend so we know what we are going to get and are well aware of the differences between descent 1 and 2.

    1: What would be the best combos (thematic and rules-wise)
    -Base game + liar of the wyrm
    -Base game + trollfens
    and after that
    -Labyrinth of ruin + trollfens
    -Labyrinth of ruin + lair of the wyrm

    Should we play base+wyrm and then labyrinth+trollfens OR base+trollfens and then labyrinth+wyrm

    Which one would be the better combinations of those 2? (Nerekhall will be combined with manor of ravens as the 3rd campaign)
    Heirs of blood will be the 4th run (shall be the best from what i've heard, the best for the last run )
    And what we do with bilehall and chains that rust will decided later on.

    2: Is it really neccessary to get a lieutenant box for the plot cards or can we live without it if we have all other big and small boxes?
    Does the gameplay suffer if we don't use it? (the problem will be to decide which lieutenant to get...)
    Also we will pass on the conversion kit for now as we have seen the old heroes and monsters enough. The whole new boxes should supply us with more than enough heroes/monsters to start with and if it schould really get boring we can still get the kit and use the 1st edition stuff.
    The cooperative stuff will be out of questions since we are mostly at least 5 players.


    Thanks in advance for your replies!

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    by Bucho22

    So I'm not even sure what I'm looking at on the picture for the scourge servant. Is there any larger artwork out there? Is the servant supposed to be the skeleton or is it the wisps coming out of the dead monster? Has anyone found a good mini for it?

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    by foxreinard

    I finished Skarn. I think in a way Skarn is probably the easiest Lieutenant to paint, albeit far from the fastest. Lots of variation in what you can apply, and no flesh. Anyway, this is what came of my efforts:



    The only paint not to come from a dollar store on this model is the gold at the base, lightly on the lowest leg-book and the head. I ordered in a set of metallics from Amazon because I wanted to have shiny paints that my dollar store didn't have available. Clearly they are better quality.

    The ravens I mixed a bit of black with the metallic silver from the dollar store, then gave them a further light coat of black to darken them further. I was considering making them just sit at the dark iron sort of look but decided live ravens were far better than iron raven statues.

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    by phillipsjr2

    My friend and I are trying to divide out the descent 1.0 miniatures from the descent 2.0. Is there an easy resource to glance at so I can figure which minis go with which set?

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    by AlBundy4td

    Just wondering how this should be played - elder moks ability states once per turn while the Melody of Song of Mending states at the end of your turn, heal a hero. Once that triggers and a hero is healed , does Elder Mok recover health or stamina. Not sure if it still his turn at this point.

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    by Mangoose

    I have been playing the original campaign with 4 friends and they have been stomping me. One of the things that I think holds me back is how much they know about the encounter they're facing.

    How much about the quest should I tell them? Should I set the whole map up in advance, or do a fog of war type map? Should I tell them exactly what they need to do to win? Should I tell them what my OL objective is? Should I tell them what monsters I'm using?

    I think that part of my issue is that when they see everything and know everything it becomes so much easier to strategise which spoils not just my surprices but any that the encounter might have. Thoughts welcome