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Announcing Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition

Mennara is a world of magic, mystery, and adventure. In the deep places beneath the earth lurk terrifying monsters and foul villains, conspiring to plunge the land into shadow. 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 in many shapes and sizes, unlikely heroes of many races and creeds and from many walks of life. Heroes like you…

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition! This updated version of the classic board game of dungeon-delving adventure features a host of enhancements, including new heroes and monsters, streamlined rules, a class-based hero system, campaign play, and much more.

New heroes, new monsters... a whole new adventure

Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition features eight never-before-seen heroes, ready to face off against nearly forty all-new monsters in nine distinct types. And with Second Edition’s enhanced experience system, you’ll have total control over your character’s growth and development. As you gain more experience throughout the included campaign, you’ll be able to periodically spend it on additional skills, adding to your hero’s available abilities. This, along with an innovative character selection system, lets you experience the dangers of Terrinoth like never before.

Updated rules will have you battling evil in minutes

With a range of enhancements designed to streamline the play experience, Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition delivers a tense, satisfying game with minimal player downtime. Defense dice mitigate the tendency to “math out” attacks, while shorter quests with plenty of natural stopping points mean that even the busiest group can now fit Descent into a varied night of gaming. What’s more, since all necessary statistic, conditions, and effects are listed conveniently on their respective cards, you’ll be able to leave the rulebook in the box!

Your old favorites await

Want to transfer your favorite heroes and monsters from your existing Descent collection? The Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition Conversion Kit includes everything you need.

With Second Edition-compatible cards for every monster and hero ever produced (including promotional heroes!), this convenient conversion kit is an indispensable tool. So whether you want to bring your extensive Descent collection with you on new adventures, or you’ve got a favorite hero that you choose every time, we’ve got you covered.

Visit our Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition website to learn more, and keep checking back as we present previews. Then, in early 2012, prepare to embark on an all-new adventure!

Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition is a story-driven board game for 2-5 players that takes a party of adventurers deep into the dungeons of Terrinoth for adventure, treasure, and glory. Players will embark on a campaign of linked quests as they develop characters based on four fantasy archetypes.

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Time 2 Roll
Published: 8/5/2011 5:51:03 PM
#14

Considering this game seems to get house-ruled about as much as Monopoly, this is a great idea by FFG.

I don't know that I'll buy it because my existing Descent sees very little play.

I think I'll wait to see what types of monsters are included.

Graf
Published: 8/5/2011 4:46:51 PM
#13

The game development team has been changed. Kevin Wilson isn't the leading game designer of Descent any more. 

biomage
Published: 8/5/2011 4:41:39 PM
#12

 From a business point of view, this is one of the best moves FFG has ever done. There are still plenty of copies of the first edition and expansions. However, releasing a second edition is a great place for new players to jump into the game. Also, by releasing a upgrade kit, they maintain their base while giving new players the opportunity to buy the upgrade kit and first edition sets as instant expansions. This is the way to do a second edition.

MWAlbion
Published: 8/5/2011 4:34:32 PM
#11

2-5 players

•A rulebook and quest guide
•Eight hero figures and 38 monster figures
•Nine custom dice
•Nearly 250 cards
•48 Map tiles
•Over 150 tokens
 

Prices have gone up since the original edition.

GalaxyUC
Published: 8/5/2011 3:49:48 PM
#10

I agree, solo-play or Co-op play, like Warhammer Quest , I would buy this game in a heartbeat. As a competitive game of One vs. X players, which is what it is and has been, has never attracted me to it. I'm an old fan of Dungeon Crawl RPG's and RPG's in general, so I'm bias. But for those not wishing to play RPGs and have an option for a fantasy tactical miniatures game like this, well, I'm glad it's been there.

Ulthran
Published: 8/5/2011 3:39:20 PM
#9

If this would have to be the response to the cry-out for a new Warhammer Quest, then it would better have some solo-playability!!!

ajtheronin
Published: 8/5/2011 3:38:36 PM
#8

Nice find (in the product page).  Now to hope the tokens aren't that different. :)

Titeman
Published: 8/5/2011 3:35:54 PM
#7

"Descent Second Edition Conversion Kit

 

 

The Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition Conversion Kit includes everything you need to transfer your first edition heroes and monsters to second edition.

With Second Edition-compatible cards for every monster and hero ever produced (including promotional heroes!), this convenient conversion kit is an indispensable tool. So whether you want to bring your extensive Descent collection with you on new adventures, or you’ve got a favorite hero that you choose every time, we’ve got you covered."

 

$24.95

 

biomage
Published: 8/5/2011 3:33:05 PM
#6

 EDIT: I'm also hoping for a INEXPENSIVE conversion kit.

biomage
Published: 8/5/2011 3:29:48 PM
#5

Yeah, I'd much rather see a new game than just a second edition of a game that is still available. I'm also hoping for a conversion kit. The would think the last thing FFG wants is to do is alienate current owners of the game. 

Gargamel
Published: 8/5/2011 3:21:43 PM
#4

Will the conversion kit include hard copies of all the previous hero and monster cards in their updated 2nd edition?  I'm assuming this will be something sold separately?

But otherwise, this is sounding great on paper.  Can't wait to see more.  Class based heroes and campaign rules right out of the first box is great. 

Nephrinn
Published: 8/5/2011 3:18:24 PM
#3

Gah, I just made a trade for the entire Descent collection. I too hope the conversion kit will make everything all right, but somehow I'm doubtful. :(

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