|Descent: Journeys In The Dark | Published 25 August 2009||Rating||37 votes|
We’re going to need a bigger ship...
This fall the lands of Terrinoth will have an all new area to explore- The mysterious shores of Torue Albes! This brand new expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a full length campaign system to be added to your Descent experience. Heroes will be able to sail their ship, which can be upgraded and improved for a price, across the seas. Standing in their way are four new avatars for the dread Overlord to manifest, along with seven new lieutenants that will plague the heroes as they attempt to foil the nefarious schemes being put into motion.
Featuring new enemies for the heroes to battle, islands for them to explore, treasure to be unearthed, and ship-to-ship battles to prove their heroism, this expansion promises to be some of the biggest adventure to be found this year. Cannons may be added to your ship to increase your prowess on the seas, and heroes can now swing from the ropes to board enemy vessels. Discover ancient islands, journey down into the depths of all new dungeons, and scout out the rumors that are spoken of in whisper in taverns. Ghost ships, giant crocodiles, bloodthirsty pirates all await the chance to dine on hero, so get kraken... err cracking.
And don’t forget to say hi to Sweetheart, the sweetest addition to the lieutenants...
Descent: Sea of Blood contains;
6 storage boxes for hero, Overlord, and graveyard components
1 Pad of Campaign Sheets
1 Torue Albes Map Board
1 double-sided Ocean Poster Map
10 Power Dice
11 Ship and Map Pieces
Over 225 tokens, including Cannons, Lieutenants, props, map markers, training, and effects
Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a scenario-driven board game that takes a party of adventurers deep into the dungeons of Terrinoth for adventure, treasure, and glory, but beware: the Overlord and his minions stand poised to oppose any heroes foolhardy enough to enter the dungeon. Descent: Sea of Blood takes the game to the next level, introducing campaigns and long-term character development for both the heroes and the Overlord. Cross the dungeon's threshold and step into a world of adventure today!
Is this an expansion for RtL,or for DJitD?
Meh. As I understand it it doesn't mix with Rtl. I might buy it if I can use stuff from it for the RtL campaign (like some much-needed new dungeons), otherwise I won't bother for now. The RtL campaign has a lot of potential of expansion before we want to go to different lands. Also, I am not a big fan of Cannons in this setting.
Sweetheart looks funny though. I hope some of the new avatars/lieutenants will be usable for the RtL campaign!
Awesome. As Descent, Runebound and their expansions continue to explore and describe the world of Terrinoth, I wonder if we'll see materials for adding even more of an RPG element for exploring the stories outside of the dungeon settings or even fiction set in the world. It really is an intriguing high fantasy setting.
I wonder if the system (or a variation thereof) being put in place for WFRP Third Edition could be used for a new, Terrinoth-based RPG, or if it is contractually necessary for it to be limited to the Old World setting. Certainly the application of the system to the world of Descent would be less controversial.
does anyone know if this expansion will add to the RTL or is it a whole dif. animal
I guess that we'll see really the Kraken among the seven new Lieutents....
Descent: Best. Dungeoncrawling. Ever!!!!
This is great. I wish I had of waited for this product instead of RtL. Great work boys. I look forward to seeing more about this product.
I hope we don't have to use Beastmen figures for pirates and Dragons for giant crocodiles. :
How will it be able to be combined with RTL? I have my doubts.
Now we just need an expansion to add sea monsters :)
Don't get me wrong, I'm *very* excited for an RtL expansion. I just forsee a vanilla Descent expansion with sea monsters and sea-related heroes (i.e. sailors) that can be used with vanilla Descent or with this expansion.
No new hero or monster figures?
WOOOT! This sounds AWESOME! Pirates and Descent, what more do want? Storage boxes too, extra nice. ;)
Nice! It's nice to see an expansion that will add more depth to the RtL advanced campaign. Really looking forward to it!