3 July 2012

Triumphant Heroes Return Home

A Recap of the Past Weekend's Realms of Terrinoth 2012 Event

For the moment, all is still, and smoking battlefields are the only evidence of recent conflict. Some heroes return home triumphant, while others nurse their wounds and bury fallen comrades. Meanwhile, the remnants of formerly great armies regroup and work to bolster their ranks once again. They know that although this battle is done, the war is just beginning.

Realms of Terrinoth 2012, three days of epic adventure in Roseville, Minnesota, was once again a smashing success! Attendees drove from all over the country to experience the camaraderie, competition, and fantastic adventure of Runewars, Rune Age, DungeonQuest, and even the as-of-yet unreleased Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition.

A World Premiere

Realms of Terrinoth 2012 was the first place in the world where players could experience Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, and they turned out in force. Die hard Descent fans devoted their entire weekend to dungeon-delving, some making it halfway through its included campaign, The Shadow Rune.

What’s more, Second Edition’s designers were on hand Friday night to answer questions, and we even had a copy of the Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition Conversion Kit (plus all the first edition plastic) on hand, so guests could experience everything this great game has to offer!

Thrilling Tournaments

The tournaments for DungeonQuest, Runewars, and (for the first time ever) Rune Age brought determined competitors together to vie for the fate of the realm. The Runewars tournament, which used a custom map built around the Lost City tile from Banners of War, was played over three rounds scheduled throughout Saturday. Using specially developed tournament rules, each round tasked players with gaining the most dragon runes and friendly areas in a ninety-minute period. In the end, Andrew K. took first place!

Meanwhile, the first ever Rune Age tournament pit players against each other using the “Runewars” scenario from the base game. Caleb D. ultimately stood victorious, with Reno S. and Andrew K. taking second and third place, respectively. Finally, dozens of attendees tried their luck in Dragonfire Dungeon in the brutal DungeonQuest tournament, but with a bit of caution and a lot of luck, Klay J. escaped with the most loot...and the title of DungeonQuest champion.

A Weekend to Remember

All this, plus round-the-clock open play, the painting competition (congratulations to Wade S.), and exciting giveaways, make this year’s Realms of Terrinoth one to remember. Our thanks go to everyone who made it, and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

Want to try Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition, but couldn’t make it to Realms of Terrinoth? The Second Edition Preview Event is coming to a retailer near you! July 6th–8th in the US and other dates worldwide, this preview event is your chance to play the game and check out its rules and components...two weeks before its release. Visit our list of participating venues to learn more, and look for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition on shelves soon!

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