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120 minutes
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Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
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Descent: Die Reise ins Dunkel (Zweite Edition)
Descent: Viaggi nelle Tenebre (Seconda Edizione)
Descent: Viaje a las Tinieblas (Segunda Edición)
Descent: Voyages dans les Ténèbres (Seconde edition)
Descent: Výpravy do temnot (druhá edice)
Descent: Wędrówki w mroku (Druga edycja)
Descent: Странствия во Тьме (Вторая редакция)
ディセント第2版 〜闇世界への旅立ち〜
深入絕地:暗黑世界之旅第二版 (繁體版)
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Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is a board game in which one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and up to four other players take on the roles of courageous heroes. During each game, the heroes embark on quests and venture into dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests to battle monsters, earn riches, and attempt to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.

With danger lurking in every shadow, combat is a necessity. For such times, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) uses a unique dice-based system. Players build their dice pools according to their character's abilities and weapons, and each die in the pool contributes to an attack in different ways. Surges, special symbols that appear on most dice, also let you trigger special effects to make the most of your attacks. And with the horrors awaiting you beneath the surface, you'll need every advantage you can take...

Featuring double-sided modular board pieces, countless hero and skill combinations, and an immersive story-driven campaign, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) transports heroes to a vibrant fantasy realm where they must stand together against an ancient evil.

Compared to the first edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark, this game features:

  • Simpler rules for determining line of sight
  • Faster setup of each encounter
  • Defense dice to mitigate the tendency to "math out" attacks
  • Shorter quests with plenty of natural stopping points
  • Cards that list necessary statistics, conditions, and effects
  • A new mechanism for controlling the overlord powers
  • Enhanced hero selection and creation process
  • Experience system to allow for hero growth and development
  • Out-of-the-box campaign system

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Components:

  • A rulebook and quest guide
  • Eight hero figures and 31 monster figures
  • Nine custom dice
  • Nearly 250 cards
  • 48 Map tiles
  • Over 150 tokens

Small-box expansions:

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(these expansions come with only the cards needed to play, you must print out the rules/adventure book to play)


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Microbadges:
mb - Descent (Second Edition) fan
mb - Descent (Second Edition) fan - I always roll the X!
mb - Descent 2e - I dream of surges...
mb - Descent 2e - I'm always the Overlord!

BGG Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Edition) Play By Forum:
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Unoffical FAQ:
Descent_Second_Edition_Unofficial_FAQ

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Descent: Странствия во Тьме (Вторая редакция)
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Russian second edition
Publisher: Hobby World
Artist: Alex Aparin, Henning Ludvigsen, Allison Theus
Year: 2014
Size: 12.09 x 12.09 x 4.69 inches
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Descent: Viaggi nelle Tenebre (Seconda Edizione)
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Italian second edition
Publisher: Giochi Uniti
Artist: Alex Aparin, Sylvain Decaux, Henning Ludvigsen, Allison Theusmore»
Year: 2013
Product Code: 8033772893664
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 4.25 inches
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Descent: Die Reise ins Dunkel (Zweite Edition)
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German second edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Alex Aparin, Sylvain Decaux, Henning Ludvigsen, Allison Theusmore»
Year: 2013
Product Code: HEI0600
Size: 11.73 x 11.73 x 4.25 inches
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2013
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Descent: Výpravy do temnot (druhá edice)
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Publisher: ADC Blackfire Entertainment
Artist: Alex Aparin, Sylvain Decaux, Henning Ludvigsen, Allison Theusmore»
Year: 2013
Product Code: FDJ01CZ
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 4.25 inches
5.85 pounds
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Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
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English first edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Alex Aparin, Sylvain Decaux, Henning Ludvigsen, Allison Theusmore»
Year: 2012
Product Code: DJ01
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 4.25 inches
5.85 pounds
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Release Date: Jul 16, 2012
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0 Descent Micro Campaign system
A ruleset allowing you to experience the full campaign progression with playing just 2 quests.
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1 Card Calculator (for sleeving)
This simple spreadsheet will calculate the number of cards you have in your Descent SE stuff for that time when you get ready to sleeve it all (or if you just want to know).
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14 RedJak's Automated Monster Variant
V1.1 Changes: - Hard limit of 1 standard Global Event card in play during Act I, and 2 during Act II. - Removed the use of threat and fortune tokens. - Appendix B: Changed effects of some relics due to the removal of threat tokens. - Removed 5 Event cards: Alarm, Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't, Inconspicuous, Twisted Fortune - Removed 1 Summary card: Threat Gain - Changed 7 Dark Influence cards: Belthir Show of Force, Belthir Hazard Pay, Mirklace Demon's Bargain, Raythen Cursed Treasure, Rylan Olliven Traitorous Friend, Serena Power In Mourning, Tristayne Olliven Love of Chaos - Removed step 3 from Sequence of Play Summary card RedJak's Automated Monster Variant (RAMV) is a less complicated version of RedJak's Automated Overlord Variant (RAOV). It combines elements...
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0 Urukwai Monster Strategic Cards for RAMV
Some Meta-Strategic cards for [thread=1396933]RAMV[/thread] to add to the Monster AI cards of RAMV in order to have a more strategic AI. The three cards are : Rush (to push your monster toward their Objectives), Block (to block the heroes in their path) and VIP (to save your agent of strategic importance from the heroes blade). It does not replace the Monster AI but is a complement to it. The card background image is property of FFG. [ImageID=2604571] [ImageID=2596556]
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3 Spielplanteilübersicht
In diesem Dokument sind die benötigten Spielplanteile für die einzelnen Szenarien in Descent verzeichnet. Aufgelistet sind die für jede Szene notwendigen nummertiertem Spielplanteile, sowie die Anzahl der nicht nummerierten Verbindungs- und Endteile. Zusätzlich ist die Anzahl sowie die Art der notwendigen Türen vermerkt. Derzeit enthaltene Kampagnen & Erweiterungen: "Die Schattenrune" "Die Höhle des Lindwurms" "Labyrinth des Verderbens" "Die Trollsümpfe" "Schatten von Nerekhall" "Schloß Rabenfels" "Heirs of Blood" "Schwur der Verbannten" "Krone des Schicksals" "Kreuzzug der Vergessenen" "Wächter von Deephall" "Prophezeiung eines neuen Anfangs" "Vergessene Seelen" "Zorn der Natur" "Dark Elements"
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5 Map Setup Reference Guide
A spreadsheet listing all the tile pieces needed for setup in each map for every expansion. No more squinting at the Quest Guide or trying to figure out the tile number because it's covered on the illustration. If you file your tiles by number like I do, this is a quick and easy reference for setup.
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2 Monster Team and Trapped Search Card for RAMV
Useful card to play with [thread=1396933]RAMV[/thread]. Monster Team cards to have a visual separation between each monster team. [ImageID=2590343] Trapped Search card to put you Search cards on and never forget that seeking riches can be perilous ! (Work also for DelvenDeep) [ImageID=2593886]
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11 The Legacy of Timmorran
The Legacy of Timmorran is a custom campaign created in the FFG Quest Vault. It utilizes components from most of Descent's expansions. This version of the file contains the introductory explanation of rules and campaign layout, as well as travel icons (no map yet) and pdfs of all of the quests in their current version as of the date of upload. Changes to quests will be reported in the comments section.
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2 Generic Descent 2e Campaign Tracking Sheet
Word Doc in case anyone wants to further edit.
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6 Useful strategic information
A 4-page doc that includes a variety of strategic information for the base game: -Dice probabilities (for attack, defense, and attribute tests) -What each attribute tends to protect against -Quest rewards and travel length, side-by-side with future rewards (quite fun to use) -Short bullet-point class descriptions with a focus on mechanics rather than theme
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