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Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 5
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Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
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10 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Primary Name
Descent: The Altar of Despair
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Descent: Altar der Verzweiflung
Descent: El Altar de la Desesperación
Descent: L'Altare della Disperazione
Descent: L'Autel du Désespoir
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The second expansion for Descent, adding new monsters, heroes, features, and abilities.

From the FFG product page:

Long ago, foolish men worshiped a malevolent power that lurked just beyond the edge of the light. Now, they work to awaken their dark master once more. If they succeed, it will mean the end of all you hold dear. So, while lesser men quail in terror, you must take up arms to defend the world against those who would enslave it forever.

The dangers that lie ahead of you are not for the faint of heart. Deadly crushing walls, unspeakable curses, and assassins cloaked in shadow will try to claim your life long before you ever reach the corrupted temples of Zorek. However, if you're lucky enough, you just might find some help in unexpected places.

Descent: the Altar of Despair includes more than two dozen new plastic miniatures, featuring six new heroes and five new kinds of monsters. Heroes have powerful new skills and treasures to discover, while the Overlord gains a host of deadly new tricks and tactics, including dark glyphs and relics.

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Components:

  • Rulebook
  • 6 Hero Sheets
    • Kirga
    • Sahla
    • Eliam
    • Tahlia
    • Aurim
    • Corbin
  • 6 Plastic Heroes
  • 21 Plastic Monsters
    • 6 Plastic Blood Apes
    • 6 Plastic Dark Priests
    • 3 Plastic Deep Elves
    • 3 Plastic Trolls
    • 3 Plastic Chaos Beasts
  • 110 Cards
    • 10 Monster Reference Cards
    • 49 Overlord Cards
    • 4 Subterfuge Skill Cards
    • 4 Fighting Skill Cards
    • 4 Wizardry Skill Cards
    • 5 Town Store Cards
    • 12 Copper Treasure Cards
    • 10 Silver Treasure Cards
    • 6 Gold Treasure Cards
    • 5 Dark Relic Cards
    • 1 Replacement Descent: Journeys in the Dark Card
  • 8 Map Pieces
    • 2 Corrupted Room Pieces (1 each red and gray 4x4)
    • 2 Corrupted Corridor Pieces (1 each red and gray 2x6)
    • 1 Corrupted Intersection Piece (red T)
    • 3 Corrupted Dead End Pieces (red)
  • 48 Prop Markers
    • 30 Obstacle Markers
    • 2 Glyph Markers
    • 6 Dark Glyph Markers
    • 6 Altar Markers
    • 1 Large Pit Marker
    • 2 Encounter Markers
    • 3 Crushing Wall Markers
  • 4 Crushing Wall Plastic Stands
  • 28 Effect Tokens
    • 14 Curse Tokens
    • 14 Frost Tokens
  • 18 Treasure Markers
    • 9 Invulnerability Potion Markers
    • 9 Money Tokens
        • 6 25-value
        • 3 100-value
  • 15 Progress Tokens
  • 4 Prolonged Action Hero Order Tokens
  • 7 Miscellaneous Markers
    • 1 Sharr the Brightwing Marker
    • 1 Shadow Soul Marker
    • 1 Bottle Imp Marker
    • 1 Eyes of Thara Marker
    • 3 Monkey Markers
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Descent: Altar der Verzweiflung
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German edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Jesper Ejsing, John Goodenough, Frank Walls
Year: 2008
Product Code: 010437
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Descent: L'Autel du Désespoir
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Jesper Ejsing, John Goodenough, Rafał Hrynkiewicz, Frank Wallsmore»
Year: 2008
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
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Year: 2008
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Jesper Ejsing, John Goodenough, Frank Walls
Year: 2007
Product Code: VA43
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Descent: L'Altare della Disperazione
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Publisher: Giochi Uniti
Artist: Jesper Ejsing, John Goodenough, Frank Walls
Product Code: NEX446
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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2 Descent Augmented: Modular Variants by N.G. Martin (v0.9)
From the introduction: Rather than being a single ‘block’ variant, this is a compilation of modular, multi-tiered variant rules. The majority of these are original; others have been borrowed but significantly altered or expanded. The modules have various objectives in mind: some address Descent exploits, many address balance, some immersion; others, predictability; complexity; play time; and so on. DA modules assume that you are playing according to the latest official Fantasy Flight FAQ, and should be taken to overrule it wherever implied. I decided on a modular format for DA because currently nearly all of the variants for Descent that are worth employing require a total game conversion. Many people will be understandably unwilling to go to such lengths. Modularity means DA can...
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2012-04-06
0 Descent: The Altar of Despair tłumaczenie opisów Questów
Polish translate Quests. Tłumaczenie opisu Questów.
Polish
2011-09-29
2 Polskie tłumaczenie Descent: Altar of Despair. Polish tranlsation.
Polskie t?umaczenie Descent: The Altar of Despair. Polish tranlsation.
Polish
2010-05-27
2 Polisch Overlord cards/ Karty Hegemona
Amatorskie tłumaczenie kart Overlorda - przygotowałem dla siebie do naklejenia na oryginalne karty. Translation Overlods cards for polish.
Polish
2010-01-13
2 Polish treasures/ Tłumaczenie kart skarbów
Amatorskie tłumacznie kart skarbów. Translation of treasure cards for polish.
Polish
2010-01-13
0 Aide et fiche joueur + écran Seigneur (Français)
Ici pour l'aide. Voir mon site pour le reste : http://kratos38fr.googlepages.com/my_descent
French
2009-05-02
1 Expansion Familiar Cards
Based on 950Rav's Familiar cards of the base game, these cards add the familiars from Well of Darkness and Altar of Despair
English
2008-04-23
3 Reglas_Altar of Despair.pdf
Fan translation of Altar of Despair rules to spanish
2007-05-06
4 Dice Labels 10 or 20 mm.pdf
Dice labels for two sets of dice size 10 or 20mm
2007-03-30
3 Descent+Well+Altar_Rules_Ref_SPA.pdf
2 page rules quick reference in spanish
2007-01-23
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