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Justin Duncan

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I love playing Descent, but I and my fellow gaming group are noobs when it comes to table top RPGing. We love Descent, but it is pretty hard and very complex. We are looking for a game that is exactly like Descent: Journeys in the Dark, but is recommended for beginners and does not require an Overlord/Dungeon(Game) Master. Thanks!
 
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Chris Broggi
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I think you should take a look at the D&D series of boardgames, the most recent being Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game. The others are Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game, Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game, and Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game.
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Mice and Mystics is a great beginner dungeon crawl and it doesn't require a DM.

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Jacob Schoberg
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Try the new app for Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition), Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Road to Legend. No harm in trying since you already own Descent, and it's free. Acts as the overlord and gives you some sweet full coop dungeon-crawly goodness.
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Dave B.
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broggi wrote:


Definitely start right in with Temple of Elemental Evil if you go with the D&D series, since it adds the campaign system.

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower has pretty accessible rules, but be prepared for some sticker shock, and you'll have to provide a good X-Acto knife and plastic cement to assemble the minis yourself.

Zombicide: Black Plague might be another good choice. The style and setting have a very Diablo III vibe to them, and rules seem straight-forward, with only standard six-sided dice being used.

EDIT: And maybe Super Fantasy: Ugly Snouts Assault. Looks like it's pretty inexpensive on Amazon. Check out https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/51559/super-fantasy-ugly... to see if it's light enough for your tastes.
 
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You could also try Ganesha games Song of Blades and Heroes with the Song of Gold and Darkness and use your descent boards and models.
You also get a great warband skirmish aswell.
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Dave B.
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GitFeatures wrote:
You could also try Ganesha games Song of Blades and Heroes with the Song of Gold and Darkness and use your descent boards and models.
You also get a great warband skirmish aswell.


Now this really has my interest, as I've recently been trying to figure out what to do with the pile of D&D Essentials (N)PC/enemy tokens and assorted map tiles I have.
 
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I'd recommend one of the D&D board games such as Temple of Elemental Evil.

I think Descent has a lot of merit. I'd recommend sticking with it - using the app means you don't need one player as the overlord.
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