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I love board games. One game ive wanted to add to my collection has been Descent Journeys into the Dark. I really enjoy awesome table-top fantasy games. I am a huge fan of board game designer Kevin Wilson's Doom: The Board Game and heard Descent was worth checking out.

As I did some research on the game the consensus seemed to be that it was good but suffered from a few problems. Notably it was hard and the rules were too complicated. I can understand that as The Doom Board Game has very complicated rules as well its just such a great game I can get around that. That said, I took what people were saying to heart and didn't get Descent because of what people mentioned.

A few months ago Fantasy Flight Games dropped the news that they are releasing a second edition to Descent! Excitedly I read the post eager to see what they had made better.

"This updated version of the classic board game of dungeon-delving adventure features a host of enhancements, including new heroes and monsters, accessible rules, a class-based hero system, campaign play, and much more. In addition to its nearly 40 detailed plastic figures, 48 map tiles, nine custom dice, and much more, Second Edition offers a comprehensive Quest Guide with 37 original maps."

Loved what I heard. If you want to read the entire announcement check it out:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3198

A few things I love hearing:

1. They have an into campaign called "First Blood" where you are given a simple goal to complete. These kinds of entry starters are great because starting off with a complete zone and rules can be pretty overwhelming.

2. They are breaking the quests up into different types. They can be played standalone or as part of a campaign. They are also shipping a "plot tree" that will branch players to different campaigns depending on what you did in the earlier quest.

3. The overlord player can pick a class and customize the deck.

I haven't seen any word on the release date for second edition, but when I know ill post more about it. More than likely ill pick it up at some point and let you know how that goes.


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