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2012
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Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2–5 players
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14 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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10+
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Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
Alternate Names
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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Game description from the publisher:

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

Descent 1st edition Conversion Kit

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Rules PDF

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:

Big-box Expansions:

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Print on Demand Expansions:
(These expansions come with only the cards needed to play, you must print out the rules/adventure book to play.)

Lieutenant Packs:
(Lieutenant Packs replace the base game or expansion's lieutenant tokens.)

Lieutenant
Expansion Containing Lieutenant Tokens


Base Game


Lair of the Wyrm


Labyrinth of Ruin


The Trollfens


Shadow of Nerekhall


Manor of Ravens


Mists of Bilehall

Microbadges:
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mb - Descent 2e - I dream of surges...
mb - Descent 2e - I'm always the Overlord!
mb - Realms of Terrinoth fan

BGG Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Edition) Play By Forum:
Play-by-Forum Waiting List Wiki

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
German
Release Date: Jul 8, 2013
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Descent: Výpravy do temnot (druhá edice)
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Czech first edition
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 Foamcore box insert plans
Foam core box insert and trays plans (all measurements in millimetres) for Descent 2nd Edition (Russian edition).
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2016-01-19
2 Short list of dice and probabilities
A look at different probabilities and percentages of varying dice rolls. For the Attacking dice the surges ranges and hearts are based on non-misses.
English
2016-01-04
6 Guia de Seguimiento de Campaña
Hojas de campaña hechas por mi. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rxilhjeh5h1xiv5/AAAe0mJCWycEmQxFvJg1yurva?dl=0
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2015-12-08
6 Descent Expansions - A Chart and Review
I made this chart to sort out all the Descent expansions widely available as of early Fall of 2015, including the Heroes and Monsters collections.
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2015-10-24
6 BJZSN's Custom Classes for Descent 2.0
Custom classes to use with Descent 2.0. Latest class is the new mage, the Pyromancer. This class specializes in inflicting the Burning condition, and gets bonuses based off enemies that are Burning.
English
2015-10-22
7 Descent Klassenübersicht
Dieses Dokument enthält eine kurze Beschreibung zu allen derzeit verfügbaren Heldenklassen. Außerdem sind die Startausrüstung, verwendete Spielmarker, sowie der Entwicklungsschwerpunkt der Klasse aufgelistet. Dies soll neuen Spielern einen Überblick über die Klassen ermöglichen, so dass es leichter ist, sich für eine Klasse zu entscheiden. Version 1.1.
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2015-10-16
8 Descent v2.5 Optional Rules (SW:IA conversion) v7.1
Are you tired of some of the minor differences between Descent 2nd Edition and Star Wars: Imperial Assault (SW:IA)? Do you like the new rules added in SW:IA and want them carried over into Descent for consistency and a more dynamic experience? This document features a MINIMAL approach to improving Descent rules with the improvements to several rules made in SW:IA with a few additional improvements. The rules have been play tested and are fully functional. Intent: -To make Descent 2nd Edition and Star Wars Imperial Assault more consistent in regards to their minor differences. -To make Descent 2nd Edition more tactical and dynamic, with the alternating turn system from SW:IA. -To have Descent 2nd Edition campaigns be more balanced when playing with less than four hero players...
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2015-10-12
7 RabidBlackDog's Universal Campaign Sheet v1
Qood quality print files here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByjttQlCjDQ_ZUpKQkd1dHVLTWs This is a campaign sheet that can be used with any campaign and configuration of addons. My goal was to make a good looking single-page sheet that contains all the information and graphically resembles game components and theme as much as possible. If you print it two-sided and cut it in half, you'll get two compact two-sided sheets with hero information on one side, and overlord/campaign info on the other. This sheet is available in english and polish - if needed I can make it in another languages if I get all the necessary translations.
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2015-10-01
7 Hero/Class Selection guide
This guide is based on some of the other guides already posted here. However, this guide includes all expansions and hero and monster packs released to date. It should be noted this guide EXCLUDES the Conversion Kit characters. All "cross-over character" abilities are based on the updated 2nd Edition text.
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2015-09-22
2 The Towers of Terrinoth Coop Rules V 1.0
This is a cooperative tower defense style variant for Descent and plays in roughly 30 minutes/player. These are the rules for set-up and gameplay.
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2015-09-20
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