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David Fox
Canada
Ontario
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10
Feb 2009*
This expansion is a MUST OWN for any Descent fan. It takes the game to a whole new level of strategy and replayability!
2008-03-24*
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Sebastien Phaneuf
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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10
Feb 2009*
Quite simply the best way to play descent. It is by far one of the most interesting game I ever played.

Yes there is balance issues (in a 100h game it is a bit expected). Yes it costs a lot of money for all expansions. Yes it takes time to play. Yes it is sad to be stuck as the Overlord when you'd rather play a hero.

But it is still the best game I know! Games that allows "persistence" in hero/overlord stats are great and this one is the greatest!
2009-02-25
Owned
Christopher Seguin
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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10
Apr 2008*
This, in my opinion, is what the Descent license needed to make it a complete game. The Campaign is exactly what this type of game is designed to be, and Road to Legend completes that. An excellent expansion, and I highly suggest that Descent NOT be played without the RtL expansion.

The inclusion of this to the base game raises my rating of the entire franchise to 10's - the base game, as well as RtL and Well of Darkness
2008-04-02*
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Matthew Picioccio
United States
Bothell
Washington
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10
Mar 2008*
Fantastic campaign expansion for this game. This is the game I've been wanting for many years!
2008-03-30*
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Roy Thomson
United States
Weirton
West Virginia
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10
Mar 2008*
This makes the game play perfectly as far as I'm concerned. For all the naysayers, who are nitpicky about small inconsequential things (being an Ameritrash game through and through), too fucking bad!! This is FUN!!!
2012-06-24
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Nathan Bryan
United States
Houston
Texas
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10
Apr 2008*
This is a must have expansion for descent.
2008-04-02*
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Marc Johnston
United States
Elizabethtown
Pennsylvania
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10
Mar 2008*
This fixed the problem with time length that I had with the original, plus it adds incentive to keep coming back to it. This fixed all the problems that I had with the original so I have to give it a 10.
2008-03-29*
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Peter Cooper
United States
Dryden
New York
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10
Apr 2008*
So far, this is just about perfect.
2008-04-02*
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Judd Jensen
United States
Belgrade
Montana
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10
Apr 2008*
A very solid expansion to a very great "tool box" game. Descent is not an RPG, but with this new campaign expansion it allows for a tactical miniature game where both players and the Overlord's Avatar can grow their characters and attempt to thwart the other side. Lots of cool new scenerios and a new style of play which allows for shorter dungeons and a long hard fought campaign.
2008-04-08*
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Arto Saari
Finland
Helsinki
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10
Apr 2008*
Perfect addition to already great dungeon crawler! Revolutionary expansion.
2008-04-11*
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Erik Ritzen
Netherlands
Stein
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10
Oct 2009*
A great idea for a game, unfortionally the execution is a little bit less. There are a lot of unanswered rule questions.
2008-04-13*
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Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
Unspecified
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10
Dec 2010
Amazing expansion - the only way I'll play Descent. It's fascinating and fun - everything I like about an RPG, but with the rules clearly defined. Epic.
2008-04-16*
Preordered
Caleb Edwards
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Jul 2009*
This makes me want to play descent much more frequently. Edit: This pretty much fixes everything that bothered me about original descent -- that is, why get a cool sword for the last three turns of the dungeon, etc. This makes a pretty good game great.
2009-07-30
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Bryce K. Nielsen
United States
Elk Ridge
Utah
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10
Apr 2008*
Amazing expansion to an already great game, gives it longevity (though that might be a blessing and a curse to some).
2009-02-26
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Roland Wood
United States
Visalia
California
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10
Nov 2010
Hard to call this an expansion when it is more like a reimagining on a far more epic scale. Timewise it is a beast to be able to play through an entire campaign but the sessions we have played have been fantastic. Amazing!
2011-02-01
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Pierre Tremblay
Canada
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10
Apr 2008*
great addition
2008-04-20*
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THE JTSPECIAL-OID
Denmark
Aarhus
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10
Jan 2009*
A fine expansion! Lives up to the hype!
Turns Descent into a boardgame version of a classical D&D campaign.
"You meet a mysterious stranger at the in..."
Kill monsters! Gain levels! Kill more, and tougher, monsters! Get Magical Sword of Slicing +20, Gain levels! Repeat!


(This was exactly the 100th personal comment added for the game, by the way...)
2008-04-22*
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Steve Cates
United States
Visalia
California
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10
May 2008*
My new favorite game. This expansion takes what I like about the base game and tweaks it in new and unexpected ways. Avatar upgrades and Lieutenants with the Terrinoth map make it feel more Epic. Pricey to get in but worth it IMO.
2008-05-01*
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Andy Stout
United States
Pasadena
CA - California
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10
Apr 2008*
Makes Descent a 10 for me. Fixes any possible problem I ever had with it, really. If only the rules were more carefully written...but all the ideas are great. I'm just sad because we might never play "normal" Descent ever again...
2008-04-23*
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George Kizilis
United Kingdom
Ashford
KENT
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10
Apr 2008*
spare parts only
2013-08-15
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victor ywt
Hong Kong
HK
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10
May 2008*
Level up system . Great
2008-05-02*
Christian Steiner
Austria
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10
May 2008*
Outsideworld map ohoh rating: 12
2008-05-08*
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Patrick McNamara
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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10
Aug 2012
Road to Legend makes Descent even better, if that is possible. It is the only expansion I rate a 10 and for good reason. The ability to actively level up the heroes, have several indoor and outdoor levels, different Big Bosses, the gold and silver dice, everything is just taken to the ultimate top with this one. My campaign was one of the most enjoyable 2 months of gaming I have experienced in my almost 6 years of gaming. Here's hoping that Sea of Blood is as good.
2012-08-12
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Jeff Adair
United States
Texas
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10
May 2008*
After playing a few times, I have setup down to a manageable time.
2008-05-29*
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Charles Tackett
United States
Neon
Kentucky
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10
Jun 2008*
This to me is not an expansion. It takes a great game and totally changes the way it is played. This to me is how Descent should always be played.
2008-06-20*
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Teddy Bear
Germany
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10
Jun 2008*
Played several sessions .. not really the RPG feeling but kind of it.
2008-06-13*
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Jim Brooks
United States
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10
Jun 2008*
Perfect expansion. Exactly what Descent needed.
2009-07-27
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Bill Tonkin
United States
Smyrna
Tennessee
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10
Jun 2008*
Makes vanilla Descent so much better.
2008-06-16*
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Alex
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10
Jun 2008*
Just absolutely fabulous. Now with the campaign, I had to buy Descent and the rest of the lot.
However, don't play with moaners, because it seems it might be frustrating to noobs after they get killed several times. But hey, how else does the OL rakes in his precious points!!! If they digest this, this game is a really great experience. More for RPG players that like boardgames and vice versa. If they are boardgamers only, they might get disappointed.
2008-06-16*
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Henrik Spalk
Denmark
Århus
Århus
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10
Jun 2008*
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2012-01-22
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Jay Elgin
United States
Austin
TX
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10
Jun 2008*
Excellent game. Nice mechanic for continued play.
2008-06-26*
Jeff Jarvis
United States
Alpharetta
Georgia
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10
Aug 2008*
This expansion pushed me over the edge for Descent. I enjoyed the basic game and I thought the first two expansions were nice, but this pushes the game to another level. A must have for Descent owners.
2008-07-02*
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Marcus Lau
Malaysia
Petaling jaya
Selangor
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10
Jul 2008*
Great idea. Brilliant execution. RPG in boardgame form. An ameritrash fan's wet dream...
2008-07-03*
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Matt Harvey
United States
Riverview
Michigan
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10
Feb 2009*
really helped tie meaningless games together and make the whole thing worthwhile and just stellar
2008-08-31*
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Joel Carlson
United States
Westford
Massachusetts
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10
Jan 2009*
This is the expansion by which other expansions should be judged.

10+ plays in and this game pretty much just gets better and better with this amazing expansion. I've upgraded my rating to a 10, since I can't possibly imagine a scenario in which I wouldn't want to sit in on a play-through of this game.

D:RTL is a fun variation on Descent which adds a campaign flavor to the overall experience. There is practically infinite variability built into this system, particularly when expanded with Descent's ever-increasing add on modules.

There are certainly some odd balance issues here and there, but let's be honest... with the amount of content, random features, random enemies, and dice rolling, this is a flavor experience through and through.

I like how it makes Descent a bit more "bite-sized", although the total man hours required for a full campaign seems a bit bannanas.
2009-12-07
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Jeff Long
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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10
Apr 2009*
There is no way I could ever get bored of this game. If I were to spend the rest of my days playing it every day, I would die a happy man (except for the dying and not being able to play anymore part).
2008-10-09*
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Christopher Hatchitt
United States
Adel
Iowa
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10
Nov 2010
I love this game. Brings back memories of playing D&D as a kid.
2010-11-22
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Cory Gerleman
United States
Adel
Iowa
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10
Jul 2009*
All the greatness that is Descent, in a campaign form. What's not to like here? It can be tough sledding for the heroes early on, but evens out halfway through, then if the heroes can make it to the last leg, they have a great shot of winning. Again, if only we could put this on the schedule once a week, it'd be peerless.
2011-03-05
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~A&A~
United States
Central
Indiana
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10
Jan 2012
I know many people would disagree with me, but this expansion was pretty much unnecessary. Campaign play was already being incorporated into game sessions before the release of this addition. Don't get me wrong, I like what it has to offer and the new elements are great, but it more standardizes game play than anything. I prefer the standard expansions much more.

---Please see comment for the original release---
2014-04-17
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Spain
El Astillero
Cantabria
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10
Jan 2010*
Sublime, maravilloso, excelso, brillante, adictivo, lógico, eh... qué más...
Completa al básico en todo lo que cojeaba. Es una expansión necesaria. Da la posibilidad de mejorar al personaje evolucionando a lo largo de varias partidas consecutivas, pudiendo guardar los objetos encontrados, mejorar habilidades, atributos y dados negros... Los jugadores moveran a sus guerreros por el mapa de Terrinoth, de ciudad en ciudad, buscando informacion, sufriendo emboscadas, siguiendo rumores, adentrándose en dungeons ya preparados en las reglas (de duración más corta que los del basico) y luchando contra poderosos lugartenientes del verdadero enemigo. Unos materiales de calidad, nuevas reglas e infinitas posibilidades de mezclar cartas,mejoras, atributos... hacen que no se repita nunca ninguna partida.
Supongo que te servirá saber que somos 5 tios de 32 años el que menos y que tenemos tal enganchón que nos reunimos en cuanto nos dejan nuestras obligaciones.
Sencillamente perfecto
2010-01-03
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Harmen Greven
Netherlands
Utrecht
Utrecht
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10
Jul 2010
Who does not want to play descent campains!!

Does everything that it is suposed to do for people with too muuch tiime on their hands ->
flavor 10
Gameplay 10
depth 10
funnies 10
Length 0 (200+ hours sweet)
-> 10!!!!

The only thing I would have liked more would be a space hulk environment.
2010-07-19
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Sithrak - The god who hates you unconditionally
Germany
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10
Aug 2009*
I love it, the group's beginning to hate it (Or rather, my skeletons. Whooo's a neverending horde of herocrushing swift death? My skeletons are, oh yes my skeletons are!)
2010-01-05
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Nick Vashkevich
Czech Republic
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10
Nov 2009*
Makes a perfect tactical dungeon crawl even better
2010-01-02
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Steve Wagner
United States
Wood River
Nebraska
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10
Mar 2010
This may be the best expansion I've ever played. Turns a deep game into a bottomless pit game. It's a pain sometimes learning every little rule, but other than that, it's the perfect dungeon crawl game.
2010-03-12
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Rex Regis Plasmator
United States
Louisiana
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10
May 2010
WOW! This really makes the game into something amazing. It can take 100+ hours to get through a single game... Thank goodness that it has a very nice save feature.

This works great with the main game and expansions.

Well of Darkness: a must (Potions, Traps and Treachery)
Altar of Despair: Only for expert players (BLOOD APES)
Tomb of Ice: Helps the players the most.

If you have a good group of players this is a great addition to the base game.


FAQ: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/descent/faq/de...
2010-05-20
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Demian Lord
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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10
Sep 2010
So freaking awesome. I can't imagine playing descent any other way now. I still will, of course, but the campaign setting is just so much more satisfying somehow.
2010-09-18
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J T
Canada
London
Ontario
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10
Oct 2010
An amazing expansion. Possibly the best expansion to any game I own. I won't play Descent without Road to Legend anymore. Descent without it feels like half a game.
2011-12-09
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Jan Tuijp
Netherlands
Volendam
Noord-Holland
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10
Dec 2013
Changed from 7 to 8 after starting second campaign. As an expansion, this must be the best value for money in the history of board-gaming. Completely changes the base game, enriches it and fixes many of the flukes it suffered from (for us, that is - most people will probably see it as an immense waste of time). This is what I bought Descent for. Do not buy this when you like Scrabble or games like that.

Definitely needs other Descent expansions, preferably all of them.

Edit: changed my rating from 8 to 9.
Edit: changed my rating from 9 to 9.5 (because I don't believe in straight 10s)
Edit: changed my rating from 9.5 to 10 after all. I still don't believe in straight 10s. Except for this one.

At this time we have played RtL for about a year and only now are we grasping how to play it. What a game.
2014-05-23
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ra ras
China
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Apr 2012
# of Players 2 − 5
Playing Time 240 minutes
2012-01-17
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Cross Haven
United States
Texas
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10
Mar 2011
This is the campaign form of the Descent: Journey in the Dark game. Full run would be 50+ hours. This is the one reason I moved from HeroQuest over to Descent. I really yearned for a reason to play each dungeon and now we are provided with a huge arching game that requires both sides to play at their strongest capacity.
Requires: Descent: Journey in the Dark
Strongly Suggest Adding: Well of Darkness
Strongly Suggest Adding: Alter of Despair
2011-03-30
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