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Descent: Legends of the Dark

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1 – 4 Players, 120 Minutes playing time, Ages 14 and up. Forge your own legend alone or together with your friends as you adventure across the vibrant fantasy realm of Terrinoth! Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games. Categories: Adventure, Exploration, Fantasy, Fighting, and Miniatures. Game Mechanics: Action Points, Dice Rolling, Grid Movement, Line of Sight, Modular Board, Multiple Maps, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Solo / Solitaire Game, and Variable Player Powers.

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Description

Descent: Legends of the Dark is the definitive cooperative dungeon-crawling board game for one to four players. Forge your own legend alone or together with your friends as you adventure across the vibrant fantasy realm of Terrinoth! Powered by its fully integrated free companion app, Descent: Legends of the Dark puts you in the role of a budding hero with their own playstyle and abilities. Together with your unlikely companions, you’ll begin an unexpected adventure—an adventure told across the sixteen quests of the Blood and Flame campaign. Throughout your campaign, you’ll face undead lurking in the mists, demonic barbarians stalking the wilds, and even more terrifying threats. With 46 pieces of 3D terrain and 40 stunning hero and monster miniatures to draw you into the game, your greatest adventure is yet before you!

Is this the third edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark?

Descent: Legends of the Dark is not the third edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark. Although it shares the realm of Terrinoth and the top-level identity as a dungeon-crawling board game indicated by the Descent title, we see Legends of the Dark as a new addition to our catalog, rather than a third edition of Journeys in the Dark.

Although Journeys in the Dark featured the Road to Legend companion app, that game was always designed as a competitive experience, pitting one to four hero players against a single overlord player. Legends of the Dark harnesses its integrated companion app to deliver a cooperative game from the very beginning, freeing you and your friends to fully focus on becoming the heroes of Terrinoth.

Core gameplay mechanics such as combat, fatigue, skills, items, and more have received completely new interpretations with Legends of the Dark, while a new approach to scenario layout and 3D terrain creates striking multi-level scenarios.

The app also brings new changes to gameplay, introducing enemies with adaptable strategies, complex status effects and triggers fully managed by the app, and the ability to develop your heroes based on the choices you make in scenarios. You’ll also uncover a wealth of activity between scenarios, such as crafting, shopping in the city, upgrading equipment, and more.

Because of these various differences, Descent: Legends of the Dark is not compatible with Descent: Journeys in the Dark content.

Additional information

Weight 8.8 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 11 × 10.25 in

2 reviews for Descent: Legends of the Dark

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  1. Matt Blackmon

    I hate apps in board games — yep, I’m that guy. So why did I pick this up, knowing it an app was essential to the experience? I was looking for a different solo experience, and had some free time on my hands due to the pandemic, so I gave it a shot.

    This game has exceeded all my expectations. The app handles enough but not too much. The game still very much takes place on the table, and the table presence is great. The artwork, the minis, and quality are top notch. What the app allows is basically a DM for the session that can still surprise you. Where it stands out isn’t the tech or the writing, but the scenario design. Without spoiling anything, there are some that truly surprised me. That is what keeps me making this an appointment to play.

    While I’m not primarily solo gamer, I’ve been playing this one solo. I tried on 2 player session and it went quite well. I would gladly play it again with more than one, I think I still prefer Gloomhaven for non-solo play. That’s not a fair comparison, since although they are both essential dungeon crawls, the meat of the game is very different.

    Looking forward to where Descent goes next.

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  2. Mathew Williamson

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    Great experience with the app. The best quality miniatures I’ve ever seen come assembled in a board game. Looks absolutely fantastic on the table with the 3D terrain. Takes a few scenarios to really get moving though, but it also spends that time with strong character building. It can just take a while before it really feels like you’re progressing what you’re capable of with those characters in the meantime.

    Couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in the series, this is a great first step!

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