The Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)


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Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is a board game created by Fantasy Flight Games.

In the darkest depths of Terrinoth, an ambitious overlord gathers his minions to lay siege on the world above. Only a small band of heroes, gifted with courage and power, will be able to save the land from the cold grip of domination. Now is the time to venture into the dark and unravel the overlord's plot before it's too late...

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is an epic board game of dungeon-delving adventure for 2-5 players. Packed with valorous heroes, dangerous monsters, magical relics, and exciting quests, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) delivers heroic adventure in a world of high fantasy.

Building on the successful legacy of the first edition, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) re-imagines the classic experience with an epic campaign system and accessible rules for dynamic tactical combat. Through a series of engaging, story-driven adventures, our heroes must gather power and experience in preparation for a climactic final showdown with a cunning overlord. Alternatively, players may select one of the included quests for a stand-alone game experience.

With 39 plastic figures, over 200 cards, nearly 50 map tiles, and much more, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) is the perfect gateway to unending adventure!

Differences from the first edition of Descent include:

  • 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
Pages of Interest
Overview Pages
Overlord -♦- Heroes -♦- Classes -♦- Allies -♦- Lieutenants -♦- Monsters -♦- Familiars
Sets and Expansions
Base Game -♦- Lair of the Wyrm -♦- Labyrinth of Ruin -♦- The Trollfens -♦- Shadow of Nerekhall -♦- Manor of Ravens -♦- Mists of Bilehall
Conversion Kit -♦- Forgotten Souls -♦- Nature's Ire -♦- Dark Elements -♦- Lieutenant Packs -♦- Heirs of Blood
Oath of the Outcast -♦- Crown of Destiny -♦- Crusade of the Forgotten -♦- Guardians of Deephall
Visions of Dawn -♦- Bonds of the Wild -♦- Treaty of Champions -♦- Stewards of the Secret
All Expansions
Campaigns and Mini-Campaigns
The Shadow Rune -♦- Labyrinth of Ruin -♦- Shadow of Nerekhall -♦- Heirs of Blood -♦- Mists of Bilehall
Lair of the Wyrm -♦- The Trollfens -♦- Manor of Ravens
Alys Raine -♦- Andira Runehand -♦- Ashrian -♦- Astarra -♦- Augur Grisom -♦- Avric Albright -♦- Brother Gherinn -♦- Challara
Corbin -♦- Dezra the Vile -♦- Elder Mok -♦- Grey Ker -♦- Grisban the Thirsty -♦- High Mage Quellen -♦- Ispher -♦- Jaes the Exile
Jain Fairwood -♦- Jonas the Kind -♦- Krutzbeck -♦- Laurel of Bloodwood -♦- Leoric of the Book -♦- Lindel -♦- Logan Lashley -♦- Lord Hawthorne -♦- Lyssa
Orkell the Swift -♦- Master Thorn -♦- Mordrog -♦- Nara the Fang -♦- Pathfinder Durik -♦- Ravaella Lightfoot
Raythen -♦- Rendiel -♦- Reynhart the Worthy -♦- Roganna the Shade -♦- Ronan of the Wild -♦- Sahla -♦-
Serena -♦- Shiver -♦- Silhouette -♦- Sir Valadir -♦- Syndrael -♦- Tahlia -♦- Tetherys -♦- Thaiden Mistpeak
Tinashi the Wanderer -♦- Tomble Burrowell -♦- Trenloe the Strong -♦- Ulma Grimstone -♦- Vyrah the Falconer -♦- Widow Tarha -♦- Zyla
All Heroes
Hero Classes
Beastmaster -♦- Berserker -♦- Champion -♦- Knight -♦- Marshal -♦- Skirmisher
Conjurer -♦- Geomancer -♦- Hexer -♦- Necromancer -♦- Runemaster
Bounty Hunter -♦- Shadow Walker -♦- Stalker -♦- Thief -♦- Treasure Hunter -♦- Wildlander
Apothecary -♦- Bard -♦- Disciple -♦- Prophet -♦- Spiritspeaker
All Classes
Arachyura -♦- Bandit -♦- Bane Spider -♦- Barghest -♦- Beastman -♦- Blood Ape -♦- Bone Horror
Broodwalker -♦- Carrion Drake -♦- Cave Spider -♦- Changeling -♦- Chaos Beast -♦- Crow Hag -♦- Crypt Dragon
Dark Priest -♦- Deep Elf -♦- Demon Lord -♦- Elemental -♦- Ettin -♦- Ferrox -♦- Fire Imps
Flesh Moulder -♦- Giant -♦- Goblin Archer -♦- Goblin Witcher -♦- Golem -♦- Harpy -♦- Hellhound
Hybrid Sentinel -♦- Ice Wyrm -♦- Ironbound -♦- Kobold -♦- Lava Beetle -♦- Manticore -♦- Medusa
Merriod -♦- Naga -♦- Ogre -♦- Plague Worm -♦- Rat Swarm -♦- Razorwing -♦- Reanimate
Shade -♦- Shadow Dragon -♦- Skeleton Archer -♦- Sorcerer -♦- Troll -♦- Volucrix Reaver
Wendigo -♦- Wraith -♦- Ynfernael Hulk -♦- Zombie
All Monsters
Ardus Ix’Erebus -♦- Ariad -♦- Baron Zachareth -♦- Belthir -♦- Bol'Goreth -♦- Kyndrithul
Lady Eliza Farrow -♦- Lord Merick Farrow -♦- Mirklace -♦- Queen Ariad -♦- Raythen
Rylan Olliven -♦- Serena -♦- Sir Alric Farrow -♦- Skarn -♦- Splig -♦- Tristayne Olliven
Valyndra -♦- Verminous -♦- Zarihell
All Lieutenants
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