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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 -♦- Allies -♦- Lieutenants -♦- Monsters -♦- Familiars
Sets and Expansions
Base Game -♦- Conversion Kit -♦- Lair of the Wyrm -♦- Labyrinth of Ruin -♦- The Trollfens -♦- Lieutenant Packs
Shadow of Nerekhall -♦- Forgotten Souls -♦- Oath of the Outcast -♦- Crown of Destiny -♦- Manor of Ravens
Crusade of the Forgotten -♦- Nature's Ire -♦- Guardians of Deephall
All Expansions
Campaigns and Mini-Campaigns
The Shadow Rune -♦- Labyrinth of Ruin -♦- Shadow of Nerekhall
Lair of the Wyrm -♦- The Trollfens -♦- Manor of Ravens
Heroes
Alys Raine -♦- Andira Runehand -♦- Ashrian -♦- Astarra -♦- Augur Grisom -♦- Avric Albright -♦- Brother Gherinn
Corbin -♦- Dezra the Vile -♦- Elder Mok -♦- Grisban the Thirsty -♦- High Mage Quellen -♦- Jaes the Exile -♦- Jain Fairwood
Laurel of Bloodwood -♦- Leoric of the Book -♦- Lindel -♦- Logan Lashley -♦- Lord Hawthorne -♦- Orkell the Swift -♦- Mordrog
Pathfinder Durik -♦- Ravaella Lightfoot -♦- Raythen -♦- Rendiel -♦- Reynhart the Worthy -♦- Roganna the Shade -♦- Sahla
Serena -♦- Shiver -♦- Silhouette -♦- Syndrael -♦- Tahlia -♦- Tetherys -♦- Thaiden Mistpeak
Tinashi the Wanderer -♦- Tomble Burrowell -♦- Trenloe the Strong -♦- Ulma Grimstone -♦- Widow Tarha
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
Monsters
Arachyura -♦- Bandit -♦- Bane Spider -♦- Barghest -♦- Beastman -♦- Carrion Drake -♦- Cave Spider -♦- Changeling
Chaos Beast -♦- Crypt Dragon -♦- Dark Priest -♦- Elemental -♦- Ettin -♦- Fire Imps -♦- Flesh Moulder -♦- Giant
Goblin Archer -♦- Goblin Witcher -♦- Golem -♦- Harpy -♦- Hybrid Sentinel -♦- Ironbound -♦- Lava Beetle -♦- Medusa
Merriod -♦- Plague Worm -♦- Rat Swarm -♦- Razorwing -♦- Shadow Dragon -♦- Sorcerer -♦- Volucrix Reaver -♦- Wendigo
Wraith -♦- Ynfernael Hulk -♦- Zombie
All Monsters
Lieutenants
Ariad -♦- Baron Zachareth -♦- Belthir -♦- Bol'Goreth -♦- Lady Eliza Farrow -♦- Lord Merick Farrow -♦- Mirklace
Queen Ariad -♦- Raythen -♦- Rylan Olliven -♦- Serena -♦- Sir Alric Farrow -♦- Skarn -♦- Splig
Tristayne Olliven -♦- Valyndra -♦- Verminous
All Lieutenants
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