An asymmetrical role-playing boardgame where a team of adventurers cooperate to battle through dungeons against whatever threats the overlord throws against them.

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Are the large box sets stand alone, or do they require Descent 2nd Edition base-set?

I've been dying to start playing this for a good year now, so I'm finally going to grab a copy. My question is simply do I have to start with the 'base-set' box, or can any of the larger box sets be ...
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How can I persist XP and gold when my players change between games?

I've been playing Descent a few times with a few different players. Unfortunately players change, but we keep the XP and gold for the heroes that do play, and when a new player joins they are ...
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Can the overlord immediately place and activate a defeated monster?

When a hero defeats a monster and it becomes the overlord's turn, if the overlord places that monster back on the board where it was defeated, is the monster activated and can the overlord use it ...
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What should the Overlord change when adding a fifth hero in Descent: Journey Into the Dark, 2nd Ed.?

My board game group and I started Descent: Journey Into the Dark, 2nd Ed. last night. This group usually fluctuates between 4 and 6 players and this session we had five, the upper limit for the game. ...
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Sea of Blood seems broken, what did we miss?

We started some time ago a Descent campaign on Sea of Blood, but ran across some heavy problems. Currently we are stuck on a battle with a lieutenant of the evil lord on a sea chain siege, trying to ...
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Spawn rules for the Overlord

We played our first two rounds of Descent a few days ago and we (3 heroes) always lost against the Overlord. The biggest issue we experienced was the summoning of enemies in direct attack distance ...
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How does jumping work in Descent 2nd Edition?

In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, 2nd Edition, the rules state: Figures cannot jump over a pit space. I never saw jumping mentioned anywhere else in the rules. How does jumping work and where is ...
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How far away does Reach let you hit?

The rules for Reach read: The Reach keyword allows the figure to use a Melee attack to target a figure up to two spaces away, rather than only adjacent spaces. The target still needs to be in ...
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Are encounters naturally weighted against players and how do we 'fix' it?

I've been having a great deal of trouble when it comes to playing campaign mode with our current group. Initially, we were doing well, and I think most of it had to do with a learning curve for the ...
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Can a monster split its move action?

Can a monster, similar to a hero, move 2 spaces, execute another action, like attack, or open a door, and move 2 spaces again?
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Can a hero move by spending fatigue without a move action?

Can a hero move by spending fatigue without a move action? Can he do this more than once a turn?
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Do heroes recover health and fatigue at the end of each quest?

Do heroes recover health at the end of each encounter or at the end of each quest (usually two encounters)?
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In Descent SE can you sell search cards after use?

In Descent second edition it says on most search cards that if you use them that they should get flipped over. In campaign mode does this mean that you still can sell them in the campaign phase?
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Do chest traps happen before loot is distributed?

If the player says they're opening a chest, and the overlord plays a trap card, does the trap effect take place before or after the chest is opened? This is particularly important in the case of ...
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In Descent, can heroes jump over arbitrary tiles or just pits?

The rules clearly state that heroes can jump over pits, and how much movement it costs to do so. But in some quests, simply stepping on a regular terrain tile may trigger effects too (in this case, ...
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Good handicaps for Descent

In certain cases in Descent, a good player (in particular with the Overlord) can destroy the other side. However, I feel that Descent is most fun when it is well balanced right up to the end. What ...
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Descent: Can you get rid of cursed items?

In Descent there are various cursed items, which we always played as bind on pickup? Is this the case? Can you wield any other weapon while you have a cursed item? How do you work around this ...
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In Descent, can you make an attack without an implement?

In Descent each character has a number of dice representing their skill with melee, ranged, or magic. There are also dice added for their weapons. Can a character attack without a weapon? Are ...
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Descent Campaign Shortening

Myself and some friends meet up for some games every so often, and enjoy a good game of Descent to Darkness. We recently tried a campaign over an extra long weekend (the idea of carrying equipment ...
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What are the mechanical differences between Doom and Descent from Fantasy Flight Games?

I know that FFG's Descent and Doom board games use roughly the same mechanics, but my understanding is that there are numerous small differences that lead people to prefer Descent over Doom. Beyond ...