I've never (to date) had the opportunity to play a tabletop RPG, but it was something I really yearned to experience. My biggest obstacle was finding a group of people who would make the time commitment and also have the guts to try something new. When I discovered Descent I realized that this could be the gateway for me and my friends into the world of tabletop RPGs.
The game is physically beautiful. The board and the pieces themselves were enough to get my gaming group to want to try this pseudo-RPG. Check out my Instagram (@boardgamerules) for some pictures. It has fantastic miniatures, a modular puzzle piece board, and is chock full of delightful little pieces. On top of the physical components, the game itself is just extremely fun to play.
Descent is a 5 player game that pits up to 4 brave heroes against 1 evil Overlord. Open the Quest Book to select a Quest to play. Each Quest has instructions on how to assemble the board, so every level has a unique layout and presents different tactical challenges. On top of that, every Quest has unique objectives that may require you to rescue hostages, or prevent a nefarious ruler from resurrecting the dead.
Where this game really shines is in the Campaign mode, which allows everyone to accumulate XP and gold to enhance their characters. Players will really begin to learn their characters and their teammates well, creating new tactics and crafting a unique playstyle. As the characters evolve and level up, the game takes on additional layers of depth and flavor.
Descent offers hours and hours of unique and extremely interesting content and (to date) is my favorite game in my collection.
the descent 2nd edition series
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the descent 2nd edition accessories
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