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Descent: Journeys in the Dark looks to bring the character building and adventure of an RPG and put it into a board game. Now, if you're like me, you are always looking for that cool, new character to play. Well, Fantasy Flight's helping out with the Lost Legends expansion. There's new standard classes and eight new hybrid classes. What sort of hero/class combinations will you come up with?

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In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, players get to choose their own class for their hero. There's several to pick from, but veteran gamers might want some more options. That's where Lost Legends comes in. It's a new expansion announced by Fantasy Flight that includes new standard classes, as well as numerous hybrid classes, greatly expanding your possible options when starting a game.

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When your game uses a digital app, it can be a great way to bring in more content directly to your players. And since Descent: Journeys In the Dark from Fantasy Flight uses an app, they've created a new adventure that you can play. Just download the new content and off you go into the wild black under. And even better: it's free.

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One thing about making a game have a digital app component is that a company can release a new scenario and simply make it available for purchase through the app. You can then buy it and play it basically instantly. Such is the case with Trials of Frostgate. It's a new scenario for Descent that's available through the Road to Legend app. Players will have to pass the four challenges that will test every aspect of their being. The reward is a sweet animal tattoo. I know I'd be up for that!
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There's sometimes an issue that can come up with our favorite games: having the same thing happen all the time. Even games with lots of randomizing factors can end up feeling a bit same-y if you play them a lot. Well, Fantasy Flight Games is hoping to make sure your games of Descent have a bit more variety with The Delve.
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Fantasy Flight Games has a nice batch of new releases available for you this week. If you're a fan of either RuneBound or Descent, you'll want to check it out. If you're a fan of their The End of the World RPG series, you'll also want to check it out. And if you're a fan of their Lord of the Rings card game, you, too, will want to check it out.
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Terrinoth's Mistlands aren't someplace many people go to vacation. You're not going to see travel agents selling holiday package deals to visit it. I'd go out on a limb and say that's mostly because of all the undead who would be all too happy to add you to their skeletal and ghost army. It's just such denizens that we get a look at today in this preview from Fantasy Flight Games.
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Descent is a one-vs-many game. While most players take on the role of a hero, one gets to play as the Overlord. They're basically the "Dungeon Master" player. But unlike an RPG, they're not out there to just tell a good story for the players, they're there to win! Well, in The Chains That Rust, the new expansion for the game coming out soon, the Overlord player gets a powerful, new weapon to unleash on the heroes.
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Descent is a game of nearly infinite expansions (so it sometimes seems). The original game had quite a lot released for it. Then came the new edition. Well, to make sure you can play all those old expansions with your new rules, Fantasy Flight Games has been coming out with those sets, but with updated rules (also good for those that took 2nd edition as a good place to jump into the game). The Shards of Everdark Hero and Monster Pack is now available.
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Two different previews for you today from Fantasy Flight Games for Descent. One's a new Heroes and Monster pack, while the other heats things up a little with a campaign utilizing the Road to Legend app.
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Descent had quite a lot of expansions come out for it before it changed to the 2nd edition. Making sure that people get to play with all those cool figures if they like the new edition has been a priority for Fantasy Flight Games. Having said that, I'm letting you know that they've released the Stewards of the Secret Hero and Monster pack.
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I've always been a fan of a nice walk through the fog. As a morning person, this gets to happen on several occasions. However, if that fog is filled with undead, it's not always such a good thing to be walking around in. However, walking around in it is just what your heroes in Descent must do when you play the new expansion, The Chains That Rust. Fantasy Flight has announced this new expansion that takes you deeper into the Mistlands, the domain of Waigar the Undying.
They're also helping out everyone play the game with a new Companion App.
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There were a lot of releases for the original version of Descent. Fantasy Flight Games has been working back through that catalog in order to update things to the 2nd edition. And it's one of those sets we get a preview of today with a look inside the Stewards of the Secret heroes and monster pack.
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Have you ever gotten together with friends for a gaming night and had some people want to RP and some people want to play a board game? I've had that sort of thing happen before. Usually, the compromise will come in the form of playing an adventure board game that has elements of RP built right into it, such as Descent. Though sometimes finding someone to play the Overlord can be rough. Well, that won't be too much of an issue soon, as Fantasy Flight Games has announced a companion app for Descent.
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One of my favorite atmospheric phenomenon is fog. Honestly, I just love the stuff. It's one reason I like winters in Georgia. There's generally a proliferation of cool, foggy mornings. Sure, spooky things can hide in the mist, particularly the walking undead. You always gotta watch out for that, particularly if you're a hero in Descent. In fact, the Mists of Bilehall expansion that was just released is all about undead in the mist.
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They say that variety is the spice of life. It's nice to have options, particularly in your gaming. Just a few changes here and there can turn an old favorite into a new favorite. Well, Fantasy Flight Games is big on helping with just that sort of thing, and they've got a new Hero and Monster Collection coming for Descent: Journeys in the Dark they'd like to tell you about.
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Those pesky undead. They seem to show up at the most inopportune times. And not all are created equal. While most of us gamers might look at a skeleton, even one in some armor, and go, "Meh, it's just a skeleton." That'd be a very dangerous thing to do when it comes to Ardus Ix'Erebus for Descent. He's getting his own Lieutenant Pack and today Fantasy Flight Games is giving us a look inside it.
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Bleh! Bleh! I vant to suck your blood! Bleh! Bleh!
Ok, I doubt that Kyndrithul actually sounds anything like the world's worst Bella Lugosi impression, but a vampire he still remains, and his Lieutenant Pack for Descent is on display over on Fantasy Flight Games' website.
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The lengths some people go in order to be lazy sometimes astound me. Take the case of Devis the mad sorcerer. He created a whole race of minions who were totally loyal to him, so he never had to change the channel or vacuum the apartment or even order out for pizza ever again. It was all done for him. I guess... y'know... he could've also... like... taken over the world. It's that last bit that caused a group of heroes to defeat Devis and his minions once and for all...
Though we all know that's basically never the case in a fantasy world. That's where the Stewards of the Secret expansion pack comes in for Descent from Fantasy Flight Games.
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While a lot of the focus on Fantasy Flight Games might be for their various Star Wars properties, that doesn't mean they're not working hard on everything they make. They have just put up a new preview for Treaty of Champions, their seventh Hero and Monster collection for Descent: Journeys in the Dark. If you prefer your adventure board games more fantasy than sci-fi, you may want to check out what you can expect from this set.
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Fantasy Flight Games is just flush with all sorts of announcements about upcoming sets they're going to be releasing, but what about stuff you can go to your LGS and pick up right now? Well, fear not, they have their new Bonds of the Wild expansion set for Descent: Journeys in the Dark now available. This set gives you some more heroes and monsters you can add to your game. Come take a walk on the wild side.
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Fantasy Flight Games announced Manor of Ravens, a new expansion for Descent.



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From the announcement:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Manor of Ravens, the newest expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition. In this expansion, the heroes must travel to an abandoned manor house to destroy the terrifying guardian that gathers power within the house’s walls. Along the way, they will face deadly danger, and if the house itself comes awake, can any hero hope to survive? Introducing new monsters, heroes, classes, and items, alongside a new mini campaign, Manor of Ravens will lead you into entirely new adventures.


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Fantasy Flight Games has announced Crown of Glory, a new hero and monster collection for Descent.



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From the preview:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Crown of Destiny, an upcoming Hero and Monster Collection for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition!

The Crown of Destiny Hero and Monster Collection grants you access to valiant heroes and ferocious monster groups previously only available in the first edition of Descent, now given new life with completely redesigned figure sculpts and artwork. In this expansion, you’ll find thirteen plastic figures, including four heroes and nine monsters, plus two entirely new quests, designed to highlight the strengths and abilities of the figures within this expansion.


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Fantasy Flight Games has announced they'll be releasing Oath of the Outcast, a new Hero and Monster collection for Descent Second Edition.



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From the announcement:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Oath of the Outcast, the first Hero and Monster Collection for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition! Oath of the Outcast offers you new options for exploring the potential of noble heroes and the overlord’s deadliest monsters through a new form of expansion.

Oath of the Outcast introduces four heroes and three monster groups previously only available in the first edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark, as well as two brand-new quests. Trenloe the Strong, Laurel of Bloodwood, Elder Mok, and Shiver join your quests as eager heroes, but even as they enter your quests, monsters arise to attack. Oath of the Outcast includes three monster groups: bane spiders, beastmen, and razorwings! You will also gain two new quests in this expansion: Oath of the Outcast and Prison of Ice and Lies. In these quests, you will attempt to stop the perpetrators of a dark ritual from reanimating a host of powerful undead warriors.

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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new expansion for their Descent game. This one's called Shadow of Nerekhall.



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From the announcement:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Shadow of Nerekhall, a new expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition! You and your fellow heroes travel to Nerekhall, a thriving town with an evil reputation, where you must determine whether the shadow of the past has truly vanished. There, you’ll find unnatural events occur almost daily, but are outside forces infiltrating the city, or is the city itself rotten to the core?

The Shadow of Nerekhall expansion relates a riveting story, divided into nineteen new quests that you can play individually or string together in a campaign. Along the way, you’ll encounter deadly monsters and traps. Fortunately, four new heroes offer their services, bringing powerful new items and a new class for each hero archetype. With this new expansion, it’s up to you to uncover the truth behind the walls of Nerekhall.


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