Descent: Journeys in the Dark

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

It has been a while since I last blogged but I haven’t been doing much gaming in the last couple of weeks. I did have some nice games of Halo 2 with the Buttermen and prior to that I was in the Halo 3 Playtest which was fun. I’ve been playing the heck out of an older game called Full Spectrum Warrior on my old Xbox. Pretty much though, table top gaming hasn’t been happening until last night!

For the first time since I got it 18 months ago I finally played Descen: Journeys in the Dark. It is similar to Doom but much more rich and interesting. I can see how it is better balanced than Doom (though I think Doom is still fun) and it also has a lot more stuff the party can do.

We did the first scenario and got about 1/3rd of the way through. Just enough time to figure out how threat works and the mechanics of the whole thing. Parts of the game we played wrong but I have since figured them out and the next play should be much improved. The rules are pretty well written but I wish they would repeat information more often. I think the more you repeat information the less you have to flip through the manual the better it is to remember.

I am now looking forward to having more than just me and Jeff playing. This would be a great game with 4 other players. The hunt is on to find some players!

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