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Dungeon delving at its very best. Excellent implementation of some awesome mechanics. Each 'game' plays in a reasonable amount of time while the campaign mode allows for characters to grow.
Descent is a dungeon crawling classic. It has lots of dynamic play and makes it reasonably fun to play the bad guy! My only gripes come from the random treasures which can leave a party of players at a balance with the overlord player. This can lead to missions that take much longer than desired as the party cannot dispatch the monsters quick enough to progress. For this game to really shine the overlord player should be prepared to take on a more GM like role to ensure the majority of players still have a good experience.
Really the best dungeon crawl ever. The hours just slip away while playing. It is so interactive at every step, it keeps you intrigued and active. I would like to play as a player more often, alas, I am doomed to slaughter them instead! I would rate this higher if it didn't take so long to play. It just isn't something I could say "I will play right now!" at any time due to the length. signed
This game is just way too much fun. I have tried a few other dungeon games and avoided Descent for awhile because of the complexity. What a mistake. I wish I had just started here.
Ugh. I don't like dungeon crawls and it was because of this that this game did not settle well with me. Only 1 play and it took 3 hours for the 1st scenario. It is a good game in that it seems that the overlord is playing a different game from the one that you are playing. If you are playing with others who are into the theme then it would be a fun game but if you don't like fancy name such as "Theodrun the Battlescarred" or somesuch, I suggest you stay away. As for the dolls, there are plenty of them in the box.