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  1. I consider the rules of IA vastly superior to those of Descent. I've had to contact customer service for rule clarifications serveral with Descent, never with IA. My main concern with a 3rd Edition is the removal of the Overlord. I can see it coming. While I too enjoy playing RtL, it takes away a lot of the competiveness. Me and my friends are currently playing through Gloomhaven. It's good, but I think we all agree that the absence of an Overlord dulls down the gameplay quite a bit.
  2. This would have been perfect if it had included a Basic III-deck for the overlord. Looks like they are wrapping up D2, but this is still good news.
  3. I couldn't disagree more about removing the Overlord. It adds a loot of tension and psychology when you are with a good group. The absence of an OL is actually one of the very few issues I have with Gloomhaven. I've been testing out the Road to Legend-app the last week, and I'm very positively surprised about it. Great fun and a huge potential. It's good to see all of the expansion-tiles used in one campaign. D3ed will without a doubt be based on using an app. But I do not see why that should eliminate the OL. At least make it optional. Instead, the app could ensure randomly generated maps/events, that will add what Descent is REALLY missing: The sense of EXPLORATION!
  4. I remember when I bought Twilight Empire 3rd Ed. The two expansions had the status "awaiting reprint". 6 months went by, no reprints, and suddenly the 4th edition was announced. Needless to say I was pissed, because I wanted the expansions for my play sessions.
  5. I agree with those who speculate that we will not see any more D2 content. I can only pray that a D3 will KEEP the overlord, and not replace it with an app. In fact, I will not buy it if I can't humiliate my friends.
  6. I played through MoB with my very skilled playgroup, as the OL ofc. I cannot remember any details about the campaign, but it was a total steamroll for me as the Overlord. A total wipe out. If it is any comfort; we did the MoB + Chains campaign and Chains was the total opposite, and I managed to win only one quest. I think a game like this is very hard to balance, and MoB is a good example of this.
  7. Yes you can. And played wisely, they will pack one **** of a punch.
  8. The reason I switched to board games in the first place was dice and physical content. Apps and digital content doesn't please me at all; in fact I hate that they have eliminated the Overlord in the digital content. I like the concept of random maps (exploration), but that's it. (The original Warhammer Quest did this neatly with cards.) If FFG wants more of my money (and I do indeed have every D2 product there is, except the coop add-ons) they need to put out more content. Or else I will be looking for other alternatives. In fact, my group is embarking on our first Gloomhaven campaign this coming holiday. Merry christmas!
  9. Zaltyre is right. I suspect your OL friend has been playing Imperial Assault? The OL buys his agenda cards in secret there.
  10. What I really think is missing in Descent is the sense of exploration. (Gloomhaven actually has an optional random dungeon option). The maps (and most things on it) are known to the players at start. Games like Hero Quest and Warhammer Quest had hidden/random maps, adding mystery and surprises to the mix. Imperial Assault has this to a limited degree. At least you don´t know what is lurking behind that next door. Nerekhall had a system where the OL could select 1 out of 3 random effects on many of its quests. I loved that - psychological warfare is always fun. I would love to see random maps, hidden doors and such in a new Descent expansion/Descent 3. And WITHOUT removing the Overlord.
  11. I hate to be one of those guys, but I am very disappointed. This looks very much like a light-weight app, made to milk the last few drops out of the Descent franchise. I started board gaming 2.5 years ago to get away from computers, not to have them pushed onto me. The lack of new physical to me is very lackluster. Although I'm happy for those who enjoy the app and its campaigns, to me this very much confirms that the physical product line has reached its end. (At least we finally got a frost themed expansion, though! :P)
  12. Nice work. I feel another "whack the bush"-joke coming...
  13. If there are no news about Descent at GenCon, I think it is safe to say it is dead as a doornail.
  14. I think not reading all the rules will only benefit the OL and almost guarantee his victory. The victory conditions are crucial for both the OL and the party, and the heroes need them to make a good strategy.
  15. Exactly. The two expansions for "Twilight Imperium" has had the status "Awaiting reprint" since may 2016(!). I think we are at the end of the line. Let's keep this thread alive and well until proven otherwise. The arrogant silence can only go on for so long.
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