Jump to content
mulletcheese

2 new descent novels and a new edition of the Board game

Recommended Posts

11 minutes ago, Oak tree said:

The side is stylised as a stain glass, which is telling some story events. Not sure if that was a good idea, but it is what it is.

Yeah by looking at it it is also my conclusion.
So, i am less nervous about it now...
Some kind of fresco but in some way poorly done.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Tintaglia said:

Yeah by looking at it it is also my conclusion.
So, i am less nervous about it now...
Some kind of fresco but in some way poorly done.

In "New Descent product teased" topic you can read more about those frescos;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Oak tree said:

The side is stylised as a stain glass, which is telling some story events. Not sure if that was a good idea, but it is what it is.

They did that some in realms of terrinoth and it turned out ok. Here's hoping they didn't screw up that gimmick this time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
13 hours ago, Oak tree said:

Has anyone also noticed that the box is of the unusual size, with shorter lid, like in Scythe The Legendary Box? My gaming group has some concerns about its transportability. I personally don't mind.

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack if you have $150 you haven't already spent on more games.

Hmm, maybe they are going to have to change their advertisement to "Yes, it even fits Descent (and nothing else)"

Edited by kris40k

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Tintaglia said:

On top of the 2 novels (announced in Mennara Universe) a 2nd setting book has been announced for Terrinoth for Genesys. First one was Realms of Terrinoth as you all know.

Awesome news! I'll definently buy it. So far I'm happy with Genesys - it's a good way to use the mountain of minis from Descent 1-2 and Runewars TMG :)
Where can I read about this announcent?

Edited by Oak tree

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They announced a Twilight Imperium book and another for Android during the Edge Studios live stream. (Neither of which got a name or a date, by the way.) All they said regarding Terrinoth was cheekily pondering about maybe doing something when FFG is working on something new in the setting, too. So yeah, there will be new Mennara material for Genesys, likely within half a year of the first release of Descent, but there's no further info out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm glad to see new Terrinoth material, even if a new $200 version of Descent is probably not something I'll buy when I haven't even gotten any expansions beyond Lost Legends for the old one. But every time a new Terrinoth game is released, it's a victory for those of us who support the old ones, in hopes of new material.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Tintaglia said:

They ares still to be released yet. Out in october and february.
in addition we ll get a new supplement for Realms of Terrinoth (Genesys RPG)

That famous game that never came out in french ? 🥵

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Letanir said:

Wow! I didn't even know that there are novels. Are they good? It there a list of all novels somewhere?

This is the background on the author of the books

ROBBIE MACNIVEN is a Highlands-native History graduate from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several novels and many short stories for the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar universe, and the narrative for HiRez Studio’s Smite Blitz RPG.

So, with that background, the book look promising.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, rugal said:

That famous game that never came out in french ? 🥵

Yeah this one 😀
Edge Studio has announced that  it may be available for Spanish and French Market.
Now honestly i prefer to run DnD than Genesys/Realms of Terrinoth.
But for native speakers the book could be interesting for the lore and you never know, i may give Genesys Systema try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/2/2020 at 12:32 AM, TurboCooler said:

This is the background on the author of the books

ROBBIE MACNIVEN is a Highlands-native History graduate from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several novels and many short stories for the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar universe, and the narrative for HiRez Studio’s Smite Blitz RPG.

So, with that background, the book look promising.  

and for second book: "DAVID GUYMER is a scientist and writer from England. His work includes many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes, notably Headtaker and Gotrek & Felix: Slayer, and the bestselling audio drama Realmslayer. He has also contributed to fantastical worlds in video games, tabletop RPGs, and board games."  https://aconytebooks.com/?authors=david-guymer

 

 

We were promised 'a really deep dive into the lore' with the upcoming game (I've gone way down into that dragon-cave myself so it's awesome they might officially be doing so too). I'm curious now about will the novels still be 'journeys in the dark' branded or not? The Amazon listing's original wording (now changed, I've only seen it as it is now) is interesting, as mentioned saying "The Shield of Daqan: A Descent: Journeys in the Dark Novel, which will be released in February 2021." with some reference to introducing a new edition of the game. Now there have been theories this might change to the 'Legends of the Dark' branding but something sticks in my mind- the 'it's not a third edition per se' comments in previous responses from FFG (Navarro's AMA if I remember correctly), the Acolyte site currently still sticks with the 'journeys' variant and the JITD-linked BLUE version of the NEW logo: https://aconytebooks.com/shop/the-doom-of-fallowhearth-by-robbie-macniven/

 

https://aconytebooks.com/?worlds=descent

 

https://www.amazon.com/Shield-Daqan-Descent-Journeys-Novel-ebook/dp/B08BZYM3VG

 

It could be that this will switch to the new name/logo but the fact it contradicts itself possibly originally referencing the 'legends' new version makes me wonder, so it may tell us something when in October we know if it's still a 'journeys' novel or is rebranded a 'legends' novel, the latter would suggest this is indeed Descent third edition, but the former might actually suggest it being something that exists alongside 'Journeys', although it could just be that the novels were written too far before 'legends' to be fully tied in, they may bridge the two thematically but be written from a 2e perspective.

 

But I remain happy already- just the two novels and that box regardless of contents even if it were empty and I'm good, but I think it's going to be so much more. I'm not worried if it is/becomes a full box- my trusty dragon can carry it, when I find a place to get said trusty dragon- somewhere must sell them? My mate Dave says they're not real but what does he know?

 

Re second novel a Frederick is indeed in The Shadow Rune, in the first post-interlude encounter 'The Monster's Hoard', and is also one of Splig's prisoners in the opening adventure, but the only link is probably the character.

Don't think the first novel ties in - the baroness is briefly mentioned in Realms of Terrinoth so it seems this novel is its own story. Second novel likely is too as Ne'Krul is a new character we've not encountered before as far as I'm aware. So just some familiar characters rather than a story overlap I think.

 

 

Interestingly on the 'The Doom of Fallowhearth' cover it has "a new darkness" so this along with new enemy Ne'Krul in the other novel could hint at a new threat we've also not encountered before- which may or may not be in the games. Maybe a little hint at this 'new era' for the realm, a new era for the game?

 

Some RPG from team Edge maybe?" Now dive into the crucible to uncover the mysteries surrounding Keyforge and thwart the conflicts between the peoples of the Realms of Terrinoth."  https://edge-studio.net/

 

Hype for dinner? Yes please, with a dragon breathing down my neck for dessert.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...