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I just do not like Descent

Postby chaoticprime » Sunday June 23rd, 2013 10:52pm

I practically crapped my pants the first time I saw it at the store. I had to lie to my loved ones when I bought it; coercing my friends into claiming they bought it for me as an early birthday present. I played two games of it, shelved it for a year, and then sold its ass on ebay.

I think its want to be an analog video game did it in for me. Too many little things to keep track of. I use pips for BP and Gold in Heroquest, but those two are it.


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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby Goblin-King » Monday June 24th, 2013 1:17am

Never played Descent, but I'm totally into Super Dungeon Explore these days. That game is da bomb!
It very much want's to be a video game though, but it really works out well.

Many HQ people will probably hate it because of the chibi style miniatures though... :D


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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby chaoticprime » Monday June 24th, 2013 1:25am

Goblin-King wrote:Never played Descent, but I'm totally into Super Dungeon Explore these days. That game is da bomb!
It very much want's to be a video game though, but it really works out well.

Many HQ people will probably hate it because of the chibi style miniatures though... :D


I have everything SDE has out, and have built a dozen or so custom boards for it out of Hirst Arts stuff. However, I'm not sure I even quite understand how to play it, as the rules are very poorly written out.


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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby Daedalus » Tuesday June 25th, 2013 1:43pm

I agree with you about Descent for the most part. It's so fiddly keeping track of things, and the constant spawning...ugh! I would like to try Descent second edition, however. It's still a race rather than a dungeon crawl, but players say a lot of the drag has been removed.
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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby chaoticprime » Tuesday June 25th, 2013 3:33pm

Daedalus wrote:I agree with you about Descent for the most part. It's so fiddly keeping track of things, and the constant spawning...ugh! I would like to try Descent second edition, however. It's still a race rather than a dungeon crawl, but players say a lot of the drag has been removed.


I was (...) close to buying 2nd Edition, but I came across an expansion for it that used tokens instead of miniatures. Not for my money.


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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby Goblin-King » Tuesday June 25th, 2013 4:48pm

chaoticprime wrote:However, I'm not sure I even quite understand how to play it, as the rules are very poorly written out.

THIS we can agree on. However the updated rulebook, FAQ and forums helps bring it a little more together.

also pictures of your custom boards please :)


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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby chaoticprime » Tuesday June 25th, 2013 5:38pm

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chaoticprime wrote:However, I'm not sure I even quite understand how to play it, as the rules are very poorly written out.

THIS we can agree on. However the updated rulebook, FAQ and forums helps bring it a little more together.

also pictures of your custom boards please :)


When my wife gets home tonight, I'll have her photograph them. They're pretty badass. I emphasized wabi-sabi when making them--I used a lot of miscast tiles that stood at uneven height and such. I also sort of "got it painted." I based it all black, sponge-brushed on a base color, and then sponge-brushed on a highlight. In some rooms, like the slime/spit pits, I used glossy finish effects. I sealed the whole deal with white glue-in-water.


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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby roomandu » Monday July 29th, 2013 11:58pm

Ummmm yes agree totally here pics please :D
I would love to see how your boards look as I have considered hopefully getting some of the moulds in the future for a similar project.
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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby Sjeng » Tuesday July 30th, 2013 1:21am

roomandu wrote:Ummmm yes agree totally here pics please :D
I would love to see how your boards look as I have considered hopefully getting some of the moulds in the future for a similar project.
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Re: I just do not like Descent

Postby Infje » Sunday October 13th, 2013 3:51am

I'm looking for someone that has played the second edition. I love the tiles, miniatures, etc and I'm seriously considering purchasing it. Any information would be appreciated.


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