This week’s Explorable Favorites (Feb 22)

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This Week’s Explorable Games

This round of Explorable Favorites is from BoardGaming.com member skolo. The games selected from their Favorites shelf were:

These games will be explorable until next Monday, February 29th

Comments (10)

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Miniature Painter
Intermediate Reviewer
Master Grader

Descent is a classic and always pleases my group. Plus my wife did such a nice job painting the figs and I love seeing them hit the game table!

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Canada
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Platinum Supporter

On the topic of Descent 1st Ed. had a great mechanic of the Overlord burning cards to produce threat to power other cards – it was an interesting trade-off of discarding many cards to play a few. The characters on the other hand reset each game back to fledgling. It made for intense 3 hours crawls that just jumped to square one next game. Of course then Roads to Legend created a campaign system that went a little overboard and while leveling up took place – the epic crawls and storylines were gone and replaced by bite-sized mini dungeons.

2nd Edition skewed everything to the character side giving them a campaign system while leaving the Overlord to do very little aside from push monsters about and roll dice.

I kind of wish they would merge the two concepts beyond what they did for Imperial Assault

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10
Grand Master Grader
Movie Lover
Book Lover
I play blue

Descent is a great looking game, and BattleLore is nice too.

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9
USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

Haven’t played Descent 1st Ed. I played 2nd Ed a few times and thought it was fun. We stopped playing because no one wanted to be the DM. Now I shy away from any games that require a DM (Descent, Imperial Assault, Mansions of Madness, Tomb, etc…).

Battle Lore is a fun game too. However, I like a little more meat on the bones for a wargame. A friend of mine loves War Cry, which is similar. We play every so often.

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9
Z-Man Games fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Ireland
Stone of the Sun

I have Descent 2nd edition, so I don’t see a need for 1st. Unless anyone knows a reason to get it?

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8
Canada
El Dorado
Professional Advisor
Senior

I own Descent 2nd and I still playing it, it’s one of my daughter favorite.

BattleLore was once on my wishlist but it has been pushed by other games

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6
Canada
I'm a Real Person
Treasure Map
Video Game Fan

I have been looking at Descent for a while now, but I can’t bring myself to get it.

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7
Canada
Z-Man Games fan
I play red
Indie Board & Cards fan

I’ve always been intrigued by Descent, but after purchasing Imperial Assault, I don’t think I could justify getting in to another game that similar.

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6
Book Lover
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Intermediate Reviewer

It’s not like I need an excuse to read more about Descent, but I’ll be interested to look into the differences between 1st ed & 2nd ed. Thanks!

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Intermediate Reviewer
Professional Grader
Tomahawk

Descent is a great game but I like the 2nd Ed. better. I have not played BattleLore but I’m looking forward to trying it. FFG does a great job with their games.

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