Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – The Trollfens
Number of Players: 2-5
Playing Time: 120 Minutes
Recommended Age: 14+
Category: Adventure, Dice, Expansion for Base-game, Exploration, Fantasy, Fighting, Miniatures
Mechanics: Action Points, Dice Rolling, Grid Movement, Hand Management, Modular Board, Pick-up and Deliver, Role Playing, Team-Based Game, Variable Player Powers
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The Trollfens is an expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) that introduces new heroes, monsters, classes, quests, and more. Heroes can discover and investigate secret rooms and rumors while the overlord spreads infection and brings a powerful new lieutenant into play: the massive troll Bol'Goreth!
The two new heroes are Roganna the Shade, a Scout of unparalleled cunning and valor who has considerable willpower and speed at her disposal, and Augur Grisom, a healer whose very presence provides solace to his allies; after all, it's rumored that he can see into the future.
In addition to new Shop and Relic cards, two new classes will enhance your character selection process. The Stalker, a class for the Scout archetype, is a master of the hunt who excels at laying traps of all kinds. The Healer class gains a Prophet, whose mind is his greatest tool; by sharing his insight with those around him, the Prophet bolsters the effectiveness of his fellow adventurers.
The new monsters include Plague Worms and Harpies, but most troublesome of all is Bol'Goreth, a single-minded killer devoted to the will of the overlord. This massive troll is capable of flattening farmhouses and devouring livestock whole. His uncanny resilience allows him to shrug off bodily ailments that would be lethal to lesser creatures, while his fits of unchecked rage make him a force to be reckoned with.
The new overlord class "Infector" features a wide selection of powers centered around spreading pestilence and disease.