Descent on Friday, 22 Dec 2006
Okay, here's an official post for Friday's planned gaming. I'll be there at 1000 AM to begin setting up. It will probably take me at least 30 minutes to get all the pieces of the map put together and everything laid out, so others showing up might want to bring a filler game or two to occupy your time while I do my Evil Overlord thing.
My out of the box impression of the Descent expansion is that its amazing! A major feature of the expansion is rebalancing the game by strengthening the Overlord. Now as Overlord I get to do a bit of deck building, swapping out weak cards in my deck with some very nasty ones at the beginning of the game. The degree to which you're allowed to do this depends on the scenario. The expansion also replaced the original beast man and skeleton cards with new patched versions that make them more than just cannon fodder.
FFG also added a ton of new characters, spells, character skills, monsters, traps, etc., etc.... And this is supposed to be the smaller of the two expansions coming out... Wow, these guys know how to do an expansion right!