|Venture into the Manor
Manor of Ravens Is Now Available for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition
|Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition | Published 14 August 2014|
A raven winged silently over the two figures approaching the tumbledown mansion. Both moved cautiously, with the economy of motion shown by seasoned adventurers. At the moldering wooden doors of the mansion, the woman swung her warhammer against the doors, and they crumbled to dust at her armored feet. The secrets of the ancient manor lay before them…
In Manor of Ravens, you’ll join a thrilling journey into a haunted manor, played out across an entirely new mini-campaign. Two new heroes stand beside the defenders of Terrinoth, bringing the Marshal and Bounty Hunter hero classes with them. The overlord gains allies of his own, however, claiming two new monster groups, new classes of Overlord cards, and a servant: the raven flock!
The Secrets Within
In our first preview of Manor of Ravens, we took a closer look at the two new monster groups that await the overlord’s command. As the overlord, you can now call on the bandits of Terrinoth to confront the heroes. Bandits are tough fighters, who don’t hesitate to use unsavory tricks or steal the heroes’ hard-won treasures. Deathly wraiths lurk within the manor itself, eager for living souls to devour. These wraiths can easily strip the spirit from a group of heroes, even inflicting the new Doomed condition to plague a hero’s resolve.
Our second preview focused on the two new heroes that await you in this expansion: the Warrior, Alys Raine, and the Scout, Thaiden Mistpeak. These worthy heroes also exemplify the two new hero classes found in Manor of Ravens. Your Warriors may take on the mantle of a Marshal, enforcing justice across Terrinoth and punishing the wicked for their transgressions. Scouts, on the other hand, can take the Bounty Hunter class, tracking a single monster at a time. Once a Bounty Hunter begins his hunt, nothing can save that monster from meeting its fate at the hunter’s hands.
In our final preview, we turned to guest writer Justin Hoeger for an survey of the new classes of Overlord cards in Manor of Ravens. With the Enchanter class, the overlord can grant powerful, long-lasting benefits to his monster groups. These spells enhance your monsters for much longer than typical Overlord cards, granting long-term effects. The other Overlord class included in this expansion is the Unkindness class, which allows the overlord to summon the raven flock servant! Similar to a hero’s familiar, a servant moves across the battlefield separate from a monster group, attacking the heroes and hindering their efforts. To make matters worse for the heroes, the remainder of the Unkindness class is dedicated to enhancing the power of the raven flock, transforming it into a formidable servant indeed.
Face Your Fears
Whether you venture boldly forward with the heroes of Terrinoth, or prey on the weak with the overlord’s monsters, you’ll find a haunting new adventure in this expansion. Download the rules from the Descent support page, and pick up your copy of Manor of Ravens at your local retailer today!
Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition is a story-driven board game for 2-5 players that takes a party of adventurers deep into the dungeons of Terrinoth for adventure, treasure, and glory. Players will embark on a campaign of linked quests as they develop characters based on four fantasy archetypes.