The kingdom of Saradyn lies in peril. After centuries without a ruler, an heir to the kingdom has arisen, but he is not the only one to lay claim to the throne. Lady Eliza Farrow, an immortal vampire and the wife of a renowned necromancer, has claimed Saradyn as her own. She is more than willing to slay anyone who may stand between her and the hidden kingdom. Only you and your fellow heroes can protect the true heir from a horrid death at Eliza’s hands.
Fantasy Flight Games has announced the first official campaign book for the hit strategy dungeon-crawl board game, Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition. With thirty-two completely new encounters interwoven within two acts, Heirs of Blood allows Descent players to embark on a whole new major campaign using the Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition core set.
This new content alone will likely be great news for Descent 2.0 fans. The more exciting news, however, is that this campaign is fully playable with just the core set, relieving any requirement for those who have not purchased the myriad of Descent 2.0 expansions and additional content to be able to purchase and play the game. The logical question that follows is whether the new campaign will scale well for those players who do own expansions and wish to add in all the various combinations of heroes, monsters, rules additions and tiles.
Much like previous campaigns in the Descent 2.0 realm of Terrinoth, the outcome of each encounter in Heirs of Blood has consequences for the entire campaign. Fantasy Flight’s website outlines the campaign plot summarily:
In the first act, you and your fellow heroes must foil Eliza’s initial incursions into the hidden kingdom. You may battle goblins to retrieve treasure from a hidden cavern, or attempt to keep Eliza Farrow from completing an unclean ritual. When the second act begins, Saradyn is launched into open war against the dark forces and machinations of the Farrows. You may battle a rival army amid a graveyard filled with undead or seek to infiltrate the haunted dungeon of Khinn! The Heirs of Blood campaign concludes with an unprecedented, three-encounter finale that brings Saradyn’s two claimants together in a magical showdown that will determine the fate of the kingdom. Your heroes are all that stand between the rightful heir and a grisly demise.
The scheduled release for the Heirs of Blood campaign book is the first quarter of 2015. For more information about Heirs of Blood or of the Descent 2.0 system, visit the Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition pages on Fantasy Flight’s website HERE.