Descent: Legends of the Dark is not a new edition or expansion for the earlier game, but will be a completely separate, stand-alone offering. Unlike the original, which was envisioned as a competitive game that pitted hero players against the “overlord” player, Legends of the Dark is a fully-cooperative experience in which all players work together as heroes against the game itself. The monsters and villains are controlled by the integrated companion app, which takes over the role of overlord. The new game, developed by Descent: Journeys in the Dark veterans Kara Centell-Dunk and Nathan Hajek, will feature revised combat mechanics, a new fatigue system, and new features such as item-crafting, shopping, and skill development between adventures. This system allows players a greater ability to customize their character and equipment, but as a result, Legends of the Dark is not compatible with the Decent: Journeys in the Dark.
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Fantasy Flight recently announced plans for a new expansion for Marvel Champions (see “‘Quicksilver’ Bolts into ‘Marvel Champions: Card Game’”). The company has also reached a deal with CMON’s Guillotine Press to produce graphic novels based on some of FFG’s intellectual properties (see “‘Twilight Imperium’ and ‘Android Universe’ Licensed by CMON for Graphic Novels”).