DungeonQuest Revised Edition is Coming, Should you Throw Out the Old Edition?

Fantasy Flight Games has announced the upcoming release of the DungeonQuest Revised Edition in the third quarter of the year. Here are some of the details, along with changes from the last edition and the answer to the burning question “Should I throw out my old edition and buy the new one?”

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce DungeonQuest Revised Edition, a fast-paced game of dungeon exploration and looting for one to four players.DQ01-box-left(1)

In DungeonQuest Revised Edition, you take on the role of a hero who sets out to explore Dragonfire Dungeon. Along the way, you’ll collect loot, evade traps, battle fearsome monsters, and wend your way through the sprawling catacombs that snake underneath the dungeon. If you are fortunate enough to find your way to the treasure chamber at the dungeon’s heart, you may attempt to plunder its riches. The hero who escapes with the most loot wins!

However, there’s more to concern you than just rival heroes. You must be careful not to wake the cruel Kalladra, the dragon who sleeps upon the treasure hoard! When you have looted your fill, you must escape the treacherous, winding maze that makes up the dungeon in order to be victorious.

What’s Different in DungeonQuest Revised Edition?

Players new to DungeonQuest will discover a fast-paced and deadly game of dungeon exploration and looting. For those players familiar with previous editions of the game, we’ve updated and revamped elements of the game to give you an even more dangerous dungeon to explore.
Fantasy Flight Games listened to the feedback since the release of DungeonQuest Third Edition and while working closely with designer Jakob Bonds, have implemented numerous important changes in DungeonQuest Revised Edition. Including:

  • Simplified Combat: Combat has been redesigned to feature a streamlined combat system that harkens back to the classic editions of the game. DungeonQuest Revised Edition features a card version of the combat chart found in a previous edition. The new combat system delivers the same tension that DungeonQuest players love, but allows combat to be played out much more quickly.
  • Search once per room: In DungeonQuest Revised Edition, rooms in the dungeon can now be searched only once per game. This encourages brave dungeon-delvers to venture deeper into Dragonfire dungeon, and is easy to track by placing a search token on the board.
  • Move between towers: When a hero enters a tower room, he can now optionally move to any other tower room and continue his turn. This change allows you to shadow other players who have created successful paths through the dungeon, adding a new layer of strategy. This also prevents you from being stuck in the opening turns of the game.
  • Escape using Agility: This streamlined escape mechanic allows players to test Agility in order to successfully escape from a combat.
  • New rulebook format: DungeonQuest Revised Edition takes advantage of our new rulebook format. The rules are split into two separate, streamlined documents–a Learn-to-Play guide, and a Rules Reference book. This means that you’ll be able to begin exploring the dungeon as soon as you open the box with the help of the handy Learn-to-Play guide. The Rules Reference guide will answer any questions that you may have as you play the game.
  • A deadlier dungeon: Dragonfire Dungeon is deadlier than ever before, adding new challenges for seasoned dungeon explorers! Surviving the dungeon is a heroic feat, and only the bravest of the brave will make it out alive.
  • Torchilight Variant: When using the Torchlight Variant, when a player moves into an unexplored room, his torch casts enough light to make out what lies ahead. As a result, he also draws and places adjacent rooms that he has line-of-sight to. This variant adds an element of strategy to the game, as well as creates a much fuller and more complex dungeon throughout the game.

And for those who want to know the answer to the most burning question about Dungeon Quest Revised Edition:

If I Own DungeonQuest Third Edition Do I Need to Purchase DungeonQuest Revised Edition?

No. Owners of the DungeonQuest Third Edition can download our Conversion Guide (pdf, 567 KB) on the support page. This pdf includes everything you’ll need to have the DungeonQuest Revised Edition game experience.

The support page also hosts the Learn to Play (pdf, 2.9 MB) and Reference (pdf, 1.5 MB) guides for DungeonQuest Revised Edition. These offer an addendum on how to adapt the rules for DungeonQuest Third Edition owners. You’ll also find details on how to adapt combat, as well as a monster escape penalty chart for easy adaptation of the new escape system. The hero and monster combat cards (pdf, 3.4 MB) used in the Revised Edition combat system are available for download as well.

DungeonQuest Revised Edition’s Hero sheets have tweaked stats and abilities. The Revised Edition hero sheets (pdf, 8.4 MB) are also available for download on the support page for owners of DungeonQuest Third Edition.

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