This weekend I’ll be diving into a dungeon driven by an evil artificial intelligence. Â This AI will play the role of a sadistic overlord who is determined to see me meet my fate at the end of a spear or in the maw of a great beast.Â It will hurl goblins, venomous spiders, andÂ possibly even a dragon my way as I descend into the darkness below.
This battle will unfold before my very eyes in breathtaking 3d, in the highest definition imaginable, right on my dining room table. Â That’s right, I’ll be playing an AI enhanced board game.
Descent: Road to Legend is a companion app to a board game that has been around for overÂ a decade, Descent. Â This game is traditionally played as a one vs. many, one player is the dungeon master (overlord) and the rest are a team of adventurers infiltrating a dungeon. Â Road to Legend introduces, for free, a new game mode and campaign system. Â It presents an AI that acts as the overlord so you can play on your own or cooperatively with a group of friends.
I’m really excited to try this thing out and it gives me a great excuse to pull out a fantastic game that I barely get off the shelf. Â I’ve already loaded the app to take a look inside. Â I’ve selected which physical descent products I own and it’s populated the experience to match my current catalogue.
This weekend I’ll be giving the tutorial a whirl to see how it plays. Â I’m eager to experience this great old game in an interesting and unique way.
So, what are you playing this weekend?