Download the Descent mission editor here!
How do I create a new quest for Descent: Journeys in the Dark?
You can download the Scenario Editor at the link above. This editor will allow you to create and modify your own quests for Descent: Journeys in the Dark, and will also allow you to export those quests in an easy-to-read and easy-to-print PDF format.
How do I upload my own quests?
Our quests database will only accept files in PDF format, such as those created by the scenario editor presented above. In order to upload your quest for others to enjoy, click on the "Add Adventures" link at the bottom of the database page. You may choose to upload your quest flagged for playtesting, which will allow others to play and test your scenario for balance. Playtest scenarios are automatically deleted after 30 days to help make room for the finished products!
Are there any guidelines for creating a new quest?
In terms of content: Keep it clean! Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a game of adventure and heroism against foul monsters and an evil overlord. There's no call for foul language and other inappropriate content. In terms of gameplay: Let your imagination go wild! There are no hard and fast rules as to what makes a quest fun or balanced, only imagination and common sense are your guides here. If you like, here are some things to keep in mind.
- As the heroes gain new treasures and abilities, the Overlord should gain more powerful monsters.
- One glyph per area is a rule of thumb - too many glyphs and the Overlord will never be able to take all the Conquest Tokens away from the heroes. Too few and every death becomes a crippling setback.
- Tricks, riddles, and puzzles are fun, but only if the Heroes have some clues to work with!
The only sure way to judge if a quest is fun and balanced is to play it and see; don't be afraid to upload your quest to our database for playtesting - that's what it's there for!