As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been struggling to find a way to store all of my Descent stuff in such a way that it can be easily used for the shorter Road to Legend campaign sessions during game night. Well, I think that I may have done it.
At Lowe’s the other week, I found a Stanley Tool Organizer at Lowe’s that seemed really cool. It’s got two flip-down sides that are each large modular organizers, and then six pull-out drawers in the center section. And over the last week, I’ve been loading all the Descent stuff into it in as organized a way as I can manage. And this is what I’ve done:
This is the box all opened up…
I put almost all of the monsters on one side, keeping them to one type per section whenever possible. And in the other side, I put all of the smaller map parts and terrain features. The doors and smaller trap pieces fit here as well, along with the two soell/effect templates.
The thing that made me the happiest about this box was when I figured that the drawers were large enough to hold the cards. So on one side, I kept all of the Overlord cards organized by type, along with all of the Road to Legend cards. The dice and player cards went on the other side, and I stuck in some of the remaining larger monsters and the player minis in the extra space that I had.
Not everything would fit into the organizer, of course, so I’m also going to have to use a couple of the expansion boxes as well. Into the Road to Legend box (on the left), I placed a smaller organizer that is filled with most of the tokens needed for play. As you can see immediately above, it has all of the money, health, fatigue, conquest, threat, and status counters, as well as advancement tokens for the regular game and RtL. That box also holds the character and Overlord cards, a few other tokens, and will hold the rulebooks.
In the Tomb of Ice box (on the right above), I placed the six player, overlord, and graveyard boxes from RtL. The rest of the space is taken up with the larger map tiles (everything that wouldn’t fit in the Stanley organizer), all of the RtL and Tomb of Ice map tiles (which have outdoor scenes on the back), and the special “corruption” tiles from Altar of Despair.
So here it all is, first opened up for use, and then closed up for travel. It’s still not exactly small and compact, but I don’t think that Descent with all of the expansions (except Sea of Blood, of course) can ever be either of those things. But what I hope is that it will be a solution that is organized enough to find what I need and open enough that I can get to it without too much trouble.
Hopefully, we’ll see how it all works in the next couple of weeks.