Playing games is fun. Even watching people play games can be fun. But what’s better than that? Playing or watching games for charity. And what’s possibly even better than that? Getting free stuff for watching games for charity. That’s what you’ll be able to do tomorrow, as Nomad Games will be giving away free digital copies of Talisman for those tuning into their Twitch and YouTube channels.
Today’s a day to celebrate. Why? It’s my 5th anniversary with TGN. Yes, on this day, 5 years ago, I made my first post on the site. It was the new plastic Warp Wolf kit that Privateer Press was coming out with. Oh how gaming has changed since then. I remember having a conversation, a couple months into my tenure, with Ross “The Legend” Thompson (my boss at the time) about, “These Kickstarter-things.”
So, to celebrate, let’s have a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.
What? We do that every Wednesday? Well, fine, be that way.
Today we have: Dice Coins 2 Up On Kickstarter, I Will Never Grow Up becomes exclusive distributor of Field Marshal Games products, Ramshackle Games Posts Stretch Goal Goblin For Jet Bike Kickstarter, New Discworld Death Bust -15% discount, Factions Fantasy Playing Cards Coming To Kickstarter in January, New Releases Available From Scotia Grendel, Casual Game Revolution Posts 2017 Tabletop Gaming Conventions Map, Mage Company To Launch Sleeves and Gaming Accessories Kickstarter, Kill the Unicorns Coming to Kickstarter in June, New Morbid Legionary Torsos From Kromlech, Temple of Isis Round Lip Bases Now Available From Tabletop-Art, New Releases And Final Christmas Sale From Advanced Deployment, Flatminis 2D preprinted miniatures are now available as PDF download, Two new Characters bring gold to Talisman: Digital Edition, and Khurasan releases 15mm Hezbollah and Syrian Government Forces.
Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten a ton of stuff done. So I dunno. I do know that I’m possibly going to be playing some Guild Ball this evening and then some D&D tomorrow. So that’s cool. Better pack myself full of energy with some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New Imperial Knight Heads From Forge World, Knight Models Previews Suicide Squad Dice, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Shotgun, Angels and Demons join Flatminis 2D miniatures range, Shadows of Esteren Announces Partnership with Syrinscape, Talisman is Free to Play This Weekend Only, Comrades in Battle Reaches Funding Goal, 15mm Naval Crews Range is Back From Capitan Games, and Final Days for Tavern Masters Kickstarter.
This week seems just interminable. There’s still half of today to go. I’m hoping to make it through, though. Got some plans to hang out with a good friend this evening and have some pizza (homemade, as in the crust and the sauce started as things like bread flour, Roma tomatoes, onion, and some olive oil), then hopefully do some gaming tomorrow. Tomorrow’s plans just became a bit clouded, but still hoping they work out.
Either way, filling up on some bite-sized gaming stories will help. So let’s get to it.
On the platter today, we have: Knight Models Teases Next Release, Kromlech New Release: Guardsmen Veteran Heads, Prospero Expansion Released Talisman Digital Edition, Brother Vinni’s River Fear Now Available, and Frazetta’s Masterpieces: Death Dealer Up On Kickstarter.
I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it’s already gone. That’s alright, mind you. I’m always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some bite-size gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: Circles of Imora Trading Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Heroic Ballads ver. 1.1 Released, Nomad Games Releases Two New Warlords For Talisman: The Horus Heresy, The Army Painter Technique Painting Bundle Now Available, and Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now.
Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn’t get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I’m giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con.
Anyway, today we have: Live Q&A For Tablescapes Dungeons Today, Blood Moon expansion is out for Talisman: Digital Edition, Holistic Design Inc. and Canivete Films Announce Portuguese Fading Suns Translation, Heroic Maps release Modular Kit: Forest Glades, Khurasan releases multiple pose crabmen set, New Statuesque Fine and Pulp Scale Female Heads 2 on sale, Armorcast Announces: All Hail the Mesmofrog, RPG Combat Maps: Pwork Wargames grid gaming mats now available, Hitech Miniatures Releases Traveler Priest Dante, Brassed Off – etched brass modelling details On Indiegogo, New Model 30 Billboard From Mechanical Warhorse, Sports Inspired Card Deck Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases The Great Swamp Lizard, and Final Days for Unit RPG Up On Kickstarter.
When you go out on vacation this summer, you might want to bring along some games to play. Picking up digital versions of your favorite board games remedy the need to lug around big game boxes, and eliminate the worry of losing pieces while you’re away. The folks at Nomad Games certainly can feel your pain, and so they’re making it easier to pick up their games by having themselves a sale.
Some board games can seem a bit intimidating in terms of “moving parts” for it. And while they might really be all that complicated, having a digital version that does some of the bookkeeping for you is pretty handy. Such is the case with the digital version of Talisman. There’s also a new expansion for it that brings the Isstvan System into detail. You can pick up a copy of that expansion now.
Nomad Games actually has a double-whammy of releases available for those of you that like the digital version of Talisman. They have the new Horus Heresy expansion available. There’s also the Nether Realm expansion that’s now available on iOS as well.
Digital versions of board games let us play our favorite titles just about anywhere. For those that have the digital version of Talisman, there’s a new expansion pack available to help change up your game and offer new challenges for your heroes. It’s the Nether Realm set and it’s available for download now.
Well, the world has once more come to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you not to let that ancient evil into the house all those years ago! Just look at the mess it’s caused! Much of the world has completely changed. New monsters have taken the place of old. Once-tended forests have grown into wild places. New civilizations are having to work at expanding into the void left by the previous one’s demise. That’s just the story behind The Cataclysm, a new expansion for Talisman that’s available now from Fantasy Flight Games.
So, here at Adepticon, obviously there’s a whole ton of gaming going on (no, duh). But what if you and your buddies get together and suddenly you’re really jonesing for a particular game but… damnit! Nobody thought to bring it! That’s where the world of the digital board game comes in, where your mobile device can bring you all sorts of gaming in one package. And now, if you’ve got an Android device, you can play Talisman: The Horus Heresy.
The world of Talisman just isn’t the same anymore. The Cataclysm really did quite a number on the place. Most of the world got altered in some form, to varying degrees. Certain locations are still pretty much the same. Others you’d not recognize at all. Some you can change and work to make a better place. Yeah, all sorts of new things going on with this set.
One thing with board games going to a digital medium is that new versions of the game can come out that have new skins and new mechanics and such relatively easily. Such is the case with Nomad Games’ upcoming version of Talisman, which will take place in the grim darkness of a future of only war. That’s right, there’s going to be a The Horus Heresy version of Talisman.
Fantasy Flight Games is bringing you another expansion for their Talisman board game. The Harbinger has come to the world of Talisman and brings with him omens of the end times. The Harbinger wanders the board, and if they’re in your characters section, you draw from the peril-packed Harbinger deck instead of the regular deck of encounters. Will you be forced to use Cursed items? Will you be able to defeat the demons that tend to follow the Harbinger around? Can you stop the end times before it’s too late?
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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new expansion for their Talisman board game. This one’s The Woodland.
From the announcement:
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Woodland, a new expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition! The unearthly Woodland is the home of the fae, and beneath its watchful boughs, you’ll uncover treasures and threats beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll find new Alternative Endings as five new characters join the quest for the Crown of Command, but will your path through the Woodland lead you to your destiny, or does your fate hold something far different in store?
Fantasy Flight Games has released the Firelands expansion for Talisman.
From the release:
The appointed time has arrived, and Talisman lies in peril with the fiery onslaught of the Ifrit. Your quest for the Crown of Command just became a lot hotter with the release of The Firelands expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition, now available through our webstore and at your local retailer!
Fantasy Flight Games adds to the world of Talisman with the release of The Nether Realm, a new expansion to the game.
From the release:
The Nether Realm, a new expansion for Talisman is now available at your local retailer and through our webstore! The Nether Realm was designed by Jon New, the man behind the Talisman-dedicated fansite, Talisman Island. Jon is one of Talisman’s biggest fans, and he has been a big supporter of the Talisman fan community for many years. It has been great to partner with him on The Nether Realm expansion.
The Nether Realm offers three new Alternative Endings for Talisman, along with new Nether cards. For more on The Nether Realm, here’s expansion designer Jon New:
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce a new expansion for Talisman. This one’s called The Firelands.
From the announcement:
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Firelands, a new expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition. The land of Talisman will face a dire new threat in the legendary Ifrit, once forced to create the Crown of Command. Now, the Ifrit rise again, intent on burning every field to ash and enslaving the surface dwellers. Your quest for the Crown of Command is about to become more frantic and dangerous than ever before.
Fantasy Flight Games have posted an overview of the last three expansions for the Talisman boardgame.
From their website:
Talisman fans have been anxiously awaiting The Dragon expansion since we announced it in June. Now, as its release approaches, we look at how you can incorporate The Dragon and its growing draconic menace into games utilizing the two existing Talisman Region expansions The Highland and The Dungeon.
Talisman developer, John Goodenough, offers an overview of the three Region expansions.
Fantasy Flight Games have posted the rules for the Talisman: The Dragon expansion for the Talisman boardgame.
From their website:
Discover how the new draconic threat spreads throughout realm, and learn what challenges await should your character attempt to scale the Dragon King’s tower. Rules for Talisman: The Dragon are now available online on the Talisman support page.
The Dragon is an epic level expansion that confronts characters with fearsome foes and a growing draconic threat throughout the game. Dragon tokens pace the increasing danger, and three new decks of dragon cards shed light on the three draconic lords as the players encounter them. With just a few new mechanics, The Dragon alters the face of Talisman, providing players with added depth and richness for the play experience.
Additionally, the new Inner Region overlay in The Dragon presents players with new choices and challenges as they move toward the end of the game.
Fantasy Flight Games have posted details of the upcoming Talisman: The Dragon expansion for the Talisman boardgame.
From their announcement:
Playing with The Dragon expansion for Talisman, players will encounter even more choices and strategic challenges, including a new, dual-sided Inner Region for their heroes to conquer. The alternate sides allow players to face familiar terrain along a path that requires all new tactics, or to venture into the Dragon Tower, where a hero’s every step meets opposition by the Dragon King’s minions and leads him ever closer to an ultimate confrontation with the Dragon King, himself.
The Dragon brings to life six new characters to confront the draconic challenges that lie ahead. Over 300 new tokens and cards expand the Draconic Lords’ influence over the land of Talisman and weave each Draconic Lord’s story. New rules pace the increase of the draconic threat, and the heroes’ quests become more and more dangerous as the dragons grow stronger. Now, for those brave adventurers who seek the Crown of Command, the quest means more than power and influence. It is a race to save the land from the Dragon King’s tyrannical rule. Any hero who dares confront the Dragon King must be prepared for an epic battle.
- New dual-sided Inner Region
- Three Draconic Lords pose an ultimate challenge
- Draconic influence builds as the game progresses
- Draconic themes and stories offer more chances for exploration
- Over 300 new cards and tokens, plus 6 new characters with miniatures
Fantasy Flight Games have posted the first preview of the Dragon expansion for the Talisman fantasy boardgame.