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30th Anniversary of Talisman - 5th November 2013


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#1 talismanisland

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:30 AM

Way back in the mists of time, at GW's Games Day 1983, a board game was unleashed onto an unsuspecting public.

 

That board game was... Calamity! designed by the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

 

As you have likely never heard of said game, it is probably true to say that it did not fare too well.

 

However, at the same time, GW launched another board game. A light fantasy romp through a magical land by a certain Bob Harris. That game was reasonably well received and to this day is still played, both in its original and revised forms by players throughout the world.

 

THAT board game was... Talisman: The Magical Quest Game.

 

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The 5th of November 2013 will be the 30th Anniversary of the game's launch and Talisman Island will be marking it by showing off a small surprise which has been cooked up by the fevered minds of Gary Chalk, Bob Harris, John Goodenough and myself.

 

Hopefully I am not building it up too much, but I suspect that people will get a kick out of it. I will add a small teaser picture below, though it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what is going on.

 

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Just to add, that it would be nice if people could perhaps get a game organised for the night of the 5th of November in honour of this occasion. If you can take some pictures of the celebrations then I will make a gallery on Talisman Island, or you could just post them here!

 

*Note: People in the UK will likely be having bonfires and fireworks that evening, but I am going to pretend that they are all celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Talisman anyway!


Edited by talismanisland, 05 September 2013 - 03:31 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:39 AM

Great stuff!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's photos of the night.

 

I remember the first time I played, around 21 years ago. It blew me away!



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:35 PM


We already have our game scheduled... with custom celebratory t-shirts to boot!
 
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

Got a few more expansions to get but in the pipeline is a gaming sesh involving all the expansions.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:15 PM

I am in Sydney Australia and I'm planning to have a celebratory event on the 3rd (not the 5th, I know, but I can't do much on a tuesday). I've bought a 1st edition game online that should arrive in time and I plan to make a talisman-shaped cake. I would love to give souvenirs like t-shirts but I have no idea how to go about that.

 

If anyone in Sydney would like to celebrate with us, please just reply to this post. I'll be holding it in Dulwich Hill (Inner West).


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:35 PM

The local gaming group IUVO Gaming here in Norrköping, Sweden will run a Talisman event to honor the anniversary.

It will feature my 3D-board (as some of you have seen in the "my talisman"-thread), the old 2nd-edition Swedish version of the game and hopefully some other fun things.

 

If you happen to live close enough, you are welcome.

Anyway we will publish pictures from the event.

 

It feels good to be playing Talisman, knowing that alot of people will do the same at the same time.

Everyone should note what character won their game this day, so we could put together statistics and see what character will be crowned the ultimate lord of the Crown of command =)



#7 adjogi

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:20 PM

That is a GREAT idea Draii   :P


Edited by adjogi, 16 October 2013 - 07:36 PM.

Welcome to "Monsters & Magic", a NJ based Talisman Game Club!

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:38 AM

Thanks for all the comments so far. I am certainly aiming to have a celebratory game to mark the anniversary and will post a pic. I might even try a game of Talisman: Digital Edition to complete the set.

 

In the mean time I will give you another teaser of what I have to show when the day comes. I think you have probably guessed what it might be, but there is a little story behind it to make it a little special at least.

 

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To the Crown!!


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

Anyone who lives in Sydney, Australia, is invited to the birthday celebration I am running in the inner west. It will include a 1st edition game, and cake. :)

 

http://www.meetup.co...ents/140994682/



#10 The Hunter

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

Got all the expansions and me and a friend are having a game using all these.
Will start a thread and post updates throughout the day.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Talisman!!!!


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#12 adjogi

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:12 PM

We finished our game and will be posting a session report soon enough. We had a lot of fun, game lasted all day...but maybe that is because of the brews on offer and the fact that they were served by a real life tavern maid!!!

 

Pictures will follow but suffice to say our club had a fantastic time and i look forward to everyone else's session reports  :D

 

Happy Birthday Talisman and a big thank you to Bob Harris!


Edited by adjogi, 04 November 2013 - 06:22 PM.

Welcome to "Monsters & Magic", a NJ based Talisman Game Club!

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#13 Draii

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY, TALISMAN!

Still night here, spent the evening preparing for the anniversary session.

Will be back with a report in a day or two.

Happy gaming everyone!



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:37 AM

Happy Birthday TALISMAN



#15 talismanisland

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:43 AM

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Happy Anniversary!

 

Don't forget if you get some gaming on today to make sure you take a picture of yourself playing!

 

A very small surprise will be put onto Talisman Island later on today, but the main theme of today is - PLAY TALISMAN!!!

 

Rawr!

 

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Edited by talismanisland, 05 November 2013 - 02:44 AM.

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#16 The Hunter

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:30 AM


 

 
 
Don't forget if you get some gaming on today to make sure you take a picture of yourself playing!
 
 


At the risk of sounding like a plonker, is there any way to upload photos on here from an iphone?

I like to take photos of the board before and after our sesh.

If needed, I can upload them on my facebook page and copy and paste the weblinks.
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#17 talismanisland

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:51 AM

Not sure. I'd go with the links idea! :)
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:35 AM

Happy birthday Talisman!!


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#19 morelju

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:43 AM

Happy birthday from France !



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

Happy Bday from Germany!  :lol:






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