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#1 talismanisland

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

The Lady watched the Elf as he discarded the two gold pieces to complete the quest that the Warlock had set for him.

Before the Elf was summoned back to the Warlock's Cave, the Lady waved her hand and at once stood before him.

"The Warlock surely has the prize you seek young adventurer, but if you desire you may take a favour from me instead that might help you in your quest for the Crown of Command", she explained.

The Elf thought for a moment, then bowed graciously and shook his head. In a flash, he was gone.

The Lady smiled. “There will be others”, she thought. “There are always others”.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Great piece of writing - and just the thing I needed this morning.

Has anyone thought about writing a trilogy of novels based on Talisman? All of the components are there…heck…even an anthology series would work well.

Regardless - I hope to see more pieces of writing up on the forum boards.



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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

Thanks

This was written as a "teaser" for a little expansion that will be coming soon, but the flavour text above was too big to fit onto the rules card!

I hope that it has piqued a little interest in people…

More soon.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

Piqued!

Ell.



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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:20 PM

I agree…definately piqued!



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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

I look forward to it, Jon



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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

Oh dear… now the pressure is on for it to be good!


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:30 AM

talismanisland said:

Oh dear… now the pressure is on for it to be good!

So, it sounds like a new NPC who trys to spoil the Warlock's quest?

-Oberon (I'm sure there is more, what can you share? is the Lady really someone new, or something overlooked/previous edition?)



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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

She is not out to spoil the Warlock's Quest mechanic, but can in fact help it along…

…and no, it has not been done previously.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

I thought I would just put a little pic up for people to ponder…

I think you should be able to get enough information from there to know what it's all about.

It's all but done, but I need a bit of time to make sure it's worthy of an upload!


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

A wonderful idea Jon, looking forward to it!

Ell.



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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

It's looking really good, Jon.



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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

Thanks guys, and special thanks to you JC for your input over the last few months…

Okay, so The Lady is now uploaded to Talisman Island.

http://www.talismanisland.com/expansions.htm

Top of the page, flashing away!!

The idea was to make a helpful NPC, and the Lady was really an easy choice for the job. Triggered by completion of quests, she can help you by offering you one of her "favours", or if you happen upon her normally she can be rather useful too.

I hope you like her…


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#14 JCHendee

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Ah, this one should make people happy, especially with most NPCs being so dangerous… well, the Toad King is a toss up, but still, the Lady was a necessity for some balance.



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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

This is a quite nice expansion. Especially the rewards, like "Three Wishes" (Djinn anyone?) are funny and worth getting.

In fact "Two Wishes" and "Three Wishes" need an additional note what happens if a Character wants two or three teleportations in a row. If he can use them in the subsequent rounds, or in a single turn. What happens if his turn ends before he was able to use the remaining teleportations?


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:57 AM

However, the idea is that you get to choose two or three of the seven options that are presented to you, so you cannot choose to teleport three times.

So you could take a Strength, a fate and then teleport or any other combination.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:10 AM

talismanisland said:

However, the idea is that you get to choose two or three of the seven options that are presented to you, so you cannot choose to teleport three times.

So you could take a Strength, a fate and then teleport or any other combination.

 

Correct, it isn't mentioned that we may take given wish multiple times.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:59 AM

Hmmm… I never thought about someone trying to take the same wish over and over. But I suppose some might try to "game" the system for wishes. In the past, I think it was pretty much ruled as well that a wish once used is gone, so you couldn't choose the same one twice. But perhaps that's not enough and something should be tweaked on the cards themselves.



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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

Taking two or three wishes of the same kind might be strategical. Multiple teleports could give us an access to great Objects/Followers (or teleport anywhere but an Inner Region), while taking 3 Strength points could make access to CoC quicker.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

Nemomon said:

 

Taking two or three wishes of the same kind might be strategical. Multiple teleports could give us an access to great Objects/Followers (or teleport anywhere but an Inner Region), while taking 3 Strength points could make access to CoC quicker.

 

 

Choosing 3 strength points would be overpowered.

 

I agree with Jon, that if you get 3 wishes, then you may not choose the same wish 3 times.






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