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  1. I loved those games as a kid! I recently dug them out and started making custom evil mutant cards for 'em to add some complexity/depth. The first game of the series, X-Men Alert, had Shadowcat, by the way!
  2. I dunno about Deadpool, but the most jarring exclusions are definitely: Bishop Cable Emma Frost Nightcrawler Psylocke Other characters I wouldn't be surprised to see added in future expansions: Banshee Daken Dazzler Havok Longshot Northstar Pixie Polaris Rachel Grey And of course, there's the slew of offshoot teams that could easily be added, like X-Force, X-Factor, Excalibur, New Mutants, etc.
  3. For anyone interested, it seems that the list of X-Men in the game are: Angel Armor Beast Colossus Cyclops Forge Gambit Iceman Jubilee Magik Phoenix Rogue Shadowcat Storm X-23 Wolverine I'm a little surprised some characters are missing, like Nightcrawler (who gets a quote in the product page yet doesn't appear as a full-fledged character). But I have to say, I love the 50/50 split between male and female X-Men.
  4. I'm definitely excited for this. I'll gobble up any Terrinoth lore. I wonder if that new Dezra art will be used in future games. It's pretty nice.
  5. I typically pronounce them: Serena - suh-REE-nuh Syndrael - sin-DRAY-ell Avric - AV-rick Durik - DER-rick Augur - AW-gur Ravaella - rah-vah-AYE-lah Plus a few others that might get confused... Glyr - GLY-er Challara - shuh-LAR-uh Jaes - JAY-ess Varikas - VARE-ee-kuss
  6. I wish that were true, but there are quite a few games out there that are off-putting for women in terms of the games' depictions of female characters (though thankfully as more and more women get into the gaming hobby, board game companies are changing their art styles to match the new audiences). You can't say she's not a "player" just because she doesn't enjoy playing a game with graphic one-sided sexualization. But that's all moot anyway because this game does a fantastic job of representing female characters.
  7. Nagas are some of my favorite creature races in fantasy games, and most are either depicted as giant serpents with humanoid faces or humanoid creatures from the waist up, serpents from the waist down. Terrinoth actually has both in its lore! The standard naga found in Terrinoth is the serpentine one with a humanoid face. As for how they came to be, it's implied that they came about through means of sorcery (like harpies and razorwings), though exactly how hasn't been explored. I'd imagine it's something like an ancient sorcerer magically experimented on a snake which resulted in it growing in size and gaining superior human-like intelligence. And with the human-like face, I'd imagine it was either a side-effect of the magical experiments or it evolved to gain the humanoid face to go with its humanoid intellect. In Zanaga, there are the second type of nagas (serpent from waist down only). They were explored in the Mists of Zanaga expansion for Runebound and in the Realms of Terrinoth book for Genesys. They're very similar to the Yuan-Ti from D&D; snake humans who worship a serpent deity (Set) and are trying to wrestle control over Zanaga's jungles from other reptilian humanoid races.
  8. As far as board games go, Descent (and other Terrinoth games) have some of the best female representation I've seen. There's a huge amount of variety in their designs and play styles. I only wish the universe had better representation of POC.
  9. Does anyone have a list of the cards in the adversary packs?
  10. Lyssa's a catfolk, and she's been shown in the shots for the game. ?
  11. There are tons of heroes, monsters, villains, and the like in the games set in Terrinoth; who or what would you like to see in this game? My personal hopes... HEROES: Andira Runehand, Zyla, Rendiel, Shiver, Tatianna, Seer Kel MONSTERS: Medusae, Nagas, Crow Hags, Manticores, Chaos Beasts, Shades VILLAINS: Ariad, The Farrows, Zarihell, Soriss, Vorakesh I also really want to see some focus on other continents like Zanaga.
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    I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing.
  13. I'm super excited about this. Runebound has been collecting dust on my shelf sadly, but this expansion will certainly bring it back to the table. I also dig the fact that they're using the Uthuk Y'llan. Plus I love that Tatianna is one of the new heroes. I've been using her in Descent and absolutely love her.
  14. Instead of "something big," we got Runebound stickers on the Apple store.
  15. So she's suggesting to play it but then says she's too tired to play? Is she playing as the heroes? For some reason, when I play with my boyfriend, I do find it somewhat overwhelming to keep track of all the heroes and their abilities (moreso than the monsters/LTs). At least when we play with 3-4 heroes. Maybe have her play as two heroes, or you play as two heroes with her as the Overlord. How come co-op doesn't work for you guys? It seems like if she's not confrontational that might be a better choice for you two. My boyfriend and I love playing Road to Legend almost as much as playing the regular version. And as Zaltyre said above, Runebound might be an option if there's just no getting past her tiredness of Descent. The third edition (and all of them, really) can be REALLY long, though, but it's not very mentally draining.
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