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GangrenousKhan

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  1. Interesting variant, though I doubt it will be included in the official rules since the word "replacement" was used in the preview when referring to the new board. That being said, an interesting thought came to mind.. there could possibly be an official variant where the 2 main boards are to be played side by side.. which can open up the possibility of there being 4 more (!) sideboards for the new main in addition to all the boards of the Old World. If this is the case... I think a lot of fans here will need to make a run to Ikea and invest in a significantly larger playing table..
  2. So you have a problem with having to choose 1 of 2 boards for each game, but you don't have problem with having to choose 2-4 characters from 64 each game? But that's different because each character has the chance of being activated during the course of the game due to characters dying, etc. That is like saying if you did not use EVERY adventure card atleast once, there is no point in having more than 100 adventure cards. Everything is random and ready to be activated. But a dead board isn't. That's the difference. Ok if you say so. Sounds like splitting hairs to me.If you had one adventure card in the deck that says to switch to old board, you'd be happy with the cataclysm? Like I said with the possible Omen card scenario, I wouldn't mind it if everything had the possibility of being used. I just don't want to feel like I am rebuying the base game.
  3. So you have a problem with having to choose 1 of 2 boards for each game, but you don't have problem with having to choose 2-4 characters from 64 each game? But that's different because each character has the chance of being activated during the course of the game due to characters dying, etc. That is like saying if you did not use EVERY adventure card atleast once, there is no point in having more than 100 adventure cards. Everything is random and ready to be activated. But a dead board isn't. That's the difference.
  4. I just considered this, and if the final Omen being drawn is the trigger for this board being put out, I won't mind it in that case. But that would require players to own Harbinger before buying this expansion. Maybe there is an alternate trigger in the rule book for those who don't own Harbinger. Anyway, I feel that if this is a sequel to Harbinger and the base game meant to be overlayed at a certain point in the game, and not a replacement, I would definitely consider buying this. But if this board is just a replacement for the original, I would opt to skip it altogether.
  5. Was really excited to see the words "new expansion" and "Talisman" together on my feed on Facebook, and I really dig the theme, but I don't know how this will be pulled off. I am a big proponent of The Dragon expansion, and I place a lot of emphasis on the congruency of the various expansions' themes and how well they work together, in addition to valuing table space (I own most of the small boxes, none of the big ones besides of course the dragon, which does not take up additional space). Replacing the inner region with an expansion like The Dragon made sense, because it did not really replace the whole game like this one seems to do. And it got rid of a lot of redundant themes in the inner region like the reaper and werewolf (for those who own blood moon and the reaper), and added a fitting final dragon boss. Sure, it intruded at times, but never completely, and never permanently. Same with harbinger (though you could say the terrain cards are semi-permanent). That being said, the board looks quite nice and very interesting, but like I said, I don't see how this will work out. I think this is meant to be an "expansion" as in it will be a variant board. Meaning the main board will be sitting in the box, unused. And when players want to play with the main board again, this will go back in the box, unused. I don't really like that in an "expansion", as I believe all boards should be able to be used at the same time, since we invested our hard-earned coin in each. Then again, it is too early to tell if this will be the case, but it certainly does seem it is. Maybe it would have been better to have made it a replacement overlay for the middle region somehow like The Dragon was the replacement for the Inner Region?
  6. I haven't been stateside in four years, but I will be sure to bring my copy of Talisman and combine it with a few new expansions I ordered. I have never actually played talisman with other people before (never had the opportunity to) and look forward to playing with friends and family over the winter vacation. I am also using it as an opportunity to try out the new expansions I have not played before. Here is what I will be working with: - Base set, with all cards - Reaper Expansion - Blood Moon expansion - Dragon Expansion - Firelands Expansion - Harbinger Expansion - Sacred Pool Expansion Yes, I know that you may be thinking I am a sadist, but to be fair, I will make sure to brief everybody about the probable high mortality rate that may ensue. But these expansions are so interesting! I don't know if I would ever be able to leave any out.
  7. Not if we never stop making expansions ;-P And long may they continue! I think we can all clink our overflowing tavern mead mugs together to this. ;-)
  8. Sword of Truth. If your strength is at least 1 higher than your opponent (or equal) it is impossible to get a bad beat when fighting them.
  9. It's because they are doing it as the very last: "Hi Thank you for contacting us with your question. When it comes to scheduling future expansions, we are currently hoping to release Blood Moon early next year. As for the Dragons expansion we haven't got a planned date for that one yet as we're going look at doing the other expansions first. Hope this has answered your question From The Nomad Games Team" Well, at least this is sort of confirmation that Blood Moon is coming next, and relatively soon. But seriously, I don't understand all of the animus against the Dragon. It has one of the coolest themes in the game-not one- but three unique dragons fighting each other as the game progresses and in turn claiming plots of the land as their own. The dragons help boost characters faster and there are lots of goodies among the three decks. Drawing tokens really isn't that big of a deal IMO, and methinks this fan base protests a little too much. But yeah, we are likely not going to see Dragon for 2-3 years. But hey, Halloween comes during Spring next year.
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