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New project from original Talisman illustrator, Gary Chalk

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Good day!  I and my associates are working with Gary Chalk, illustrator of the first two editions of Talisman, to create a new project on Kickstarter.  This is from a different classic fantasy series, Lone Wolf, and the product will be a new board game: more a wargame or skirmish game played on a board, really.


Our project is here:



Or: http://kck.st/1x6Eqd6


A free print-and-play scenario is here:





The downloadable beta rulebook is here (unedited; yes, we are working on the typos):




(Save to computer for best display.)


Lone Wolf is the story of the last of the Kai Lords, warrior monks who defend the land of Sommerlund against the Darklords and their minions.  It was written by Joe Dever starting in the 1980's and originally illustrated by Gary Chalk.  Gary designed his own board game version back in those early days, and now 30 years later it's playtested and ready to share.  The game is one of the most artistic projects you're likely to see: just in case his Talisman work wasn't your favorite, we've been posting evidence of how Gary's art has only improved in 30 years.


Before posting here, I checked with moderators to be sure that an outside project would be acceptable.  There is no actual Talisman content in the Kickstarter: this would be for people who wanted other Gary Chalk creations, or beautiful fantasy gaming in general.


We hope you'll take a moment to look, share the free downloads, and pledge if you can.  Thanks for reading!


Some images:



Box cover



Maps and figures



Some of the pieces of the print-and-play demo (final game involves no folding . . . )



Characters from the world

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Hello, all.  Lone Wolf - The Board Game is into its final week with over 2/3 of its funding goal.  Now is the time we most need your help to bring this game to life!


If you don't know what's so interesting about one fantasy world out of many, I wrote an essay that's turned out popular:




It's more than just a board game on offer.  We posted about Gary Chalk's artbook before (covering classics like the Redwall series), and we're also offering Autumn Snow, a new official gamebook spin-off of the original Lone Wolf gamebooks.  Since the 1980's, gamers wondered about female "Kai Lords," and the question remained mostly unanswered since Lone Wolf was the last to survive: now Autumn Snow will burst onto the scene!




(Edit: We've made a retraction here.  The project will not include any board game content based on Autumn Snow, but will include her gamebook as stated.)


But the opportunity will be gone after December 5, so please take a look, share your thoughts, share the project, and pledge if you can:




Thank you yet again!

Edited by Sir Knight

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. . . And DONE!  We've finished the campaign for Lone Wolf - The Board Game with full funding and one unlocked stretch goal, all thanks to folks like you.  talismanisland: we know that the stretch goals seemed high, but they were where we needed them to be.  After running two other Kickstarter projects, we want to be sure we can deliver as promised.  And hey, from here on up, the content is stuff we'd hope to release in future expansions anyway, so it doesn't have to vanish from the world!


Thank you very much for your ear, support, and/or patience as we spread the word about this campaign.  Now we begin the work that your money makes possible.  If you're coming across this thread for the first time, you may find more information on the official page:




A proper website will be set up there once the game goes on general sale, which we hope to be no later than November 2015.


Thanks for an exciting and successful month!  Onward!

Edited by Sir Knight

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