News for April 2010
A Hearty Adventurer 16
A character preview for The Highland, an upcoming Talisman expansion
Talisman | Published 07 April 2010

A man of legend, the Highlander has made himself known throughout the realms. Stories of his courage and feats of strength are told in awe. He has braved the Crags on many occasions and has even ventured into the furthest reaches of the Chasm and returned in one piece.

Other stories are told about the Highlander in whispers; mocking stories of how he once knocked himself unconscious when battling a wild boar, or when he charged into a horde of skeletons only to throw himself off a cliff. Of course, these stories are never told in his presence.

As rumors of the great power awaiting in The Highland continue to attract new adventures, it’s time to take a look at another character willing to brave the domain of the Eagle King. First we looked at the resourceful Alchemist, and two weeks ago we witnessed the seductive power of the Vampiress. Today we will look at the mighty Highlander.

Talisman veterans will certainly have heard of this enigmatic wanderer. No stranger to inhospitable environments, the Highlander knows the twisting paths of the Crags and has seen the depths of the Chasm. His knowledge of the land gives him the option to not roll a die when he lands on either the Crags or the Chasm.

A ruthless protector of his home, the Highlander may also draw additional Adventure cards while in the Hills. If a battle ensues, the Highlander can choose to charge, enabling him to add +2 to his attack score. However, if he does so, his recklessness will cost him his next turn!

Keep your eyes on the horizon as the journey to The Highland looms ever closer!

Talisman is a classic board game of adventuring in which journeys through the lands in search of the powerful Crown of Command. Take control of one of several different characters from a powerful Troll to a magical Druid, and enter a beloved world of fantasy adventure!

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Published: 3/21/2012 4:38:03 PM

 Highlander card... from the movies javascript:void(0);/*1332365873896*/

Published: 5/12/2010 9:47:37 PM

its better to burn out...than fade awayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy- def leppard

Published: 5/3/2010 10:20:10 AM

Why is ppl goin on and on about the Highlander movie when it has nothing at all to do with what a highlander really is.

And even though I love Queen the theme to Braveheart would be the song to play since that is what a highlander really is. A classic scottish clanleader or fighter.

Published: 4/16/2010 4:09:07 AM

I hope that we see some cards in the next preview:)

We have seen 3 characters now, so it would be nice to see something different :)


Carrion Prince
Published: 4/9/2010 4:10:32 AM

You should make a Highlander player from the movies

Published: 4/8/2010 3:14:25 PM

This is great! Cannot wait to get my hands on this expansion and give the Highlander a jaunt through Talisman slaying as he goes! 

Published: 4/8/2010 2:44:07 PM

A very intersting character but the Vampires is better.

Published: 4/8/2010 1:42:10 PM

"There can be only one!" ... incorrect though as it turned out: There was another four dreadful movies made (not to mention the series which was itself pretty poor IMHO).  I think that if I randomly draw this character I'll have to play the Queen song "It's a kind of magic" on the stereo ...

Published: 4/8/2010 12:18:59 PM

@ Moggle121: This is supposed to be a Highlander, not Christopher Lambert or Adrian Paul. ;)

Published: 4/8/2010 3:52:36 AM

crappy first skill 

decent 2nd skill

nice 3rd skill

But.... he should have had regeneration or respawn power since he is a "Highlander" and can't die unless decapitated!

Published: 4/7/2010 9:53:26 PM

looks like an interesting character.

Published: 4/7/2010 9:18:45 PM

 weird post got messed up. anyways let's try that again. "It's better to burn out than to fade away" ~ Kurgan

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