|Talisman | Published 01 June 2011||Rating||50 votes|
Untold ages hence, a powerful wizard waged an epic battle with the Dragon King who ruled over the Firelands. Unable to slay the Dragon King, the wizard devised a ritual, using his most powerful magic to uproot the Dragon King’s tower, stone by stone, and banished the Dragon Lord into a horrible black void. Free to enter the Valley of Fire, the sacred birthplace of dragonkind, the wizard forged the Crown of Command in its eldritch fires. Now, eons later, the unceasing prayers of the Dragon Cults have been answered. Three of the Draconic Lords have returned.
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Talisman: The Dragon!
Playing with The Dragon expansion, players will encounter even more choices and strategic challenges, including a new, dual-sided Inner Region for their heroes to conquer. The alternate sides allow you to face familiar terrain along a path that requires all new tactics, or to venture into the Dragon Tower, where a hero’s every step meets opposition by the Dragon King’s minions and leads him ever closer to an ultimate confrontation with the Dragon King, himself.
Three new Draconic Lords vie for rulership of the Firelands–Varthrax, Cadorus, and Grilipus. Talisman grows more dangerous as they struggle to claim dominance over their territory and the Crown of Command. The winner shall rule as the new Dragon King, ushering in a new era of flame and danger. Each of the three new Draconic Lords has his own personality and strengths, and each is an awesome opponent.
Any hero who dares confront the Dragon King must be prepared for an epic battle!
Talisman: The Dragon brings to life six new characters to confront the draconic challenges that lie ahead. It also adds over 300 new tokens and cards that expand the Draconic Lords’ influence over the land of Talisman and weave the stories of each Draconic Lord’s quest for control of the Crown of Command. New rules pace the increase of the Draconic Lords’ influence, and the heroes’ quests become more and more dangerous as the draconic influence increases.
Now, for those brave adventurers who seek the Crown of Command, the quest means more than power and influence. It is a race to save the land from the Dragon King’s tyrannical rule. Should the new Dragon King claim his throne and the Crown of Command, the new era of dragonkind will begin, and all living things shall bow before their might!
Look for the new Draconic Lords to invade Talisman in the third quarter of 2011. You can check here for sneak previews and articles with more insight into the expansion’s strategies and stories.
Talisman is a classic board game of adventuring through the lands in search of the powerful Crown of Command. Take control of one of 14 different characters from a powerful Troll to a magical Druid, and enter a beloved world of fantasy adventure!
Can't wait to catch it!
Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of this expansion, but I do hope FF will bring out another corner section before 2012. I see a lot of people talking about a 'Forest' or 'City' expansion however I wouldn't mind something fresh and a bit different from previous versions. Perhaps a 'Slums' and/or a 'Necropolis' section for the existing City and Graveyard spaces.
This version of Dragons does look cool and I like how the main board gradually becomes "infested". I'm a little worried about token/card management as the game already has a gazillion components (as owners of all the expansions will testify). Then again I'd feel a bit ripped off (after such a loooong wait) if all FF came out with was a few new characters and a board section.
What I'd really like to see is some way of getting more out of the corner parts. Someone suggested having to complete each corner before you can go to the center, which is a pretty good idea I think, but I feel there is nothing stopping FF from finding a way of putting one of the Dragon Lords/Princes in each section (yes....they would need to create one more!!!!).
Anyway thank you FF for expanding the game that has continued to WOW me for the past 27 years. Ummm...if you have a spare Dragons expansion for the 2nd edition I'll happily accept it if you send it to me by "mistake" LOL. (*Sigh*....I wish!)
Anyone know how the tokens are going to work?
Oh my Word XD. SWEET. So happy FFG for continuing to improve the game. Seriously so happy to see new expansions. just waiting for the preorder button. Any possible way a preorder (or something) can get the two downloadable alternate endings on matching cardstock so i won't be able to tell what's in the middle?
WHEN! Oh When do we get to get our hands on it?
Wow, just can't wait! This game is pure awesomeness!
This looks very promising, I realy like the Idea that the game gets more challanging over time :)
All hail the Dragon King
I love Minotaur~
but I want new Big tray box
no more space...for new components
I hope there won't be too much token management. But I am happy about the alternative inner region board(s) and the new characters and more dragons!
It looks amazing!
I have always hope for a Inner region replacement board, and here it is!
We get finally a dragon expansion with the Dragon King! :D
Nice to see the 3 dragon prince's ( aka lords too!
I look forward how the new tokens and cards will be used in the game! :D
Thank you FFG!!
I'm excited for this expansion and looking forward to picking it up.
But I'm a little concerned about the amount of tokens in this expansion. On the product page it says this expansion requires 4 packs of sleeves. So that means there will be between 151 and 200 cards. That means there will be over 100 tokens in this expansion. I really hope that you don't not have to fiddle with a lot of tokens during the game because that will take away from the fun of talisman for me.
Very exciting! It's become an automatic reflex to visit the Talisman site each day for a new product announcement. I checked earlier and almost fell off my chair! I was expecting to see the Sacred Pool promotion again...
In any case, the expansion looks GREAT and the designers totally fooled the fans! Thanks and good work :)