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Rules for Talisman: The Dragon are now online
Talisman | Published 15 August 2011

The Dragon Hunter had just returned to the village to collect his reward for slaying a second dragon when the villagers told him they had encountered a third. He listened to their pleas and weighed his options. The villagers had given him much for his work, but they were running low on additional goods to offer. Still, if he went elsewhere, he might not find such a ready need for his talents. Then again, the recent rise of all these young dragons seemed to suggest there might be a greater power rising behind them…

Discover how the new draconic threat spreads throughout realm, and learn what challenges await should your character attempt to scale the Dragon King’s tower. Rules for Talisman: The Dragon are now available online on the Talisman support page.

Simple rules, rich opportunities

The Dragon is an epic level expansion that confronts characters with fearsome foes and a growing draconic threat throughout the game. Dragon tokens pace the increasing danger, and three new decks of dragon cards shed light on the three draconic lords as the players encounter them. With just a few new mechanics, The Dragon alters the face of Talisman, providing players with added depth and richness for the play experience.

Additionally, the new Inner Region overlay in The Dragon presents players with new choices and challenges as they move toward the end of the game.

A new era of draconic rule

The Dragon King has returned and threatens to usher forth a new era of draconic rule, one in which dragons shall not confine themselves to the Firelands but shall usher forth to claim dominion over all the world of Talisman. Only a handful of characters possess the strength, skill, and courage necessary to venture forth to defeat the Dragon King and claim the Crown of Power. But before they face the Dragon King in his chamber atop his tower, they will need to understand the draconic threat.

Download the rules for The Dragon expansion now (pdf, 3.8 MB). The rules are also available on the Talisman support page.

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!

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Published: 8/26/2011 6:47:05 PM

I think fantasyflight should stop creating expansions with mechanics that make manage areas outside of the characters scope eg the Reaper and now this.  From the look of the rules, its the sort of expansion that we'll play only once and put it away because it just makes the game drag way too long.  Too much management and tokens don't mix well with Talisman.  If they were limited to the inner region it may not be so bad.

Published: 8/17/2011 8:34:58 AM


I think that you can combine the domain of dragons ending  with other alternative endings, so that you can still use the dragon cards.. 

Published: 8/17/2011 8:31:46 AM

Awesome expansion!

I like the new idea of the dragon expansion.

I can't wait to try it out.

I hope that it will soon be released!

Published: 8/16/2011 9:00:34 AM

Seems like an awesome expansion. Too bad you cannot combine the dragon mechanisms with alternative endings. Well, at least not completely.

Published: 8/15/2011 10:55:43 PM

 Looks great. The PDF doesn't display properly on my iPod though... 

Published: 8/15/2011 4:09:26 PM

Looks great!  Certainly, it's more involved and interesting than just "another realm" expansion.  I can't wait!



Published: 8/15/2011 12:04:03 PM

I bought this at Gen Con and played it. I like it quite a bit but it adds a whole other level of complexity to Talisman, but not too much once you get used to it.

I got confused though and didn't realize that after a dragon card is drawn it is encountered with all the other cards in the space. The game would have been more dangerous and interesting if I'd known that.

Published: 8/15/2011 11:29:16 AM

Awesome! Can't wait to try it out!

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