Just when you thought you’d had enough of wandering the countryside and drawing wee little cards, Thumbstar Games has released their first major expansion to the Android fine port of the hit board game, Talisman.
Run circles around the board and roll them dice, but this time as one of 6 new fantasy-themed characters complete with their own special abilities. River dance your way from outer to inner-circle in your funny black shoes as the Leprechaun, or set out in search of blood-sucking hooligans with the Vampire Hunter.
This new expansion ought to help ease the wait until the supposed “Autumn 2013” multiplayer update hits the shelves – something we’ve all been waiting for.
The six new characters:
AMAZON: Brave and battle-hardened, she gets a second chance at a battle if she loses or has a stand-off, and she has more choices of movement when traveling around the board.
LEPRECHAUN: What the Leprechaun lacks in brute strength, he makes up for in the ability to raise a supply of gold quickly and his ability teleport anwhere on the board (in his current region) on the role of a six!
MINOTAUR: This brutish powerhouse of a character stampedes around the board taking out anything in his way, being able to add his movement roll result to his Strength for any battles.
SAGE: The wise, old Sage has some interesting abilitites which make use of his higher knowledge. He can look at the top cards of the Adventure and Spell decks whenever he likes, which could affect your decision to move to a draw card space or avoid one!
SPRITE: The dainty Sprite is one of the best spell-casters in Talisman. Her small size and low Strength disguise her power and usefulness as a spell-caster. She can also evade creatures in the Woods and Forest, meaning no nasty encounters with the Forest Brigand.
VAMPIRE HUNTER: Garbed in crosses and loaded with multiple stakes and vials of holy water, the Vampire Hunter is ready for business, and her business is to hunt the spawn of Evil that prowl the realm by night. Because vampires and spirits are as likely to engage in deadly psychic combats as they are in battles, the Vampire Hunter balances her training between both of them, making her one of the most balanced and lethal among the game’s hunters.
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