|Talisman | Published 11 February 2010||Rating||42 votes|
Clouds enshroud the mountain’s peak.
Exhausted from the long ascent, you barely keep your grip as the stones beneath you give way and tumble perilously down the slope. But you still keep climbing…
…for the Highland beckons you!
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Highland, the latest expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition!
Legends say all magic in the land comes from an enchanted stream that flows from the tallest mountain. Atop the tallest peaks, the magical waters are at their most pure and potent, and the banks are littered with precious gems. But one must beware, for within the Highland dwells the feared Eagle King, guardian of the source of magic. Intruders and fortune-seekers will receive no mercy, for he has not forgotten that jewels stolen from him now adorn the Crown of Command itself!
Talisman: The Highland adds a new Region to the game for heroes to explore. A custom-fitted map board and over 100 new cards bring this mountainous realm vividly to life, while six brand-new characters, each represented with a superbly detailed plastic miniature, offer fantastic new playing experiences. Climb as high as you dare, and lay claim to the unimaginable wealth that awaits atop the tallest peak in the world of Talisman!
Watch our website in the weeks ahead as we offer glimpses of this exciting expansion, and this spring, be ready to answer the call of The Highland.
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 14 different characters from a powerful Troll to a magical Druid, and enter a beloved world of fantasy adventure!
Although I'm a little bit disappointed that they didn't merge 3rd Edition Mountain and Forest into one wilderness-themed expansion, I'm still very excited about this - even moreso than The Dungeon, as I knew that would closely follow the original 2nd edition expansion. The Highland, however, is based on a much smaller 3rd edition expansion, some features of which have already appeared in Frostmarch, leaving a lot of room for totally new stuff. Also, particularly happy to see more female characters, including two of my personal favourites, Sprite and Valkyrie. I also like the fact that the Eagle King is now an actual eagle and not a man in a headdress, making this boss enemy more distinct. I would expect most if not all of the remaining features of 3rd Edition Mountain to return, plus lots of dwarfs, goblins, trolls, yeti, barbarians and mountain wildlife. The Highland has one extra character card and figure compared to Dungeon - I wonder if this means that there will be fewer of some of the other components such as Adventure cards?
Can't wait! :)
I'm with Velhart, please, PLEASE, have a batter inlay that comes with this expansion
I hope that there are also some Harpies for the mainboard(as adventure cards) who bring you to the Lost City in the Mountains.
I hope that FFG makes the inlay better than the Dungeon expansion. We need room to store our cards in it !
I also hope that this regions adds more event cards than the Dungeon.
The Dungeon has only 7 events from a 128 card deck, so the Highlands can do this better..
I hope that there wil be Treasure cards in this expansion
That's a lot of wishes ! :)
Alga spokespersons in Sweden has confirmed that FFG has licensed Dungeonquest / Drakborgen, so its definitely more than a rumour.
The corners are filling...
Great news, although I will probably have to wait up to one year until the German version is released.
@Bernado: I very much doubt the Dungeonquest rumor. Primarily since that game was not a GW original but a licensed product. The game was originally published in Sweden by Alga (Brio) under the name "Drakborgen" (translates: Dragon Castle).
I could be wrong in my assumption here of course... time will tell. But Dungeonquest was never a GW original.
To Alexca1: There was an Horus Heresy tabletop game done by GW more than 10 years ago.
Although the game was quite different, I wouldn't say this one is a new game.
So Dungeonquest could perfectly be the third game.
what are the new characters?
Yeeepeee !!! Looks great !!!! Was that already in previous editions ? And it's a board as big as dungeon, so to put at a corner of the whole stuff, right ? great !
Now... get to kill Tertius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO WAY !!! NO TIMESCAPE ! :D
I just picked up Dungeon and Reaper over the weekend. This is great news!
Now... get to work on TIMESCAPE!
any ideas what this expansion is about besides the eagle king?
Battlestar expansion? For sure? For some reason, the 1st two mystery games have been new games. Do you know it for sure? :)