|Talisman | Published 10 March 2010|
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...
Last month, we announced the upcoming release of The Highland, a new expansion for the beloved board game Talisman. The Highland adds a whole 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.
Today, in the first of several previews of this exciting ascent to the realm of the formidable Eagle King, we’ll catch a glimpse of one of six new characters joining the adventure, the clever and resourceful Alchemist.
An inventive, dedicated master of the arcane sciences who relentlessly pursues esoteric knowledge, the Alchemist has unraveled the mysteries of physical matter. He can discard his redundant or otherwise useless Object Cards to fill his coin purse with gold!
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As if that weren’t enough, the Alchemist can then use his mastery of elixirs to convert his gold into any one of several helpful potions... even on the same turn in which he created that gold! In short, the Alchemist is a man of resources, and wherever his quests take him, he’s unlikely to find himself wanting for the means to get things done.
Keep checking back! In future previews, we’ll take a look at several more characters, as well as some of the hazards and rewards awaiting you in 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 several different characters from a powerful Troll to a magical Druid, and enter a beloved world of fantasy adventure!
Everything is fine but who draw this picture??? By the way all characters are poorly illustrated :(
Core set characters obsolete? There are plenty of core characters that are very strong and easily better than the alchemist. His starting strength is a major liability like all casters with very low strength.
Great character. Nice abilities, but not as overpowered as some from Frostmarch.
Cool, though this looks to be carrying on the trend of more power characters that obsolete the core set ones. Still looking forward to this expansion though.
Gold for booze, huh? :-)