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Posts tagged “Nomad Games”

Fighting Fantasy Legends reshuffles the gamebooks

Three of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy gamebooks collide and smoosh together with a card game in Fighting Fantasy Legends [official site], released today. If you're old enough that you already know Warlock of Firetop Mountain, City of Thieves, and Citadel of Chaos back-to-front and smashed through Firetop's video game adaptation by Tin Man Games, hey, here's some of your childhood reworked in…

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Talisman: The Horus Heresy’s Free Trial Weekend

One of the central events of Warhammer 40k history is the scrap between Our Immortal God-Emperor (We Praise His Eternal Vigil) and his lad Horus, who fell in with a bad spacecrowd. After years of slagging off his spaceda, Horus gave him a spacekicking and put him in spacehospital but got put down himself. Spacechristmas was forever ruined. All of that (well, some of it)…

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Cardboardinatus! Talisman: The Horus Heresy Released

Rab has plenty of praise for the cardboard version of Talisman, a board game of exploring a world and powering up across quests and battles. The game's gone digital too, thanks to developers Nomad Games, and now they've made Talisman so very, very PC gaming by boshing in Warhammer 40,0000. Freshly released this morning is Talisman: The Horus Hersey [official site]. It's a spin-off using…

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Adeptus Fortuitus: Talisman – The Horus Heresy

I didn't realise how much I wanted a Warhammer 40k themed Talisman game until I read the press release announcing Talisman: The Horus Heresy [official site] a few minutes ago (edit: I had entirely forgotten about Relic!). Set during the titular conflict, which pitted Space Marines against one another in a galactic civil war, the digital boardgame supports 1-4 players and looks like it might…

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It’s, It’s Backgammon Blitz / It’s, It’s Backgammon Blitz

Ohhh yeah! It was like lightning Everybody was fighting And the music was soothing And they all started grooving Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah And the man in the back said "Everyone attack!" and it turned into Backgammon Blitz And the girl in the corner said "Boy I wanna warn you it'll turn into Backgammon Blitz" Backgammon Blitz, Backgammon Blitz, Backgammon Blitz, Backgammon Blitz

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Feature: I wandered lonely as a Space Marine

Impressions: Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team

I've spent a few hours with Kill Team, the in-theory co-op 40K arcade shooter released on 360 and PS3 in 2011, and which unexpectedly turned up on Steam last week. There's no 'I' in team, and there's no 'online co-op mode' in Kill Team. Which is pretty crazy, as this was a game designed for online co-op. Seemingly rushed out on PC, the favourably received…

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Talisman Gets Multiplayer At Last, But Not Quite

If I had one complaint about last year's PC adaptation of wonderfully unbalanced boardgame knees-up Talisman, it was a complaint I made at length and repeatedly, like a boring old man whingeing about the escalating price of Fisherman's Friends. An inherently multiplayer game was released as a purely a singleplayer one, and framed as an extended tutorial at that. Rab was less put out about…

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Feature: Chapel or Graveyard?

Talisman: Prologue review

Talisman: Prologue, out now, is Nomad Games' singleplayer-only adaptation of the long-running multiplayer-only boardgame that can be loosely described as a high-speed, competitive fantasy RPG. You pick a character, you 'explore' the board picking up loot, upgrading stats and fighting monsters, and you strive to defeat or delay your opponents as they do similar. Here, there are no opponents. How does that work, then? I…

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Feature: Strength, Craft, Demo Impressions

A Prologue To Talisman Prologue

Odd that the Talisman demo should arrive on the very same day that I write about Card Hunter, which does a similar thing in reverse. I blame, I dunno, Belgium for this freaky coincidence. While Card Hunter is a videogame designed to evoke a boardgame, Talisman is a boardgame redesigned into a videogame. Specifically, a boardgame whose rights are owned by Games Workshop even though…

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Go Quest: Talisman Finally Coming To PC

How did we miss this? Talisman is going to be a PC game! The looting and levelling fantasy RPG was the first boardgame I owned that you'd never find in a hotel lobby on a rainy day. Cluedo, Monopoly, Mousetrap, Ghost Castle - those had been my initiation into the cardboard arts. I can't remember how Talisman came into my possession, I was too young…

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