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Offline Halfling

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« on: August 31, 2017, 12:40:06 PM »
It's over 30 years old...but I have just discovered Talisman, 2nd edition.  It was a game at the holiday let that we stayed in a couple of weeks ago.  Total die based luck but it is enjoyable and my daughter is totally hooked.  Who knew I had a D&D daughter?

Her favourite character is Prophetess.
I've played half a dozen characters (Assassin, Thief, Minstrel, Witch Doctor, Ghoul & Wizard) and don't have a favourite yet.  I'll try the mighty Troll next.

We have bought the base game, the Adventure expansion and the White Dwarf #115 expansion - all 2nd edition.

Anyone else play Talisman...or have any 2nd edition expansions (In English) for sale?

I'll consider swapping classic Carcassonne expansions (just ask - it may be available!) or cash.

The Geek shall inherit the earth if we get a good die role

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Re: Talisman
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 01:09:41 PM »
Never heard of this, might have to take a closer look (although the play time of 4hrs is currently putting me off). Looks like the app is on sale for the next 2 days at £0.99

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Re: Talisman
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 02:39:27 PM »
Hopefully those guys at TalismanCentral will be able to give you some good advice  :(y)

I only played the base game, many years ago, but apparently there are quite a few expansions that can all be integrated without concern.

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Re: Talisman
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 03:09:15 PM »
I'll be meeting up with the original designer, Robert (J) Harris, in a couple of weeks time (family friend). GW bought him out (of Talisman) many years ago, but he's since gone on to write mainly children's novels - he's the other Robert Harris (not the one who wrote Fatherland). See a brief bio or his website.

I, too, acquired the Second Edition a few years ago (having known about it since it was a pre-production playtest), and picked up a couple of the minor expansions at the time, but as a it's generally only two of us playing at home it doesn't come out very often (now that we've found Carc!). In our first game, one of us, I can't remember who, died early on while still on the outer ring! In the second game I decided just to head for the centre after dotting back and forth on the outer ring for a bit, more to see what happened, than with any real hope of surviving ... I seem to recall my character died in doing so ...
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