Talisman is a board game adventure where your random hero travels randomly around three realms, dealing with random situations, before a final dice off in the centre of the world. The skill is in dealing with the random. It can be a lot of fun.
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What makes Vertigames holiday session of Games Workshop’s classic was that it was pay to win. The $30 raised is a pay forward to the next gaming night. I can see conventions doing something similar to raise money for charity.
Here’s how the ‘enhanced’ board game went according to Vertigames.
The game was just as random as ever. People would gather massive arsenals of equipment, just to be turned into a toad and drop it all on the ground. Talismans (Talismen?) were gained both through mighty deeds and by randomly tripping over one. The dragon fight at the end to gain the Crown of Command was the usual madness, and as usual an unbeatable card combination helped seize the day.
I gotta admit though, all these little one-dollar kicks to the privates actually made Talisman a bit better. We could fix our random failings. Sure, sometimes we put a couple bucks in and got a worse result, but that was part of risk-reward. Around 2AM we staggered home, some 30 bucks filling the money jar, paying forward into the next game night. However, I’m not sure how we can top this next year: Loot boxes?
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