Talisman may lack deep strategic or tactical gameplay but it more than makes up for it with the fun of exploration and so much damn content. Seriously, it’s gotten to the point that I can’t keep track of all the expansions for this beast. Dungeons, Cities, something called the Highlands? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s all good as every new expansion adds more unknown to each game until you never know what you’ll draw. That’s when the game gets really fun.
Today, Nomad updated Talisman yet again with more content, two new characters to play with: Martial Artist and Saracen.
[Now, before I go into details about these new characters I need to confess that this entire time I’ve been mistyping the name as Marital Artist, which makes no sense but still makes me laugh. I’m simple that way. I’d kind of love Nomad to create such a character just so I can see what its special abilities are and then try them on my long suffering wife. Anyway… -ed.]
The Martial Artist pretty much speaks for itself, right? I mean, do I have to explain it? He punches and kicks things, okay? Right in their damn pie holes. You can also break people’s legs and force them to only move once space next turn, which is a dick move that I wholeheartedly approve of.
The Saracen is a bit more interesting. He’s a desert dweller and thus loses no health in the desert, but is good at attracting followers and can steal them from other players which is amazing. He also starts with a shield, but who cares when you can pilfer someone’s unicorn?
As usual, these two are available via IAP within the Talisman app, which can be nabbed at the links below.