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It’s been a wacky few weeks for our friends at Nomad Games. At Gen Con we learned that their port of AEG‘s mix-em-up card game, Smash Up!, was being published by Asmodee. Then, earlier this week, Smash Up! soft launched in the Australian App Store which should mean a worldwide debut isn’t too far down the road. To top it all off, Nomad went back to their bread and butter, Talisman, and ordered up a very tasty new expansion: The Dragon.
The Dragon is a big box expansion for Talisman which means we can expect more than just a few new cards and a hero or two. No, this expansion is a doozy, introducing a new Inner Region board which replaces the classic race for the Crown of Command. Instead of those strong Werewolves or crafty Vampires, you now have to face the deadly Dragon Lords on your way to slay the Dragon King to be declared champion.
Apart from the new board, there are also over 300 new cards and tokens added to the game. Strewn across the board will be dragon scales and, when encountered, will require the draw of a Dragon Card. Succeed on the task, and your character will claim the dragon scale, improving their prowess at defeating the aforementioned dragon dudes.
Speaking of characters, The Dragon expansion adds six new ones for your adventuring pleasure. I’m not sure about all of them, but it looks like we’re getting a Fire Wizard, Dragon Priestess, Minotaur, Conjurer, and couple others. As usual, each will have their own special abilities and attributes, and each comes with a shiny new mini.
Talisman is available on iOS, Android, and PC/Mac and The Dragon is live right now on each of them via IAP.