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Nomad brings cross-platform purchases to life, right after I bought everything

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Don’t let the snarky headline fool you, this is some awesome news. Remember the other day when we learned that Asmodee Digital was taking over publishing duties for some of Playdek’s catalog and wondered what that meant? Would anything really change? Well, it hasn’t with Playdek (yet), but today another game that Asmodee took over publishing duties for, Talisman, did something amazing. Earlier this morning, Nomad announced that all IAP (and there is a ton of it) is now cross-platform available. I may have just wet myself.

First of all, what does this mean? Well, if you’ve bought one of the 1,342,023 expansions currently available for Talisman on your iPad, you can now get the game on Steam and, voilà, your IAP is alive and well on the Steam version without having to repurchase it.

How, you might ask, have they been able to craft such dark magic? Part of it, obviously, involved sacrificing a goat to the lord of the undead, the bloated one, punisher of broken oaths, Orcus, but most of the credit needs to go to Asmodee Digital. You see, to make this magic happen all you need to do is log into your Asmodee account on your new platform of choice. It’s that easy.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to have one of your digital board games on both your iPad and PC, but didn’t pull the trigger due to needing to repurchase all your IAP, you can now at least get your Talisman fix on multiple devices. Will this happen for all Asmodee published titles? Who knows, but the door is definitely wide open now.

The cross-platform IAP will transfer between your PC, Mac, iOS, and Android versions of the game. If you’re one of those weirdos playing Talisman on your Xbox Playstation [Dave is an idiot -ed.] instead of something where you’re shooting either basketballs, soccer balls, or people in the head [Dave’s only exposure to Xbox is watching his kids play games with a horrified look on his face. He has been known to play Talisman on the TV via AppleTV quite often so, yes, he’s one of these “weirdos” -ed.], then you’re out of luck.

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Notable Replies

  1. …imagining shooting basketballs in the head…

    Edit: Just realized that I do, in fact, shoot basketballs in the head when I play Overwatch…

  2. This only applies to DLC? Or to the games themselves?

    Too late for me with Talisman (except for future DLC, as I have the season pass on Steam), but I have Horus Heresy on iOS and would love to download it on Steam. I just don’t want to pay for it again.

  3. Just the DLC.

    I’m in the same boat, Cpt.

  4. athros says:

    Huh. That is nice, considering I bought the game and all the IAP on iOS and had the Steam version gifted to me.

    I’ll have to go verify it later.

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