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A preview of The Highland, the upcoming expansion for Talisman
Talisman | Published 06 May 2010

Legends speak of a mighty warrior sent from the heavens to protect and reward those who attain glory through valorous deeds. The holy light shines down on her and those that follow her on her path.

The release of The Highland is drawing near, and soon Talisman players will get to explore a whole new region on a colorful new board. This new region brings new challenges, as well as new adventurers to face them. Previously we looked at the Highlander, the Alchemist, and the Vampiress, and we caught a glimpse of some of the Relics awaiting you at the summit's peak. Today we will witness the holy power of the Valkyrie!

Blessed by the gods, the Valkyrie is a competent fighter, adding 1 to her attack score in battle. Her prowess in combat will give her an edge should she brave the challenging foes that lurk in the Highland.

As a spirit of resurrection, she is also able to commune with the spirits of the dead. The Valkyrie can take full advantage of the Graveyard. She may pray upon the tombstones and possibly gain additional fate as if she were of evil alignment. This combined with the Chapel gives the Valkyrie even more of a chance to be heard by the gods.

Finally, anyone brave enough to travel with the Valkyrie will earn great reward. When any follower is killed, she can resurrect it... allowing her to amass a loyal company!

The Crown of Command awaits. High atop the Eyrie the Eagle King wields powerful relics to aid you in your quest. Your journey to the Highland will begin soon...

Talisman is a classic board game of adventuring through the lands in search of the powerful Crown of Command. Take control of one of 14 different characters from a powerful Troll to a magical Druid, and enter a beloved world of fantasy adventure!

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ffgfan
Published: 5/8/2010 1:29:58 PM
#11

Nice art, I saw the board on the net. It's loooking cool, can't wait too see it live.

vandimar77
Published: 5/7/2010 7:06:31 PM
#10

 All good stuff. Please release this now. Thanks :)

Zozimus
Published: 5/7/2010 3:40:59 PM
#9

Actually, how WOULD that work?  If she ends up with the Hieromartyr, doesn't that basically mean that she never has to lose a life (unless it's in a trap)?  She can kill him off instead of taking damage in battle or psychic combat, and then resurrect him.  Can she do this forever, only losing lives in random events?   

redsimon
Published: 5/7/2010 5:14:39 AM
#8

Don't forget the Gladiator, people. One of his followers used in combat is killed if he is defeated. The Valkyrie can take advantage of that.

Jimsan Ixata Centarus
Published: 5/6/2010 4:58:21 PM
#7

Ops, the comment has been reposted i don't know why, sorry °° (Anyway, thanks for clarification!) 

Mr. Grimace
Published: 5/6/2010 4:48:47 PM
#6

 While I admit...her raising followers does not seem a big deal...it could be depending on the game. The chasm, Vampiress, Werewolf (card and inner region), Vampire's Tower, Leper, The Champion, all could effect the Valkyrie....and these are just the ones that popped into my head....I am sure there are many more ways to kill followers. I am also confident that the expansion will contain new ways to have them killed as well. It is kind of a fun little power. It is not like she needs more. The character starts with 4 craft and 4 strength if you include her plus one in battle...tough cookie.

Zozimus
Published: 5/6/2010 3:11:07 PM
#5

Release the hounds I mean, the Highland!  

I like the auto-fate replenish that her ability grants her...and if she ends up with the hieromartyr, watch out!  :)

 

meggypeggs
Published: 5/6/2010 2:24:54 PM
#4

Yeah, I thought that...not many cards that kill followers to take advantage of that ability...

Jimsan Ixata Centarus
Published: 5/6/2010 2:15:30 PM
#3

I haven't understand, Valkyrie can resurrect any follower (of any player) killed or any of her follower killed?

[ADMIN: She can resurrect any follower, not just her own. The article has been clarified. Thanks!]

Velhart
Published: 5/6/2010 12:41:37 PM
#2

The artwork is great ! :D

But it's so rare that followers are getting killed:(

 

Camshaft
Published: 5/6/2010 12:19:04 PM
#1

Always excited to see Talisman previews! 

Similar to the 2nd Edition, but the 3rd ability won't be as powerful, since it is so much rarer to have a Follower killed.

The ability to use the Graveyard is a boost though.

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