|Cadwallon: City of Thieves | Published 09 July 2010|
Welcome to Cadwallon, a city of vagabonds and outlaws of every kind. The Duke and his brave militia struggle to maintain order, but it is the mighty guilds and wealthy merchants who rule the city... and the most feared of these is the shadowy Guild of Thieves. You have joined the ranks of this infamous society seeking your own path to wealth and glory. Your tiny gang has been chosen to relieve the fat merchants of the city from a portion of their “excess” wealth. But there are many factions within the Guild, and yours is not the only band working in the district tonight! In fact, your greatest challenge may not be the militiamen who guard the streets...
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Cadwallon: City of Thieves!
Debuting at GenCon 2010, Cadwallon: City of Thieves is a fast-paced game of cunning thievery and ruthless skullduggery in a fantasy city steeped in magic and intrigue. Two to four players each control their own gang of four thieves, competing to amass the greatest haul of loot from the many carefully locked chests scattered about the board. This is no friendly competition, however, and there is little loyalty among thieves in Cadwallon...
The most successful players are as likely to claim their loot from the other gangs as they are to do the time-consuming legwork themselves. And always there is the Guild, directing the gangs from the shadows, and offering rich rewards to those who follow its will. But there is little time to waste; even the slow-witted militiamen will eventually raise the alarm... and woe be upon any thief who fails to creep away before the lawmen seal the district!
After choosing a gang and drawing a starting hand of Arcana cards (cards with special abilities to aid your gang), each player in turn chooses the starting locations of his gang members along the edge of the board. On your turn, you’ll draw another Arcana card, then you’ll activate your thieves one by one, spending from a communal pool of seven action points to perform tasks like movement, lock picking, and attacking.
That’s it! But every action point is precious, and they go quickly... so each turn brings difficult choices. This, along with the various choke points and dead ends in the labyrinthine city of Cadwallon, makes Cadwallon: City of Thieves not only a compelling game of thievery, but of strategic cat-and-mouse.
Cadwallon: City of Thieves brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “land of opportunity” as you lead a colorful gang of underworld bandits scurrying about twisty pathways in the city of Cadwallon on a race to gather the largest hoard of magnificent treasures before the hapless citizens take note of the thievery and raise the alarm! Prepare for copious backstabbing, double-crossing, and frenzied races through the darkest corners of this city where even the militiamen will turn a blind eye for a bribe of a few ducats.
Check out all the details on our description page. Then, later this summer, grab all the loot you can before the alarm sounds. But remember to watch your back!
Cadwallon: City of Thieves is a fast-paced board game of cunning thievery and ruthless skullduggery in a fantasy city steeped in magic and intrigue. Two to four players each control their own gang of four thieves, competing to amass the greatest haul of loot from the many carefully locked chests scattered about the city.
Argh! Another attack on my purse! ;-)
This looks very interesting indeed!
Great news, looking forward to this one.
If you'll excuse me for being picky - and it's only because it's one of my favourite words - 'skulduggery' is most spelt with only one 'l' (although I suppose the 'll'' spelling is entering common usage, which seems a shame). :)
It's such an evocative word, and mysterious too:
"Underhand or unscrupulous behaviour; trickery. Though we now know pretty well what it means, its origin remains unclear. Experts think that it is probably Scots, most likely from sculduddery. In the eighteenth century, sculduddery meant fornication, adultery, unchastity. In the nineteenth century it seems to have shifted to a sense of obscenity and indecency in language. Later it was respelled and changed again to its current meaning. Unfortunately, nobody seems to have the slightest idea where sculduddery comes from." www.worldwidewords.org
will the minis still come prepainted?
This looks like a game I'd like to play. When is it out, FFG?
I have been following this game for a while and explains why the rules were not published as stated on Jul 1st...lol.
Looks a great game with potential and I love the look of the board...
Wow this looks sweet!!!!
I love you FFg