The expansion, designed for Talisman by Jon New of Talisman Island, has been adapted for Talisman: Digital Edition and is now available to download. The Nether Realm is the first of the Talisman Digital Edition expansions to be delivered for 2016.
The Nether Realm adds three new alternative endings and 36 Nether cards designed to challenge even the hardiest of adventurers! The Nether Realm, where the most terrible beasts of fairy tales and nightmares live, once threatened to swallow up the world of men. Legends say that, thousands of years ago, a mighty wizard sealed the Nether Realm in a great golden box. But now, the box has been opened. The denizens of the Nether Realm are free to cross into this world and plunge those brave few who seek the Crown of Command into a living nightmare.
It’s the latest piece of DLC available for an ever-expanding Talisman world, with previous expansion packs including, The City Expansion, The Highland Expansion, The Dungeon Expansion, The Frostmarch Expansion and The Reaper Expansion.
Nomad Games Don Whiteford says “We are committed to growing the Talisman brand, as Nether Realms shows in addition to the recently introduced Warhammer 40K themed ‘Talisman Horus Heresy’”. A games console version of Talisman Digital Edition is currently under development by a partner company.’
Nomad Games is also working with Steam to offer additional characters in specially discounted packs for the PC version of the game.
The Nether Realms on Steam and Google Play and is available to download today for £2.79 ($3.99) from Steam, £1.49 ($1.99) on the App Store and £1.49 exc. tax ($2.17) on Google Play. iOS out next week.
“extremely addictive…many hours of fun, faithful to the original”
8/10 – Eurogamer Poland
“Talisman: Digital Edition is the kind of game that you can spend hundreds of hours playing and is for all intents and purposes a solid port of the popular board game. – Vincent Paone of Dad’s Gaming Addiction”
9/10 – Dad’s Gaming Addiction
“…easy to pick up and play and you don’t have to know anything about the board game version to play and enjoy the video game version.”
9/10 – Game Saga
About This Game
Talisman Digital Edition – The Magical Quest Game for 1 to 6 players.
The officially licensed multiplayer version of the classic fantasy adventure board game, Talisman.
In Talisman Digital Edition, there are 14 characters a player can control, from the heroic Warrior to the powerful Sorceress. In this perilous adventure, players battle it out to journey across a dangerous land and be the first to claim the Crown of Command, a magical artefact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. On your travels, you will need strength, courage and some good dice rolls to survive the dangers you face and beat your opponents to the centre of the board.
◾Multiplayer modes for up to 6 players.
◾Play against AI opponents.
◾14 characters to choose from.
◾17 powerful spells to cast.
◾Many expansions available post-release.
◾Detailed, interactive tutorial.
◾Based on the Revised 4th Edition by Fantasy Flight Games
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Talisman?
Talisman is a board game in which you move around the board building up your character’s strength and magic power by battling monsters, finding treasures, completing quests and trying to be the first player to reach the centre space – the Crown of Command.
How is Talisman: Digital Edition different to Talisman: Prologue?
Talisman: Prologue is a single-player only game in which you tried to complete a series of challenges using the rules of Talisman. Talisman: Digital Edition is the full board game experience for up to 6 players, using the same rules as the board game.
Can I play dirty?
That’s at the very core of Talisman! Cast spells at other players to make them miss turns! Steal from them! Turn them into toads! Send powerful allies to do your fighting for you!
How replayable is the game?
The emergent nature of the game means that every game will tell its own tale. The board starts with just the playing pieces and builds up to become a land filled with terrible danger and fabulous treasure! As you move around the board, you must make careful decisions about where to travel as each space can become more dangerous or more helpful as the game progresses. To help you get around, players can use things like teleporting, magic portals and fate, which allows you to re-roll your dice to get different results.
How long is a game of Talisman?
The physical board game can take 2-5 hours with 6 players, but our digital version cuts that down drastically, with an offline 6 player game typically taking no more than 1 hour. Offline and online games can be saved and resumed at any time so your adventures can take as long as you like! We’ve also added some features which decrease the length of games – House rules and Runestone cards. House rules change the basic rules slightly to speed-up the game and Runestone cards, exclusive to this digital edition, give characters extra abilities and allow them to become very powerful much quicker, making for shorter games.
Is there a hotseat mode?
Yes! Look your opponents in the eyes as you face them in deadly combat or sneak up from the shadows and steal their favourite items! All of the fun and social enjoyment of the physical game is captured in the digital version, but with no setup time!
What’s included with the base game and are there expansions?
For the initial purchase, everything that you get with the physical board game is included – all of the characters, spells and adventure cards, plus a few bonuses we’ve added. Expansions will be added and the first six, The Reaper, The Frostmarch, The Dungeon, The Highland, The Sacred Pool and The City are available to purchase now. These add lots more spells, events, monsters, characters and alternative endings! Extra characters are also available to purchase, including rare characters from Talisman’s history.
Talisman © Games Workshop Limited 1983, 1985, 1994, 2007. Talisman: Digital Edition © Games Workshop Limited 2015. Games Workshop, Talisman, Talisman: Digital Edition, the foregoing marks’ respective logos and all associated marks, logos, characters, products and illustrations from the Talisman game are either ®, TM and/or © Games Workshop Limited 1983–2015, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. This edition published under license to Nomad Games Ltd. Nomad Games is the registered trademark Nomad Games Limited. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.