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Interview with a Giant


Introducing our Art Director/Giant Andy Bate

Andy

How long have you been working in the Games Industry?

I started working in the games industry 25 year ago! I have spent more time in my life making games than anything else.... except sleeping maybe!

How did you start out in this sector?

After finishing my foundation course in Art and Design at the tender age of 19, I was given a choice; go to university and get an art degree; or join a games design company and make computer games. I chose the latter. Best decision I ever made! Read more

Sacred Pool Preview

Judgement Day is coming...


Drawn by powers as old as time itself, the spirits of light and the forces of darkness are gathering their strength. A line has been drawn between the heavens and the abyss. War is coming!

The Sacred Pool expansion for Talisman: Digital Edition adds 4 characters, 72 Adventure Cards, 16 Spell Cards, 24 Quest Reward Cards, 12 Stables Cards and 3 Alternative Ending Cards. Read on to find out more about these fantastic new additions to Talisman: Digital Edition. Read more

A Talisman for SpecialEffect

The new character for the Talisman board is revealed!

The Shaman Character

The Shaman Character

When friends introduced us to SpecialEffect, and the work they do to support people with disabilities to play digital games we were hugely impressed. As a games maker and publisher, we wanted to lend our support but get everyone involved in the process to help raise awareness of the charity.

The character competition has provided a perfect spring board to raise that awareness, bringing Talisman fans and SpecialEffects together to design the next character.

With over 200 entries from fans across the world and over 1500 votes for the shortlisted 6, the Shaman, by Graham Zaretsky, took a convincing lead with 40% of the votes.

Following the vote in January the character was handed over to three creative guys, who SpecialEffects provide support to. Amandeep, Ben and Gareth all set to work and produced some really inspirational sketches and collages to develop the look and feel for the Shaman.

From this composition the Shaman evolved, and she’s now in the process of being digitally transformed so she can roam the Talisman board.

From this composition the Shaman evolved, and she’s now in the process of being digitally transformed so she can roam the Talisman board.

Shaman picture The Shaman is a mysterious character that is at one with nature, she can use her link with natural forces to draw power from the wildlife throughout the land. The raw power of a Bear, the wisdom of an Owl or the incredible speed of a Cheetah are all at her disposal.

This collaboration between Nomad Games, Talisman fans and SpecialEffect, has produced a fantastic new character that we’re all really proud of. The character card will be available to purchase in May, and Nomad Games know she’ll be a great addition to the Talisman Digital Edition family!

“I’m deeply honored that The Shaman was selected to help raise money for SpecialEffects. I love the artwork and that it is exactly in the spirit of the character that I imagined. I hope that it helps raise a lot of money and awareness for SpecialEffects.” Graham Zaretsky designer of the Shaman.

Designer Graham Zaretsky

Designer Graham Zaretsky

The three artists Amandeep Singh Heer, Ben Clark & Gareth Garratt

The three artists Amandeep Singh Heer, Ben Clark & Gareth Garratt

Highland Preview

Tread carefully, brave adventurers... The Eagle King stirs.

Do you have what it takes to brave the Highland? All sorts of perils await you in those daunting peaks.
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Character Competition - Winner!

We had over a thousand votes for the design a character competition, and here is your winner! Read more

Ninja & Pirate Characters

As part of the January 2015 update, we've included two characters which are automatically included in the game for free. First seen back in the 2nd Edition expansion packs, these two characters make a welcome return and have had their stats and abilities updated to work with the 4th Revised Edition rules. Read more

Talisman: Quest for the Crown

By Umbrella Incorporated

This guide was first posted on Steam in October 2013, when the game was first launched on Early Access.
There are many perils and suprises waiting for you on your quest for the Crown. It's too dangerous to go alone. Read on if you wish to live.

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June 4, 2014Posted by Carl in Article

Frostmarch Preview

There’s a deadly chill in the air...

The horizon is dominated by a frozen continent of ice, The Frostmarch! The dreaded Ice Queen is coming, and she is armed with the Crown of Command! Transforming the land into a desolate, frozen wasteland, she is heading this way and must be stopped!
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Character Pack #3 - Devil's Minion

The Devil’s Minion is a really interesting and scary-looking character! His starting statistics suggest a character with little to offer, but his abilities more than make up for it. Let’s go through each one…
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Talisman: DE - Dev. Update Blog #2


In this new blog, we'll be taking a close look at some of the new features of the game, which Early Access customers are already playing with!
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