Talisman: The Horus Heresy is a digital board game based on the Talisman rule system and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy.
Up to four players will be able to take control of one or more of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, these Warlords will form vast companies of Space Marines, battalions of tanks and battlefleets of Spacecraft. They are the most powerful beings in the Galaxy and their followers are legion.
The new combative team play will appeal to fans of Talisman and the Horus Heresy alike. It’s a unique adaptation of Talisman that has been tailored specifically for digital platforms.
In Talisman: The Horus Heresy the player’s experience of Talisman is scaled up exponentially, exploring not a kingdom but a whole galaxy in the 31st Millennium. No longer will you be fighting for the Crown of Command, but for the very future of humanity…
Command one of the eighteen Space Marine Legions that fought during the Horus Heresy
Play as one of eight of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains such as Robute Guilliman or Angron
Multiplayer for up to 4 players
Challenge or team-up with your friends locally and online
Play against AI opponents
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Talisman: The Horus Heresy combines the gameplay of Talisman with the 40K Universe. For the most part the game is just a re-theme with the art of cards and names of abilities being replaced with 40K pictures and names. Each playable character has different stats for resolve (health), fate (re-rolls), close and ranged combat (melee and psychic combat), strategy (new to the 40K version of Talisman), resource (gold), and unique abilities. The new strategy skill can allow you to take enemies as pieces of equipment instead of fighting them. Other new feature allows you to ally with other characters and different spaces will have different effects depending on your character being a loyalist or traitor. There are already two additional DLC packs that include two characters for $4 each for those that want more options. You will move around the board landing on different events, gaining experience to improve abilities, recruiting characters to aid you, getting equipment, with the goal being to gain a Talisman to be able to move to the inner region. The board is colorful and well designed, as is the character artwork, although it is static. Due to all the expansions that the digital version of the regular Talisman board game has this game is more suited to Warhammer fans than those looking for the best version of Talisman. It does a good job adding the Warhammer elements but it is still Talisman and can suffer from poor pacing and the luck based gameplay that comes with that, the higher price point than the regular Talisman game without any expansion also can make it an overall worse game.
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