Thanks to the generosity of Coiledspring Games, I was able to run the first competition in a while here on Talisman Island to win a copy of the reprinted Revised 4th Edition of Talisman from Games Workshop.
I was able to add in the free download codes for Talisman: Digital Edition on Steam from Nomad Games and Asmodee Digital and those friendly Nomads even donated a couple of download codes for the newly released The Harbinger expansion!
I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of entries for the competition and really enjoyed looking over the descriptions and, in some cases, finished articles.
Take a look over the entries and try them out if you fancy! If anyone wishes to complete their expansions, I’ll be only too happy to host them here at Talisman Island.
*Please note that the expansions presented below are not guaranteed to be complete and may just be text files as it was not necessary to include artwork with the entries.
You may sort the tables below by the Expansion Title and Author sections alphabetically if you click on the relevant header.
|Accursed (The)||Ken Whitehurst||Download||2 kb|
|Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves||Björn Manau||Download||550 kb|
|Arena Master (The)||Jeff Dobberpuhl||Download||2 kb|
|Balance Master (The)||François F.||Download||10.0 mb|
|Bard (The)||Bob Churchill||Download||17.8 mb|
|Beastmaster (The)||Tristan Burgess||Download||1 kb|
|Crossroads Devil (The)||Alejandro Jimenez Rivera||Download||1 kb|
|Evil Wizard||The Web Expert||Download||2.7 mb|
|Good Wizard||The Web Expert||Download||2.3 mb|
|Green Knight (The)||Jonnie Hedqvist||Download||819 kb|
|Krampus||Marcin “Nemomon” Chrostowski||Download||9.1 mb|
|Living Sentinel (The)||“playhavock”||Download||1 kb|
|Mab||Nicholas Hayes||Download||1 kb|
|Mr. Gunishiki||“playhavock”||Download||1 kb|
|Mummy King (The)||Alexander Just||Download||1 kb|
|Old Wizard (The)||Jakub “Cruan” Havel||Download||12 kb|
|Pirate Ship (The)||Thomaidis Dimitrios||Download||12 kb|
|Prince & Princess (The)||Alexander Just||Download||1 kb|
|River Spirit (The)||Thomaidis Dimitrios||Download||17 kb|
|Rook (The)||Bob Churchill||Download||4.6 mb|
|Soul Eater (The)||Alejandro Jimenez Rivera||Download||1 kb|
|Storm River Serpent (The)||Katie B.||Download||636 kb|
|Tavern Bouncer (The)||Peter Fulford||Download||250 mb|
|Transmogrifer (The)||Lee Wardle||Download||2 kb|
|Warden (The)||Nicholas Hayes||Download||1 kb|
It was very difficult to pick a winner of the reprinted copy of Talisman from Coiledspring Games as there were so many interesting ideas, plus a lot of them were rather similar in design, but hearty congratulations go to…
The Storm River Serpent by Katie B. – a slithering NPC that is attracted by the sounds and smells of battle, or any disturbance on her waters!
I really enjoyed the nod to an expansion for the 2nd Edition of Talisman by Paul Humphreys which is also available on the site under Features > Fan Creations > Small Magic.
In fact, after noticing that the current Talisman board art by Ralph Horsley contains not one, but TWO massive serpents, I just had to make up a completed expansion using Kate’s ideas and a fair amount of artistic license!
It’s not quite finished, but I will be making a page for people to download it soon, so stay tuned for that!
Here’s a teaser in the mean time…
Winners of the download codes for Talisman: Digital Edition, with the first two names getting a copy of The Harbinger expansion, courtesy of Nomad Games, are as follows…
(Note: One of the second prize winners was to be Krampus by Marcin “Nemomon” Chrostowski, but as he already has the Season Pass for Talisman: Digital Edition, he kindly allowed for the prize to be passed along!)
* The Green Knight by Jonnie Hedqvist – a wandering NPC that tries to keep the realms in order under strict instructions of the King himself!
* Mab by Nicholas Hayes – a familiar face from The Woodland and she is brutal!
The Transmogrifer by Lee Wardle – you never know who you are going to meet on your travels!
The Tavern Bouncer by Peter Fulford – being a Tavern Farmer in the digital game, I have a bit of a soft spot for Tavern-related expansions!
The Prince & Princess by Alexander Just – I love the idea about the two NPCs being used as a timer that is also a bit dangerous to be around!
The Pirate Ship by Thomaidis Dimitrios – if you’ve ever seen the original Talisman Island expansion, you will know that I like pirates!
The Crossroads Devil by Alejandro Jimenez Rivera – which reminds me of a song by The Charlie Daniels Band from back in the 70s!
I just wish that I could have given a prize to everyone that entered, as all of the entries were rather fun and, as mentioned earlier, there were a fair few similarities between them. I suppose it just shows that everyone was on the right track!
Thank you so much to all those that took the time to enter and especially to everyone at Coiledspring Games and Nomad Games for donating prizes.
Next year sees the 20th Anniversary of Talisman Island, and I already have ideas for a couple of competitions that I will be running next year. One of them will be based on Characters, so you should maybe get your thinking caps on now!