Announcing the Aventuria Almanac Kickstarter!

We are happy to announce that this weekend we will be launching the Kickstarter for the Aventuria Almanac!

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This Kickstarter will include the regular hardcover edition of the Almanac, but also the red leatherette Deluxe Edition and the hand-bound black leather Limited Edition! Here’s the emboss/stamp design for both of those versions:

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The pledge levels themselves will be kept fairly simple – just the book plus stretch goals. This means that if you simply want the nicer covers then you can pick those up without a lot of extras. The only add-ons we’ll be including during the Kickstarter campaign itself will be regular and Deluxe copies of the Core Rules. However, we will once again be doing the Pledge Manager store at the end of the campaign, and that store will include everything we have available from previous Kickstarters!

Planned stretch goals include a new set of posters (some of which are actually informational as well as decorative), short stories to fill out your fiction collection, figure flats for characters and creatures in the Core RulesAlmanac, and Bestiary, and more!

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This will be a smaller campaign, but fans of The Dark Eye will not want to miss it!

Launch time is Saturday, October 22nd at 10am Eastern (14:00 UTC, 16:00 Germany). Hope to see you then!


CROM Mechanics Teaser #8 – Fate Cards Part 2

Last time we explained how Fate Cards are used in general and talked about a couple of specific cards. Today we’re going to continue with more card discussion.

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CROM Mechanics Teaser #7 – Fate Cards Part 1

Now that we’ve covered the basic mechanics, it’s time to explore Fate Cards. Because sometimes the winds of fate can turn for or against you in the most unexpected ways…

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Aventuria at Spiel ’16

If you are going to be in Essen this weekend for the largest boardgame convention in the world, you will have plenty of opportunities to check out Aventuria!

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Aventuria Card Preview – Tjalva Garheltdottir

Thorwal is the land of harsh and frozen seas, and it breeds strong warriors. Among them is the legendary Tjalva Garheltdottir, famed for both her ferocity and her giant stature. This hero is featured in Ship of Lost Souls, the second expansion for the Aventuria Card Game.

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Aventuria Card Preview – Cursed Treasures

Earlier this week we introduced you to a couple members of the zombie crew of the Ship of Lost Souls. But the ship is not all bad – it’s also filled with fabulous treasure! Except there’s a bit of catch. Most of the treasure on this haunted ship is horribly cursed…

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Aventuria Card Preview – Zombie Pirates

Now that we’ve spent some time with Brother Hilbert in the Forest of No Return, let’s examine some of the things that make our second expansion, Ship of Lost Souls, special as well. The Henchman deck for this expansion includes a zombie pirate crew that is used in all three chapters of the title adventure as well as the short adventure “Rietholtz’s Treasure,” so you’ll get to know them fairly well.

This is great for me, because they are some of my favorite minor characters in the entire card game.

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CROM Mechanics Teaser #6 – Morale

Defeating an opponent may mean killing every lest foe, or it might simply mean breaking their spirit. Morale is an essential element in the shifting tides of battle, and a good general must consider it carefully in order to emerge victorious.

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Aventuria Card Preview – Martyr’s Blessing

In our last card preview, we looked at swarms, one of the new mechanics introduced in the first Aventuria expansion, Forest of No Return. In this preview, we’ll examine liturgical chants, the other new mechanic introduced in that expansion. Liturgical chants are a new to type of adventure card that are (so far) unique to Hilbert, Blessed One of Peraine.

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Aventuria Card Preview – Swarm of Bats

There are a number of new rules in the two expansions that have been release for Aventuria, Forest of No Return and Ship of Lost Souls. In our next few previews, we’ll be looking at some of the cards that introduce those new mechanics.

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