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Anno Domini 1666 is a swashbuckling board game of intrigue and mystery, set in alternative reality 17th century Vienna.
Anno Domini 1666 is a swashbuckling board game of intrigue and mystery, set in alternative reality 17th century Vienna.
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Cabinet of curiosities and Live stream

Posted by Wargamer Games Studio LTD (Creator)
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Dear backers,

It's time to show you one of the two expansions we still kept secret. We know that many of you want to keep our game strictly historical - that's the reason we don't have many (or in fact none, at least at this moment) supernatural elements in base game. We also know that many of you expect such an elements in our games. The solution was quite simple - we had to create an expansion focused on supernatural things. We called them Cabinet of curiosities :)

Each character in this expansion comes with his own story. We'll tell you all of them but  let's focus on 3 characters today

Doctor Faust

Born around the year 1604 in the city of Roda to a peasant family. Thanks to his intelligence and ambition he graduated from the Wittenberg University. He was awarded Ph.D. titles in theology, astrology and medicine. This was not enough for him, however. Hurried by his thirst for knowledge and the short human lifespan he started studying magical arts. At the age of 38 he signed a pact with Mephistopheles. After serving Faust for 24 years, the demon will collect his soul. Even though apparently Faust hasn't aged a day since signing the pact, he is aware the debt needs to be paid very soon.

Pact with Lucipher:

Through Mephisto, Faust signed a pact with Lucipher, the Demon Prince himself. It guarantees he can't die for 24 years. Demons may not initiate attacks (any attack skills, close or ranged combat) against Faust. If he attacks a Demon in Close Combat and the Demon wins, Faust does not receive any Wounds, but is treated as the loser of the combat and retreats normally. If Faust would die, he is instead carried off by demon hosts. Remove him from the board. For the purposes of victory conditions, he counts as a killed Commoner, rather than Hero. The Scenario items he was carrying are left in his space. For other purposes he is not considered killed, e.g. do not remove an Alarm Counter.

Faust is very unique character as it combines 3 special abilities: sorcery, divination and alchemy. A real Jack-of-all-Trades!

Succubus:

Succubus is the demon of men's desires. It can take the illusory form of a beautiful woman. It appears to each man as the most beatufil woman the man has ever seen, or one that the man knows and secretly desires. They usually appear in dreams, but can also seduce an awake person. When materialized, they have an innocent appearance that can fool anyone but the smartest men. Under this illusion, however, lies the demon's true form - a monstrosity covered in scales and armed with long, sharp claws.

Mephisopheles:

Mephistopheles is a fallen angel. No one knows where his name came from. Some claim it comes from Hebrew, meaning "spreader of lies". Others say it goes back to Classical Greek and translates to "not bringing light". Mephistopheles himself claims he used to be the Lord's angel and he was honored to see the very face of God. However, he was cast down to hell for siding with Luciper. Since then, he must serve the Demon Prince as one of the damned. He travels Earth looking for people ready to sell their souls for a moment of fame, knowledge, or honors. Mephistopheles can take any human form. We depicted him in 1580s clothes. It was the time when Marlowe's play "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" was staged for the first time.

Obviously Cabinet of curiosities is already included in all-in pledge :)

LIVE STREAM

The second is LIVE stream with Konrad and Igor from our team. If you have any question you would like ask, you many enter them below this post. We'll try to answer as many as we can. Obviously you will be also able to ask us during the stream.

Stream is scheduled this Wednesday 9 PM Polish Time so, 8 PM in UK and 2 PM in USA (East coast).

Wargamer Team

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    1. Amadys on

      I'm always so amazed by your miniatures ♥

    2. McDevil on

      Questions for Live Stream:
      1:Why so little love for Vampires? Batory and Tapas or raw Vampires or Slavic Vampires. Damn I ever read about pillow Vampire :)))
      2:More info about Tabletop versions plans.
      3:More about future plans. Maybe some hints. :)

    3. CK Lai on

      Excellent! :-)

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      Alexander Kruck on

      Awesome set, I'll surely buy it.

    5. Jedidiah Nixon on

      I'm really hoping that our dear Rabbi and his Golem make an appearance yet, but this crew looks fantastic, too.

    6. Paul Smith on

      These are all really cool, thank you! Now all we need is a Fencing Masters box set for Fabris and Alfieri set* to give the Musketeers a run for their money ;)

      *Yes, I know they would both be dead by 1666...

    7. Wargamer Games Studio LTD 3-time creator on

      @Robert - please check graphic on main page of project.
      @CK Lai - sure

    8. carby
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      I agree with Kimmo - there should be an all-in add-on (not pledge) available for EBs that will save them a few bucks, since those EBs got this campaign going and should keep their reward of the Lady de Winter cheaper than anybody else got it.

    9. CK Lai on

      @ Creators : I have a regular basic pledge right now. Can I upgrade later to the All-In Pledge during the Pledge Manager?

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      Sylvain on

      Great expansion, up to the name, guys !

    11. Clint Lee Werner
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      on

      Oh, damn, I just noticed that Father Maximilian looks like he might be based on a rather famous cinematic vampire-killer.

    12. Clint Lee Werner
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      on

      Love it! Though now with a werewolf and a Frankenstein's monster-type, we really need a vampire.

    13. Rustam Hasanov
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      Oooh!! Love this! This game keeps getting more and more interesting.

    14. Robert Szczelina on

      @Wargamer: you hould consider an info graphics with all the goodies from all: base game, stretch goals and all-in pledge, to show what an amazing thing it is.

    15. McDevil on

      Cool update just have "thirst" ;) for more like that. Hope more souls join in and we start tap out SG.

    16. Alexander Kawczynski on

      Awesome update and add on, very pleased with the diversity between factions and add ons!

    17. Kimmo Kulovesi
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      @Michal - Yes, I know, but it is not _free_ as in EB, i.e., switching to all-in loses the (admittedly minimal) EB benefit. It is more of a matter of principle than anything else, really: feels bad to discard early bird in favour of something that is the same for everyone.

    18. BlackLegion on

      That's a very cool expansion :-)

    19. Michal Ciemniewski on

      @Kimmo - De Winter IS a part of an all-in pledge.

    20. Krzysztof Nalewajka on

      AWESOME! :D I want to know about Father Maximilian, though...

    21. Kimmo Kulovesi
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      re. all-in, I'm still hoping for a marginally (say, $5) cheaper add-on to upgrade the early bird pledge to all-in without losing the free de Winter. =)