Cabinet of curiosities and Live stream
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
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 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.
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 :)
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).