Red Death (gameplay add-on)
Today we will share with you bigger and last gameplay add-on for Tainted Grail in this campaign. We are really excited about this one.
Some answers cannot be found on Avalon.
Some things were left behind in the lands engulfed by Red Death.
Some challenges are meant only for those who have already proven themselves.
After each of our three campaigns (Fall of Avalon, Last Knight, Age of Legends) you have to say goodbye to your leveled and equipped characters. By the end of their journey, they are not exactly a “B” team anymore. Though still tormented and afflicted, they have transformed the world around them in meaningful ways. Their legacy will live on, while the characters themselves fade into history, leaving place for another team of unlikely heroes from another age.
Or do they?
Red Death campaign
With the “Red Death” add-on campaign, you now have another option. You may play it after finishing any of the other thee large campaigns, and take your favorite heroes on a last, one-way mission to mysterious Homelands. Their ship will slip into the mists separating Avalon from our reality, and spend many weeks traversing the border between the worlds. Finally, it will emerge back in Homelands, many years after the plague, where answers to some ultimate questions lie buried under the rubble of desolated cities.
- What happened here after most humans departed for Avalon?
- Is it safe to return?
- What caused the plague?
- How did Arthur learn about the island of Fore-dwellers?
- What secrets did he leave behind?
“Red Death” is an expert-level expansion campaign for Tainted Grail. It contains 32 dangerous Location cards that allow you to visit a part of a kingdom ravaged by plague, where unspeakable horrors still lurk among the ruins. These horrors won’t be your only problem! The ancient undersea empire of Fomoria already surveys the lands abandoned by humans, while brutish Picts of the north, who somehow built resistance to the disease, raid the ruins looking for treasure, magic – and something more sinister. Then, there are solitary survivors who outlasted the plague. They’re often mad and dangerous, but their knowledge may help heroes survive.
Pick your allies and enemies, solve difficult riddles, navigate ruins of the old world and face some of the hardest Encounters created for Tainted Grail. And if you survive, learn things that will put the main storyline of three campaigns in a new light.
This add-on campaign will contain approximately 15-30 hours of gameplay grouped into an 8-chatper story. Just like our base campaigns it offers multiple endings and branching paths, so you can try to solve it in a different way multiple times!
Extended Character Advancement
Naturally, a large amount of additional gameplay meant we had to extend the Character progression. That’s why the box also includes new and exciting Advanced Abilities that can help you upgrade your Attributes even further!
Not to mention that many artifacts or items found in Homelands are much more powerful than anything found on Avalon.
What comes in the box?
In total, Red Death contains:
An Exploration Journal with 120 pages of choices, interactions and involving story.
- 3 new large miniatures: an unspeakable horror haunting the streets of dead cities, a bloated beast transformed by the plague, and a sentinel of an ancient, undersea empire that looks for new lands to claim.
- 16 new Advanced Ability cards (containing 32 new Abilities) that expand Character Advancement system, allowing you to take your experienced characters even further.
- 20 Items - as Characters explore the abandoned Homelands, they discover many objects that were never found on Avalon.
- 30 new Secrets, some of which are very difficult to acquire.
- 40 new Encounters, including some of the hardest Combat and Diplomatic challenges in the entire Tainted Grail.
- 40 new Events, including story events for 8 new Chapters and some unique random disasters that will challenge your group.
3 intro letters for teams from 3 different campaigns
Red Death inspirations
We also want to tell you about the historical and mythological inspirations for this expansion. And I think you already know which event we’re going to mention first!
The Black Death plague that decimated Europe in the middle of 14th century was the closest thing to an apocalypse this world has ever seen. In some parts of the continent, as much as 75-80% of people died throughout four years.
That’s far worse than Thanos’s snap! No family remained unaffected, many towns and villages were wiped off the map.
Reactions to the plague were just as dire as the sickness itself: people turned on each other, and anyone they could blame for the calamity (from medical practitioners to unfortunate Jewish communities). Some sunk into a life of debauchery, thinking the world is ending anyway. Some fell into religious fervor… The Black Death and its results are an extremely interesting topic, that inspired some really memorable scenes and dramatic moments you can find in the Red Death expansion. Not to mention that Danse Macabre, the morbid procession of the dancing dead that became a symbol of the plague, is something we always wanted to put a cool fantasy spin on.
This expansion was also a perfect opportunity to explore mythical tropes that we couldn’t fit into regular campaigns. For example, Fomorians. They’re quite important in Celtic mythology and were often depicted as giants or undersea creatures that ruled the land before the arrival of men. Some of their mythology found its way to our Fore-dwellers, but Fomorians themselves were a bit too much to have on Avalon. But with this additional story, we were able to flesh them out, create incredible concepts inspired by ancient Rome, and even build some haunting undersea locations.
Nothing in “Red Death” happens without reason…
“Red Death” is the last gameplay add-on for Tainted Grail that we wanted to present you. We are extremely excited about the story it will come with and we hope you will really enjoy it too!
Let us know how you like this new adventure!
OK guys! This is it, final days of campaigns are ahead of us - already this campaign is officially the most backed campaign from Awaken Realms and we have still 48 hours rush in front of us! thank you so much!