The Abyssal Tides are upon us! The Everrain's first add on revealed
Now that the campaign is running along nicely, its' time to launch the first add on!
The Abyssal Ties expansion introduces 2 new Special Crew, the Mercenary and the Quartermaster, and 2 new enemies, the Writhing Myriad and the Herald of Agony. It also comes with new Sea Event and Island Exploration cards, with Crew specific events!
What makes Special Crew so special?
Well, a number of things actually!
- They often more slots on the Health/Strain track, allowing them to endure more
- All special Crew also start with a positive trait printed straight onto their token. These traits very often are better versions of standard Traits, or unique ones specific to that class altogether
- Some Event cards have unique outcomes that are only triggered when that Crew member is present.
So they'e definitely worth hiring, if you can find them!
We wanted to start using these updates to discuss the game mechanics in more depth, and for this update we'll be covering Traits! Whenever a Crew token is Drawn, they are also dealt a Positive and Negative Trait token. Traits bestow buffs and restrictions on the crew and help to create the Crew member's unique personality
Traits can have a big impact on your strategy; Clumsy crew will not work blue nodes, Brawler crew roll additional dice in combat, Lazy crew may only move 1 node per Order, Explorers may re rolls failed tests, Arrogant crew must always take the test if on Expeditions, Alcoholic crew will only ever visit the Inn to drink when in Port, Charismatic crew lower the cost of any services used...and that's just to name a few! With so many options, each crew member will be a unique character every time you play!
The Grimlord Games TeamIf you're interested in purchasing any of these optional buys, please click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on this page and simply increase your pledge amount of the items you'd like to get. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards via our Pledge Manage sent to you after the campaign ends.