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The illusion of the time

Posted by Ludus Magnus Studio (Creator)
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An illusionist story

Davide Schiavon was born in a noble Venetian family, in 1500. The scion, thanks his tutor, has approached the art of alchemy. The boy had a true talent, and his studies proceeded by leaps and bounds, until the day of the tragic accident.  

During a dark and stormy night, when he was absorbed in his alchemical experiments, David was completely isolated from the outside world. A bad storm made the gondola tap off his office so violently that it became unstable and almost sunk it.  

A big wave hit the Study room’s door, causing water to filter inside. Davide’s experiments on some very peculiar animals, with the ability to change color to adapt to the external environment, were finally giving results.  

He already fantasized about the applications of his discovery when the umpteenth wave wide opens the door with a crash, leaving the poor guy dazed and soaked as if he woke up all sweaty from an extraordinary dream.  

Davide Schiavon model
Davide Schiavon model

The experiments’ slab flickered for a moment, that seemed endless, until all the alambics on it fell off, causing him to lose consciousness. He wakes up, on the next morning, having waters all around flowing away from the study.  

The wide open door lets in the light of a glorious dawn he would never forget. Since that fateful day, Davide never took a look of himself at the mirror: his skin had become transparent, as well as all his internal organs.  

Then he escaped from his hometown, managed to join a wizard’s guild, through which he began to discover all the mysteries of Illusion.

Davide Schiavon Artwork (wip)
Davide Schiavon Artwork (wip)

Chronomancy  

And now let’s talk about one of the new Magic Schools that you have unlocked with so much effort. Chronomancy looks like a School with really exhausting style for opponents, but it’s very fun for those playing it. 

Its spells tend to steal opponents' Power Points and nullify the actions that opponent magicians cast towards you. In fact, this School has a wide number of Trap and Defense magic cards, while only two are Contingencies and only one for Combat.  

The style of this School will lead you very often to play in reaction, and your opponents will be afraid to make any move once you have activated your Traps or Defense cards.  

Just to give some examples: the “Paradox” trap will force an enemy Mage to pay you 1 Power Point to activate a room, or otherwise you will activate it in its place, or the Defense “Back in time” that will send back to his Cell a Mage who tried to attack you with a Combat spell.  

Some Chronomancy cards
Some Chronomancy cards

Synergies with other Schools are very interesting too, i.e. combining Chronomancy to Conspiracy won’t do much damage, but you will be the undisputed field master, and you will control the game. Synergies with more aggressive schools are also fun, like Destruction, allowing you to maximize the effect of some Trap Cards, such as “Back to the future”, that will force your target to pay you 2 Power Points to prevent you to cast a Combat magic on him/her from your free hand... ouch!  

We finally point out the presence of a spell that will allow you to Summon a Clockwork Golem, an evocation that, unlike the others, can be activated at any stage and not only in the Evocations Phase! You will love it!

Social Stretch Goal

The next social SG is his faithful broom: Nimbo

Nimbo! The Apprentice school Summon spell
Nimbo! The Apprentice school Summon spell

So, what are you waiting for, spread the words !!!  

Dukas the Apprentice!!!
Dukas the Apprentice!!!

In a few days, the first part of the journey that will guide us to the development of the Crono Keeper will expire. Let us take stock of the situation: 

Mythic races 108 against Humans 18. The first choice seems to be quite clear.  

And for this Update it’s all, but as usual a little spoiler for you!

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Get ready with your worst cards!

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    1. Ludus Magnus Studio 5-time creator on

      @Jared Bond, cross your fingers :) :) :)

      @Christian Blair, yes, maybe ;)

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      Christian Blair on

      Hey there - what are the chances of an add-on of a book full of the cool artwork?

    3. Jared Bond
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      Wow. Taking on the big D.
      Good luck with that.
      You're braver than most....
      (Zombicide just had to pull their Will Smith homage figure.....)

    4. Ludus Magnus Studio 5-time creator on

      @Art Dominguez, Dukas is an homage, is not Mickey Mouse, is a spriggan, don't worry :)

    5. Fat Artie, ward of The Awful Orphanage
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      Forgive me if this has already been addressed, but is a mini for Dukas a done deal or is there a possibility of Disney not allowing use of their IP?

    6. Bazz
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      the more i hear about this game the more excited i get :)

    7. Walli \ʕಠᴥಠʔ/ on

      so nice we got an evil mouse XD

    8. Luca LMS, the Unsacrificed Collaborator on

      @Frank Calcagno - ahahahahhahahaha but could be a good idea for the next illusionist :D

    9. Frank Calcagno on

      ...Also, thank you for not just giving us a blank base, seeing that Davide is invisible!

    10. Frank Calcagno on

      I love Davide, but I wonder how fragile the sculpt will be. Is is feasible to have Davide's cape brush against the ground (for stability) as well as slightly wrapping around his staff. That would give all aspects of the figure more stability.. :-)