Estimated Arrival: 12/31/2019
Board Game Geek Rating: 5.58
Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 9.00
Players: 1 to 4
Content Notes: Kickstarter Edition "Bundle" of Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress Board Game. Includes core game plus Temple of Shadows Deluxe game expansion, and all four Kickstarter Exclusive Hero Classes (Sumo Hero Class, Daimyo Hero Class, Trederran Veteran Hero Class, and Outlaw Hero Class). PLEASE NOTE: Stretch Goals are not included with this listing.
Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress is a brand new dungeon crawl adventure board game in the Shadows of Brimstone series. It can either be played on its own, as a stand-alone game, or it can be used in combination with any and all of the other Shadows of Brimstone products! It is fully compatible, in every way!
Shadows of Brimstone Forbidden Fortress Core Set
The Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress includes all of the following:
The Temple of Shadows Deluxe Expansion
The Temple of Shadows Deluxe Expansion includes all of the following:
The Temple of Shadows was once the home of an ancient and powerful order of Yamabushi monks, dedicated to battling supernatural creatures throughout the land. It was foretold that one day the Great Dragon King, Sho-Riu would return to destroy the Earth, and only they could stop him. When the meteor came from the heavens and devastated the mountain, the Dragon King came with it. For generations the monks had been training for this moment, and as Sho-Riu descended on the temple, they gathered their strength and prepared to fulfill their destiny.
But their victory was not to be. Reigning down death and destruction, the Dragon King broke through the monk’s defenses and utterly destroyed the order, devouring their souls and bringing Darkness and shadow into the sacred temple. Those few that survived were scattered and leaderless, but they would not sit idle. Traveling the roads and countryside, the last of the monks dedicated their lives to finding new Heroes that could one day fulfill the prophecy and reclaim… the Temple of Shadows!
Building on the themes from the Forbidden Fortress Core Set, the Temple of ShadowsDeluxe Expansion adds a ton of new content for the Feudal Japan setting and the Belly of the Beast OtherWorld. This boxed set includes:
4 New Hero Classes
Enforcer – An outlaw and a gangster, the Enforcer is an anti-Hero renegade who favors brute strength and intimidation over elegant fighting weapons and technique. His tattooed body is hardened and scarred from a lifetime of brutal brawling.
Geisha – Beautiful but deadly, the Geisha is a cunning and stealthful fighter. She employs deception and trickery to evade and confuse enemies, while slashing with her hidden blade from behind. Her comforting presence can heal the Heroes, both body and soul, to keep them in the fight.
Soldier – The Soldier is a veteran of warfare who has seen many battles and is an expert marksman with his Rifle. Though he does not have the style or family heritage of the Samurai, he is a hardened foot soldier that has access to a variety of different weapons and training.
Kitsune – A guardian spirit, the Kitsune has come forward to defend this world against the demons and creatures that would threaten to destroy it. Taking on a human-fox form, the Kitsune uses supernatural tricks and auras to protect the Heroes, while darting between enemies to deliver killing blows with her deadly blades.
4 New Enemy Types
Chochinobake – These demon-possessed, animated lanterns swarm the Heroes, relentlessly biting and burning them with terrifying speed.
Takobake Warriors – Once a noble clan, the Takobake have embraced the power of the Dark Stone. Using its energy to grow in strength, they have become mutated into tentacled monstrosities, twisted and evil.
Skin Crawlers – These large, parasitic creatures burrow through the flesh and muscle walls in the Belly of the Beast, rising up from the pools of sticky mucus to assault any Heroes foolish enough to enter into their feeding grounds.
The Fallen Shogun – This dreadful leader of the Takobake clan was one of the first to discover the magical properties of the Dark Stone. Weaving it into his armor, and forging it into weapons, he has gone mad with power, mutating into a giant among men! Declaring himself Shogun, he now sweeps across the land with his legions of mutated soldiers, conquering any who would stand in his way.
New Material for the Forbidden Fortress
This expansion also features 4 new double-sided Map Tiles with new rooms for theForbidden Fortress on one side and the Belly of the Beast on the other, 6 New Missions for the Temple of Shadows, loads of new cards and counters, and much more!
Kickstarter Exclusive Hero Classes created for this campaign.
As part of the Sumo Pledge Level, a backer will get the KS Exclusive Sumo Hero Class.
Sumo – A massive and imposing figure, the Sumo has trained all his life for unarmed battle in the wrestling ring. But when Demons and Monsters sweep across the land, he answers the call, stepping out of the ring and onto the battlefield.
Mounted on a 40mm base, the Sumo is the first ever large size Hero. He uses his weight and strength to mercilessly crush his foes, pushing enemies around the board and body slamming them with unbridled fury.
As part of the Shogun Pledge Level, a backer will also get the KS Exclusive Samurai Daimyo Hero Class, which also includes 3 Armored Ashigaru Foot Soldiers for him to command!
Samurai Daimyo – A clan leader and military general, the Samurai Daimyo uses strategy and tactics to outwit and outmaneuver his opponents. As a powerful commander and trained Samurai warrior, he leads his armies into combat, for honor and glory!
The Samurai Daimyo starts each adventure with up to 3 Armored Ashigaru Foot Soldier Alliesto command. In addition to being a skilled fighter, the Daimyo is also a natural leader, and many of his skills and abilities focus on giving bonuses to the rest of the Heroes and his Foot Soldiers.
Trederran Veteran Hero Class
Hailing from the war-torn alien world of Trederra, this veteran soldier of the Trederran Legionnaires is a survivor of countless engagements on the toxic battlefields and blown out ruins of his home. Growing weary of the never-ending wars, and realizing the true power of evil looming beyond the shadows, he has left his world to join in the fight against the real Darkness that threatens all worlds.
In search of adventure, and perhaps riches, he has answered the call to become not just a soldier of Trederra…but a Hero.
The Trederran Veteran is a new OtherWorld Hero themed as a soldier from the bombed-out, industrial age, alien world of Trederra. A hardened warrior, this Hero class is highly skilled as both a hand-to-hand fighter and at range, with his trusty Trederran Trench Pistol.
As he comes from an alien world, this pack includes a special Trederra Personal Items deck as well as a deck of Trederran Starting Factions that you get to choose from when creating your Hero! Will you be an elite shock trooper from the Republic of Tar-kon, a mutated Legionnaire from The Royal Foundry, or perhaps a warrior decked out in the ceremonial armor of The Shintaro Core? Whichever Nation you choose, one thing is certain, the Trederran Veteran is a solid and fun addition to any Hero Posse.
The Outlaw Hero Class is a Kickstarter exclusive hero to play for those who pledged "Outlaw" level or higher.
Playing an Outlaw: Outlaws are a bit of a wild card in that they are very versatile! The can lay down a lot of fire and are great at moving quickly in the shadows. Of course this comes at a price in that they are not very accurate with a gun and they do not gain a lot of health over time. One of the coolest elements of being an outlaw though is the ability to rob the "Outpost Bank" in town! This can give you a big influx of cash to buy cool gear and pay bribes to keep you out of jail.
The double sided character card.
A double sided reference sheet with the upgrade chart.
Three Outlaw Starting Option cards: Hitman, Outlaw Charm, Reckless.
4 Starting Gear cards: 2×Outlaw Pistol, Bandanna, Sawed-Off Shotgun.
Game Play Description: Players take on the role of courageous Heroes, fighting back a tide of evil creatures and demons that have invaded their world! Play as the stalwart Samurai Warrior, using your mastery of the Katana and your bushido code of honor to defeat your foes in combat, the nimble and deadly ninja Assassin, using stealth and speed as weapons, the Traveling Monk, a member of an ancient Yamabushi order devoted to fighting supernatural creatures wherever they may be found, and the powerful and mystic Sorceress, who wields Elemental Magik to crush her enemies
Set in Feudal Japan, the Heroes must brave the Forbidden Fortress; a feudal castle overrun with all manner of Demons, Ghosts, and Monsters inspired by Japanese myth and legend. The massive Oni, red beast-like ogres wielding giant clubs, stalk the halls, while deadly Tengu sword masters descend from the skies with their raven wings to attack the Heroes. Legions of Samurai Dishonored Dead rise from the grave, and writhing Acidic Tentacles burst from the floor to spit acid and feed on the Heroes with their razor sharp teeth. But at the heart of the fortress lie the most terrifying and epic foes of all; the Harionago, a ghostly, demonic woman, held aloft by the twisting strands of her animated hair, which is also used to entangle and slash at the Heroes with its vicious barbs, and the towering Living Statue, possessed by Darkness to break away from its posts, wreaking havoc and smashing the castle it was once built to protect!
💥 Includes 27 multi piece hard plastic, 32mm scale game miniatures for the Heroes and Enemies.
💥 Immersive adventures and story driven gameplay, using the Shadows of Brimstone™ Game Engine.
💥 Fully Cooperative, with all of the players working together against the game itself
💥 Dynamically generated adventures, 12 different Missions, and 4 unique Heroes with many options for customization, the game is designed for massive replayability.
💥 Built-in Campaign system for keeping your Hero characters from game to game, finding new items on your adventures and gaining new skills and abilities as you go up in level.
💥 Heroes visit a Feudal Japanese Village between mission to re-stock and re-supply before the next adventure, having a mini-adventure in town.
💥 Double-sided Map Tiles include a Japanese Fortress on one side and the Belly of the Beast OtherWorld on the back side for the Heroes to explore; stepping through a shimmering portal and continuing their adventures in an alien world inside of a massive living creature.
💥 Over 250 game cards, a full set of beautifully illustrated, double-sided Map Tiles, a host of dice and counters, and all of the large Hero and Enemy record sheets needed to play
💥 Includes a CD Soundtrack of original Music, created to set the mood while playing.
Shadows of Brimstone: Forbidden Fortress can be played on its own as a stand-alone game, or it can be used in combination with any and all of the other Shadows of Brimstone products already available! It is fully compatible, in every way! For new players, Forbidden Fortress will make a great introduction to the world of Shadows of Brimstone, and for veteran players, it adds a ton of new content, including two brand new Worlds to explore - the Japanese castles and temples of the Forbidden Fortress and a living world inside a massive creature in the Belly of the Beast. It also includes a brand new set of Heroes and Enemies to add to your games. With the option of starting your Heroes in Feudal Japan or the Old West, or having a mixed party of Heroes, drawn from both worlds, the possibilities are endless!
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