Return to Dark Tower Second Printing and New Covenant Expansion

Return to Dark Tower Second Printing and New Covenant Expansion

Ahem, the Hero Chooses the Wand
4 months ago
by Restoration Games
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New treasures - Wands
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Quick look at a brand new kind of treasure: wands. Up until now, treasures have been either something you can use again and again or something you can spend for a one-time effect. In the Covenant expansion, we introduce wands. These treasures use a new resource, charges. Each starts with a number of charges when you acquire it, has a way to get more charges, and has an effect that you can spend charges to trigger. In this way, you can use the item over and over again, but you'll have to decide when to try and recharge the wand. This keeps with Covenant's general design philosophy of presenting the players with difficult choices between the typically optimal play and a less optimal play that provides an alternate benefit.

Will you include an add-on that has Sleeves for all the Character boards? Just plain clear ones would be nice. 8 total for new characters and old unless there are more characters to play.

user avatar image for Justin D. Jacobson (Board Game Necromancer)
CREATOR
4 months ago

We do not have sleeves for the hero boards. They don't see a ton of wear in play since they stay on the table, and we think the plastic covering would be impractical in play.

I don’t feel eather the beed for sleeving heros boards. Nevertheless some thick boards with hollow spaces for virtues could be a fancy update

user avatar image for Kevin
4 months ago

I agree with Justin Jacobson. I think that the minimum amount of use they see does not call for a sleeve. A simple plastic covering or a clear placemat should suffice if you are worried.

Oh! This looks like a fun add!

user avatar image for Eric R
4 months ago

I absolutley love these wands! The art on these are fantastic! Especially the wand of conflagration😍.

user avatar image for Ghost
4 months ago

How long do you plan to keep the PM open?

user avatar image for Justin D. Jacobson (Board Game Necromancer)
CREATOR
4 months ago

Not sure yet, but it should be open for a decent amount, at least a month, probably a bit longer.

user avatar image for Ghost
4 months ago

@Justin: dang I was hoping for more time. I got the original so I wanted the expansion but Ive got cancer again and have a stack of medical bills which are hard to pay off when you're on disability. If it was open til October 3rd I could swing it but I guess I'll have to cancel my pledge. $10 is $10 ya know? Thanks

user avatar image for Justin D. Jacobson (Board Game Necromancer)
CREATOR
4 months ago

It will probably stay open past October 3rd.

user avatar image for Price Johnson
4 months ago

"Magic...uh...finds a wand. " - Wizard Ian Malcolm

user avatar image for DEL
DEL
4 months ago

The wands are very cool. Is there a maximum number of charges they can hold? Doesn't seem like it, but thought I'd ask.

user avatar image for Justin D. Jacobson (Board Game Necromancer)
CREATOR
4 months ago

The number of charge tokens in the game is capped, so it is limited that way and can depend on how many wands folks have. And, of course, there are practical limitations from how you acquire additional charges.

user avatar image for Kevin
4 months ago

Now that the "Power of the Wands" achievement has been unlocked, would you please update the achievements to reflect that? I am eager to see what the next achievement brings. Also, it might be helpful to be able to see what each achievement is even though it is not unlocked. I know that I threw a couple extra bucks at the first one just because I was able to see what the stretch goals were. I mean a name is great but what is it. I think providing us with knowledge about what each achievement is lends itself to us adding extra money to the kickstarter.

user avatar image for Kevin
4 months ago

This is AWESOME!!!! You guys really know how to craft a game and THEN expand it! I am blown away.

user avatar image for Mark Donnelly
4 months ago

With the Wand of Conflagration, can't you just hold onto it for 2 months gaining 2 extra charges then eliminate the final boss (level 5) automatically when in the same space?

user avatar image for Milton M
4 months ago

The base rules have some caveat that you can't "remove" the final boss. The treasure in the base that lets you spend x Spirit to remove a Level x Foe from your space - specifically disallowed for the Level 5 Boss. So I'm sure that applies here too.

user avatar image for Justin D. Jacobson (Board Game Necromancer)
CREATOR
4 months ago

You can never remove the adversary with a foe removal effect.

user avatar image for Milton M
4 months ago

Question on Wand of Pacification…. As written, if you’re adjacent to two spaces with 3 skulls each, you’d remove 6 skulls. Is that intended, or should it be “remove all skulls from either your current space, or a single adjacent space”?

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