Return to Dark Tower Second Printing and New Covenant Expansion

Return to Dark Tower Second Printing and New Covenant Expansion

It Takes a Village...
about 2 months ago
by Restoration Games
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Reveal - Village Monuments
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Meanwhile, the Restoration crew are at Gen Con, and we’re doing Covenant demos. Everyone whose tried it out has seen how much fun it is. You should see some more content rolling out after the show. Until then, let’s take a closer look at the village monuments.

Village Monuments

When using the Covenant expansion, at the start of the game, the app will tell you to replace a different building in each kingdom with a foundation for a monument. Each type of building has two options. In this case, the kingdom without a village will either be building the Colossus of Bjorn or the Endless Necropolis.

The Colossus of Bjorn

One of the most brilliant minds in the Four Kingdoms, Bjorn dedicated his life to creating this monument. Once built, Bjorn’s monument would have leapt to the defense of the Four Kingdoms, moving on its own. Unfortunately, its creator never saw it completed. Now it is up to you.

Heroes must lose 8 or more warriors in a battle to place offerings onto the Colossus. It demands sacrifice.

The Colossus is a sight to behold. When Heroes reinforce there, they may move the colossus to any space in the Four Kingdoms, taking themselves along. The warriors of the Kingdom are inspired by the Colossus and flock to the Heroes in that kingdom, bringing powerful blessings along with them.

Endless Necropolis

While conflicts between the Four Kingdoms were common, each warrior who fell in those battles was given a proper burial in the Endless Necropolis. Folk tales said that in a time of crisis, the souls and bodies of those warriors would rise to defend the Four Kingdoms. That time has come.

Heroes place an offering on this building any time they spend a treasure. Scrolls and other spenable treasures become much more valuable with the Necropolis in play.

After it is built, it becomes an infinite repository for skulls, no amount of skulls will cause the building to be destroyed. Additionally, if players want to get risky, they can leave skulls on the Necropolis waiting for its monthly event, where each hero gains warriors for each skull on the building.


I do not understand the function of the colossus. Why do I want to move it? If I move it, can I move it to another realm, and if I do, can it receive skulls on that realm and if destroyed, who would gain corruption, its original owner? To cost so much the updates could be a little more detailed...

user avatar image for Aaron F
about 2 months ago

Architect: Hear me out- what if we all lived in a giant cup? Mayor: You son of a bitch, I'm in!

When you move the Colossus, is the new location considered the home kingdom for placing skulls and applying corruption (when destroyed)? I'm assuming yes; just thinking of advantages that might counterattack the loss of additional warriors from the village's enhanced reinforce.

user avatar image for Christopher Jon Taylor
about 2 months ago

The Necropolis feature of holding a lot of skulls is really cool and I love it, but I also just wanted to chime in as well in case the Necropolis design can be changed. The design looks out of place compared to the rest of the monuments and immediately gave me a lame "bad-cheesy" vibe. it looks like a novelty wine glass I'd find at a flea market. if it's too late to change the design, I wouldn't complain, but figured I'd join the commentary just in case. I've been playing the base game all year and absolutely love it, and am excited for this expansion.

user avatar image for Karl Pajak
about 2 months ago

Agreed, it needs work.

How about a crows cage vibe?

user avatar image for Christopher Jon Taylor
about 2 months ago

Crows cage could be really cool looking, or maybe something in the theme of the Sedlec Ossuary.

user avatar image for Anon#16878
about 2 months ago

Completely agree the Necropolis is not good at all. I've got to the point that I've designed and made my own monuments as I'm not a fan of any directly

I like the idea of a giant distorted skull on top of the building but the look is not good enough to me, compared to other buildings

user avatar image for Kevin
about 2 months ago

Would you please update the "Achievements" on the Story page to reflect that we have reached that goal? It still shows as not being met. Thank you,

user avatar image for Aaron
about 2 months ago

Perhaps the devs could take inspiration from images of the Vatican's necropolis. https://images.app.goo.gl/p8Ks1RVGM6STUyBJ8

user avatar image for Aaron
about 2 months ago

...To design the endless necropolis repository for skulls. A square building/ruin with walls and alcoves that bear similar ancient markings.

user avatar image for Kevin
about 2 months ago

Or from games workshop board games Mighty Empires. They had a cool Necropolis. Warmaster might as well.

I'm no language expert, but should it be called "the Colossi of Bjorn"? If I'm wrong here, just ignore the comment.

user avatar image for Kevin
about 2 months ago

Too Egyptian. The look does not match the game look. >:/

It's Latin, though. The plural of "colossus" is "colossi." The monument shown has two statues... two colossi.

user avatar image for Jeff Hessell
about 2 months ago

Something about the figures in the Colossus (maybe their helms) reminds me of the player models from the 1982 game... Perfect design, since they are supposed to represent heroes of a bygone age!

user avatar image for Jason O
about 2 months ago

I think both monuments have well balanced abilities and the Colossus is my favorite model in the new expansion (so far) I have to admit the Necropolis looks lame. I hope the designers will go back and replace this with a better looking model.

user avatar image for Kevin
about 2 months ago

Lame...totally agree!