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Talisman Batman - Super Villains Edition allows players to take on the role of Gotham City’s notorious evil doers, sneaking and fighting their way through Arkham Asylum’s two floors and central tower to be the first to subdue Batman and successfully release its dangerous inmates.

The anti-heroic objective in this take on classic Talisman fantasy tabletop game focuses on building the health, strength, and cunning of the Caped Crusader’s enemies. The game can be played co-operatively against an AI Batman or competitively against other foes with one player eventually earning the reputation needed to be King or Queen of the criminal underworld.

The game board features artwork from DC’s “New 52” era, and the game includes thirteen plastic character figures, more than one hundred encounter cards, six-sided dice, and stat boards to monitor each character.

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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #293288 01 Mar 2019 19:55
I am so weirded out by this.
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Colorcrayons replied the topic: #293293 01 Mar 2019 21:16
I still think Adventure Time Talisman would be best Talisman.

Some games, like Adventure Time Munchkin, and Adventure Time Love Letter are better for it since the theme works so well with the design.

I'm not a Munchkin fan at all, but I have no problem playing the Adventure Time version.

Batman? I just dunno.
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Josh Look replied the topic: #293294 01 Mar 2019 21:46
Yeah, I just don’t know about this. For kids I am so glad this is happening, as I wished I had a Batman game as good as Talisman when I was a kid. But for everyone else, myself included, I think this is a lost opportunity. I’d really been hoping for a setting/IP that didnt have such a serious tone, that’s what Talisman really needs at this point. The game is stupid, we all know that, lets give it the setting it deserves.
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ubarose replied the topic: #293296 01 Mar 2019 21:55
I think it could be fun. And I bet a lot of kids will love it.
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engineer Al replied the topic: #293297 01 Mar 2019 22:02

Josh Look wrote: Yeah, I just don’t know about this.


Really? Man, I was so sure that Josh Look was gonna be all over this! Maybe I have to buy my OWN copy?!!? Let's wait and see. . .
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #293300 01 Mar 2019 22:07
I agree with the above, Adventure Time is perfect for this... also sets the right tone, as Josh mentioned. But I'm sure these other themes will be fine too. I think there is room to make little changes to make the game better, I'm curious if these different reskins will have new rules.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #293301 01 Mar 2019 22:47
Seems like a tone deaf thematic mismatch, much like Batman Love Letter. Do not want.
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ubarose replied the topic: #293302 01 Mar 2019 23:23
8 year old me would have been over the moon for this game. I'd get to be Batgirl and fight bad guys and get cool gear and a motorcycle...

I think maybe 8 year old me might be talking grown up me into wanting to be Batgirl and fight bad guys and get cool gear and a motorcycle.
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Scott Rogers replied the topic: #293303 01 Mar 2019 23:53
16 year old Scott’s head just exploded!!
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mc replied the topic: #293305 02 Mar 2019 02:14

Josh Look wrote: I’d really been hoping for a setting/IP that didnt have such a serious tone, that’s what Talisman really needs at this point. The game is stupid, we all know that, lets give it the setting it deserves.


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Josh Look replied the topic: #293306 02 Mar 2019 07:18

mc wrote:

Josh Look wrote: I’d really been hoping for a setting/IP that didnt have such a serious tone, that’s what Talisman really needs at this point. The game is stupid, we all know that, lets give it the setting it deserves.



I would have been all over this.

Wake me up when Ghostbusters Talisman drops next year.
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Colorcrayons replied the topic: #293309 02 Mar 2019 09:25

mc wrote:

Josh Look wrote: I’d really been hoping for a setting/IP that didnt have such a serious tone, that’s what Talisman really needs at this point. The game is stupid, we all know that, lets give it the setting it deserves.



If we get Adam West, Julie Newmar, Burgess Meredith, etc. then I'll take back my skepticism.

THAT is the Batman game I've always wanted, and honestly, the only Batman that matters.
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Jackwraith replied the topic: #293312 02 Mar 2019 10:28
Eh. I'm with Josh on this one: the game is pretty simplistic, despite the fact that we all had/continue to have a great time with it. Does adding Batman to it make it any more interesting? This isn't that far away from any of the other Batman-themed releases by Parker Brothers or Hasbro over the years: roll and move, do something, maybe run into the Riddler, whoever catches the most crooks by the end wins.

The other annoying aspect is that I'm kind of a Batman purist. Atmospherics are important with the character and if this is going to be on the level of a Parker Brothers offering or the inane 60s TV show, then I'm completely put off; already including the fact that I have precious little interest in ever playing Talisman again.
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Josh Look replied the topic: #293313 02 Mar 2019 10:50
You’re 100% right, atmosphere is essential to this character, no matter which iteration you’re dealing with. It’s the dark, serious comic book Batman they’re dealing with here. Like, 40k, which I also thought was a bad fit for Talisman’s rules despite liking Relic more than Talisman, is not just a grim dark theme, it’s THE grim dark theme, and even that has more room for whimsey with its pitch black 2000 AD-esque humor than the comic book version of Batman. It’s a bad fit, there really isn’t any argument there, nobody should be making excuses for it. There’s also that Talisman is a competitive game, there’s no reason why Batman and the Bat-Family would be competing, and I AM SURE AS HELL NOT GOING TO PLAY A CO-OP TALISMAN. Not only do I not want to buy this game, I don’t even want to try it. I could play the old University Games Batman game from 1989, where everyone gets to be Batman, and it would be just as themeatically accurate and it would be over a whole lot sooner.
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hotseatgames replied the topic: #293314 02 Mar 2019 11:15
Good news for people not into this... Kevin Wilson has a Batman the Animated series game coming out that uses the TMNT engine. Could be great!
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the_jake_1973 replied the topic: #293319 02 Mar 2019 16:32
It would seem like Rick & Morty would be decent grist for the Talisman mill.
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Not Sure replied the topic: #293320 02 Mar 2019 17:30

Josh Look wrote: There’s also that Talisman is a competitive game, there’s no reason why Batman and the Bat-Family would be competing, and I AM SURE AS HELL NOT GOING TO PLAY A CO-OP TALISMAN.


What this design needs is to cast the players as the villains, with Batman (using the Reaper rules) wandering the board ruining shit for you.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #293322 02 Mar 2019 19:03

ubarose wrote: 8 year old me would have been over the moon for this game. I'd get to be Batgirl and fight bad guys and get cool gear and a motorcycle...

I think maybe 8 year old me might be talking grown up me into wanting to be Batgirl and fight bad guys and get cool gear and a motorcycle.


It's never too late for a motorcycle.
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engineer Al replied the topic: #293339 03 Mar 2019 10:05
"Play one of the many versions of Batman from comics, movies or T.V. in an effort to collect the most Magic and don the "Cowl of Command."
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Shellhead replied the topic: #293341 03 Mar 2019 10:15

engineer Al wrote: "Play one of the many versions of Batman from comics, movies or T.V. in an effort to collect the most Magic and don the "Cowl of Command."


They are just phoning this one in and expecting people to auto-buy because Batman. Maybe they are right and the fans are really that dim.
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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #293343 03 Mar 2019 10:42
I can’t stop thinking about this game and what a terrible idea it is.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #293347 03 Mar 2019 12:22
Has Talisman jumped the shark already? Or will that be NFL Talisman?
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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #293350 03 Mar 2019 12:52
Just wait for...

Munchkin Talisman
Auburn University Talisman
A Christmas Story Talisman
Monopoly Talisman
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Shellhead replied the topic: #293356 03 Mar 2019 16:57

Michael Barnes wrote: Just wait for...

Munchkin Talisman
Auburn University Talisman
A Christmas Story Talisman
Monopoly Talisman


You forgot Cthulhu Talisman and Zombie Talisman.
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Sevej replied the topic: #293359 03 Mar 2019 20:32
Replace the crown with ma deuce and I'd totally play zombie Talisman.