Time of Legends: Joan of Arc Coming to Retail With a New Core Set

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Time of Legends: Joan of Arc Coming to Retail With a New Core Set

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Time of Legends: Joan of Arc is a narrative miniatures board game of dark fantasy and historical action that plunges 2 players into the heart of the Hundred Years' War.

For more than a century, the fields of France rang to the sound of constant warfare as kings plotted for the throne and heroic knights clashed on the battlefield; whilst stranger and even more deadly threats lurked in the dark corners of the Medieval imagination. Featuring a modular hex tile board, area activation system, custom dice, and custom card decks, Time of Legends: Joan of Arc is a highly flexible gaming system which allows for a variety of different play experiences.

The Time of Legends: Joan of Arc retail edition is a brand-new Core Set for the game.

In the five scenarios found only in this box you will face off Joan of Arc and John Talbot in the skirmishes before the Battle of Patay, capture a cockatrice and use it to terrorize a village, hunt down a werewolf, search for hidden treasure whilst avoiding becoming prey to the legendary creatures that stalk the land, and stage a desperate last stand between the French and English armies. In addition to these scenarios, Time of Legends: Joan of Arc also features a repayable battle mode system utilizing variable maps, deployment, and victory conditions. The miniatures in this box will allow 2 players to select their armies and square off on the battlefield.

Take control of key historical characters as they lead armies, complete quests, converse with townsfolk, gain experience and choose a path of Holy righteousness or Unholy wrath. Choose a scenario which outlines specific objectives for each player which can differ greatly and offer a range of narrative, combat and adventure related goals. Each round pick between three random War Council cards to tailor your strategy, then distribute orders between your troops using a flexible area activation system. Resolve combat with custom attack and defense dice, and swing the battle in your favor by playing well timed Tactics or Myth cards to surprise your opponent. Instead of choosing a scenario, play the Battle Mode to take command of English, French, Holy or Unholy armies and go head-to-head with your opponent.


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hotseatgames replied the topic: #299811 18 Jul 2019 22:35
I'd probably pick this up if I could get it at a decent price. I thought it looked neat, and having a bunch of 15mm fantasy figures would be cool.
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fightcitymayor replied the topic: #299816 19 Jul 2019 08:13
This "retail-only" edition caused a minor kerfuffle during the KS. The Core Set that KS backers received was huge and in a rectangular coffin box. Mythic decided at some point to send the game to retail channels (which was originally supposedly up in the air), but the only way retail channels would touch it was including some sweetener content (because retailers are by now very aware that KS games at retail might as well be doorstops). So Mythic produced this smaller, square, "retail-only" core set, which does indeed have scenarios that the giant KS rectangular Core Set does not have. This ticked off the KS completionists and the FOMO types, who accused Mythic of trying to get more $$$ out of them at retail (after already spending plenty of $$$ during the KS) whereas Mythic insists the smaller box meant having fewer components, and thus needed new/different scenarios that would fit just what was in this new retail box.

I don't remember if Mythic agreed to make these new retail-only scenarios available on the website or not, so that the KS gotta-catch-em-all crowd would be placated.
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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #299817 19 Jul 2019 08:39
Cry me a river, jeez. As if “backing” it entitles you to everything and locks the publisher into never improving or changing their product. It’s a couple of damn scenarios- one or two page setup docs. As if most backers will ever even play more than just the first two or three at the most anyway. Shows once again how KS feeds off FOMO and nerd entitlement.

Anyway, I’ll totally check this out now whereas before it was an expensive, enormous thing I wasn’t interested in.
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charlest replied the topic: #299818 19 Jul 2019 08:43
Be careful with this one. If you check the forums, the Kickstarter version is riddled with errors. I believe almost every single scenario has some kind of issue, from using the wrong tiles in the image to not having complete rules for objectives.

Mythic is releasing updated scenarios every so often to fix these issues, and many of those have issues as well. You can find comments on BGG where backers have thrown in the towel and given up due to all of the issues in the rulebook and scenarios.
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hotseatgames replied the topic: #299819 19 Jul 2019 08:48
When I looked at the KS earlier, I really just wanted it for the minis.
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Sagrilarus replied the topic: #299877 19 Jul 2019 19:15

charlest wrote: Be careful with this one. If you check the forums, the Kickstarter version is riddled with errors. I believe almost every single scenario has some kind of issue, from using the wrong tiles in the image to not having complete rules for objectives.


I have never had this problem with the games I buy. It's the damnedest thing.

Self-inflicted wounds. They'll buy again.