Note - this is the new revised edition.
Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients is a fast-paced, fully cooperative, dungeon-crawl board game set in the Old West, with a heavy dose of unspeakable horror! Players create characters, taking on the role of a classic Western Hero Archetype, such as the US Marshal, Gunslinger, or Saloon Girl. Forming an adventuring posse, the Heroes venture down into the dark mines, overrun with all manner of ancient demons and foul creatures from another world. With tactical gameplay, lots of dice, and a robust card-driven exploration system, no two games are ever the same as the heroes explore the mines finding new enemies to fight, new loot to collect, and new dangers to overcome. Players can even find portals to other worlds, stepping through to continue their adventures on the other side!
With tactical gameplay, lots of dice, and a robust card-driven exploration system, no two games are ever the same as the heroes explore the mines finding new enemies to fight, new loot to collect, and new dangers to overcome. Players can even find portals to other worlds, stepping through to continue their adventures on the other side!
An exciting campaign system allows the players to visit local frontier towns between adventures, spending their hard-earned loot and building their characters from game to game! As players find fantastic gear and artifacts to equip their heroes, they also gain experience from their adventures. This experience is used to level up, guiding the hero's path through an expansive, class-specific upgrade tree of new skills and abilities, allowing each player to develop their hero to fit their own play style.
In City of the Ancients, players will encounter portals to the otherworld on the Plains of Targa, finding an ancient frozen city whose living inhabitants are nowhere to be found. Instead, great mechanical keepers wander the city going about their duties - until interrupted by the arrival of the players' characters!
This new edition of the classic Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients features a full set of all new, re-designed miniatures for all of the Heroes and Enemies. In fewer pieces, and with better proportions and greater detail, these are some of the best Shadows of Brimstone miniatures produced to date!
This set also features a full balance and polish pass on every component of the game. This includes all of the FAQ and corrections since the original release, as well as some revised mechanics, card abilities, Hero Starting Upgrades, Enemy Elite Charts, Town Locations, set icons on the cards, new tokens, and a few brand new cards. The revised and updated Rulebook and Adventure Book are both now unique to this Core Set, and feature painting guides for all of the Heroes and Enemies in the set as well as revised and re-balanced Skill Trees and Upgrade charts for all of the Hero Classes.
For veteran Brimstone players, these revised Core Sets are more than beautiful new miniatures, they are a culmination of polish, balance, and feedback from years of adventures all in one place. For new players, there has never been a better time to saddle up and dive into exploring the rich world and unspeakable horrors of Shadows of Brimstone!
*These Revised Edition Core Sets are fully compatible with all previously released material for Shadows of Brimstone.*
Can be used together with Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death to raise the maximum players to 6.