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2012
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1 − 6
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Best with 3, 4 players
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14 and up
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45 − 120 minutes
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Haven Town is facing total annihilation at the hands (and teeth) of a horde of monsters from beyond the Shadowrift.

You, the heroes, must band together to drive them back. To do this, you will need powerful spells, skills, attacks and loot. When the game begins, you are a basic hero; you can explore and fight. Luckily for you, Shadowrift is a deck-building game! You can buy new cards to add to your deck, cards that will define you as an adventurer and complement the strengths of your fellow heroes. Unlike other deck-builders, there is constant interaction with your fellow players as you figure out who will gain which benefit from the limited supply of townsfolk, offer their coin to help construct walls, and seek healing from anyone who's learned such magic.

Shadowrift also features monsters that don't merely sit waiting to be slain; if you leave them alone, they will rip Haven Town asunder. They'll kill people, break walls, and kick your heroes in the face. Combat with them is intuitive (though frequently painful). For defeating a monster, heroes gain Heroism, a simple, consistent boost to their power that makes them better at anything they undertake. Since the monsters won't stop coming until the last Shadowrift is sealed or the town has been built into a mighty fortress, you'll need every boost you can take.

The second edition of Shadowrift features many improved mechanisms, including a revised system for how monsters choose who to attack (based on types of villagers, instead of specific people) and a new system for monster powers (making them much more dangerous). It also has a revised card layout and a great deal of new and improved artwork.

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Shadowrift
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English second edition
Publisher: Game Salute
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Year: 2016
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Shadowrift
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English first edition
Publisher: Game Night Productions
Artist: Kirsten Brown, Colin Epstein, Nicholas Kay, Tom Kelly, Andy Kluthe, Philip X. Liu, Terry Pavlet, Elin Petterson, Sabine van Apeldoornmore»
Year: 2012
Size: 8.66 x 6.30 x 2.99 inches
2.65 pounds
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Release Date: May 2012
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14 Shadowrift Updated Rulebook (v2) from Game Salute
The most up-to-date rulebook for Shadowrift as of October 2014
English
2014-10-28
4 ShadowRift Cards (Version 1.0)
This is a list of all of the cards in ShadowRift with their respective properties. Please let me know if you catch any errors. Thanks.
English
2014-08-29
12 ShadowRift Playmat (28" x 24")
Designed using InkedPlaymats custom 2 player mat template.
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2014-04-07
19 Shadowrift Re-Mastered Rules - Low Ink Version
The newly Re-Mastered rule book for Shadowrift, re-written by designer Jeremy K Anderson. Special low ink version. Permission granted by designer to upload.
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2014-01-24
23 Individual Card Descriptions
I compiled all of the card descriptions Jeremy posted to the forums into one file for ease of printing.
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2014-01-24
14 Shadowrift Re-Mastered Rules
The newly Re-Mastered rule book for Shadowrift, re-written by designer Jeremy K Anderson.
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2014-01-23
17 Shadowrift Play Aid
Added recommended change. Small but effective. Thanks
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2013-07-02
7 Shadowrift Random Hero Card Generator v. 1.1
A simple console window application that will randomly pick a number of hero cards for Shadowrift as defined by the user. I am new to programming C# and did this as an exercise for myself, but decided others might find this easier than pulling out one copy of each hero card to randomly pick them for a game. Version 1.1 fixes a spelling mistake. :)
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2013-03-18
35 Shadowrift Play Mat
A mat to organize cards during play. Size: 22" x 23" (200 dpi). Print on large format printer for best results. Or print on single sheets and tape together.
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2013-02-24
7 Shadowrift Setup/Play Mat v 2.0
An aid to setup and play Shadowrift (created with permission of game author). To be printed on ANSI D-size paper.
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2012-10-23
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Num Ratings: 486
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