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2014
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, more than 4 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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12 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
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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 Law Man, 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!

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!

So load up yer' six shooter, throw on yer' hat and poncho, and gather the posse as the darkness is coming, and all hell's about to break loose...in the Shadows of Brimstone!

Can be used together with Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death to raise the maximum players to 6.

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Contents

  • Rule Book
  • Adventure Book
  • 16x Six-sided dice
  • 1x Eight-sided die
  • 1x Special Peril Die
  • Full Color Die-cut Counters
  • Over 220 game cards
  • Enemy and Hero Record Sheets
  • Large Adventure Reference Cards
  • CD Soundtrack

Map Tiles:

  • 8x Unique Room Map Tiles
  • 4x Standard Room Map Tiles
  • 6x Passage Map Tiles
  • 20x Map Tile End Caps
  • 6x Map Tile Gate End Caps

Miniatures:

  • 1x US Marshal Hero
  • 1x Bandido Hero
  • 1x Saloon Girl Hero
  • 1x Gunslinger Hero
  • 12x Void Spiders
  • 6x Stranglers
  • 6x Tentacles
  • 3x Night Terrors
  • 1x Goliath

Cards:

  • 18 Mine Map
  • 36 Gear (+2 For each Promo Set you have)
  • 15 Mine Artifact
  • 20 Mine Encounter
  • 10 Low Threat
  • 10 Med Threat
  • 10 High Threat
  • 5 Epic Threat
  • 7 Growing Dread
  • 15 Darkness
  • 10 Personal Items
  • 12 Loot
  • 12 Scavenge
  • 15 Targa encounter
  • 10 Targa Artifact
  • 18 Targa Map
  • 5 Targa Otherworld Threat
  • 2 World Cards












Note: Miniatures are provided in pieces and require assembly (cutting from sprues and gluing together).

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Year: 2014
Product Code: FFP0701
Size: 18.75 x 11.50 x 4.00 inches
9.00 pounds
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This is version 2.0 of the slider frame. Version one counted up to 9995 money and 995 experience. This version will allow 9995 of both money and experience for upper level characters. I find it best to put the sliders below the character cards with the tags underneath. Then I push or pull the lower tag to adjust the numbers.
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13 40 Environmental Horror Cards
After about 2 months into the HexCrawl campaign, we found the game was way too easy. In order to increase the difficulty we added two environmental horror effects to each adventure. These horror effects happen immediately upon entering the mine/other world (and before the Hold Back the Darkness roll). If you're looking for a way to increase the difficulty and require smarter moves, strategy, and tactics, try out these cards: Disclaimer: The cards were made in Klutz's card program and graphics on these cards are taken directly from Google image searches.
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4 Loot and Scavenge Tables (roll a die) to replace the decks
Instead of drawing from the Loot or Scavenge deck and shuffling the card back into the deck, you can use these tables that are statistically identical to the decks from the game. If you want to use only components from the game box, roll a red die and a white die to make a d66. But if you have a d12, you can also use that and roll on the second table.
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2 Human enemies standees
To go with paddirn's [url=https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/115769/hexcrawl-expansion-title-pending]Human enemies designed for Hexcrawl[/url], here are paper standees of the various enemies, for those who don't want to buy minis for those.
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0 Expanded Travel Encounters with variant rules
New expanded Travel Encounters which when added to the original give you 88 encounters when traveling to and from Town. Variant Encounter and Outside Fight rules and map graphic included. Others contributors to these boards have suggested rules for ranged combat and fights with enemy humans and Flying Frog is introducing rules for this as well. You are of course free to use whatever rules set you please. Any resemblance of the new encounters to other fan submitted material is purely coincidental. The original encounters in the Adventure Books are required to fully use this material.
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2015-08-11
2 Brimstone tactical
Checked Grammar, rules precision increased. Added my version of Wandering Threats rules.
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1 Traducción 80 eventos de viaje variante Hexcrawl
Traducción 80 eventos de viaje variante Hexcrawl. No estaría mal echarle un ojo a la traducción, que la hice muy rápido.
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15 Legends of the West
The Fourth Part of the long awaited Legends of the West campaign.
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After playing the game 10 times and using a few different player aids, we found that we needed just a little bit more detail. Please let me know what you think!
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