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Small World: Necromancer Island (2010)

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2010
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2 − 5
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40 − 80 minutes
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Small World: Necromancer Island
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Small World: Die Insel des Geisterbeschwörers
Small World: L'Île du Nécromant
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A Small World Scenario for 3 to 6 players

At first no one noticed the small island on the lake - nor paid any attention to the gnarly pretense of a man who drifted onto it, sitting astride a wooden log with a huge grimoire on his lap employing a shovel as his unlikely paddle. A ghastly green mist soon shrouded the island, wrapping it in a ghostly silence pierced only by a maniacal laughter and some intermittent curses. Then, one moonlit night, an impossibly crooked tower emerged high above the mist, casting a long and dark shadow on the surrounding land... The Necromancer had arrived!

In Necromancer Island, one of the players assumes the role of a dreaded Necromancer who inhabits an island in the center of Small World's central Lake region. He captures the souls of all Race tokens lost to conquests, using them to progressively spawn Ghosts who invade the surrounding Regions. To make matters worse, his Powers grow as his reach across the land increases. If the Necromancer succeeds in bringing all of his Ghosts into play, anytime before the game's end, he wins!

Contains

  • 1 Necromancer Island game piece
  • 1 Well of Souls game piece
  • 14 Ghost tokens
  • 1 Rulebook in English, French & German

Necromancer Island is a free, limited-edition scenario available from game retailers worldwide and for purchasers of a Small World product from the Days of Wonder web store during November and December 2010 only while supplies last

Update December 2013 (Days of Wonders news)
http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2013/12/12/small-world-royal-bonus-expansion-leaders-necromancer-island/
"We also reprinted a batch of the long out of print Necromancer Island and an improved version of Leaders of Small World (now including all the races from the Small World Universe, up to the Royal Bonus) for our backers. After fulfilling these Kickstarter rewards, we found ourselves with a few extra copies which we are making available to Small World fans. So while stocks last (and we mean it when we say these are limited in number), you can pick up the new Royal Bonus expansion, Necromancer Island and Leaders exclusively from the Days of Wonder website. Please, note that this offer is limited to one copy of each expansion per order."

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0 Necromancer Island Fix
The following is in the attached PDF with proper formatting..... Enjoy! “Give all remaining 13 Ghosts and the Well of Souls to the player to the right of the starting player.” This should instead be chosen and in the result of more than 1 party wanting to play the Necromancer: Roll the die, high wins. If no one wants to play him, roll: High “wins”. Roll off ties as required. For first 2 rounds of the game, “No one is aware of the presence of the Necromancer or the fog enshrouded island that appears in the center of the great lake, or of his spreading influence. When they finally do recognize the threat, the races will have to decide if they will call a truce to face their common, greater, enemy or pursue their own goals and risk losing their world.” Start of each subsequent...
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3 Ghost token tuckbox
Some tuckboxes I created for the ghost tokens. Tuckboxes were generated for leaders and other relevant tokens to be included (but should handle no leaders well enough). Updated for US Letter size. Additional files for base game and expansion races are available on the base game and expansion pages.
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2014-06-28
4 Reglas originales en castellano - PDF
Reglas originales de la expansión de Smallworld: La isla del nigromante en castellano.
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2011-11-23
3 Necromancer Island - Rules in Russian
Rules of Small World: Necromancer Island in Russian. Русская версия правил дополнения Остров Некроманта. Автор перевода и верстка Gravicapa 2fishki.ru
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2011-06-24
6 Necromancer Special Powers Card
Necromancer Special Powers Card
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2011-02-25
2 Small World: Necromancer Island - Dutch Rules
Dutch Translation of The rules in original Layout Nederlandse Vertaling van de spelregels in originele layout
Dutch
2010-11-18
5 Ghosts Race Banner
Here is my idea for a Race Banner for the Ghost tokens in Necromancer Island. Feedback welcome!
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2010-11-11
2 Necromancer Island Thai Rule
Thai version by BGK
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2010-10-18
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