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Here is the first teaser for Lux et Tenebrae (light and darkness), a Res Arcana expansion.



Lux et Tenebrae expands Res Arcana to 5 players and adds new mages, magic items, monuments, places of power, and artifacts, including a new artifact type: demons.



Lux et Tenebrae also adds scaling rules for games with fewer than 5 players, which tightens 2-player games and adds another place of power to 4-player games, while ensuring more uncertainty as to which monuments are in a given game.

Lux et Tenebrae will be available in 4th quarter of 2019, perhaps at Essen or BGGCon (that decision is still being sorted out by SandCastle Games). I'll post another teaser and then a designer preview when we get closer to to those dates.

Enjoy!

All card images used in this article are from my private gallery; I have permission from the publisher to upload and use them for publicity purposes.
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Tom Lehmann wrote:
Here is the first teaser for Lux et Tenebrae (light and darkness), a Res Arcana expansion.


I didn't know being part fish-snake also makes your boobs bigger.
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For my life, I haven't even able to get my hands on the base game...
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Shader10 wrote:
I didn't know being part fish-snake also makes your boobs bigger.
Snakes can sqeeze hard, you know...
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It’s not easy/cheap to get the English version in Germany. And the german version seems to take some more time... hmm.

But I’m happy the game gets more support since I think I will enjoy it.
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Love the game. Can't wait for the expansion!
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How does the expansion tackle your point here - https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31492335#31492335?

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rattkin wrote:
How does the expansion tackle your point here - https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31492335#31492335?
Tom Lehmann wrote:
Lux et Tenebrae also adds scaling rules for games with fewer than 5 players, which tightens 2-player games and adds another place of power to 4-player games, while ensuring more uncertainty as to which monuments are in a given game.
By adding scaling rules and the proper support for them, I was able to solve the design issues I laid out in the post you linked to. That's the hard design problem I had to solve with this expansion.
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The most important question about this expansion is when will I be able to get it? Whoops just noticed Q4 2019. Very excited for this one will be an instant buy for me.
My favorite new game of 2019 so far!!
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Yeah, no, I saw that line. I guess what I was asking was: could you talk about it a little more (how the scaling is applied).

But I guess you're saving it for future designer diary entries?
 
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rattkin wrote:
could you talk about it a little more (how the scaling is applied).
Not at this time. It involves other items in the expansion.

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I guess you're saving it for future designer diary entries?
Correct. I'll discuss it in the designer preview.

When I wrote the linked post (mid-March), I didn't have a solution to the issues I listed in it. I took my first attempt at solving them to the Gathering of Friends (mid-April) where I tested and revised it twice before I was satisfied. At that point, I told the publisher that Lux et Tenebrae would extend Res Arcana to 5 players.
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Very nice! My friends and I are loving the base game. This expansion will be a welcome addition!
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Happy to see than rumors had some truth inside :-)
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Took this to play at the beach today, probably our favourite 2 player game of the year and very excited about an expansion!
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Awesome!

How many new artifact cards will we get or is the exact number still undetermined?
 
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The alternate mage will also exist for the extension?? That would be cool to do them as for the base game
 
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I can't wait. How can the best game of 2019 get better?

Last night I just won (finally) in a 4p game with drafting as many dragons as possible and throwing them out for points. Probably not the most elegant win but it worked for me!

Can't wait to try the same with demons!
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Thanks for the great news!

Are there definite plans to have this expansion in other languages like for the base game?
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This game is just awesome. My favorite game in 2019 and already one of my all time favorite : great game, wonderfull edition.

I would like an expansion with new mechanics, not only new cards.

I hope Tom, Cyril and Julien will continue this beautifull job (gameplay, edition, art), in the same direction.
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Woot!
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lebigot wrote:
Are there definite plans to have this expansion in other languages like for the base game?
Yes. It will be released initially in English and French and then later in other languages.
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Fantastic, love the mechanics of the beastmaster and vortex of destruction, looking forward to adding this to the base game!
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Sold!

Whats up with huge boobs?
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