With the split between Game Workshop and Fantasy Flight Games coming into effect in a few days (you will no longer to buy Fantasy Flight’s licensed Game Workshop games from the 28th February) the question remains, what happens to all the games? It probably means we will never see those games designed by Fantasy Flight game again in their current form, which means no more Chaos in the Old World, Blood Bowl Team Manager or Forbidden Stars but there has always been hope that those game originally developed by GW will rise again.
And so it is that Games Workshop have announced, via their Warhammer Community page, that Talisman is coming back:
“We are delighted to announce that this classic and much loved game will be getting a new edition, with an expected release later this year. At the moment, we don’t have much info on what that release will look like or an exact date for you, but we’re sure it will be a great new edition of an already excellent game.”
Its scarily short on details but at least it lets us know that we can expect Games Workshop to release a version of Talisman in 2017 and by the looks of it, by themselves and not licensed out to a third party.
There’s no information if this will be a reprint of the fourth edition, a new fifth edition or a move of the game into the Warhammer 40,000 or Age of Sigmar properties, but I am beginning to think this will be a reprint of the fourth edition for a number of reasons. For starters, Games Workshop revised and updated Talisman from third edition to fourth edition and distributed it under their Black Library name before selling the licence to Fantasy Flight Games (who made some minor alterations to the rules). The second reason is that Games Workshop is still working closely with Nomad Games on Talisman: Digital Edition and on the Warhammer Community page Games Workshop proudly announces the Firelands expansion for the digital version.
So are you looking forward to a new fifth edition Talisman, an Age of Sigmar Talisman or happy for a reprint of the, now classic, fourth edition?