Game Spotlights

November 15, 2021

Devin

New Releases From Thunderworks Games

We’ve got some great new releases from Thunderworks Games and they prove that this small publisher can still punch well-above its weight class.

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What’s New?



new releases from thunderworks games roll player adventures

Roll Player Adventures

Roll Player Adventures is a cooperative storybook board game for 1-4 players set in the world of Roll Player. Player characters face challenges, explore new lands, make friends and enemies, solve puzzles, fight monsters and make important decisions that will shape the story as they progress through 11 core Adventures and a re-playable Side Quest.

Choose from one of many characters, or import a favorite Roll Player character and take them on a heroic journey. If you do import a character you’ve built in Roll Player, any number of expansions and any number of promo cards/boards that were used, may continue to be used in Roll Player Adventures!

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Nefras’s Judgement Expansion

The Roll Player Adventures expansion Nefras’s Judgement includes 41 different backstory quests, one for each Backstory card in Roll Player. These quests are woven into the core narrative of the campaign and include encounters for each player to make choices that adjust their alignment.

This expansion also features:

  • Massive Backstory Codex (300+ pages)
  • 4 New Backstory Boards to add to each player’s Character Sheet
  • 6 Backstory Markers and 6 Alignment Markers
  • 65 New Rare Cards to discover

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Cartographers Heroes

Heroes includes the Skills Mini-Expansion!

The expedition to the Western Lands is the kind of honor that comes once in a lifetime for a royal cartographer. But these are dangerous times. War ravages the land, and you are sure to encounter Dragul forces determined to thwart Queen Gimnax’s plans for western expansion.

Fortunately, brave heroes have risen to the defense of Nalos. Chart their deeds alongside the queen’s edicts and secure your place in history.

Cartographers Heroes is the sequel to the critically acclaimed map-drawing game, Cartographers. It includes all new map sheets, scoring cards, explore cards, and ambush cards with unique abilities.

Cartographers Heroes can be played on its own or mixed with components from the original game for a greater variety of gameplay possibilities!

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Cartographers: Collector’s Edition

Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Cartographers Heroes (in larger box)
  • #1 Map Pack: Nebblis
  • #2 Map Pack: Affril
  • #3 Map Pack: Undercity
  • Skills Mini-Expansion 2

In addition, Cartographers Collector’s Edition includes plenty of empty space to store the original Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, plus all the mini-expansions to date, even when sleeved!

The included map packs can be played with either version of Cartographers and provide new map sheets, cards, and a unique and challenging way to play the game.

Cartographers Heroes is the sequel to the critically acclaimed map-drawing game, Cartographers. It includes all-new map sheets, scoring cards, explore cards, ambush cards with unique abilities, and heroes.

Cartographers Heroes can be played on its own or mixed with components from the original game for a greater variety of gameplay possibilities.

In Cartographers Heroes, players compete to get the highest reputation at the end of four seasons. Each season, players draw on their map sheet and score against unique conditions at the end of the season. The player with the highest reputation at the end of the year is declared the winner.

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Cartographers Map Packs

#1 The Nebblis: Plane of Flame map pack can be played with either Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale or Cartographers Heroes.

Components include 75 double-sided map sheets and 3 volcano cards.

#2 The Affril: Plane of Knowledge map pack can be played with either Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale or Cartographers Heroes.

Components include 75 double-sided map sheets and 3 scoring cards.

#3 The Undercity: Depths of Sabek map pack can be played with either Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale or Cartographers Heroes.

Components include 75 double-sided map sheets and 3 scoring cards.

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Cartographers of Nalos Puzzle

This Series 1 puzzle includes 1000 interlocking puzzle pieces and matching poster featuring art from the Cartographers Heroes Collector’s Edition card game by Lucas Ribeiro.

Finished puzzle size is 27 x 20 inches.

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Champions of Nalos Puzzle

This Series 1 puzzle includes 1000 interlocking puzzle pieces and matching poster featuring art from the Roll Player board game by JJ Ariosa.

Finished puzzle size is 27 x 20 inches.

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Cape May

America’s oldest seaside resort, Cape May, New Jersey, has been a popular getaway for families since the late 1700s. But Cape May was never immune to hardship. Wracked by devastating fires, extreme beach erosion, swarms of mosquitoes, and intense competition from surrounding areas, the town and its residents struggled their way through the 19th and 20th centuries. During this turbulent time, players attempt to develop Cape May into the “Queen of the Seaside Resorts.”

[ Read our Game Spotlight on Cape May! ]

In Cape May, players traverse the city streets as entrepreneurs, developing property while building wealth over four seasons to earn prestige.

Build cottages, develop them into Victorian homes, and upgrade them into historic landmarks. Establish shops and grow them into profitable businesses. Carefully move around the city, and make strategic use of activity cards.

Complete bonus goals, then take some time to relax and spot wildlife in the best place for birdwatching in the Northeastern United States.

Whoever best balances their income, development, movement, and personal goals will go down in history as the most successful developer of Cape May!

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new releases from thunderworks games vocations mini expansion cape may

Vocations Mini-Expansion for Cape May

Eleven card mini-expansion, plus rules card, includes:

  • 1 Rules Card
  • 10 Vocation Cards
  • 1 Event Card

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