03 October 2017
Reprint funds on Kickstarter in under four hours
Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game, if you couldn’t tell by the title, owes quite a debt to Games Workshop’s classic Magical Quest Game, Talisman.
However, Tristan Hall’s modern spiritual successor to the love-it-or-hate-it ‘80s staple is much more than a simple reskin, translating Talisman’s sense of adventure and unexpected encounters to a card game. If you want to know what we think in full, you can check out our review in the latest issue of Tabletop Gaming magazine.
The original game sold out within a few weeks over the summer, so it’s a pleasant surprise to see it return to Kickstarter to fund a reprint with a corrected Raging Vampire card and colour blind-friendly tokens, plus French and German translations for our friends on the continent.
What’s even more pleasant to see is that the latest campaign is also funding three new expansions for Kilforth, which will be released in the second half of 2018.
The first is the Encounters Pack, a 54-card set that – like the name suggests – bolsters the encounter and rewards decks for a better mix of events.
Secondly is the Dark Gloom Pack, a diddly pack of 12 cards that replaces cards found in the core set pointed out as “a bit too terrifying, or a bit too racy for a PG rating” with artwork better-suited for a younger audience or those possibly upset or offended by the original versions, which is a consideration we appreciate very much. The duplicates can also be combined with the original cards.
Finally, there’s the accessory expansion. Pimp my Gloom adds a bigger velvet bag, extra dice, 16 race art standees (divided equally into male and female characters), four ancient standees, larger tarot-sized location cards and player aid cards.
The reprint of Kilforth costs £48 for the core set, while the expansions can be picked up as a bundle for £43 – or between £8 and £21 separately. If you don’t have the original game and want the extras, it’ll be £87.
The campaign runs until October 31st and has already raised a staggering £91,000, having passed its £27,000 goal in under four hours.