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Sunday Preview – Enter the Cursed City
It’s an exciting week for co-operative adventure game fans, as budding vampire hunters get ready to delve into the darkness of Ulfenkarn. You’ve seen the heroes, you’ve seen the villains, you’ve even seen the streets you’ll be walking through, and now it’s nearly time for you to get your hands on Warhammer Quest: Cursed City.
That’s not all we have for you this week either, as the Cursed City companion novels arrive from Black Library with a special gift for players of the game itself.
Now without further ado, let’s sink our fangs into the warm jugular of next Saturday’s pre-orders.
Warhammer Quest: Cursed City
In case you’ve been shut firmly inside your manse for the last few weeks (and with the dreaded Ulfenwatchroaming the streets, we wouldn’t blame you), Warhammer Quest: Cursed City is the next instalment in the smash-hit adventure game franchise that most recently saw players delving into the maddening confines of a Blackstone Fortress.
Join with up to three other players to fight back against the undead scourge infesting the Cursed City, an ancient settlement gripped by a terrible curse thanks to a foolhardy deal struck with vampire lord Radukar the Wolf. Play as one of 8 beleaguered heroes trapped within the ancient city’s walls. Each adventure is a race against time, as when the sun sets the dead grow in power and fall upon anyone unlucky enough to remain in Ulfenkarn’s streets.
Along with 60 Citadel miniatures and a hero’s bounty of cards, tiles, tokens, and more, Cursed City comes with a 56-page quest book, setting your heroes plenty of challenges as they seek to overthrow Radukar and save Ulfenkarn.
Pre-order Warhammer Quest: Cursed City on Saturday* and begin your next co-operative adventure in the Mortal Realms. Can’t wait to round up a group to get stuck into Ulfenkarn? We have just the thing for you.
Discover the story behind the game with the Cursed City companion novel by C L Werner. A spate of murders ripples through the already oppressed city of Ulfenkarn, and an unlikely band of heroes rises to fight back against Radukar the Wolf and his Thirsting Court. Not only will you get a gripping tale, but also rules for a whole new hero to use in your games of Cursed City. Although, calling him a hero might be a stretch…
Black Library’s Cursed City ‘Hero’ Really Doesn’t Play Well With OthersBlack Library has a long and noble history of providing tie-ins to Warhammer boxed games. With the new Warhammer Quest: Cursed City, they’re doing this and going a step further. Every English-language copy of C L Werner’s Cursed City – including the lavish special edition – includes a character card allowing you to play one of the heroes of the novel in your games.
Morrvahl Olbrecht is a Battlemage who cares little for those he fights alongside, and the way he plays is perfect for those who want to add a little bit of competition to their co-operative gaming.
In the novel, Morrvahl is a wizard who makes his home in the vampire-ruled city of Ulfenkarn and studies some of the darker magical arts – such as necromancy.
In the Cursed City game, these magical preferences are represented by Morrvahl’s attacks and abilities. He has a melee attack that uses his vicious scythe-bladed staff Gravebloom. The potent enchantments woven into the weapon mean that damage dealt with it can never be reduced or ignored – very useful against some of Ulfenkarn’s more resilient denizens. Morrvahl also has a powerful ranged attack that can cause masses of damage to the toughest foes.
Where Morrvahl really comes into his own is with his special ability, Soulstorm, which allows him to roll a dice for each model on the same board tile, hero and hostile alike. Any critical result causes damage – and damage to friendly models can trigger Morrvahl’s Path to Glory condition and award him inspiration points.
Using Morrvahl might not make you many friends among your fellow adventurers, but it’s a characterful way to play with loads of opportunity for fun storytelling.
You can build a model to represent Morrvahl Olbrecht using the Cities of Sigmar Collegiate Arcane Mystic Battle Wizards set. To get your hands on his character card, you’ll want to pick up the hardback or special edition of C L Werner’s Cursed City.
The novel explores events in Ulfenkarn prior to your adventures in the game. When a series of grisly murders occur – grisly even by the Cursed City’s standards – a band of unlikely heroes, including our antisocial necromancer, gather to investigate. Their journey will take them from the dark alleys of the city’s outer districts to the heart of the Ebon Citadel as they tangle with Radukar the Wolf and his court of undead horrors.
The story’s the perfect way to get a feel for Ulfenkarn before you embark on your own quests there, and you can pre-order it soon, at the same time as the game.
For true paragons of order rebelling against the undead threat, the individually signed limited edition version is not only a work of art in its own right but also includes an additional short story not available anywhere else. Only 1250 copies will be available, so be sure to get up bright and early to pre-order yours on Saturday.
* Please note, orders placed on games-workshop.com will be limited to one copy per order.
Quelle: Games Workshop