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Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death is a fast-paced, fully cooperative, dungeon-crawl board game set in the Old West, with a heavy dose of unspeakable horror! Players create characters, taking on the role of a classic Western Hero Archetype, such as the Law Man, Gunslinger, or Saloon Girl. Forming an adventuring posse, the Heroes venture down into the dark mines, overrun with all manner of ancient demons and foul creatures from another world. With tactical gameplay, lots of dice, and a robust card-driven exploration system, no two games are ever the same as the heroes explore the mines finding new enemies to fight, new loot to collect, and new dangers to overcome. Players can even find portals to other worlds, stepping through to continue their adventures on the other side!
An exciting campaign system allows the players to visit local frontier towns between adventures, spending their hard-earned loot and building their characters from game to game! As players find fantastic gear and artifacts to equip their heroes, they also gain experience from their adventures. This experience is used to level up, guiding the hero's path through an expansive, class-specific upgrade tree of new skills and abilities, allowing each player to develop their hero to fit their own play style.
In Swamps of Death, players will encounter portals to the otherworld Jargono, a humid swampland inhabited by sentient reptiles, vicious dinosaurs and a tribe of humanoids, cut off from return to their homeworld untold years after their own portal closed.
So load up yer' six shooter, throw on yer' hat and poncho, and gather the posse as the darkness is coming, and all hell's about to break loose...in the Shadows of Brimstone!
Can be used together with Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients to raise the maximum players to 6.
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Posted by Brandon on 13th May 2019
I finally bought the second core after buying the city of ancients in 2014. I really wish I bought this set earlier! This set is amazing I love all the classes and the new enemies are fantastic. This is a great edition to the replay value of the overall game.
Posted by Dragon Paragon on 29th Apr 2019
Shadows of Brimstone is nothing short of a triumph as a board game. This co-op dungeon crawler features a unique setting, various classes, simple yet effective rules, and some really cool models besides. The game is long, and due to the randomized nature of the map layout and missions, could run shorter or longer than expected, but this has at most only ever caused us a minor inconvenience, cause no matter how many times we get ambushed, thrown around, or KO'd...WE JUST WANT TO KEEP PLAYING.
This is a tremendously great group activity - anywhere from 2 to 6 can play, although for six you'll have to make sure one person at least knows the rules well and can keep people on track because there's a lot going on. It can even be played solo, since the monsters run themselves. I've shown this game to about a dozen different people now and there wasn't a single one who didn't want delve deeper.
The models are fun - they're fairly easy to put together, and have decent sculpts. They have a few flaws - but those stop showing up in the expansions, where the model quality jumps from "this is pretty good" to "These are my favorite models ever and I'm going to homebrew a Shadows of Brimstone wargame just so I have an excuse to use them more."
Best of all, there's always somewhere to go with it, something new to see. Flying Frog clearly loves their creation and is just as hooked on making new and interesting things (be they enemies, items, or even hero classes) as my friends and I are on playing it.
City of the Ancients or Swamps of Death?
While, ultimately, it boils down to personal preference, I believe City of the Ancients comes out ahead due to a wider spread of enemy types and a more distinct Other World. If you need a tie breaker, consider this a vote for the City of the Ancients, but I have no doubts you'll be buying the Swamps after you realize just how amazing this game can be.
I'm also subtracting a star from the Swamps of Death because the Harbinger required 45 minutes of intensive filing just so his leg would fit. I don't have any regrets, it just makes killing the jerk in game more gratifying.
TL;DR - BUY BRIMSTONE NOW.
Posted by Erwan on 9th Nov 2016
One of the best “dungeon crawler” games, the rules are quite easy to learn even for 10 years old kids. If you like cooperative game, you will really enjoy this one. The campaign mode will give you a good idea of how you can improve the capacity of your hero. This game scales very well between 2 and 4 players, but solo game is also available. The pace is good and you never face the same enemies and encounters. You also have many add-on available (cards, enemy-packs) to enhance the game, but the core game content is really sufficient for outstanding time of mines and “other worlds” investigations.
The mixture of cowboys with monster/demon and travel to other worlds through portals is a really good mixture! Multiple missions are available (12 in one core game) and with the addition of other world, the game possibilities seem limitless.
I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes action cooperative game!
Here in Swamp of death core set, you have 4 different classes of hero with their own assets and specialties. All classes enable a very interesting game and can be played without being dependent on another one. This core set includes a world that looks like a deadly swamp with deadly traps and creatures with 3 specific missions. This word is stressful as half of the enemy encounter made in this world will be ambush… The quality of the figurines are really good and you will enjoy painting them if this is one of your hobby (all mine are now painted and this really improve the game play).
Another originality is the hero you play can improve with the experience you get from your adventure and becomes stronger with time, but the good point is that characteristics of the enemies evaluate also depending on the level of your hero posse! So you never become too strong and you can also get some injuries or madness that you will keep if you do not heal them between each mission. In fact the system introduces rules for sanity loss if you encounter horrors and your hero may also may suffer of mutations due to corruption damage (I will let you the surprise). A “time counter” is also introduced to keep you hero posse under stress with possible failure if you take too much time to visit and scavenge instead of focusing on your goals! The only problem you may face is that this game need a lot of space to set up an play and it is good to have a dedicated place for playing this game.
All in all, this is one of the greatest game I ever played.
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