First of all, let me begin with a clarification about the Acts we are thematically dividing the rewards of our crodwfunding campaing at Lánzanos.com. Yes, you can consider each one of them as little expansions that extend the possibilities of the basic game, and no, we currently have no intention of sellingl them individually as separate expansions but if that would be the case in the future, they would be sold together in one single box.
Having said that, we also want to confirm that the basic box (Level 1 Pledge) contains everything you need to enjoy HeroQuest Classic as well as the fifty challenges from the Quest Book, while the Second Volume recently unlocked for Level 3 pledgers continues the plot with new enemies and elements of scenery. All of them, not only those from Acts I and II, but all those you can unlock in the exciting next 12 days of funding this campaign.
The challenges found in these Quest Books are designed in a very similar way to the old Choose your own adventure novels, with the main story unfolding along several different ways depending on the decisions, successes and failures of the players. Furthermore, there will also be several adventures that can be played as stand-alone quests, sub-plots that will add more flavour and variety dealing with issues such as the pleas for help of some parents worried about their daughter, the reward offered for the head of the Great Orc Chieftain, or the rumours about an incredible treasure that awaits someone to claim it.
And speaking of rumours, “The mysterious Books of Sand” will be the core theme for Volume II, a series of tomes scattered all along the Coast of the Dead Cities and about which little is known: nor the type of magic they contain, or how do they work. The Drrakks are looking for them. As well as the enemy. So you will have to get in the way of their plans before it is too late.
Only a disturbing detail repeats itself over and over again through all the rumours: “The books cannot be destroyed. Even if you turn them into dust and cast them to the bottom of the sea, they always find their way back to the shoreline.” If only the same could be said about the boatman… “That woman over there, she is his widow.”