A Talisman for SpecialEffect


DATE: [27/03/15] The new character for the Talisman board has been revealed!

Nomad Games has recently held a competition to design a new character for Talisman Digital Edition, to raise money for the charity SpecialEffects – the charity that helps people with physical disabilities to enjoy gaming.

The competition had over 200 entries from fans across the world; these were whittled down to a short list of 6 and put forward for a vote. Over 1500 people voted for the potential new character and the winner, with 40% of the votes, was the Shaman by Graham Zaretsky.

The Shaman is a mysterious character that is at one with nature, she can use her link with natural forces to draw power from the wildlife throughout the land. The raw power of a Bear, the wisdom of an Owl or the incredible speed of a Cheetah are all at her disposal.

However the Shaman needed an identity, therefore the next step was to get an image for the character, this was handed over to three creative guys, who SpecialEffects provide support to. They set to work and came up with some really inspirational sketches and collages to develop the look and feel for the Shaman. From this composition the Shaman evolved, and she’s now in the process of being digitally transformed so she can roam the Talisman board.

This collaboration between Nomad Games, Talisman fans and SpecialEffect, has produced a fantastic new character that they’re all really proud of.   The character card will be available to purchase in May, and Nomad Games know she’ll be a great addition to the Talisman Digital Edition family!

“When friends introduced Nomad Games to the work of SpecialEffect we were hugely impressed and realized that, as a games maker and publisher, we should lend our support. In an exceptional way, SpecialEffect put gamers with physical disabilities on a level playing field with every other gamer.”, said Don Whiteford, MD at Nomad Games Limited.


About Talisman

Talisman, the magical quest game is a classic board game that has been enjoyed by fantasy fans for nearly 30 years. As one of many characters, including warriors, rogues and magicians, the player embarks on a perilous adventure to find and claim the Crown of Command – a magical artefact with the power to destroy any rival and make the bearer the ruler of the kingdom. It’s a game of skilful decision-making based on dice and cards.

About Nomad Games

The studio was formed in 2011 by a small team of experienced developers who are passionate about Talisman and have dedicated themselves to self-funded development of the title. First the team worked hard to secure an exclusive licence with Games Workshop, and now the game is ready for the wider Apple community. Based in the sleepy Talisman-like village of Lymm in Cheshire, the Nomads are already working on even more Talisman expansions. Check them out at:



About SpecialEffect

SpecialEffect are putting fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. By using technology ranging from modified games controllers to eye-control, they’re finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But they’re not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, they’re bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on inclusion, confidence and rehabilitation.


About Games Workshop

Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own Hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com

Talisman © Games Workshop Limited 1983, 1985, 1994, 2007. Talisman: Prologue © Games Workshop Limited 2014. Games Workshop, Talisman, Talisman: Prologue, the foregoing marks’ respective logos and all associated marks, logos, characters, products and illustrations from the Talisman game are either ®, TM and/or © Games Workshop Limited 1983–2014, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. This edition published under license to Nomad Games Ltd. Nomad Games is the registered trademark Nomad Games Limited. All Rights Reserved to their respective owners.

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