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Aeon's End: Legacy of Gravehold is live

Aeon's End: Legacy of Gravehold launched on Kickstarter yesterday and the campaign will run for 15 more days. You can pledge for the game and its expansion, or combine it with one or more previous editions of Aeon's End. Apart from a big playmat for the nemesis and market, there are now also player mats (for your mage and spells) available as add-ons.

Aeon's End is a cooperative deckbuilder, the distinctive feature of which is that you don't shuffle your deck. Legacy of Gravehold is, as the name suggests, a legacy game, in which you open envelopes and upgrade mages and cards by putting stickers on them. There are a lot of choices: while playing you gain experience, and you can use this XP to upgrade your town defenses, mage abilities or cards. The box concludes the story that started in the first Legacy box, and was continued in New Age and Outcasts and their expansions. The booklets will feature a branching narrative this time, so you may want to buy a reset pack to play it more than once.

Over 21 mages (most familiar from previous editions) will be available in your fights against 13 nemeses, while you can choose from 36 market cards. The game is not aimed at newcomers to the series like the first Aeon's End: Legacy was. The fights will be harder, some mages will be really hard to play and you'll get most out of the story if you followed along the last few years. A "previously" summary of what happened will be provided though and you could stick to mages that are easiest for you to handle.

Aeon's End: Legacy of Gravehold setup
Image source: BGG game page

Even though this box brings the first narrative arc to a conclusion, there will still be new editions of Aeon's End in the years to come.

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Feb 24, 2021

The whole description on the KS page just screams "replayability" But it's a legacy game 😭

For each replay you need a $20 reset pack.

This year I'll open my fourth reset pack for the original Aeon's End: Legacy. That has, for most people, no replayability. So this time I'd need like, eight?

Feb 25, 2021
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Yeah, I'm like that as well. I have a bit of an Elven-like obsession about wearing and the passing of things that are. I never write in CYOA books for example (and I made hand copies of every single sheet in Legacy of Dragonholt). It goes even so far as never using score pad sheets for the utterly irrational fear of running out of those eventually. So, Legacy games are just out for me.

As for stickers, I have a personal grudge even if they are not involved in legacy things (e.g. stickers on dice faces, argh!!).

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