Kekai Kotaki at base camp

Golem Arcana Update 5/13/1015

The following changes are available to download as a data-update. These do not require updating the App itself from Apple or Google.

IMPORTANT

Version 1.17 is now available. Please update your Golem Arcana app in order to see the following changes.

The Realm of Cinders Begins Storyline Continues!

Feature Improvements

[UI/UX / Language Selection]
You can now choose the language that you prefer to see in the App. This choice can be found in Settings.
Current available languages:

• English

• German

[UI/UX / Scenario Choice Screen]
The Scenario Choice Screen has been updated to allow for filtering data. See image below for all of the new features.

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[UI/UX / Player Selection]
The Player Selection has been simplified and clarified. See image below for all of the new features.

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[UI/UX / Army Selection]
The Army Selection Screen now allows to review all armies available for the scenario. See image below for all of the new features.

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NEW ITEMS

[GOLEMS]

Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs are available to be examined in the App but are not for sale outside of Germany.

• Crypt Tick (Warsprite)

• Marrow Witch (Ogre)

• Relentless Brute (Titan)

[RELICS]
New Relics are available to be examined in the App but are not for sale outside of Germany. (found in the Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs sets)

• Dusaka-Lul’s Blade

• Noose of Akhir

• Ossetic Parasite

• Onyx of Jhosa-Lata

[RELICS]
New Promotional Relics are available to be examined in the App but are not for sale. These will be awarded by Emissaries at conventions and other events throughout the year.

• Sarithorn’s Mine

• Durjaya’s Cursed Shade

NON-GAMEPLAY TEXT CLEANUP

Any text change, no matter how insignificant, also triggers the “!” icon in the Army Builder, making it look like your armies have changed. You will be prompted to update most or all of your armies when you view them.

[GOLEMS]
The following Golems have had their power’s description clarified to better indicate the application of the power:

• Jagara (Stomp)

• Fen Lord (Swamp Trap)

• Prowler (Posion Ooze)

[ANCIENT ONES]
The following Ancient One have had its power descriptions clarified to better indicate the application of the power:

• Er-Haka the Storm — (Blessing/Favorable Winds)

• Er-Haka the Storm — (Curse/Rolling Thunder)

[KNIGHTS]
The following Knights have had their power’s description clarified to better indicated the application of the power:

• Rudhir Dhosa

• Suraj

• Kilala Makkurum

The following Knights have had their fiction text updated:

• Vastuta the Mad

• Dravya Sapitava

[RELICS]
The following Relic had its power description clarified to better indicate the application of the power.

• The Folly of Vashtu

FIXES

[GOLEMS]

• Earthfall’s Bombardment now works as intended.

• The Nightshade’s Shifting Backstab has been fixed.

[RELICS/KNIGHTS]
Constructs and Knights that have a limit on uses per turn will be working as described.
This affects the following Knights:
• Fabian Grell

• Upajosa Sri

• Saniyas the Inscrutable

• Vegak Ananda

• The Jackal Amarudh Dhaka

• Ma’Tao Murderheart

This affects the following Relics:
• The Shoot of Zardt

• The Tree of Life

• Bone Gate Totem

• Noose of Akhir

• Rod of Kaza

• Bone Gate Totem

• Nihata Laurel

• Idol of Preya

[RELICS]
APV Correction:
• Nihata Laurel’s corrected APV is 45.

Rule Clarification / FAQ

[GOLEMS]

• Relentless Brute’s Hail of Blows
This attack does increase Damage taken as intended. The number of Rounds it is active is correct. It will apply the damage debuff on the Target immediately on hit and the damage taken will include the debuff.

• In some rare cases the name of the power affecting a Golem may not appear. In these cases the name of the power being used will appear instead of the power that gave the buff or debuff. The most likely examples are the Carapace Brute’s Retaliation and Charred Fencer’s Vengeant Riposte.

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Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs

Harebrained Schemes has partnered with Pegasus Spiele, a European game publisher, to fully localize Golem Arcana into the German language! Today’s app update now allows you to change languages in the Options menu, and this weekend at RP Con in Köln, Pegasus will unveil three Golem Arcana products for a German audience: the Base Game set, Zikia: Heralds of the Great Weald, and the new Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs.

To support the German launch, we’ll be turning on the newest Urugal figures and Relics in the app, although the English-language version of these pieces won’t be released until June 24th. Be sure to let your friendly local game store know that you’d like them to order Urugal: Cabal of the Onyx Cliffs, so they’ll have it on shelves on launch day!

(If you don’t see the new Golems & Relics in your app yet, you’ll need to update to the latest version and sometimes it can take up to 24 hours for the new App to become available on all the servers around the world.)

Golems

The Crypt Tick

The Crypt Tick is a surprisingly difficult adversary to kill, flying forward to hold key positions on the battlefield. Using Leeching Stab, the Tick sinks its razor-sharp ventral fangs into its prey and restores itself to full health! If the Crypt Tick has no need to heal itself, it can Puncture the enemy with its second attack.

 

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The Marrow Witch haunts the battlefields of Eretsu, portending the doom of its foes through foul magics. The Witch’s Surging Hex will do no Damage on the initial hit, but the Target takes 5 Damage the next Round, 10 Damage the Round after that, and finally 15 damage on the third Round. In addition, the Hex’s effect can stack with itself. To maintain a safe distance from its foes, the Witch uses Grim Harvest to push an enemy Golem in Melee into an adjacent Region.

 

 

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Known for its untamable brutality, the Relentless Brute is a melee bruiser without peer. The Relentless Brute’s passive ability allows it to keep up a near unstoppable assault, as each hit the Golem lands reduces the Cooldown of all of its attack abilities by 1. With three Melee attacks, two of which are area-of-effect, the Brute will likely run out of AP on its turn before it runs out of attacks still at their base AP costs!

Relics

 

Onyx of Jhosa-Lata

The Onyx of Jhosa-Lata turns any Mana Well into powerful bomb. When activated, the Onyx will empty a Mana Well, granting the Relic owner the Mana, and deal damage to every Golem in the Region equal to the amount of Mana left in the Well.

 

 

 

Noose of Akhir

The Noose of Akhir summons the Black Gallows, a Construct which restrains enemies in its Region. The Black Gallows has one attack it can use each turn against an enemy in the Region, and Golems attempting to flee the Region must add 2 to their Breakaway cost.

 

 

 

The Ossetic Parasite

The Ossetic Parasite punishes an enemy Golem for attacking, slowing down its advance or making it pay a significant cost. The target of the Ossetic Parasite takes 15 Damage each time it successfully attacks for the next 2 Rounds

 

 

 

Dusaka-lul’s Blade

This Blade is an excellent tool for gaining Mana while also denying your enemies this precious resource! For the price of 10 Health, for the next 2 Rounds the Golem wielding the Blade will STEAL 5 Mana from the Target Golem’s army each time it lands an attack..

 

Kekai Kotaki at base camp

Golem Arcana Update 5/6/2015

The following changes are available to download as a data-update. These do not require updating the App itself from Apple or Google.

IMPORTANT

The Realm of Cinders Begins Storyline Begins NOW!

New Items

  • [SCENARIOS] Chapter 1 of the Realm of Cinders Storyline Scenarios available.
    NOTE: There are two scenarios: a 3 player version and a 2 player version. They both take place in “Chapter 1″ of the story campaign, but the 3-player version has many more opportunities for story-telling and more player decisions that we are tracking for future fiction implications.
    NOTE: The three player scenario features one army that does not have the same APV as the others, please fully read the scenario description before starting.

Non-Gameplay Text Cleanup

Any text change, no matter how insignificant, also triggers the “!” icon in the Army Builder, making it look like your armies have changed. You will be prompted to update most or all of your armies when you view them.

[ANCIENT ONES]

  • Eresh-Nak — Fiction clean-up

The following Ancient Ones have had their ability description(s) clarified to better indicate the application of the ability.

  • Hala Nam the Nectar — (Blessing/Exhilarating Elixir)
  • Ropan-Dyati the Healer — (Blessing/Sacred Grounds)
  • Sudha-Dyati the Water Bringer — (Blessing/Revitalized)

[KNIGHTS]
The following Knights have had their ability description(s) clarified to better indicate the application of the ability.

  • Vasayasti
  • Razmi Matri
  • Garo Bataar
  • Karva
  • Drengi ni Versas
  • Zusmin Dhanagiri
  • Nari Scargiver Azva
  • Matum Kish
  • Nisagg Resi
  • Suraj
  • Kaumara Varsni
  • Vastuta
  • Saimha of the Nightwood
  • Vareth the Clown

[RELICS]

  • Rod of Kaza – Text description updated

Fixes

[GOLEMS]

  • Charred Fencer – Vengeant Riposte
    Ability now works as described and works with the Knight Power Cauterizing Wound.

Rule Clarification / FAQ

  • Valkali’s Mask of Burden (Mask #6)
    An ally and an enemy both receive the same length of benefit and same total damage.
    This effect acts a bit differently when cast on an ally. Since the ally can use the bonus immediately, the bonus effects will last the “casting” Round and the next Round (total of 2 rounds). However, since the Damage Over Time effect only triggers at the start of the player’s turn, it’s clock doesn’t start until the next Round, thus it will continue one Round after the the benefit effects have ended (still only 2 Rounds).

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New Living World Campaign “Realm of Cinders” – May 6th

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“The Zikia tribes that reside in the Wildwood call themselves the Forest Born,
and most follow a 
central tenet of reverence of life in all its forms.
To upset the balance of nature is anathema to these wild and varied people.” — Neraada Bahar, Imperial Scribe

“The Zura will defend the Wildwood against all that would defile her.
Be they Durani or Gudanna, we shall show any invaders that the Zikia still have thorns.” — Ajin of  the Zura Tribe


Golem Arcana’s next Living World campaign, “Realm of Cinders,” is an exciting way for players to make a difference in the world of Eretsu. Every game contributes to the success or failure of the player’s chosen faction, and immersive roleplaying opportunities mid-game can make a long-lasting impact on the future lore of the world!

If you’re curious about the results of the first Living World campaign from last fall, read this summary of “The Lords of the Line.“

Read on for details on how you can participate in the Realm of Cinders, and for information on earning rewards for playing!

CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE — MAY 6th — JULY 28th

For this second campaign, we are offering three scenario chapters. Each chapter runs for three to four weeks, working around U.S. holidays, with a week off in between to analyze data collected from the previous chapter.

Each scenario introduces a new map layout, victory conditions, and storytelling opportunities—and future short stories in the Fiction section of this website will be affected by what YOU accomplish here!

Chapter 1: May 6th through June 3rd

This chapter includes a three-player version and a quick-play two-player version.

Chapter 2: June 10th through June 30th

Chapter 3: July 8th through July 28th

PRIZES!

While you can play Living World scenarios at home, our army of Emissaries will also be hosting events at friendly local game stores around the country (and the world). Each week you participate in an Emissary-hosted event, your Golem Arcana account will be awarded 75 Talons that can be used for the purchase of Ancient Ones and Knights in the app’s Army Builder.

Unlike the League Play events, there’s no tournament structure of multiple games. Instead, you’ll be playing to ensure your faction comes out on top of the final results of each chapter. So if you want to influence how the Realm of Cinders affects your faction and the history of Eretsu, keep fighting to turn the tide of battle in your favor!

The Golem Arcana quartermasters have also supplied Emissaries with a stockpile of new promotional Relic cards, so if it’s one of your first times playing Golem, your local Emissary will be happy to entrust you with one of these powerful weapons of war!

FIND EVENTS

Visit golemarcana.com/events to find events in your area!

No events in your area? Passionate about Golem Arcana? Apply to become an Emissary today! Just visit golemarcana.com/emissaries to learn more.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Excited about what the future holds for your faction? Want to rally your allies to join the fight? Discuss the Realm of Cinders on our forums!