Thunderstone is a long running, unique deck building series that has grown, been redesigned, and fallen to scarcity. Now that the latest line of Thunderstone: Advance expansions has gone out of print, many have wondered what will come next for the series. Now we know, as a small amount of press-privy information and a BGG entry have snuck out from the darkest dungeon revealing scant details of Thunderstone Quest. This new set will be coming to Kickstarter on the 21st of February and will overhaul the rules and cards dramatically. As described by AEG:
“Thunderstone Quest brings new play modes to the table. The game will tell a specific story with a series of pre-set dungeon tiles, monsters, heroes and support cards. Each will come with a series of mini-adventures and a story booklet that tells players what happens as they progress through the scenarios.”
One interesting confirmed piece of information is that this new set will not be compatible with previous Thunderstone cards. The new cards and dungeon tiles presumably alter the game beyond what would allow older cards to be functional, and by the description they do suggest a much more robust dungeon to explore instead of what players have been used to. While it’s a shame for players like me, who have amassed an impressive collection of Thunderstone sets for Epic play, to know that those cards won’t be useful in the future of the series, it’ll be very exciting to see how the new campaign model and robust dungeon tiles compare to and differentiate from the game we’ve known and loved. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out the BGG entry and keep an eye out for the Kickstarter campaign when it goes live February 21st.