Res Arcana expansion "Lux et Tenebrae"

An expansion for the popular card game Res Arcana is the works, read about it here.

Res Arcana expansion "Lux et Tenebrae"
Posted 25 September 2019 by Jay Kay

    An expansion for Thomas Lehmanns Res Arcana is in the works. It's called Res Arcana: Lux et Tenebrae and is due sometime later this year, probably arriving before Christmas.

    We have some updates on the content:

    4 new mages

    Beastmaster, Bard, Demonologist, and Diviner, let's have a look at the first two, shall we.

    Res Arcana: Bard
    When you turn the bard, gain an essence (not gold). Turn the Bard and discard a demon, to gain 2 gold.
    Res Arcana: Beastmaster
    Turn the Beastmaster and spend one Life to place 3 Life on the card. Second ability; turn the Beastmaster and a creature to gain 2 essence (not gold).

    4 new Monuments

    Warrior's Hall, Dark Cathedral, Demon Workshop, and Alchemical Lab. Again, let's check out the first two of the lot:

    Res Arcana: Warrior's Hall
    First of, collect one Elan essence per round. Turn the card; EVERYONE collects one Elan. Worth 2 VP.
    Res Arcana: Dark Cathedral
    Collect 1 Death essence per turn, "React to checking Victory" > Turn this card and a demon. > +1 VP for this check. Also worth 2 VP. Puh.

    4 new Places of Power

    Crystal Keep, Temple of the Abyss, and Gate of Hell confirmed so far. Here's the Temple:

    Res Arcana: Temple of the Abyss
    6 Calm, 3 Death. Turn it and spend 2 Life -> ALL players straighten a demon. Spend 2 Calm and 2 Death to place 1 Calm on it. Turn a Demon to place 1 Calm on the Temple. It's worth 1 VP per Calm on the Card. Interesting!

    12 new Artifacts

    At least 7 new demons, 1 dragon, and 1 beast, The Golden Lion.Here's two of the Demons:

    Res Arcana: Vortex of Destruction
    Vortex of Destruction means business.
    Res Arcana: Shadowy Figure
    Shadowy Figure sure looks... Shadowy.

    2 new Magic Items

    Inscription and Illusion, looking forward to more information on these!


    Scrolls are one-time usable items added to the game for better scalability.

    Description from the publisher

    Res Arcana: Lux et Tenebrae adds 4 new Places of Power, 12 artifacts, 4 mages, 4 monuments, and 2 magic items to Res Arcana. It also extends the game to five players, adds scaling rules for fewer players, and introduces two new things: scrolls and Demons.


    You can preorder this at Gamenerdz below for about 16 bucks. Do it. Do it.

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