Long ago, there was a golden age of civilization. People worked hard, lived prosperously, and had happy lives. What they didn't know was that their world was unsustainable. Many generations passed before it became abundantly clear, and war broke out.
What lasted for hundreds of years took only one year to be vaporized.
Those who evacuated survived, but were scattered. The middle of their wide continent was now a barren desert, separating the habitable land into eastern and western land masses.
There were four main groups who chose to go east: the Haidar Lions, the Lutani Otters, the Alphus Wolves, and the Murodian Rats. These four groups each have their own story for how they were the first to settle in the east.
Art by FireFeathers
The Alphus say they were the first to evacuate, journeying during both sunlight and moonlight to find new fertile land to cultivate. Nobody could match the speed of an Alphus, so they say. The Haidar strongly contest that, claiming they could outrun any Alphus. The Lutani simply say they found waterways to sail down, and spread out faster than any of the other groups.
And the Murodians?
Art by AcidaPluvia
The Murodians say they've been here for years. They say the land is called "Tanglebrook," and anyone who's lived her for any period of time would at least know the name of the land!
The Murodians are a clever tribe, covering their tracks in both land and lore.
Art by CannedTalent
What keeps these tribes from outright fighting for Tanglebrook and repeating another senseless mistake? Sitting atop the mountain range east of Tanglebrook are the powerful Drachin dragons and their faithful Skaema shapeshifters. They prefer to remain hidden, ensuring balance of Tanglebrook from afar.
The first sign of war was between the Haidar and Alphus, easily the most aggressive of the tribes. But before the first large battle could happen, three large dragons flew down to put a stop to it. The first dragon caused the earth to tremble with each step, stunning the combatants. The second dragon controlled the winds, pushing the opposing forces back with powerful gales. And the third dragon flew across the battlefield, breathing a line of fire into the earth, which served as a permanent reminder for the two tribes to never step beyond that line while armed, or else more dragons would come.
From that day forward, the tribes should have learned to work together. Instead, their rivalries continue. To be the dominant tribe, though, they have to resort to non-violent tactics.
Will the Alphus uncover the Murodian secrets? Or will the Murodians thoroughly humiliate the entire Alphus tribe?
You'll decide their fate in Tanglebrook: Wolves vs. Rats!
Preorders start June 1st!
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|Zeneth_Starr on May 4th, 2016 @ 07:52 PM|
I'm loving the look of all the artwork above. Especially that rat artwork. Can't wait to see more and hear more of the story.
ezekiel_tyr on May 3rd, 2016 @ 05:03 PM
oh now thats some pritty art there
Kaia_Cougar on May 3rd, 2016 @ 09:43 AM
Hmmm, looking back at the map of Kemah Karah, the directions do seem to fit with my theory that tanglebrook lies in or near this land. A size able and unmarked desert lies to the northwest.
yiff22 on May 3rd, 2016 @ 04:52 AM
Yet another game I can use Rats in. I love it! First Magic, the Warhammer, now Furoticon! 8D
Shadowfearspy on May 2nd, 2016 @ 06:36 PM
Can't wait to make a rat deck
cuddles on May 2nd, 2016 @ 06:31 PM
I'm so getting a Background Pack if one is available.
polkakitty on May 2nd, 2016 @ 06:03 PM
@LenKagamineFTW - Speaking from experience having preordered newly released sets and picked them up at Anthrocon since Strawberry, it isn't necessary to give any advance notice, because they'll have all the items that people preordered specially set aside to be picked up if those people are at the con. After the con, they'll still have records of all the preorders that haven't been picked up, and will begin sending them out.
@Jaxon - In the original Tanglebrook, the Murodian Tribe's signature skill was Lure (which made for one of the most devastating deck archetypes you could build at the time) and the Alphus Tribe's signature skill was Intimidating (which, as much as I love Tanglebrook, I think was by far the weakest of the new keywords in it, and could largely be described as "like Meddler only not as good".)
What kept the Alphus Tribe interesting was that they introduced token Furres to the game, and their best cards made use of them. Still, as long as their background is going to be developed further, I kind of hope that they, in particular, get a new keyword or two to be their specialty in this set, like how Bondage-lover became Bound and Determined in Di'Ahla's Awakening. Also, even though it's not a major focus of this set, I hope there are a couple of new Shapeshifter cards, because their skills allowed for so many weird and fun combos....
Jaxon on May 2nd, 2016 @ 05:03 PM
I love the art! Wonder if any new game mechanics await us...
LenKagamineFTW on May 2nd, 2016 @ 05:02 PM
@Seppel do we have to give you advanced notice if we are going to pick preorders at AC? Because I am not sure if my group and I are going yet :3
LenKagamineFTW on May 2nd, 2016 @ 05:00 PM
Ican't wait for this set!Tanglebrook and the vanilla sets are my favorites tbh
sirdan87 on May 2nd, 2016 @ 04:24 PM
I like the preview you have presented for us. Awesome!
"Breathing a line of fine" I presume you meant fire?
Seppel on May 2nd, 2016 @ 04:21 PM
@Keaton: We always bring all the preorders to Anthrocon so people can just show up and grab theirs. Any preorders not picked up at Anthrocon are shipped out over a period of about 2 weeks. :)
Shadow_Bromide on May 2nd, 2016 @ 02:39 PM
I honestly can't wait for these new cards, going to add so many new playstyles hopefully
Nezumi12 on May 2nd, 2016 @ 12:29 PM
for some weird reason, i'm loving that rat artwork.
pretty sure i know what i'm going to be trying to assemble, deck-wise.
BlackDen on May 2nd, 2016 @ 12:03 PM
Awesome! Defininetly checking that out~
LadySikerra on May 2nd, 2016 @ 09:19 AM
This was a super cool post! Tanglebrook is definitely one of my favorite sets, so it's really neat to get a little more background.
blizleopard on May 2nd, 2016 @ 09:14 AM
While wolves tend to play to my preferred M/O style, I have to admit, the lack of Herms puts the Alphus at a disadvantage.
KeatonDawner on May 2nd, 2016 @ 06:21 AM
So for preorders... I'll be attending my 1st AC this year and got to wondering. Will there be an option to "Pick it up" at AC itself or would it be better to hold off and wait till the Con and hope I get what I want before they sell out? Any clues would be great! This is REALLY blowing my mind Xp
polkakitty on May 2nd, 2016 @ 01:56 AM
All right! It's great to be seeing more of Tanglebrook, and I think this is kind of an interesting subversion of the storyline you'd usually see, where everything is resolved in one big battle.
rainydaydance on May 2nd, 2016 @ 01:00 AM
The battle begins! So amazingly excited! Eeee.