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Dice-Based Tamarak Trail Announced

Written by Marcello TBL

Tamarak Trail

Yarrow Games and Versus Evil have announced the upcoming launch of their new game, Tamarak Trail, a narrative-driven roguelike set to be released in Q2 2023 on PC. The turn-based dice-rolling game invites players to customize dice with powerful abilities and explore a dangerous forest filled with events and monsters.

As a member of the secret society named Sturgeon Lodge, players must piece together the mystery of a decaying earth, hunt down the source of corruption, and put a stop to it at all costs. The game offers three characters to choose from, each with unique skills and abilities, and procedurally generated paths that create various possibilities and strategies for every playthrough.

The game’s art direction draws inspiration from the Canadian landscape painters of the 1920s and illustrator Ivan Bilibin, while its gameplay mechanics are influenced by innovative titles such as Dicey Dungeons and Peglin. Tamarak Trail promises to deliver a solid roguelite experience to fans of the genre and excite deck-builder fans with its deeply layered and innovative gameplay mechanics.

Official Trailer and Overview of the game below

In this deck-building roguelike, you’ll use a customizable dice set as you battle through randomly generated trails – full of loot, mysteries, and danger to protect inhabitants from the evil that has corrupted the trail.

As a member of the Sturgeon Lodge: a secret society tasked with defeating a malevolent presence that has corrupted Tamarak Trail, it is your job to bring peace to all inhabitants.

Choose from a myriad of dice sides to create powerful synergies and manipulate the battlefield. Chain re-rolling and turning abilities to achieve unimaginable power!

You’ll play as one of three character classes: The Detective, the Magician, and the Tracker to dig up clues & find game-changing artifacts about the source of evil.

Enjoy the endless replayability of a randomly generated Trail, with different bosses, objectives, and encounters. Select your path carefully and manage your resources to see your adventure to the end.

Some items have been permanently imbued with the reality-warping power inhabiting the Trail. Collect them to gain more dice or drastically change your character’s battle style.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

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