Mittlerer Schwarzwald – 1522 AD
The Shrine of the Teutonic Order is a long-abandoned site.
Its exact location is unknown.
Once a symbol of power and grandeur, it is now a shell of its former glory. So is its last host.
The Order deliberately built it in a secluded location to secretly guard the remains of the greatest Knights, those who had distinguished themselves by their abilities.
And so the Shrine became the final resting place for many Grand Magisters.
Ulrich was the last Guest, not by merit, but by his own specific order.
Defeated in the Battle of Runwald, he was left to die in the Shrine, locked up as he wished.
Since then, the Shrine has been abandoned by the Order. No one dares to set foot there again.
Thanks to the knowledge of Dark Magic, Ulrich’s spirit survives in his weathered body.
A few fools have attempted to breach the Shrine, now adding to the ranks of the undead.
Venturing there could open the door to great power, but are you sure you want to pay the price?
Discover the latest game in the world of Black Rose Wars!
Duel – Lex introduces a new way to play fast and exciting two-player mage fights!
Two mages clash in the cramped underground rooms of a Templar stronghold, choosing and planning spells and actions from a common deck and managing their own evocations and resources.
Duel – Lex can also be used to expand Black Rose Wars and Black Rose Wars: Rebirth! Click HERE to read the Rulebook!
Are you new to the world of Black Rose Wars?
Duel – Lex is the fastest way to jump into the Lodge and start challenging the other mages!
Are you already into the world of Black Rose Wars?
Duel – Lex box has a double value: it gives you a new game mode for two players to engage in fast and furious gaming sessions. It is also a great expansion that extends and adds even more variety to your Black Rose Wars and Rebirth games. 😉
Bartholomäus is a wizard of Totentanz; and its Master.
Traditionally, the Master chooses their successor and trains them, until the latter defeats the Master and takes their place.
When this happens, the new Master buries their mentor and takes their mask, forever concealing their identity from the eyes of the rest of the Cult.
Behind Bartholomäus’ mask anyone can hide, man or woman, young or old.
Only one thing is certain: their total dedication to the cause.
This is precisely why Bartholomäus is now on a quest to find the lost Shrine of the Order of the Teutonic Knights. Reports tell of an enormous power held in its rooms. A power capable of summoning hosts of Templars under its control.
A power capable of making them Grand Master.
Ulrich von Jungingen was the 26th Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.
In a mad quest for power, he practiced dark magic throughout his life, hoping to make history and be remembered forever.
At the height of his power, he decided to unleash the Teutonic Order against Poland and Lithuania, convinced that he could easily subjugate them.
But his thirst for power made him arrogant, and in 1410 A.D. he lost his life in battle.
Because of his dark practices, his remains now restlessly lie in a shrine in his homeland.
He will continue to defend his legacy over time, until a new leader is able to give him the peace he craves.
Q.- Is Duel – Lex a good product to enter the world of Black Rose Wars?
A.- Duel – Lex is the fastest and easiest way to jump into the Lodge and start challenging the other mages! With only 30/45 min per game, you can also play multiple games in a row! Plus, when you will add Black Rose Wars or Rebirth to your collection, you can use Duel – Lex material also with them: you will be able to add and use the new Mages and their personal spells, the Lex School of Magic with its Evocations, the Forgotten Spells and the Room tiles to your games!
Q.- I already own Black Rose Wars, and I’m waiting to receive Rebirth. What value does Duel – Lex add to me?
A.- Duel – Lex box has a double value: it gives you a new game mode for two players to engage in fast and furious gaming sessions. It is also a great expansion that extends and adds even more variety to your Black Rose Wars and Rebirth games: you will be able to add and use the new Mages and their personal spells, the Lex School of Magic with its Evocations, the Forgotten Spells and the Room tiles to your games! But also… Templars and Catacombs… that’s too cool!
Q.- Does Duel – Lex has a good variety and replayability?
A.- There are lots of elements that are combined together in different ways giving a very good variety of combinations and replayability. Not only the spell drawing system but also the position of the Room tiles on the gaming board. Plus, Quests are arranged in 2 double-sided cards, that interact with the 2 different faces of the Event card. In addition, if you are an experienced BRW player, you can have fun changing the School of Magic, the Rooms, and the Mages, and experiencing other variations that will add incredible longevity to Duel game mode. And the next step… why not a Duel tournament mode? 😇
Q.- Will Duel – Lex be available in Retail?
A.- Yes, but:
– this is the first print, with limited quantities and a special Cover with UV Spot. Future reprints will not have the special Cover, and they will not be available until (at least) spring 2024.
Q.- Will Duel – Lex be printed in other languages?
A.- As you may know, we already have agreements in place for the Black Rose Wars saga for French edition (Intrafin) and German edition (Pegasus Spiele). Each publisher has its own strategy and schedule for their future releases. At the moment, we don’t have an indication regarding Duel – Lex. For Spanish and other languages, we’re dealing with several publishers for different localizations. Anytime we will close a deal, we will announce it on our official channels. If you want to have more details, please contact your local publisher for more details on specific markets.
Q.- Will first releases in other languages have the limited edition box cover?
A.- We will offer the limited edition box cover with UV spot as an option for any first edition print run.