Insula Primalis

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Environment: Insula Primalis

Set: Enhanced Edition

Warmed by a series of hydrothermal springs and an active volcano, Insula Primalis is the only permafrost-free land north of the Arctic circle, and is home to several genera of plants and animals extinct elsewhere on earth since the late Cretaceous.

First discovered by Canadian reconnaissance pilots flying covert missions to the Soviet Union, the island was initially surveyed as a possible forward operating base for NATO. Although some initial facilities were built, construction was slowed by the island’s remote location and hostile native species. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the partially constructed base was abandoned, only to be completed and re-inhabited years later as a refuge for the Citizens of the Sun.


Obsidian Field (x3)
Increase all Damage dealt by 1. At the end of their turn, 1 player may discard 2 cards to destroy this card.
Art: Molten covered land with specks throughout;
Flavor text: The glinting black field stood as a stark, lifeless clearing in the otherwise verdant landscape.
Primordial Plant Life (x2)
When this card enters play, each Hero may destroy 1 of their Ongoing cards. Deal any Hero that destroys an Ongoing card 2 Toxic Damage. Deal any Hero that does not destroy an Ongoing card 4 Toxic Damage. At the end of the Environment turn, destroy this card.
Art: Huge Venus Fly Trap type plants and one of them has a human skull in it's mouth;
Flavor text: The clinging vines wrapped tighter and tighter, pulling Tachyon ever closer to a great barbed maw, dripping with digestive acids…
River of Lava (x2)
At the end of the Environment turn, each Hero may destroy 1 of their Equipment cards. Deal any Hero that does not destroy an Equipment card H-icon.png Fire Damage. At the start of the Environment turn, if each player discards the top 3 cards of their deck, destroy this card.
Art: A River of Lava flowing down a mountain;
Flavor text: The fast flowing stream of molten rock burned a path through the forest, consuming all it touched.
Volcanic Eruption (x1)
At the start of the Environment turn, deal each Target 7 Fire Damage. At the start of their turn, a player may skip the rest of their turn to destroy this card. When this card is destroyed, move 1 copy of the card Obsidian Field from the Environment trash into play.
Art: A volcano in the middle of erupting;
Flavor text: Blasting a dense cloud of ash into the sky, the volcano was lit only by the fires burning across the island as the lava raced towards the heroes…

Dinosaur

Enraged T-Rex [15] (x2)
At the end of the Environment turn, this card deals the Target other than itself with the second highest HP 5 Melee Damage.
Art: The Enraged T-Rex in Insula Primalis;
Flavor text: Bellowing with rage, the colossal Tyrannosaurus Rex burst through the trees, snapping eagerly at the heels of the fleeing citizens.
Pterodactyl Thief [5] (x2)
At the start of the Environment turn, destroy all Equipment cards. Put cards destroyed this way beneath this card. Then, this card deals each Hero Target X Sonic Damage, where X = the number of cards beneath this card. When this card is destroyed, return cards beneath this card to the players' hands.
Art: The Pterodactyl Thief taking the RPG Launcher from Expatriette;
Flavor text: With a screech, the giant prehistoric creature dove towards the heroes, attracted by the glint of one of Expatriette's weapons!
Velociraptor Pack [5] (x3)
At the end of the Environment turn, this card deals the non-Environment Target with the lowest HP X Melee Damage, where X = the number of Velociraptor Packs in play times 2.
Art: Two Velociraptors ready to pounce;
Flavor text: "Clever girl," Bunker growled, as he noticed the second velociraptor stalking through the tall grass to corner him…

Enraged T-Rex Errata

Meta: Insula Primalis


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Artwork

  • The Card art of Pterodactyl Thief shows it stealing Expatriettes RPG Launcher. On her card, RPG Launcher, she is seen riding the Pterodactyl to attack the T-Rex

Confirmed

  • The flavor text of "Enraged T-Rex" indicates that Insula Primalis has a citizenry - As this is the place where Citizen Dawn discovered in her bio, this makes sense.

To Other Works

  • The "clever girl" quote on the Velociraptor Pack's flavor text is a reference to the movie Jurassic Park (1993), where the character Muldoon gets attacked by Raptors (See this video clip)
  • Insula Primalis is a clear homage to the dinosaur filled Savage Land of Marvel lore. It may also be a reference to the numerous dinosaur isles that showed up in silver age DC comics.

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Fireside Chats

  • For River of Lava, Hostage Situation, and similar cards: all of the players must take the action (e.g. discard the top 3 cards of your deck), or none of them.
  • Suppose Pterodactyl Thief (2 HP) and Omnitron-U are in play. At the start of the environment turn, Pterodactyl Thief destroys Electro-Deployment Unit, which causes Omnitron-U to deal 2 damage to Pterodactyl Thief, destroying it. The damage happens before the card goes under Pterodactyl Thief, so Electro-Deployment Unit ends up in Omnitron-U’s trash.