I forgot, or maybe deliberately blocked out, how addictive Talisman is.
I bought the Humble Bundle Weekly Bundle with just enough for Talisman and the other two starter games.
My first taste of Talisman was playing at the original tiny location for Timewarp Comics & Games (the one across the street from where it is now). I played with some guys who would hang out at the shop. I remember my first game was just watching this one guy doing a death march to victory. We knew the basics of the rules, he knew them inside and out, and got a character who could shift Craft points to Strength and used that relentlessly to kill everything and just go win the game while the new guys were still floundering around the board not sure what was a good approach. Same guy would run a paladin in a one-shot I ran and be exactly the paladin everyone complains about - to solve a potentially impossible problem he chose to abandon his quest for a holy artifact and leave the equally LG priest he was helping to die and said that was how LG people would solve the problem. Lucky for me, he wasn't my regular player.
Anyway, despite that taste of Talisman, I always liked the game . . . and maybe it's a good thing I don't have a mobile version of it.