A few weeks ago I played Talisman (with the City expansion) for the first time.
The 4 players were randomly dealt characters, each with their own special abilities. I landed the Bounty Hunter, and one of his abilities makes him win any stand-off in battle. No draws, only win, win or lose.
There are also 2 ‘Full Plate’ armour items in the game, which let you roll a dice after any loss to affect the outcome. If you roll a 5 or 6, the loss is considered a stand-off.
Full Plate was the first item I purchased.
Also, when you win against a player you get to take an item from them.
This is a modest portrait of my end-game character.