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Announcing a New Game of Dice Crafting and Divine Quests

26 January 2017 | Dice Forge

 

Greetings, mortal! Stories of your heroic feats have traveled throughout the world and into the divine realms, and now, you find yourself transported to the celestial islands, where your mighty deeds will honor and entertain the gods themselves. Many will compete, but only one can craft a new destiny in Dice Forge, a new board game for two to four players from Libellud!

To claim victory in a game of Dice Forge, you will need more glory than any other player—which you can achieve by performing heroic feats among the celestial islands of the divine realm. Your dice are the key to obtaining gold, gathering shards, and achieving these legendary deeds, but their initial form won’t carry you to victory. You’ll need to reforge your dice and make your own luck over the course of the game if you’re going to become the newest demigod of the divine realm. With a mix of innovative mechanics, resource management, and a stunning presence at the table, Dice Forge deserves a place in every gamer’s collection.

Crafting the Divine Dice

The struggle for divine favor is fraught with peril, and you’ll need every divine blessing you can get. At the heart of these divine blessings are the innovative, customizable dice that you’ll use on every turn in Dice Forge. At the beginning of each player’s turn, every player will roll their dice and receive the resources shown—gold, sun shards, moon shards, or glory points. Obviously, glory points are what you need to win the game, but gold and shards are essential to upgrading your abilities and accomplishing heroic feats.

At the beginning of the game, your dice are weak, offering only small benefits. From these small beginnings, however, you’ll rise to greatness by physically altering the faces of your dice. The dice used in Dice Forge are specially crafted, allowing you to easily snap new faces onto your dice, replacing weaker faces. In fact, changing your dice is one of the fundamental actions that you can take on your turn.

Whenever you’re searching for a way to upgrade your dice, you’ll turn your attention to the temple, which is placed on the foundation of your game box and elevated above the rest of the table. There, in the pools of the temple sanctuary, you’ll find an array of new die faces that can be purchased, provided you have the gold to spend. Any die faces that you purchase immediately replace an existing die face, and in this way, you’ll improve your dice as time goes on. Of course, it pays to plan ahead: there are limited supplies of new die faces, and if your opponents snatch up the best die faces first, you’ll be left in the dust!


In this pool, each of the die faces costs four gold.

Fighting for Glory

You have little time to waste during a game of Dice Forge. After all, the game ends after just nine rounds (or ten rounds when playing with three players). If you’re not making an offering at the temple to upgrade your dice, you can be certain that you’re out among the celestial islands, performing heroic feats to demonstrate your power. 

While gold is primarily used in the temple to upgrade the faces of your dice, your sun shards and moon shards come in handy on the celestial islands, where you’ll accomplish the heroic deeds that will distinguish you in the eyes of the gods. As your action on your turn, you may choose to move to any space in the islands, spending the shards to take the card that corresponds with your space. 


You may move and spend three moon shards to claim this card!

Your heroic deeds will grant you access to cards that can dramatically improve your chances in your contest against the other heroes. You may use an early investment to claim The Blacksmith’s Chest, expanding your reserves of gold and shards and letting you claim more resources. The Guardian’s Owl grants you a gold, a sun shard, or a moon shard on each of your turns. And defeating the Sphinx grants you four minor blessings, allowing you to roll one of your dice four times and receive the resources from every roll. Some heroic feats even offer special die faces that can’t be purchased in the temple! Of course, new special abilities aren’t your only reward—every heroic deed also provides more glory and brings you closer to attaining your goal at the end of the game.

Become a Demigod

The gods have chosen you as their champion and granted you divine blessings, but only you can forge your dice into the tools of your destiny. Prepare to battle for the gods’ favor, and look for Dice Forge at your local retailer in the second quarter of 2017!