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Manaforge - A Game of Crafting Magic Items

Created by Bryan Kline

Manaforge - A Game of Crafting Magic Items
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Estimated Shipping Date: October 2017
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Ever wonder where magical items come from? You're about to find out!

Manaforge is a dice-rolling, resource management game of crafting magical equipment. Players step into the role of wizards who specialize in creating magic items. Each wizard owns a magic shop in which they display the fruits of their labor for gold-laden adventurers to come in and purchase.

However, the adventurers' funds are finite, so wizards must compete to make their shops stand out from the rest. And what better way to impress adventurers then to have the most impressive selection of useful and powerful magical gear. At the end of the day, the wizard who accumulates the most Prestige (victory points) will attract the customers and make the sales. May the craftiest wizard win!

 

 

 Manaforge is played over nine rounds. At the beginning of each round, six cards representing the items that can be created that round are placed on the center board. 

Simulated Game Board towards the end of the game
Simulated Game Board towards the end of the game

Then, each player rolls their own handful of dice. The symbols shown on each player's dice represent the mana that player has available to spend that round.

Dice mockups
Dice mockups

Going clockwise, each player takes their turn. During a player's turn, they may spend mana to construct one of the items from the center board. They may also activate cards in their shop, gaining benefits such as additional mana or prestige, and may upgrade their cards to allow for more powerful effects.

Simulated Player Shop towards the end of the game
Simulated Player Shop towards the end of the game

Strategies and card combinations abound, as players try to obtain cards that combine together well and produce a steady stream of prestige, while simultaneously leaving enough resources available to construct the powerful but expensive items available at the end of the game. The player who best manages their resources, time, and options will grab the most prestige and claim the title of best magic shop!

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Incredibly talented artists have brought the world of Manaforge to life
Incredibly talented artists have brought the world of Manaforge to life

 

Item Card Examples
Item Card Examples

 

Talent Card Examples
Talent Card Examples

For more examples of the artwork of Manaforge, click here to go to the Manaforge image gallery on our website.

 

Play a FREE demo of Manaforge on Tabletopia
Play a FREE demo of Manaforge on Tabletopia

 

Play a FREE demo of Manaforge on Tabletop Simulator
Play a FREE demo of Manaforge on Tabletop Simulator

 

                       
         
Download the Manaforge rulebook
Download the Manaforge rulebook

 

 

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