Chapter 2: Contents and Setup
CONTENTS AND SETUP:
• 1 Gameboard (25” X 35”)
• 147 Card Speaking Stone Deck in Tuck Box
• 70 Card Character Deck
• 140 Card Ability Deck in Tuck Box
• 12 Character Dashboards
• 72 Plastic Pegs
• 112 Status Effect Tokens
• 30 Translucent Colored Cubes
• 2 Pairs of D10 Dice
• 1 Rulebook
• 6 Player Reference Cards
Players begin by choosing to play in the constructed, draft or free play format. In each format, players will be selecting a group of characters from the world of Telios to train against their opponent’s characters.
Constructed Play -
In constructed play, players craft a team of characters that suits their unique play-style and strategy. Each character comes with two matching ability cards. Each character has a star rating that specifies the rarity of the card from 1-3 stars. There are 70 characters to choose from across 7 different classes, each with their own role to play in battle. There are close to 300 unique abilities between the characters in The Stonebound Saga, and a myriad of synergies between the various characters.
Draft Play -
In draft play, each rarity of character cards are separated into piles and shuffled. Character cards are placed face down on the table. One player then takes the top 5 cards from each pile and places them face up on the table. Players alternate turns choosing their teams from the available cards that were flipped over.
Free Play -
In free play, players can create a team of characters with a star rarity value of any amount. This format allows players to use character combinations that are normally not possible in constructed format.
NOTE: For new players, ‘draft’ is the best format to begin playing as the players aren’t familiar with the various characters and abilities used in the game. Once players become more familiar with the game mechanics constructed format is recommended.
Game Setup with various player counts:
In a 1v1 constructed or draft game, each player should control 3 characters and have a max total star value of 5.
In a 1v1 free play game each player picks 3 characters with ANY rarity value. The max character limit per player is still 3.
In a 2v2 constructed or draft game, each player should control 2 characters and have a max total star value of 4.
In a 2v2 free play game each player picks 2 or 3 characters with ANY rarity value. The max character limit per player is still 3.
In a 3v3 constructed or draft game, each player should control 2 characters and have a max total star value of 4.
In a 3v3 free play game each player picks 2 characters with ANY rarity value. The max character limit per player is still 2.
Odd Player Count 3/5
In an odd player count game where there is either 1v2 or 2v3, each side must have the same amount of characters and rarity.
The side with more players should control 2 characters each, and have a max total rarity of 4 between their characters. The player or team with the lower player count may have more characters per player to match the opposing team. Example: In a 1v2 game the single player would control 4 characters with a max rarity of 8.