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Daggers - A Tarot Inspired Tavern Game

Daggers - A Tarot Inspired Tavern Game

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Daggers is tarot inspried tarot tavern game.

Both the look and play of the game make it feel like a living and immersive piece of a fantasy setting.

If you've ever experienced the trope of the seedy fantasy tavern, be it in a movie, a book, or perhaps a role-playing game, then you know the scene is not complete without a few shady characters gambling in the greasy lantern light. The game they are playing is Daggers.

This cloak and dagger feel isn't limited to thieves, however. The game is also elegant, and its focus on duplicity and schemes is echoed by high society as well. Nobles too can play the game, trading pointed insults as they play.

The art and feel of Daggers draws on the iconic images of the tarot. Both in name and depiction the cards have an esoteric flavor that add an air of romanticized mystery to the game.  

Even the stylized three color illustrations are reminiscent of historical techniques used to produce the first printed playing cards.

Little is known about medieval playing cards. Daggers takes those mysteries and spins them into a contemporary and fantastical game unlike any other.

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David B May 19, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
I'm a little confused by how this plays out, and how scoring is done. Each turn you play a card from your hand, until you pass, and then you can't play until the opponent passes. What determines what cards you can or cannot play? What would prompt a player to pass? How does one tally up scores?
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Arcana G May 20, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Hello David! The cards are simply worth the number of points displayed. As the rules dictate, each player's cards are summed at the end of the round (when both players pass) to get their respective totals. On your turn, you can play whatever card you would like, and when you pass is entirely up to you -- these decisions are vital for achieving victory.
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David B May 26, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
I'm going to need an example of play because I'm still confused.
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Nicolas S May 26, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
When you play a card, its the opponent turn to play a card. If you pass (or the opponent) its like give up all your posibles next turns of the round, leaving the other person to play cards until it ssatisfied and pass. Its like the Gwent
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Kurt R May 17, 2018 8:58 pm UTC
Getting this error message when I try to DL this:
The requested source file could not be found. Please contact us and let us know about this error.

Edit: I just submitted a support ticket
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Brian P May 23, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Hello, Kurt. This issue should now be resolved. So sorry for the inconvenience.
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This title was added to our catalog on May 17, 2018.