FANTASTIQA: The Rucksack Edition + Expansion #4-7 Bundle Includes:
1. Fantastiqa: The Rucksack Edition is set in a fantasy world
of terrific 18th and 19th century art, portraying intrepid adventurers
and the beasts they must subdue to pursue their quests. Note to owners of Fantastiqa: The Enchanted Edition. The game play of the Rucksack Edition is identical to the Enchanted Edition. The Rucksack Edition slims down the size of the box, and eliminates the main board and the card holder boards. All the same playing cards are present as the Enchanted Edition, but the Rucksack Edition has a total of 211 cards vs. 240 because there are fewer duplicate cards. Fantastiqa: Rucksack is a deck-building strategy game set in a fantastical landscape of dark forests, mist-shrouded highlands, and frozen wastes. As you and your foes journey around the table, you will subdue strange creatures and fulfill fabulous quests.
Each creature you encounter has both an ability and a vulnerability. Subdue it and recruit it as an ally! A subdued creature is added to your expanding deck of cards, making its special ability into your own! A defeated Enchantress will wield her beguiling charms to help you overcome wandering Knights. Knights will in turn subdue Dragons, adding their fiery breath to your cause! Combine the powers of different creatures and fulfill curious quests: send forth your Rabbits of Unusual Size to Nibble Through the Violin Strings of the Violent Vampire Volnar! Or deploy a party of web-slinging Spiders to String a Bridge Across the Chasm of Chaos! Some of the creatures you encounter carry precious gems, which you can spend to purchase powerful artifacts or summon mythical beasts to your aid.
You begin with a few household items, but you grow in power as you adventure and gather allies! By completing quests, you score victory points and claim other special rewards. The world of Fantastiqa changes every time you set up the game, so prepare for a new, exciting adventure each time you play!
2. Expansion #4 contains the following two expansions:
Curious Companions Expansion:Tucked away inside the Beast Bazaar is a Cantina crammed with Curious
companions. They will happily aid you on your adventure -- for a price!
Curious companions have two ability symbols displayed in the upper-left
corner of the card, of two different types. When Adventuring and
Completing quests, you may use either or both symbols shown on the card.
The expansion contains 18 Curious Companion cards and 1 Curious
Rarest Relics Expansion: Hidden in the attic of the Artifact Tower
is a secret stash of arcane lore -- and it’s now for sale! Rarest Relics
work exactly like regular Artifacts, but with more powerful effects
-- and greater expense. Play a Rarest Relics card from your hand as a
Free Action. The expansion contains 7 Rarest Relic cards and 1 Rarest
3. Expansion #5 contains the following three expansions:
The Wild Goose Chase Expansion:
It’s frustrating to watch an opponent fulfill Quest after Quest
unhindered. It makes you wish you could send him off on a Wild Goose
Chase instead... Now you can! The Goose token is a Treasure token which
can be used as a Free Action on your turn to temporarily thwart an
opponent! The expansion contains 4 Goose Tokens and 1 Goose standee with
The Espresso Dragons Expansion: Tea is relaxing.
Espresso is energizing! Fantastiqa’s Dragons now serve both! The
espresso dragon tokens are Treasure Tokens that players can use to gain
extra actions. The expansion contains 6 Espresso Dragon cards (Events)
and 12 Espresso Tokens (Treasure Tokens).
The Exclusive Artifacts Expansion: Exciting
new artifacts to add to your Artifact Tower. Cards with a cost of 2
Gems are also included as new Starting Artifact cards. The expansion
contains 14 Artifact cards.
4. Abandoned Abbey Expansion (#6): Press your luck to
find treasure and glory by exploring the eerie Abandoned Abbey! Shuffle
all the Abandoned Alley cards into a single deck on the lower open
quest space on the table. In the game, you will still put out two Open
Quests at a time as usual, along with +1 Bonus tokens, but these cards
will now go side-by-side in the upper space. Use the Abandoned Abbey
Quest Goal cards instead of the regular Quest Goals! To win the game
using the Abandoned Abbey expansion, you must acquire the number of
Quest points shown on the Quest Goal PLUS the number of Abandoned Abbey
cards indicated on it. Fulfill the conditions of any single line on the
Quest Goal to win -- the game can be won using fewer Quest Points and
more Abandoned Abbey cards, or vice-versa.
5. Fantastiqal Landscapes Expansion (#7): Alf Seegert describes the expansion: "From Fantastiqa's inception I had hoped to make use of multiple Gem
colors in a fun set-collection mechanic. In preparation for such a
mechanic, Rick and Gryphon Games made sure to offer 6 unique colors of
Gems in the game. But no matter how hard I worked, this mechanic never
quite came together (even though Fantastiqa still came with
multi-colored Gems). This was also true of an "Epic Quest" involving all
six Regions which I could never get to work right. To my
surprise and delight, Games of Art has catalyzed development of both
these ideas -- along with others -- culminating in FANTASTIQAL
LANDSCAPES, a vast new Expansion Set containing three interlocking