Here’s my quick setup guide for Dice Forge. If you need a rules refresher, watch my How to Play Dice Forge video.
Hi! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table. Here’s how you set up Dice Forge.
To set up the game, everyone picks a hero and takes a reserve board and four tracking cubes in their colour, and starts everything off at zero. Everyone gets two dice. Your light die has single gold faces and one sun shard, while your dark die starts with one moon shard face, a 2-pointer, and single golds on all other faces.
Unfold the island board and snug it up next to the temple. Everyone places their pawn on the starting portal. The tiny round marker goes on round one. When you set out the cards, you get to choose which ones to play with; each of these slots have one of two different card types to choose from. For your first game, the rulebook recommends using the cards with the little blue gem on them. Make sure there are only as many cards in each stack as there are players.
The youngest player goes first, takes the start player token, and gets 3 gold to start with; every other player in turn order gets one less gold. That may seem backwards, but it’s because the last player in turn order gets a chance to rack up gold by rolling those dice every turn until he or she gets to play, so first player needs a bit of a head start.
In a 2-player game, remove two dice faces per pool in the temple to create scarcity. You also get to roll both dice twice on everyone’s turn in a 2-player game. 2 and 4 player games have 9 rounds, while a 3-player game has 10 rounds.
And now you’re ready to play! If you’d like to know more about how to play, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the setup segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!
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