Setting up the Trickerion: Legends of Illusion board game can be a bit of a bear, so here’s a setup guide to help you through it. If you need a rules refresher, watch my How to Play Trickerion: Legends of Illusion video.

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HI! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table. Here’s how you set up Trickerion: Legends of Illusion.

Starting with the player who most recently wore a top hat and going clockwise, everyone chooses a magician card. Each magician has to prefer an unchosen illusion category.
When everyone has chosen, you all get your magician’s card, poster, a starting trick card of your choice from your magician’s preferred school of magic, and some Components to practice your tricks with, worth no more than 2 coins. If you choose all the components your starting trick requires, you get to set that trick up for free at this point.

Everyone also gets an identical hand of these 9 Assignment cards. You also get to choose one out of three Specialist co-workers, and depending on which Specialist you choose, you get extra stuff – extra components worth two bucks, an extra level 1 trick from any school after everyone else has chosen, or an extra Apprentice who works for free. You get one shard chipped off from the magical Trickerion stone, and a stack of trick and symbol markers in your player colour, AND 10 coins. Finally, you get some Character Disks: one of them represents your magician, one represents a lackey Apprentice, and one represents whichever specialist you chose. Remember, the Assistant gets you an extra Apprentice off the top of the game.
Each player has a couple of little cylinders. One of these goes on the Fame Track here in the Theatre, on the number 5. It IS possible to lose fame in this game.

Shake up the rest of the cylinders and place them randomly on these turn order spots for the first week. In a 2-player game, you only use the first and third slots. If you don’t end up first player in this lottery, you get an additional 2, 4, or 6 coins to start the game.

If you’re playing a 2- or 3-player game, be sure to knock out some of the available spots to make for a more competitive game.
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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