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||Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner
||Druid City Games
Welcome Heroes! Many great contestants have signed up for the tournament but only a handful will be chosen to join the the Tidal Blades, the elite guards of our island realm. To succeed in the Tournament and be picked as a Tidal Blade, you must compete in Challenges held in the 3 Arenas, rise to the top of the Champion’s Board, and protect the realm from the ever increasing threat of the Monsters from the mysterious Fold.
It has been 15 years since the Great Battle; 15 years since the Arcanists from the Citadel of Time made a terrible choice and created the Fold; 15 years since the last gathering of Tidal Blades. The Arcanists folded time and space to stop the onslaught of creatures from the depths, but now new Monsters have appeared, the hard-earned days of peace are coming to a close and the islands need protection. A tournament has been called, the Arenas are prepared, the inhabitants of all the islands are gathering, and young heroes from across the realm are showing up to compete to be named a Tidal Blade: Hero of the Reef.
In Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef, each player is a young hero competing to be named a Tidal Blade. The tournament is over 5 Days and Nights. By collecting the needed resources, signing up to compete in Challenges and timing your arrival at different islands you can make the most of your Hero’s turns and rise in the ranks of the contestants.
Each day you will send your hero to take actions on the different Locations and to complete Challenges. Each action will earn you the resource or effect listed on the action space as well as the Location bonus. At the Arenas you can then attempt a Challenge that matches your Location, and at the Fold you can battle a monster. Completing Challenges and battling monsters will advance your character in the four traits of Focus, Spirit, Resilience and Synergy.
Each Tidal Blade will be judged at the end of the 5 rounds based on the Challenges they have finished, the level of each of their Traits, their standing on the Champions Board, and the monsters they have fought.