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WHAT IS ICONIC ADVENTURING SYSTEM
Apart from being a role-playing game, Iconic is also deck building game, where players create a character deck as they adventure.
Iconic is a role-playing system that allows you, the players, to delve into realms of endless adventure and experience grand exploits of the imagination. One player, the Game Master, takes on the role of a storyteller or narrator, creating scenery and stories for the mind, weaving action with adventure.
The Iconic game uses a special set of cards, most possessing an icon. Each icon corresponds with one of five abilities: Agility, Charm, Insight, Strength, and Willpower.
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WHAT IS A DECKBUILDING GAME
In normal card game, players draw from a common deck of cards. In the Iconic Adventuring System you have a character deck, unique to you, that only you draw from. All players begin with a starting basic deck based on their character theme, commonly known as a class. You customize your character deck as you adventure and depending on your companions, you can share abilities with one another, learning from each other.
Imagine new game mechanics that allow you to use your experience. Experience cards act as wild cards. They essentially enable you to use what you learned in previous encounters to get out of sticky situations.
WHY CARDS AND NOT DICE
While not as old as dice, cards offer plenty of opportunities to explore a variety of
interesting game mechanics. You can flip, reveal, discard, draw, turn, stack, and shuffle cards. Whereas with dice, you can add more, change a die type, maybe add a few modifiers. As you can see, it is a very limited mechanic.
Imagine sneaking across a courtyard while averting attention from the guards. Instead of simply rolling dice, describe, in cinematic fashion, how you reach the other side by playing action cards. However, be sure to limit the amount of stress cards in your deck.
DOES IT REQUIRE MINIATURES
The Iconic Adventuring System does not require the use of miniatures to play. Although, since this is your game, do what you like. We do provide simple mechanics for applying miniatures to your game.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY
To begin your foray into a world of adventure, you will need the Iconic Adventuring System Basic Edition. It contains all the cards and game materials you need, including a starter rules set.