Studies in Sorcery
Studies in Sorcery is an engine building and drafting game for 1-4 players about getting your master's degree in the dark arts.

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Studies in Sorcery

Studies in Sorcery is an engine building and drafting game in which players are trying to complete projects in Alchemy, Reanimation, and more to finally complete their thesis statement and graduate from the Academy of the Dark Arts.

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Studies in Sorcery & Divination

This includes both Studies in Sorcery and the expansion, Studies in Sorcery Divination.

Studies in Sorcery

In Studies in Sorcery, players are students at the Academy of Dark Arts who are trying to finally finish their thesis statement and get their Master's Degree in the Dark Arts.

Each field of study at the Academy of Dark Arts is different and requires different skills.

  • Alchemy takes time but can grant you abilities instantly.
  • Reanimation requires just the right ingredients if you want to really impress the professors and can help you build future projects even faster.
  • Sorcery takes work, but can grant you new abilities depending on the phase of the moon.

On their turn, players can choose to scavenge for ingredients or to go get more projects to work on. At the end of each round, players can commit their ingredients to projects and hopefully finish a project so they can reap the rewards of a job well done. The game ends after four semesters have passed and players present their projects for review.

Choose your thesis and fields of study wisely and even you can get your degree in darkness!

 Divination Expansion 

Have you mastered Alchemy, Sorcery, and Reanimation? Think you have it all? Ha! You've only scratched the surface of the arcane powers our universe has to offer. You have yet to explore the vast expanses of the human mind. Your understanding is limited to the here and now, where the ability to prophesy future timelines will show you how truly insignificant your power is.

The school of Divination is an additional set of 24 project cards and tokens that can be mixed in with the projects provided by the base game. Mechanically this area of study some major themes:

  • Place watchful eye tokens (a new component) to prophesy your opponent's actions and be rewarded for successful predictions.
  • Manipulate perception, placing extra credit tokens and turning demerits into a positive.
  • Increased knowledge of hidden information, which you can use against your opponents.
  • Be rewarded for surrendering yourself to fate and pushing your luck.

While the base game stands well on its own we recommend you pick up the Divination expansion if you're looking for advanced strategies, more player interaction, and more variety on your educational journeys.

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Studies in Sorcery, Divination, Playmat

This includes both Studies in Sorcery and the expansion, Studies in Sorcery Divination.

Studies in Sorcery

In Studies in Sorcery, players are students at the Academy of Dark Arts who are trying to finally finish their thesis statement and get their Master's Degree in the Dark Arts.

Each field of study at the Academy of Dark Arts is different and requires different skills.

  • Alchemy takes time but can grant you abilities instantly.
  • Reanimation requires just the right ingredients if you want to really impress the professors and can help you build future projects even faster.
  • Sorcery takes work, but can grant you new abilities depending on the phase of the moon.

On their turn, players can choose to scavenge for ingredients or to go get more projects to work on. At the end of each round, players can commit their ingredients to projects and hopefully finish a project so they can reap the rewards of a job well done. The game ends after four semesters have passed and players present their projects for review.

Choose your thesis and fields of study wisely and even you can get your degree in darkness!

 Divination Expansion 

Have you mastered Alchemy, Sorcery, and Reanimation? Think you have it all? Ha! You've only scratched the surface of the arcane powers our universe has to offer. You have yet to explore the vast expanses of the human mind. Your understanding is limited to the here and now, where the ability to prophesy future timelines will show you how truly insignificant your power is.

The school of Divination is an additional set of 24 project cards and tokens that can be mixed in with the projects provided by the base game. Mechanically this area of study some major themes:

  • Place watchful eye tokens (a new component) to prophesy your opponent's actions and be rewarded for successful predictions.
  • Manipulate perception, placing extra credit tokens and turning demerits into a positive.
  • Increased knowledge of hidden information, which you can use against your opponents.
  • Be rewarded for surrendering yourself to fate and pushing your luck.

While the base game stands well on its own we recommend you pick up the Divination expansion if you're looking for advanced strategies, more player interaction, and more variety on your educational journeys.

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All of Studies in Sorcery, plus 2 games!

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