The Masters’ Trials: Play it Again, Sam!

One of the key characteristics that The Masters’ Trials has, is the ability to customize your characters. Here is a brief description of how exactly this works:

In the game, each player has a board in front of them that represents their character. These boards consist of 3 parts:

The first part is the character’s class. There are 4 classes currently in the game:

  • Avenger: Emphasizes on dealing damage
  • Mystic: Adept at generating and converting mana
  • Loremaster: Good at searching rooms for artifacts
  • Warden: Focuses on healing and protecting the group

The second part is the Order in which the character was trained:

  • Order of the Glowing Embers
  • Order of the Everlasting Waterfall
  • Order of the Celestial Tide
  • Order of the Scorching Winds

Finally, the third part is the character’s weapon of choice:

  • Sword of Fury
  • Orb of the Elements
  • Staff of Enlightenment
  • Chain of Balance

The combination of these boards create a character. The one shown above for example is an Avenger of the Order of the Glowing Embers that carries the Sword of Fury.

Each board contains a different combination of starting abilities. Most of them are mana-generating abilities, with the rest focusing on dealing damage or gathering Insight.

However, each board also comes with its own deck of cards. When you create your character, you take the cards that correspond to your 3 boards and you shuffle them together. These cards will now be the deck from which you will be mastering new abilities during the game.

Matching a class with a different Order and a different Weapon allows for different combinations and a different playing experience. One Order for example may have more copy effects while with another one it may be easier to generate mana. One of the weapons may make it easy for you to hit multiple targets while with another one you will be able to push more damage through to a single target.

This gives you the chance to explore each character’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to try different things each time you play and discover new combos!

In the end, you can create characters based on your personal playing style, making each game much more memorable!

Vangelis Bagiartakis & Tassos Grigoriadis

The Masters’ Trials: The Wrath of Magmaroth is a co-operative dice placement game for 1 to 4 players. On sale in November with Pre-release at Spiel Essen in October!

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