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2013
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Best with 2, 4 players
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12 and up
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The language of creation was stolen and given to Eve, and with it the power to alter reality. Inheritors of this forbidden knowledge have walked amongst us for millennia, scrabbling for greater power, controlling mankind, seeking god-hood, and they are known as Magi.

Serpent's Tongue is a spell-casting simulation game, with a standalone core set that is expandable with Inscription Packs. In the game, players become Magi by building their Hardbound Spell Codex with Incantations and casting them using an actual functioning language, whether in competitive battles or cooperative adventures.

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SOLO, CO-OP & PVP Modes
When attempting to make the greatest game in the world, (at least the greatest in the genre of spellcasting card games that use a real functioning language & have big leather spellbooks…) we couldnt settle for just a Cooperative game or just a Competitive game. So we included them both, and added a Solo component on top. PLAY how YOU want to Play. Decimate your opponents, Bond with your allies, Go ‘Lone Mage’ down the corridors of time.

SKILL BASED MAGICK CASTING
Incantations are verbally spoken in the language of Serpent’s Tongue, which is a bastardized form of the Adam’ic language of creation. The activation words can either be memorized like a traditional mage, or decoded on the fly using the Serpent’s Key. Spoken incorrectly the spell is a failure, and its energy is harvested by other players. So learn your codex well Speaker!

FAST & FURIOUS TEAMWORK
Magi grow stronger when working with others by Ritualizing the incantations of their allies and transmuting them into more poweful versions of themselves. The game flows through a series of rounds but future turns may be drawn upon earlier, at any time, to interrupt or augment the casting of others. This can be necessary to succeed in Player vs Player Battle and Cooperative Encounters..

Specialization Upgrades
Collect and invest RESONANCE to unlock more powerful abilities in your SPECIALIZATION, allowing you to respond, on-the-fly to your opponent’s strategies, strengths and weaknesses. During CO-OP campaigns MAGI spend RESONANCE on more powerful / varied incantations, rare artifacts, to influence team decisions, and acquire insight into puzzles and more.

Begin Playing in Minutes…
Designed for solo or tandem teams of Magi; the walk thru adventure will have you activating powerful incantations, and participating in the myths of Serpent’s Tongue within minutes of setting up.

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Size: 10.00 x 8.00 x 5.00 inches
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Release Date: Dec 24, 2013
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9 Set-up & Rules Summary/Sequence
Updated version. I mainly forgot to add the effects of a miscast.
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2014-06-22
11 enhanced unbound checklist
I made some enhancements to the sheet available by Unbound and added a tons of stuff Paste Area 1 - You can now flag each card in the Paste Area as printed. That way you can tell which cards you have printed from the arcanum and which are real cards Checklist - new columns added 1 - Printed - This will tell you which cards out of your collection has at least one printed card in it. Ex: If I have 3 beast forms and at least one is printed, the sheet will flag it as "printed". This helps so that you can see at a quick glance what to get when avak-shar comes out. 2 - Printed Count - This actually tells you how many cards you printed. This is the actual number. So in the above example, the printed count would be "1" and the quantity owned in Column J would be 3. 3 - Codex...
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2014-02-05
8 Serpent's Tongue First Edition Checklist (xls file)
I have made a worksheet to keep record of my ST cards. There is a separate tab for spells, artifacts and specializations. Spells are categorized by Sphere and Role and all cards have their Card ID listed. Feel free to comment on any errors or omissions.
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2013-12-25
9 An unofficial encounter for ST - Exterminator
This is an attempt to create a custom encounter for Serpent's Tongue. It seems to play ok, although it may not be as challenging as the official encounters. For added challenge, set the encounter as if there were 1 additional Magi!
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2013-12-21
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