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Seasons is a game of generating points (crystals) by choosing the correct combination of dice and the activation of card powers.
The game goes by each player separating their 9 cards into 3 packs of 3 cards. The card will be returned to the player on the starting of each cycle.
Each player can choose only one die per turn. The effects are as follows:
Star - increase the maximum card player can summon (max 15)
Elements - Gain an energy of the element shown (water, earth, air, fire)
Numbers - Gain the number of Crystals as indicated by the number
Square card - Draw a card
Dice with frames surrounding - Allow user to transmute energy into crystal (depend on which part of the game is at)
Dots - Indicate how fast the marker progresses through the seasons cycle
Each dice will have some combination of these elements. For example, a dice may give you a water, earth and allow you to transmute, all in the same turn.
There is also a maximum of 3 helps provided at the cost of point deduction at the end of the game. The help will cost 5 points for the 1st time, 7 for the 2nd and 8 for the 3rd. There are 4 type of helps which include adding a star, allow user to transmute this turn with an additional crystal gained for each energy transmuted, change 2 energy into any element, and allow user to choose a card out of 2 cards (must use with draw card dice).
Seasons: The board is divided into four seasons each of which have common, uncommon and rare elements. These designations tell you how likely it is that these elements will appear during each season and also tell you how much each element will transmute into during that season.
Blue (Winter) - Water and Wind are Common, Fire is Uncommon, and Earth is Rare
Green (Spring) - Earth and Water are Common, Wind is Uncommon, and Fire is Rare
Yellow (Summer) - Fire and Earth are Common, Water is Uncommon, and Wind is Rare
Red (Fall) - Wind and Fire are Common, Earth is Uncommon, and Water is Rare
Example: During Green (Spring), Earth and Water are the most common and will transmute into one crystal each, Wind is uncommon and will transmute into two crystals each, Fire is rare and will transmute into three crystals each.
At the end of the game the points are calculated by adding the numbers on each played card and the crystal owned and substracting 5 points for each power card remaining in hand. The player with the most victory points wins.
Note: Users need to discard energy immediately if the energy is more than the slots allocated. If a card allows you to summon another card but you have no space for this second card then it (the second card) will be discarded with no refund.
Apprentice wizard level
In order to make the game easier to learn, there are “pre-constructed” sets of nine power cards. Instead of taking step 1 of the ﬁrst game phase, each player gets one of these sets.
Only the power cards numbered 1 to 30 are in play. These cards have easy to grasp effects and will allow you to slowly discover the world of Seasons.
All 50 kinds of power cards are in play. The cards numbered 31 through 50 have more complex effects than the basic cards, but will allow you to extend the fun of playing by discovering new effects and combinations.