CFA Preview #2: Anatomy of a Costume Card

Costumes are a big deal in Costume Fairy Adventures. Whether chosen in advance or drawn at random from the Costume Deck, they determine your role and abilities in the game. Let’s take a look at how they work.

Here’s what a Costume Card looks like:

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Note: This is a work-in-progress mockup. The final product may not appear exactly as pictured.

Each Costume Card has five basic parts:

  1. Name: Naturally, every Costume has a name. What fun is dressing up if you can’t tell your friends all about it?
  2. Illustration: Each Costume Card is fully illustrated. Your fairy doesn’t have to look like the picture on the card, of course—it’s just a helpful visual aid.
  3. Quirks: These traits describe what the Costume is good at—and, in turn, what you’re good at when you wear it. If you can figure out a way to relate one of your Costume’s Quirks to whatever you’re doing, you get a bonus. Out of all the features of your Costume, you’ll use Quirks the most. As you can see, our Magical Girl is good at being fabulous and beating up baddies. As well she should be!
  4. Powers: Now we’re getting to the good stuff. In addition to its Quirks, each Costume has one or more Powers. These are special tricks you can do that are unique to your current Costume. Some Powers give you extra abilities that no-one else has, while others let you break the usual rules of the game in certain ways. As can only be expected, our Magical Girl has the ability to transform in the blink of an eye and blow stuff up—both vital talents for a true defender of justice.
  5. Number: In case you’re playing online, or in some other situation where it’s not convenient to have a deck of cards in front of you, Costume Cards are also numbered. By rolling three differently-coloured six-sided dice and reading them in order as hundreds, tens, and ones (sometimes referred to as a “d666” roll), you can match up the numbers to “draw” a Costume Card without a Costume Deck at hand.

And that’s all there is to it. This preview may have provided as many questions as answers—what is a “scuffle”? What do those little icons mean? Sadly, we had to hold something back for future teasers.

See you next time!

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