Expanding the Basics- Icons

Understanding the Icons of Factions: Battlegrounds

There are several different Icons that appear throughout the unit cards and on the tokens in Factions: Battlegrounds. Here is a quick overview of them, with excerpts from the rulebook!

ICONS: RULEBOOK SCREENSHOTS

ICONS– RESOURCES

GOLD and MANA are the 2 Resources in Factions: Battlegrounds. Gold is spent to pay for units, and Mana is spent to pay for spells.

ICONS–MAIN ATTRIBUTES

Each Unit has 4 Main Attributes. RANK, MOVEMENT, ATTACK and HEALTH.

ICONS– SECONDARY ATTRIBUTES

Many units have a secondary attribute. Secondary attributes are CAPTAIN, AERIAL, RANGED, and SPELL

SPELL then includes the Spell name, mana cost, range and damage.

ICONS– VICTORY POINTS and DAMAGE

VICTORY POINTS are how many points you score for eliminating enemy units, and DAMAGE is how you eliminate units during combat.

ICONS- In game TOKENS

Throughout the course of a game, different tokens are used with different icons to keep track of various elements of combat, such as damage amounts, resources, abilities and more. Here are the icons that are on different tokens or game components (outside of unit cards!)

Occasionally, Icons like “EXHAUST” and “VICTORY POINTS” can be a different color, based on the component or token.

Victory Point logo
Victory Point logo on Unit Card
Exhaust logo
Exhaust logo on Unit Card

ICONS ON A UNIT CARD:

MONARCH COATL features many examples of icons on a unit card.

Monarch Coatl- Resources:

Monarch Coatl has a Gold Cost of 9 (this is also it’s Victory Point value… if your opponent eliminates it, they recieve 9 VPs)

Monarch Coatl generates 1 Mana if it begins the round on a home terrain tile

Monarch Coatl’s Main Attributes:

5 Rank

3 Movement

3 Attack

6 Health

Monarch Coatl’s Secondary Attributes:

Captain

Aerial

*Spell*

Monarch Coatl’s Spell icons:

Arcane Blast

7 Mana cost

2 Range

6 damage (can be divided among multiple enemies within range)

Monarch Coatl-Other

Immune to Spells (Monarch Coatl cannot be damaged by spells from enemy units)

As you play the game, the icons become more and more familiar and routine! Questions on icons? We can answer in the replies!!

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