Rating: 9.1 Excellent
Popularity:2
Difficulty:Medium
Year:2019
Players: 1-4 players
Playing time: 120-23 minutes
Age:14+

Official Site: Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula Official Site


Created by: Federico Pierlorenzi, Daniele Tascini, Paulina Wach

Published by: Board&Dice, Giant Roc, Giochix.it

Alternate Names: Trimegistus la formula finale, Trismegistus: Der Stein der Weisen

Description:

Throughout history alchemists have been tirelessly working on unlocking the most coveted secret of the universe: the Philosopher's Stone.

Following the teachings and formulas unearthed from the vast works of Hermes Trismegistus, these figures of wisdom and renown transcend time to face off against each other in a race to become the greatest alchemist the world has ever known!

You are an adept of the mysterious art of alchemy, seeking a way to become the successor of the greatest alchemist ever living - Hermes Trismegistus. In order to do so you will be transmuting mere metals into pure gold, performing experiments, and inventing artifacts to finally achieve everlasting greatness.

Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula is played over three rounds during which you will draft exactly three dice. By expertly utilizing the potency of your drafted die, you will be able to transmute precious materials, collect alchemical essences, purchase and activate artifacts, and perform experiments that will progress you along four mastery tracks.

You will also build a secret hand of publication cards which - together with the value of your experiments, the completed formulas of your Philosopher's Stone, and your collected gold - will determine your final score in victory points and, perhaps, make you the greatest alchemist, someone able to rival Hermes Trismegistus himself!

The game features custom dice, the sides of which represent alchemical materials. At the beginning of each round, the dice are rolled and grouped by their respective types. On your turn, you must either draft a new die or utilize the untapped potency of a previously drafted die.

Based on the material associated with your chosen die, you will be able to collect certain essences in addition to the material to which the die is keyed. Additionally, the color of the die will determine which types of transmutations you can perform, refining raw materials and increasing your mastery of the elements.

Acquire precious artifacts in order to maximize the effects of your transmutations. Conduct experiments. Increase your knowledge and expertise and discover the ultimate formula!

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Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula is played over three rounds during each of which you will draft exactly three dice.

The potency of your drafted die will allow you to transmute precious materials, collect alchemical essences, acquire and activate artifacts, and perform experiments that will progress you along four mastery tracks.

You will also build a secret hand of publication cards which - together with the value of your Experiments, the completed formulas of your Philosopher's Stone and your collected gold - will determine your final score in Victory Points and, perhaps, make you the greatest alchemist, able to rival Hermes Trismegistus himself! …



To set up a game of Trismegistus, follow the steps below in order.

Introductory Game Setup

If this is your first time playing Trismegistus, we recommend the following Introductory Game Setup.

First, locate the following Laboratory boards: Claude Duval, Isaac Newton, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and Roger Bacon. Alchemist components can be identified by depictions of their faces, as seen in points 1-4 below.

  1. Determine the starting player randomly (or by choosing the most experienced player at the table) and give them the Duval Laboratory board, along with the Starting Experiment card, the Masterpiece Experiment card, the Publication card, and the Starting Artifact below. …



Botmegistus, The Solo Opponent

Botmegistus is a virtual opponent that allows a player to play Trismegistus solo, playing against the virtual opponent. "You" refers to the lone human player throughout these rules.

Setup for Solo Play

Set up the main game board, and your components, for a 2-player game, with you being first player. Put the 4 specialization cards aside for now, they will be needed later.

Give Botmegistus its tracker card (place it nearby the board somewhere). Shuffle the Automa basic cards into a draw deck, and place it face-down near its tracker card. Give Botmegistus 1 Ethereal Die token and 2 Gold (kept on its tracker card until used). …



Variant Module: Achievements

If you are looking for a more competitive game, you may include Achievement cards, which allow you to race against other players for extra points. Note: the Achievements are not supported in solo mode.

Setting Up Achievements

During the General Setup shuffle Achievement cards, and draw 4 at random. Place them next to the main game board face up. Place any unused Achievements back in the box, they will not be used during the game.

Unlocking Achievements

On your turn (not during Reactions) you may unlock an Achievement as a free action. In order to unlock an Achievement, you must be able to show that you currently possess all the required components on your Laboratory board. …



  • A refined material can always be used in place of its raw counterpart, but not vice versa.

  • When reacting to other players' actions you may only choose to gain 1 material or essence, perform a single transmutation, or recharge an artifact. No other Action (including Free Actions) may be performed.

  • When performing a Transmutation, please remember:

    • You may Transmute both raw and refined elements.
    • You must use a die of a color matching the Transmutation arrow you will follow while Transmuting.
    • As a result of a Transmutation, you always receive a refined material.
    • You must always pay 1 Essence for each Transmutation. Afterwards, advance on the Mastery track corresponding to the Essence used.
  • All players that reach a Bonus token on the same turn (via reactions) can benefit from its ability. Then, used Bonus tokens are removed from the Mastery tracks. …




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