Trickerion: Legends of Illusion Performs Magic on Kickstarter

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Movies such as The Prestige and The Illusionist gave us a taste of what life is like being a professional magician: the dedication, originality, science, and flair that it takes to be a stage performer in a time when magic shows were high entertainment.  Trickerion: Legends of Illusion, now on Kickstarter, seeks to provide that same experience, casting its players in the role of the awe-inspiring magician.  Trickerion is a worker placement game in which players manage apprentices and specialists, to gather the necessary supplies, research new illusions, and prepare for a weekly stage performance in order to gain fame, money, and shards of the mysterious Trickerion Stone.  From the campaign’s page:

Each turn, you will visit Magoria’s various Locations – the Downtown, the Market Row, the Dark Alley and the Theater – to expand your team, learn more and more intricate magic tricks, get components for them, and prepare them in your Workshop. Each turn concludes with a Performance phase in the Theater, when players may perform a breathtaking magic show for Fame points and money. After the sixth Performance phase, the player with the most Fame points wins the game, and becomes the next Legend of Illusion.

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Trickerion will feature eight different mages with unique powers and a built in Dark Alley expansion.  A secondary pledge level grants access to another expansion allowing illusionists to grow in power as they procure more Trickerion shards.  The campaign is close to breaking $200,000 of funding and is slated to close on February 28 at 8am.  Be sure to check out this opportunity before it disappears.