Avatar-Based Game: Each player controls an avatar that represents an Oathbound servant to the Tribunal on the Plane of Justice.
- Avatars have different numeric attributes and special abilities.
- Players can choose to use pre-built avatars.
- Players can create their own unique avatars.
- Each avatar is one of four archetypes (fighter, mage, priest, scout) which defines which cards can be included in a deck.
Multiple Paths to Victory: There are at least three different ways to win the game.
- Eliminate your opponent's avatar in combat.
- Be the first player to finish four quests.
- You also win if your opponent runs out of cards in his or her deck.
- Some single-player scenarios contain special victory conditions.
Ability Cards: These critical cards allow your avatar to embark on quests and perform heroic actions.
- They are applied at quests to place level tokens. Once you have enough level tokens at a quest, you complete it.
- They usually have a defense attribute to protect your avatar in combat. However, if you use an ability for defense, you can't use it to place level tokens during your next quest phase.
Unit Cards: These cards provide much of the atmospheric flavor for each game. They are the residents of Norrath that the Oathbound muster to their service.
- Used to launch attacks (called "raids") against the opponent and provide much of the combat action in the game.
- Units can also stay back and "defend" a quest during the opposing avatar's quest phase.
- Represent various power levels of creatures of Norrath, from Gnolls to Griffons to powerful, unique dragons such as Lord Nagafen.
- Can also represent legendary personalities such as Firiona Vie or Lucan D'Lere.
More Card Types: There are a few more card types available to fill out your decks.
- Items represent swords, armor, miscellaneous charms, etc. to help your avatar complete his journey.
- Tactics can be stocked to surprise your opponent in the middle of a combat.
- Quests are chosen by each player to provide a different landscape for each game.
Escalating and Balanced Resources: Each player gains resources (called "power") automatically.
- Each player receives 3 power at the beginning of each turn, plus 1 additional power for each quest that has been completed by any player . This means that no player will fall behind on resources.
- No need to stock your deck with resource cards, but you can stock additional power sources if you want, such as Fippy's Paw.
- Escalation means that players will want to build decks with some low-cost cards for the early game, but also stock some high-cost, powerful cards for the late game.
- Low-level quests appear early in the game, and are easier to complete than the high-level quests that enter play later in the game.
Single-Player and Multiplayer
- There is a 15-scenario single-player campaign that tells the story of the Oathbound's legendary battles against a plot devised by Chaos Lords.
- Single-player skirmish mode lets you test your decks under normal conditions.
- Multiplayer play includes casual modes and tournaments.
Download the Legends of Norrath game client
Download the PDF Rulebook for Legends of Norrath