Rules and Game Play

In order to get a better grasp on the rules, you should know that the rule book and card descriptions make up the parameters for game play. We did not want to overwhelm players with a 500 page rule book

Tower Siege is a richly detailed game with great depth that uses a common sense approach to resolve questions that may arise during game play; if you think that the intention of the card use or rule means do this, then you are correct!

The rule book is setup to give you the basics of game play and as you progress, the rules unfold as certain cards are played. There are approximately 21 acronyms that players must familiarize themselves with. Using the quick reference card will help you quickly master these.

Advanced Rule book
& Printable Demo

Tower Siege combat is based on percentile dice. When resolving combat, a roll of the dice must be equal to or less than the target number. To add more possibilities to the outcome of combat, we have incorporated critical hit and exceptional defense rules to the game.

Tower Siege is made for 2-4+ players and a typical game can last from 5 minutes to 2+ hours for experienced players. Obviously the first few times you play may be extended while learning how the game works.

Once you understand the basics, you will begin to see how endless the possibilities are for games to play out. You'll never play the same game twice! Once you've learned the game, then you can incorporate the free expansions available here such as Tower Siege Land Wars, Tower Siege Mage Generation System and or Tower Siege Treasure Trove.

Arcane Games has continually strived to answer any questions players may have. If you need a question answered or have suggestions, feel free to use the forum.

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