Americans love to collect their stuff. They find all
kinds of places to store their stuff but nothing comes
close to the Attic. All kinds of crazy nonsense gets
stuck up there and you can spend hours rifling through
generations of weird statues, pictures, and ill chosen
purchases from around the world. You may find little
porcelain figurines or old WWII knives and grenades from
pop pop. You could do some real damage up there and
your mom will think you're out getting "sunshine".
She'll have no idea what's going on till the large
explosion rocks the house. In honor of bizarre attic
booty everywhere, we added The Attic perk to the Fantasy
Geek game. Open up that strange glowing chest with
caution. Who know what's up in the Attic.
Attic Perk works offers a powerful and quick advantage
to your Fantasy Geek players during game play. When you
apply it to a player, you will get an instant 4 point
bump to the Odditorium category. 4 points is a big hit
considering the base scores for this category generally
range from 3 to 10 points. If your goal is to take the
Odditorium category or at least prevent someone else
from running with it, The Attic offer a nice little
arsenal. The 4 point bump only applies to one fantasy
geek player and it will last for the rest of the current
week of game play. At week end when the score is
tallied across the board, The Attic point increase will
be included and then cleared for the next week of play.
The point jump is cumulative which means multiple perks
and traps will affect each other even though you can
only apply 2 perks and/or traps (total of two) per day.
Let's look at the lore and picture for The Attic perk.
The picture is a strange chest which slightly ajar to
reveal a glowing, green light. The chest is clearly in
a dark, attic like room with not much else around it.
There's definitely a Pandora's Box quality about the
image and the box. Open at your peril! The lore for
The Attic is “Sent to clean the attic of 5 generation's
stuff. Is…that….is that a shrunken head?” Who knows
what you’ll find up there. Pop pops stash in attic adds
4 points to ODDITORIUM.
how does The Attic perk interact with other perks traps
available? Good question. For one thing, There’s a
Trap that directly affects the ODDITORIUM category and
counteracts The Attic perk called Garage Sale. There’s
also a protection of a given player’s ODDITORIUM
category called TRAP DOOR which offsets Garage Sale.
Whether you want to boost your score, attack someone
else’s score, or protect against someone else’s attack
is up to you and that’s where the game is played. They
each have strengths and weaknesses depending on how
other players play the game. The Attic gives you the
biggest point boost of the three but the others have
psychological benefits in terms of keeping your
opponents guessing as to what you’re going to do.
There’s an advantage in this going forward beyond just
the current move as it will cause them to second guess
time you go rummaging through your parent’s attic, be
careful what you get in to. There may be the original
predecessor to Dungeons and Dragons that your Pop Pop
played back in the day before the Talkies. Your geek
lineage runs deep!