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   subject_name=Gnostica|
 
   subject_name=Gnostica|
 
   designer= John Cooper, Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, Jacob Davenport|
 
   designer= John Cooper, Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, Jacob Davenport|
   image_link=|
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   image_link=[[Image:Gnostica1.JPG|The close of a short game of Gnostica with the Fergus Hall deck|250px]]|
 
   description=Gnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards. |
 
   description=Gnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards. |
 
   min_players=2|
 
   min_players=2|
 
   max_players=6 |
 
   max_players=6 |
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  game_length=Long|
 
   stashes = 1 per player |
 
   stashes = 1 per player |
 
   sets = 5|
 
   sets = 5|
 
   other_equip = deck of [[Tarot cards]] |
 
   other_equip = deck of [[Tarot cards]] |
 
   setup_time= 5 minutes |
 
   setup_time= 5 minutes |
   playing_time=45–120 minutes |
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   min_playing_time=45|
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  max_playing_time=120 minutes |
 
   complexity=High |
 
   complexity=High |
 
   strategy=High |
 
   strategy=High |
 
   random_chance=Medium |
 
   random_chance=Medium |
   mechanics= [[Modular board]], [[Card game]]|
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   game_mechanics= [[Modular board]], [[Card game]]|
 
   theme = [[Mystical]] |
 
   theme = [[Mystical]] |
 
   release_year=2001|
 
   release_year=2001|
 
   game_status=Complete|
 
   game_status=Complete|
 
   footnotes =|
 
   footnotes =|
   BGG_Link=[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9629 9629]
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   BGG_Link=[http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9629 Gnostica]
 
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'''Gnostica''' is a complete rework of [[Zarcana]] which retains the theme and core mechanic, but feels very different. It is more tactical, more aggressive, less random, and more streamlined. For some people, these are all advantages, while others prefer the slower paced, more random, more quirky Zarcana.
 
'''Gnostica''' is a complete rework of [[Zarcana]] which retains the theme and core mechanic, but feels very different. It is more tactical, more aggressive, less random, and more streamlined. For some people, these are all advantages, while others prefer the slower paced, more random, more quirky Zarcana.
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* [https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/132506/agnostica-rules-formatted-and-updated Rules for Agnostica, a version using the Zark City deck instead of a Tarot deck]
 
* [https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/132506/agnostica-rules-formatted-and-updated Rules for Agnostica, a version using the Zark City deck instead of a Tarot deck]
 
* [https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/133928/ignostica-variant-regular-playing-cards Rules for Ignostica, a version using two standard decks instead of a Tarot deck]
 
* [https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/133928/ignostica-variant-regular-playing-cards Rules for Ignostica, a version using two standard decks instead of a Tarot deck]
 
[[Image:Gnostica1.JPG|The close of a short game of Gnostica with the Fergus Hall deck]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 05:49, 16 March 2020

Gnostica
John Cooper, Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, Jacob Davenport
The close of a short game of Gnostica with the Fergus Hall deck
Gnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards.
:Players Players: 2 - 6
:Time Length: Long
:Complexity Complexity: High
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 1 per player
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 1 per player
Five-color sets: 5
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
deck of Tarot cards
Setup time: 5 minutes
Playing time: 45
45 Min
0.75 Hr
- 120 minutes
2 Hr
Strategy depth: High
Random chance: Medium
Game mechanics: Modular board, Card game
Theme: Mystical
BGG Link: Gnostica
Status: Complete (v1.0), Year released: 2001

Gnostica is a complete rework of Zarcana which retains the theme and core mechanic, but feels very different. It is more tactical, more aggressive, less random, and more streamlined. For some people, these are all advantages, while others prefer the slower paced, more random, more quirky Zarcana.

Gnostica was published in Hypothermia #14.

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