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Tabletop Game / Havok and Hijinks

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You're a dragon... a young, underachieving dragon and your parents have just kicked you out of the nest for eyeing their treasure hoard. Now it is time for you to go out and find your own coins, jewels, and magic items. The problem with being young (and a bad student) is that you donít always succeed in your quest to find treasure. To make matters worse other young dragons have received the boot as well and you must compete with them for the best loot.

Released in 2014 by Epic Slant Press, Havok and Hijinks is a four-player card game that pits Amber the Sunlight Dragon, Obsidian the Dark Dragon, Pearl the Moonlight Dragon, and Ruby the Fire Dragon against one another. To win you must use the Havok cards to find treasure and the Hijinks cards to disrupt the treasure quests of your competition, ensuring that your hoard is a coin above the rest.

A new Expansion Pack is currently in the works. The website is located here.

This game contains examples of

  • Action Girl: Any of the female Sodality Knights, adventurers, or marauders
  • All There in the Manual: The website is full of lore and backstories on various elements and characters.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Gender assignment of the dragons seems arbitrary at best
  • Artifact of Attraction: If it's shiny, the dragons likely want it and will get it through any means possible.
  • Art Shift:
    • There's a variety of artstyles heading the website's blog posts, though the cards themselves are generally consistent
    • The expansion set's art is a bit flatter, due to a new artist
  • Finagle's Law: Any strategy can be ruined with one flip of the deck
  • Griefer: Many of the hijinks cards allow players to go this route