Questions tagged [tales-of-arabian-nights]

A 2009 storytelling game set in the fictional world of One Thousand and One Nights.

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Should the Deck Marker change more frequently?

The Deck Marker never changes for me - should it? The Deck Marker has three symbols - Morning, Noon, and Night. According to the rules, it begins the game on Morning, and then change each time the ...
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Why does Tales of the Arabian Nights have the victory condition it has?

In the setup for Tales of the Arabian Nights, each player secretly chooses a victory condition: a number of Destiny points and a number of Story points that together add up to 20. When you have enough ...
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An Outlaw gets Married. Where should the Origin Token be placed now?

A player had the Outlaw status with the Origin token placed in a city and she also had the Married status. What do we do with the Origin token in a case like that?
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Islands as Coastal Spaces

Do Islands count as Coastal spaces? One specific effect in the game makes reference to coastal spaces, which do not appear to have a clear definition or specific terrain icon. Do islands count for ...
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Fabulous Wealth as Sultan

Does being Sultan bypass the special requirements for being Fabulously Wealthy? When gaining the Sultan status, a player automatically moves their wealth counter directly to fabulous (the highest ...
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Accessing Tale 2,600

Is there a way to access passage 2,600 in The Book of Tales through normal play? Passage 2,600 in The Book of Tales appears to be a humorous easter egg referencing the fact that it is the last ...
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Skills as a Victory Tie-Breaker

How are skills counted for the victory condition? The first tie-breaker for winning the game is the number of statuses each contested player possesses, followed second by how many skills they possess....
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Returning to Origin city when Married

Do you need to end your turn in the city with your origin marker in order to satisfy the condition on the Married status? The status Married says, in part: After you have an encounter in another ...
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Tales of Arabian Nights — Story versus Destiny and variants?

In the ZMan version of Tales of Arabian Nights, you choose 20 points between Story and Destiny. I tend to do 10 of each or something similar. Is this the best strategy? Also, the game is very random,...