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Stuff and things

Hug Me is Unluckie trinket Cur is companion in Arcadia Tenebra RPG board game

Stuff and things

In Arcadia Tenebra everything that isn’t a weapon, consumable or apparel – but can be still carried around – is considered to be a Trinket. However, a valuable one. Most of the time…

Trinkets are things that you carry around. To most people, they look like useless garbage. But you know better! Whether it’s it umbrella, ring, trumpet-like gadget, specs, neckless, metal turtle, scarf, weird backpack, silver pebble, shiny whistle, rusty bracelet, space coil, crystal cat statue, ragged doll, dry pen or bulky mobile AC/DC transformer you’ve been dragging around, you know very well it will come handy. Sooner or later.

What can I use Trinkets for?

For many things, actually.

Trinkets may protect you, make you quicker, stronger, smarter or prettier. Some of them may be used to upgrade your weapon or allow you to carry more stuff or to pick locks with ease. Some can come very handy in Combat: deal splash damage to your opponents, immobilize them for a short period of time or crush them even when Lady Luck turns her back on you. And, in combination with other Luckies or Unluckies, some Trinkets may even change your playable character for good!

It isn’t always clear how Trinkets work, but you don’t care as long as they serve you well. And most of them do that most of the time. However, there is a small number of Trinkets that are not so useful. You’re guessing right: the Unluckie ones. To make things even worse, if you happen to get yourself an Unluckie Trinket while you carry Luckie one, you’ll have to discard that Luckie one and equip Unluckie.

Yeah, life isn’t always fair in Arcadia Tenebra.

To be honest, life is mostly unfair in Arcadia Tenebra. 🙂

Where can Trinkets be found?

They can be found all over Arcadia Tenebra.

As you explore Arcadia Tenebra, you will inevitably come upon Trinkets, gaining them as a result of your good or bad deeds. Also, Trinkets can be purchased in Shops. Since Trinkets are tradeable, they can be traded between players or they can be offered to specific NPC’s in exchange for information or service. If you can’t find  any use for particular Trinkets, you can always take them to Tesla and exchange two of those for one of his spectacular prototypes.

How many Trinkets can I have equipped?

One, of course. 🙂

There’s the rule of one in Arcadia Tenebra: you may always have equipped only one piece of equipment of the same type, no matter whether it is Luckie or Unluckie, or something in between. The exemption to that rule are Trinkets that you may bring to Tesla in order to upgrade your weapon. In that case, Trinket is placed under the weapon and is treated as a part of that same weapon. That allows you to equip another Trinket in Trinkets’ empty slot. When you discard or trade this upgraded weapon, you also lose Trinket that you’ve originally used to upgrade your weapon.

Trinkets are not to be easily discarded only because they look silly or have a funny name. They are, actually, the essential part of every true adventurer’s equipment and sometimes mean the difference between life and death. So, keep an eye on them when you are out there, adventurer!


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