Lego Heroica: Fortaan Dungeon Card Game

Although not part of the Heroica series or using the same rules, a card game called “Fortaan Dungeon” creates a different gaming experience in the Heroica world.

This card game was (as far as I know) never released commercially but was given out as a promotion when Heroica was first released. As well as the rules themselves, there was also a deck of customised playing cards that were the same as a standard card deck except that it had various items and characters from the Heroica game printed on each card. Using this deck and the rules, a complete “dungeon crawl” adventure game was playable!

Sadly, these unique cards are the one of the few pieces of Heroica merchandise that I don’t own and have been unable to track down anywhere, but the rules fortunately allow the game to be played using a standard deck of regular playing cards.

It’s a fun game and a cool idea, and something few people – even Heroica fans – know about or have experienced. I suggest giving it a try for yourselves, and have provided the official rules as a download below.

 

Standard Deck Equivalents

If you are using a standard deck instead of the custom “Heroica” one, the card equivalents are as follows:

  • 2 Clubs = Strength Potion
  • 2 Spades = Speed Potion
  • 2 Hearts = Health Potion
  • 2 Diamonds = Luck Potion
  • 3 Clubs = Crystal of Deflection
  • 3 Spades = Helmet of Protection
  • 3 Hearts = Chalice of Life
  • 3 Diamonds = Sceptre of Summoning
  • 4 Clubs = Gold
  • 4 Spades = Gold
  • 4 Hearts = Gold
  • 4 Diamonds = Gold
  • 5 Clubs = Gold
  • 5 Spades = Gold
  • 5 Hearts = Gold
  • 5 Diamonds = Gold
  • 6 Clubs = Gold
  • 6 Spades = Gold
  • 6 Hearts = Gold
  • 6 Diamonds = Gold
  • 7 Clubs = Gold
  • 7 Spades = Gold
  • 7 Hearts = Gold
  • 7 Diamonds = Gold
  • 8 Clubs = Gold
  • 8 Spades = Gold
  • 8 Hearts = Gold
  • 8 Diamonds = Gold
  • 9 Clubs = Goblin Warrior
  • 9 Spades = Goblin Warrior
  • 9 Hearts = Goblin Warrior
  • 9 Diamonds = Goblin Warrior
  • 10 Clubs = Goblin Warrior
  • 10 Spades = Goblin Warrior
  • 10 Hearts = Goblin Warrior
  • 10 Diamonds = Goblin Warrior
  • Jack Clubs = Barbarian
  • Jack Spades = Knight
  • Jack Hearts = Druid
  • Jack Diamonds = Wizard
  • Queen Clubs = Goblin Guardian
  • Queen Spades = Goblin Guardian
  • Queen Hearts = Werewolf
  • Queen Diamonds = Golem Guardian
  • King Clubs = Goblin General
  • King Spades = Goblin King
  • King Hearts = Dark Druid
  • King Diamonds = Golem Lord
  • Ace Clubs = Axe
  • Ace Spades = Sword
  • Ace Hearts = Staff
  • Ace Diamonds = Wand

 

Download Links:

Fortaan Dungeon Card Game (pdf)

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