The Dragon & Flagon: Secret Room!

Welcome to The Dragon & Flagon, ye hearty Adventurers!  You have found the Stronghold Games The Dragon & Flagon – Secret Room!

At Gen Con 2016, Stronghold Games launched our hit game, The Dragon & Flagon, in a big way.  We had a special sold-out Launch Party for the game on Saturday night.  And at the Stronghold Games booth, we handed out a special Promo Bar Coaster!

Besides using this drink coaster for your favorite beverage, this is a fully playable promotional item for our new game, The Dragon & Flagon!

How do you play with this promo?  See below…

Spilled Ale:

Poker Table:

The Dragon & Flagon – Rules for SPILLED ALE:

Place the Spilled Ale side of the coaster on the board. It covers a 3×3 square area.  These are called ‘Ale’ squares.

Any character that moves into an Ale square (and is on the floor) slides until they move off of the coaster, or hit a table, wall, or another character.  This only counts as one square of movement. They may continue moving once they exit the coaster or are stopped.

If they hit a table, they stop sliding.  If they slide into a square with another character, both characters start sliding until they are both no longer on the coaster, or hit a table or wall.

If player is Knocked Back onto an Ale square, they slide as above.

Details on specific Actions

Swing: A character that ends their Swing on an Ale square slides in the direction of the swing, but only kicks people up to the square they land in.

Dash: A character may continue their dash after they finish sliding. Remember, sliding only counts as one square of movement.

Charge: The square in front of the character must be empty. The character slides along the Spilled Ale as normal and successfully charges an opponent that is in range during or after the slide. If the charging character would slide into an opponent, that opponent is pushed back one square and the charge is successful.

Push Table: Acts normally. Tables do not slide if pushed onto Ale.

Leap (Monk): If this action ends on an Ale square, the monk slides. If it passes over an Ale square there is no effect.

Shadow Step (Rogue): Rogue does NOT slide as a result of Shadow Step

Earth Bond (Paladin): Paladin does NOT slide while Earthbond is in effect. Ignore Ale squares.

Flunge (Swashbuckler): As with Charge, if the first square entered is an Ale square, the Swashbuckler will start sliding. However, he affects ALL characters to the left, right, and ahead that he encounters during the slide. So basically apply the effects of the Flunge in each square that is entered, but no character can be affected more than once.

Sword Dance (Swashbuckler): If this action ends on an Ale square, the swashbuckler slides.

Blade Waltz (Swashbuckler): A movement that is onto an Ale square results in sliding.


The Dragon & Flagon – Rules for POKER TABLE:

The Poker Table side of the coaster can be used one of two ways:

As a Poker Table: Use two Large tables to support the Poker Table on the board. It is a 3×3 table, and is subject to all Table rules. It may be pushed, flipped, etc.  The two tables that are supporting it are considered part of the Poker Table.

For Ilicit Gambling: The coaster is placed off of the board. Any time a character has to give reputation to another character, and the Coaster has three or fewer reputation on it, place one Reputation from the bank on to the coaster, in addition to the normal effects of the Action.

If the coaster has four or more reputation on it, the next time a character gains reputation they also take all the reputation from the coaster.

If an action causes multiple characters to give reputation, one reputation per character goes on the coaster. A character may only take the Reputation when it has at least four at the start of the Action.

Example: There are two Reputation on the coaster. Nari yanks the rug, and three characters are affected. Three more reputation are added, for a total of five on the coaster. The next time a character gains reputation, they will also take the five on the coaster.

If you run out of reputation tokens using this variant, just use pennies or some other marker.


The Dragon & Flagon fans:

If you have any more ideas about cool ways to use this promo coaster, including alternate rules to the above, please post them in the forums for The Dragon & Flagon on BGG at: