Reading Rulebooks

S2E10: Reading Rulebooks – Empyreal: Spells & Steam

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his week we are going to cover the rules for Empyreal: Spells & Steam. Empyreal: Spells & Steam is a game designed by Trey Chambers and is illustrated by Laura La Vito and Eunice Abigael Tiu. The game is published by Level 99 Games.  

Expansions include empyreal: As Above, so Below (2020), and Empyreal: Far Corners (2022).


00:00 Introduction

02:36 Components

03:10 Inside Your Company Folio

05:28 Setting Up the Game

10:04 Gameplay

16:38 End of the Line

21:04 Game Effects

26:12 Game End

29:17 Frequently Asked Questions

30:26 Team Variant

32:11 References and Goods Description

34:46 Company Profiles

40:08 As Above, So Below

41:23 Components (As Above, So Below)

41:53 7-8 Player Setup (As Above, So Below)

43:25 Metros (As Above, So Below)

47:59 Solo Mode (As Above, So Below)

54:19 Far Corners 58:42 MCG Thoughts

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