Fantasy

Release Date: July, 2000
Set Size: 12 Buttons, 2 Rares
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Designers: James Ernest, Nick Sauer, and Joseph Kiesenwether
Artist: Larry Elmore
New Rules: Option Dice
Rares: Nightmare and Socrates (both tournament legal)

Button Men: Fantasy was designed to be a new core set of Button Men that maight eventually replace the Soldiers set. Fantasy contains twelve gorgeous characters from Larry Elmore’s best work, including mighty warriors, powerful monsters, and other denizens of the Elmore world. The set also contains a new type of variable die, called “Option Dice,” which are basically very limited Swing Dice.

Design Notes

Option Dice were developed for the Sluggy Freelance set of Button Men (late 2000), and worked well as the starting point for this new set of Button Men. These characters were designed by James Ernest and Nick Sauer.

Name Die 1 Die 2 Die 3 Die 4 Die 5 Special?
Luce 8 10 20 4/20 8/20
Frasquito 4 6 8 12 2/20
Lark 6 20 2/8 4/12 6/10
Theophilius 8 10 12 10/20 20/30
Mischa 10 12 12 4/12 6/12
Chang 2/20 2/20 4/20 8/20
Aldric 8 8 4/12 8/20 12/20
Elihu 4/6 4/8 6/10 6/12 8/20
Farrell 10 12 6/20 6/20 8/12
Nikolai 20 4/10 4/12 6/10 6/20
Cesare 10 4/10 6/10 10/12 10/20
Vincent 30 30 30 6/30
Rares
Nightmare 4 8 10 20 20 Alters opponent’s dice.
Socrates 4 10 12 Y Uses opponent’s dice.