Welcome to the Tassradan Trail! You’ll meet a number of unusual characters within the forest, not all of whom are friendly. Among them: the noble Cenzai, guardians of nature; the Fire Crest Elves, masters of navigation and hunting; and the possibly mad Uwakuun, who don masks adorned with feathers and tusks taken from the Paradisian and Tuskaar who live nearby.
The traders and honest working folk shouldn’t trouble you much. But the warriors and—frankly—all of the Uwakuun should be dealt with a fair amount of caution. One wrong movement and you may end up in a dire position.
Journey into the Tassradan Trail is the first expansion for Fray. With it, we’re adding three new suits featuring new abilities that can damage and move units. We’re incredibly excited about movement in particular—which opens up new combos and opportunities at every stage in the game. The Tassradan Trail keeps the basic rules of Fray, but the way it’s played is wholly changed.
Fray expansion packs are almost entirely new and self-contained games. Practically every card has been re-designed, and we’ve swapped out the suits from last time for three new ones. Expansions also delve into a new kind of gameplay. In order to achieve that with The Tassradan Trail, we’ve added two new mechanics that massively change the way you play: movement and damage.
We knew going into this expansion that we wanted to play with movement, and in the process of designing the cards we had a clear image of some Adian creatures darting through the trees, ambushing opponents, and generally being nimble. Tassradan was the perfect setting for that sort of vision. The forest is vast, and its inhabitants brought an exciting new look to the game.
When you move a unit, it has to already be in play, and can only move orthogonally (up, down, left, or right—not diagonally). Doing so enables you to make the most of your cards, converting units that your opponent thought were safe, or lining up the perfect Ambush!
Do I need to own prior sets of Fray to play with the expansion?
Not at all! We treat each expansion as its own self-contained game. If you enjoyed the first edition of Fray or want to explore new ways to play it, The Tassradan Trail is for you. Similarly, if the last set didn’t appeal to you, you can jump into this version without needing to get or play any others first!
I already have a Fray playmat. Can I use it for the expansion?
Fray playmats are designed to work with any set of Fray cards. We have no plans to fundamentally change the 3×3 battlefield games take place upon, so you should have no troubles with this. We’ll continue to release new playmats on occasion, featuring gorgeous new art, but they will all functionally work the same way.
If I have multiple sets, can I mix them together?
We believe the best experiences come from each set, self-contained. However, if you would like to mix and match sets, you’re certainly welcome to! The only rule is that each deck contains 30 cards made up of 3 suits. So, if you want to include the Dwarves from the core set, you just need to remove a suit from The Tassradan Trail. Try out different combinations to see what wild pairings you can come up with!
I love ambushing my friends. When can I get it?
You can pre-order Fray: Journey Into the Tassradan Trail right now on our store!