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Basic Game Mechanics

To win the Game

Materia Prima is a competitive sandbox boardgame about creating the Philosopher's Stone. Every alchemist must look for recipes in the cities to transmute them. The elements for this must be mined on hexes, which are distributed on the game board. Alchemy has a centuries-old tradition, and its masters come from families, schools, and guilds whose history is as old as the records of them. An alchemist is therefore no blank slate of paper. Some have a special Codex and others act out of love or revenge. Every life story results in a secret mission. However, this secret should be guarded as the combatants will exploit any weakness. The game Ends when the first one, using the Philosopher's Stone, complies with this Mission.

The Crafting system