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    Version: 1.02 | Updated: 09/24/01 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Culdcept Second FAQ v1.02 (9/24/01) by Gene
    Culdcept Second (DC)
    1-4 Players 
    1 Disc
    Genre: Board Game (Table)
    Memory: 50 blocks +
    Keyboard, Modem support, Visual Memory Support
    1)  Introduction
    2)  Frequently Asked Questions
    3)  How to play
         3.1)  At the Main Menu
         3.2)  Controls
         3.3)  Dice Menu
         3.4)  Card Menu
         3.5)  Command Menu
         3.6)  Screen Layout
    4)  Game Rules
         4.1)  Winning the Game
         4.2)  The Game Turn
         4.3)  Terrain
         4.4)  Special Game Squares
         4.5)  Combat
    5)  Customizing Your Deck
         5.1)  Deck Rules
         5.2)  Creature Cards
         5.3)  Spells and Items
         5.4)  Your starting Deck
         5.5)  Combos
         5.6)  Sample Decks
    6)  Characters 
         6.1)  Enemy Character List
    7)  Game Cards
    8)  Game Effect Lists
         8.1)  Castle Effects
         8.2)  Shrine Effects
    9)  Story Mode Walkthrough
    10) Maps
    11) Secrets
    12) Appendices
         12.1)  Version Changes
         12.2)  Real Cards and Downloading Cards
         12.3)  Miscellaneous / Et Cetera
    1)  Introduction
    This game is an original fantasy board and card game.  It is the first for the 
    Japanese Dreamcast.  There were predecessors, Culdcept Expansion and Expansion 
    Plus for the Playstation, and the original game came out for the Sega Saturn.   
    It came out on July 12, 2001 for 6800yen, only in Japan.
    2)  Frequently Asked Questions
    Q) Can I play it without much knowledge of Japanese?
    A) Well, it isn't that bad.  There are a lot of pictures of things and there
       are only a few commands which you use regularly.  There isn't much English, 
       but it is easily playable without much knowledge of Japanese.  The game is 
       quite simple to play.
    Q) What is the game like?
    A) It is like a mix between a board game and a strategy card game.  If you are
       a fan of either game, you should really give it a try.
    Q) Is the game any good?
    A) Yes!  The game received 10,10, 9 from three reviewers in Dreamcast Famitsu 
       magazine.  It received Platinum ranking with reviews of 9,9,9,10 in Famitsu 
       magazine and 9,9,8 in Dreamagazine.  It is very well-made with network 
       support.  It is the third full-game of the series that has improved with 
       every game.
    Q) I only have one of Card X in my deck, how come I can have two in my hand at
    A) When you have pulled all of the cards from your deck, your deck is 
       replenished back to full, even with the cards that are still in play.  
       Therefore, you can have two cards in play, even though there is only one 
       in your deck.  
    Q) What happens if I can't pay my opponent when I land on their square?
    A) If you have sold all of your locations and still owe, then you return back
       to the castle and start with the original MPs.  However, the full amount is
       paid to your opponent even though you don't have enough to pay them.
    Q) How do I get the Vandal Gear card?
    A) You need to have the Battle Gear A and Battle Gear B cards.  Put them into
       your deck.  In the game, place one of them into play.  When combat occurs 
       with one of them, summon the other as an item.  They will merge in battle.  
       You can never have it in your deck as a single card.  You must merge it on 
       the game board.  
    3)  How to play
    This is a board (tabletop) game.  Your objective is to have collect enough
    magic points (MP) before your opponents do.  You do this by controlling areas
    on the board with creatures that you summon.  Players (called Cepters) affect 
    each other by attacking each other's creatures with their own.  Players cannot 
    directly attack each other, but can cast spells on each other.  If you lose
    a battle on an opponent's square, you must pay them (rent) as MPs.
    3.1) At the Main Menu:
    Story Mode
    Story mode is where you fight the enemy characters in a set of games, 
    collecting cards as you go along to make your deck (of cards) better.  You can 
    save at any time in a game and also between games.  You must re-organize your 
    decks between battles as you gain new cards.  At the start of the Story mode, 
    you choose your character's appearance on the game board.  This has no effect 
    in the game.  Afterwards, you will be shown a map of the game world and you 
    must choose your path.
    Load from your current position in Story mode.
    Battle Mode
    Battle mode is simply a stand-alone map against human or computer opponents.
    When beginning Battle mode, you must choose the map and the characters and
    which controller they use before starting the game.  To begin, choose new 
    character.  Here are the options:
     Load Character (from Story Mode)
     AI Character (your edited character controlled by the computer)
     Story Mode Character (from Story Mode)
     New Character (from scratch)
    When choosing a map, you can set the goal, etc.  Some of the maps have 
    limitations to the amount that you can change an option.  Here is a list of 
    the options:
     Start map (begin game)
     Goal (1000-90000MPs)
     End Turn (0-none)
     BGM (select background music)
     Turn Clock (0-99secs)
     Taunts (On or off)
     Ante (0-4 cards)
     Terrain (Original, random or all neutral)
     Sudden death mode (On or off)
     Return (return to previous menu)
    If you select your character, you bring up another list of options:
    Book                Stock
    AI                  Pics
    Rules               Options
    Save                Data exg
    Delete	        Trade
    Return              Manual
    Book - edit your deck of cards
    AI - edit/create a computer opponent
    Rules - edit the rules of the game
    Save - save your progress to memory card
    Delete - delete this character from this game (not from memory card)
    Return - returns to previous menu
    Stock - view all the cards that this character has accumulated
    Pics - view all the pictures and movies accumulated
    Options - change the game options
    Data Exg - Import or export data 
    Trade - trade cards between saved characters
    Manual - view the game manual
    Replay Mode
    You can save a replay into memory after completing a map, either story or 
    battle.  Here you can view the game that you played again from start to finish.
    You must have saved a replay to play this mode.  There are no 
    default replays.
    Go to the Culdcept homepage.
    Here you can view the game's manual in electronic format.
    3.2) Controls:
    Joystick selects between menus and squares
    A accepts				
    B cancels or returns a menu
    Y brings up the game map
    L cycles through status info on the squares
    R brings up the status information
    Start brings up the electronic manual
    In combat, all the buttons are used for item select
    In game, there are three basic menus:
    - The middle menu is the card menu.
    - The top menu is the dice menu.
    - The bottom menu is the command menu.
    3.3) Dice Menu
    This is the menu for movement.  When you select this menu, you will see 
    a round display with the numbers from 1-10*.  You must move this number of 
    squares, but at intersections, you may choose either route.
    * Note the movement maximum varies with the map.
    3.4) Card Menu
    Here you can see the cards that you currently have in your hand.  
    You can cast one per game phase by selecting a spell card before movement.
    You can only hold a maximum of 6 cards at a time.  If you have more than 6, 
    you must immediately discard one of them.
    3.5) Command Menu
    A) Terrain Sub-menu
    Terrain Level Up
     - Here you can increase the level of the terrain.
     - Higher terrain level gives higher HPs to the creature on it, if they are
        a creature of the same terrain.
     - Higher terrain level increases the cost when landing on it.
     - Terrain may be increased to level 5 maximum.
    Change Terrain
     - You may change the terrain to another type for a base cost of 100MPs, which
        rises with the number of controlled squares in that area.
    Move Creature
     - You can move a creature one space, between terrain squares.
    Exchange Creature
     - You can exchange the creature on the square to another in your hand.
     - You still pay the activation cost of the new creature.
    Activate Creature power
     - You can activate a creature's special power by paying the cost stated
     - Only special creatures have special powers that can be activated here
    * If you land on a square such as a Tower or Castle, you can access the 
     Command menu for any square that you control.  If you access the Command menu
     at other times, you can only access the squares that you crossed this turn
     in the Command menu.  
    B) Map
     - Displays the game board.
    C) Options
     - Shows the in-game options:
        - Sound, Stereo or Mono
        - Message speed, 1-5
        - Vibration, On or Off
        - Change the position of the screen
    D) Display Status
     - Shows the Status menus
    E) Help
     - Displays the electronic manual
    F) Save (Story mode only)
     - Allows you to save the game
    G) End turn
     - Ends your current turn
    3.6) Screen Layout
    At the top of the screen, there is the display for MPs.
    The top number is the number of MPs available for each player(pool).
    The bottom number is the number of MPs secured in total.
    To the right of these numbers are the letters NESW for the checkpoints
      visited by the player.
    At the bottom of the screen, you can see the current menu.
    4)  Game Rules
    4.1) Winning the Game
    The player that accumulates the set number of MPs is the winner.  
    To accumulate MPs in locations, players must increase the level of 
    the terrain.  By doing this, they increase their magic point total but reduce 
    MPs from their pool.  The magic point pool is used to cast spells, execute 
    commands, etc.  It is the immediate pool from which the player draws their 
    power.  If your pool is reduced below zero, you must relinquish control 
    the magic that you have stored in locations on the board.  Think of the pool 
    as the money in your pocket and the stored magic as your bank account.  If 
    you run out of money, you have to go into your bank account and withdraw.  
    To be crowned the winner, you must be the first player with the appropriate 
    MPs to reach the castle.
    If you cannot pay enough MPs when you land on an opponent's square, you are 
    forced back to the castle and are re-instated with the starting amount of MPs.
    4.2) The Game Turn
    In every game turn, each player may do each of the following things:
    *Pull a card*
     - First a player receives a new card from his deck (or book).
     - If a player has more than 6 cards, they immediately discard one.
    *Cast a spell*
     - A player may then cast a spell (use a spell card).
     - This is optional.
     - A player must move (by using the dice or a spell card).
    *Place a creature / Command*
     - After a player has moved, a player may place a creature if the square is 
     - If the square is occupied, the player may initiate combat.
     - In some cases, the player may access the command menu instead of placing a 
    4.3) Terrain
    There are six types of terrain for the squares in the game.  They are: Fire, 
    Water, Air, Earth, Neutral and Rainbow.  The creatures in the game are born of 
    the basic terrain (there are no Rainbow creatures).  If a creature is placed on 
    the same type of terrain, then it gains a HP bonus in combat equal to Terrain 
    level X 10.  You can increase the level of terrain from 1-5 by accessing the 
    command menu.  In the command menu, you can also change the terrain that your 
    own to any that you wish at a cost of MPs.  The more creatures that you control 
    in an area, the higher the cost when an opponent lands on one of those squares.
    Neutral creatures never receive a HP bonus, even if they are on neutral terrain.  
    Rainbow terrain gives a bonus to any non-neutral creature.  However, the value
    of the terrain is only 80% of the regular terrain types.  Some creatures receive 
    special bonuses in specific terrain and others can never be placed on some 
    terrain.  Some more powerful creatures require that you own a number of terrain 
    in an area before you can place them (usually a map is divided into two or three 
    Each map is divided into one or more areas.  In each area, terrain has a certain
    value.  This value depends on several things, including:
     The number of a terrain that a player owns, past the first
     The map
    This value affects the amount that player pays when landing on it (rent).  Value
    goes up and down during the game as players exchange locations and change the
    terrain level.  Players may use the Chapel to invest MPs in a terrain for a 
    certain area.  Later, the player can sell back his investment for a higher or 
    lower level. 
    To power up a terrain to a higher level, the costs are as follows:
    Level 1    -
    Level 2   100
    Level 3   300
    Level 4   700
    Level 5   1500
    The cost associated with landing on a square depends on the number of the same 
    type of terrain owned by the opponent and the level of the terrain landed on:
                             Number of squares
    Level         1         2        3        4        5+
      1          20        30       36       40        44
      2          40        60       72       80        88
      3         160       270      288      320       352
      4         480       720      844      960      1056
      5        1280      1920     2104     2560      2816
    Note: Some of the squares or maps have 80% or even 50% of these values.
    Usually, rainbow areas are less value than the other terrain.
    The value of the squares (pool) also changes on the number of the same type of
    terrain and the level:
                             Number of squares
    Level         1         2        3        4        5+
      1         100       150      180      200       220
      2         200       300      360      400       440
      3         400       600      720      800       880
      4         800      1200     1440     1600      1760
      5        1600      2400     2880     3200      3520
    4.4) Special Game Squares
    Game squares are special locations or buildings on the board.  When you 
    land on these squares, if you do not use the properties of the square, you can 
    execute a command from the command menu.
     - The castle is the main building in the game.
        You begin and end the game in this square.
        You receive a salary (and sometimes bonus) after reaching the checkpoints.
        You can access the command menu (for all creatures) if you land on it.
     - The towers are checkpoints.  Once you have reached all of the checkpoints, go
       to the castle to receive your salary.
     - You can access the command menu (for all creatures) if you land on it.
    Chapel (Bank)
     - Here you can make an offering to your god. (see Terrain)
        Top menu is to buy.
        Middle menu is to sell.
     - These are card shops where you may take an extra card if you land on it.
     - You can choose any type of card, creature, item or spell.
     - It will take a card randomly from the rest of your deck.
     - If you do not have any of that type left, you must choose another type.
     - You get a random effect (good or bad) when you land on it. (see lists)
     - You are transported to another Warp square if you land on it.
     - You are transported to another bridge space when you land or pass it.
    4.5) Combat
    When attacking, you will see a bubble appear above each creature.
     Up Arrow - Your creature's Strength + Support Bonus is greater than the
                defending creatures HPs + Terrain bonus
     Equals - Your creature's Strength + Support Bonus is equal to the
              defending creature's HPs + Terrain bonus
     Down Arrow - Your creature's Strength + Support Bonus is less than the
                  defending creatures HPs + Terrain bonus
     Shield - Creature cannot attack, only defend
     Land Marker - You do not control enough terrain to place the creature yet
     G - You do not have enough MPs to place the creature
     X - The Creature has an aversion of this terrain and cannot be placed on it
     Card - Creature cannot be placed because you have no cards to sacrifice.
    *Be careful!  This does not include things like Quick strike and other 
      abilities so at times, it looks like an easy battle and you will lose.  
      These markers should be used only as a guide for combat. 
    If you choose not to attack a creature when you land on a square, you can
     access the command menu instead.  You will be penalized in the same amount
     of MPs as if you had lost the combat.
    After choosing the combatants, the attacker will choose the item that they
     wish to use in the combat, if any, then the defender does the same.
    Next, combat ensues.  Unless there are other effects, the attacker will attack
     first, dealing his adjusted strength in damage to the defending creature's HPs.
    If the defending creature survives, then he may attack back, dealing damage in
     the same manner.
    Combat can be modified by item or creature effects such as Quick strike, or 
    After combat has been resolved, the combat result is one of the following:
     - Attacker wins and the attacking player gains control of the square.
     - Defender wins and the defending player gains control of the square.
     - The combat is drawn (no winner) and defender still controls the square.
     - Both creatures are killed and nobody controls the square.
    Combat Modifiers:
     - Support Bonus is the number of creatures that you control in the area.
        Support Bonus can be used in attacking and defending.
        You gain +10 Str for one creature on either side
        You gain +20 Str for creatures on both sides
     - Terrain Bonus can be used only in defending.
    5)  Customizing your Book of Cards
    Between maps in the Story mode, you can customize your deck (book of cards).
    Before entering the next map, select the third option to copy your book,
    and select the fourth to edit your book.
    When editing your book, you have several options:
     - Edit Book
     - Rename Book
     - Divide Book
     - Delete Book
    5.1) Deck Rules
    There are several rules that you must follow when customizing your deck:
      You must have 50 cards in your deck.
      You can have zero of a single card minimum.
      You can only have 4 of a single card maximum.
    5.2) Creature Cards
    Make sure that your deck is tailored to the map and opponent that you are 
    playing.  Also, make sure that you keep a good balance between weak, cheap 
    creatures and big, expensive creatures.  There's no sense in having a deck full 
    of expensive creatures that you can't cast until later in the game.  Always try 
    and represent a good balance between the terrain also.  The creatures that adapt 
    to any terrain are generally a bit weaker, so don't rely on too many of them.  
    Try and keep a balance of around 40-70% creatures, with the rest as spells and 
    items or any combination that you like.  Creatures are a basic part of the game, 
    spells and items aid them.  As for specific card-types, be careful.  Card 
    summoners and sacrificers are great cards in attacking enemy creatures, but you 
    need to fuel them with other cards.  If you put too many of them in your deck, 
    you won't have the cards to use them properly.  You should also be careful of 
    creatures that require controlling terrain before using them because too many in 
    a deck can be disastrous.  At the start, you won't be able to concentrate on a 
    single terrain or two.  You just have to take the cards you can and add them 
    wherever you can.  Later on, once you have collected enough cards, you can start 
    to make your own speciality decks and work on your favorite terrain and cards.
    Here are some thoughts on the colors and the strengths / weaknesses of each:
    Offensive Power: ***
    Defensive Power: ****
    Best Offensive Cards
    1) Cereberus
    2) Wereboar
    3) Coati
    4) Hanbaba
    5) Ghoul
    Best Defensive Cards
    1) Vampire
    2) Gargoyle
    3) Grimalkin
    4) Green Mold
    5) Mummy
    Offensive Power: *****
    Defensive Power: **
    Best Offensive Cards
    1) Knight
    2) Nightmare
    3) Nightfiend
    4) Gremlin
    5) Garuda
    Best Defensive Cards
    1) Mermecoleo
    2) Nike
    3) Hurricane
    4) Leveller
    5) Griffon
    Offensive Power: ****
    Defensive Power: ***
    Best Offensive Cards
    1) Sorcerer
    2) Barrow Wight
    3) Gladiator
    4) Fire Giant
    5) Pyrallis
    Best Defensive Cards
    1) Willow Wisp
    2) Gas Cloud
    3) Old Willow
    4) Pyro Drake
    5) Domovikha
    Offensive Power: **
    Defensive Power: *****
    Best Offensive Cards
    1) Lilith
    2) Shin Liu
    3) Grendel
    4) Medusa
    5) Hyde
    Best Defensive Cards
    1) Karron
    2) Vodyanoi
    3) Undine
    4) Ice Wall
    5) Kelpy
    Offensive Power: ***
    Defensive Power: ***
    Best Offensive Cards
    1) Ninja
    2) Lunatic Hare
    3) Werewolf
    4) Samurai
    5) Cleric
    Best Defensive Cards
    1) Decoy
    2) Wonder Wall
    3) Horn Chameleon
    4) Bosis
    5) Archbishop
    5.3) Spells and Items
    The spell and items that you will find most useful will depend on your deck and
    the cards that you have chosen.  But, here are some selections that are 
    generally the better cards:
    Best Items
    Battering Ram
    Vorpal Sword
    Water Shield
    Wind Amulet
    Counter Amulet
    Gremlin Amulet
    The Hand
    Petrify Stone
    Holy Grail
    Best Spells
    Evil Blast
    Drain Magic
    Land Protect
    Remove Curse
    5.4) Your Starting Deck
    Your starting deck depends on chance.  There are two different decks which you
    may be assigned:
    Type 1: Earth and Fire Deck
    Giant Rat x 2
    Wolf x 2
    Goblin x 2
    Fighter x 2
    Gas Cloud x 2
    Dragonfly x 2
    Flame Pillar x 2
    Minotaur x 2
    Woodfolk x 2
    Stone Wall x 2
    Tiger Beetle x 2
    Dwarf x 2
    Pan x 2
    Chainmail x 2
    Freeze x 1
    Mace x 2
    Leather Armor x 2
    Longsword x 2
    Cure x 1
    Shatter x 2
    Fly x 2
    Holy Word1 x 2
    Holy Word6 x 2
    Magic Bolt x 2
    Mana x 2
    Type 2: Air and Water Deck
    Wolf x 2
    Goblin x 2
    Skeleton x 2
    Fighter x 2
    Giant Ameoba x 2
    Ice Wall x 2
    King Tortoise x 2
    Merfolk x 2
    Lizardman x 2
    Giant Bat x 2
    Sprite x 2
    Harpy x 2
    Hurricane x 2
    Hornet x 2
    Chainmail x 2
    Firebolt x 1
    Mace x 2
    Leather Armor x 2
    Longsword x 2
    Cure x 1
    Shatter x 2
    Fly x 2
    Holy Word1 x 2
    Holy Word6 x 2
    Magic Bolt x 2
    Mana x 2
    5.5 Combos
    2 Card Combos (Beginner)
     Gold Totem + Soul Hunt
     Powder Eater + Mutation
     Decoy + Life Gem
     Cornfolk + Golden Goose
     Son Ascetic + Ignasfatsi
     Gnome + Greed
     Kettji + Buckler
     Archer + Revelation
     Basalt Idol + Dynamite
     Miseltoe + Iron Idol
     Ninja + Hellblaze
     Cereberus + Claymore
     Nightmare + Claymore
     Ralba + Revival
     Permission + Recall
     Kelpy or Old Willow + Mine
     Kelpy or Old Willow + Holyword0
     Leprechaun + Dynamite
    2 Card Combos (Intermediate)
     Succubus Ring + Lunatic Hare
     Weakness +  Lunar Stone
     Decoy + Smoke Torch
     Decoy + Phantasm
     Mad Clown + Virus
     Gladiator + Claymore
     Nightfiend + Wind Amulet
     Soul Collector + Tempest
     Grendel + Weakness
     Changeling + Demonic Trade
     Goblins Lair + Demonic Trade
     Trampleweed + Earthshaker
     Barrow Wight + Fire Shield
     Wonderwall + Holy Grail
     Medusa + Battering Ram
    3 Card Combos (Advanced)
     Aurora + Eclipse + Grace
     Mutation + Exorcism + Land Protect
     Life Force + Barrier + Reincarnation
     Permission + Recall + Aports
     Tempest + Lifestream + Swarm
    5.6) Sample Decks
    Here are some simple deck ideas:
    Balanced Deck
    Decoy x 2
    Ninjya x 1
    Fighter x 2
    Willowisp x 2
    Gladiator x 2
    Sorceror x 1
    Ice Wall x 2
    Lizardman x 1
    Lilith x 2
    Green Mold x 2
    Stone Wall x 1
    Wereboar x 2
    Knight x 2
    Hurricane x 3
    Counter Amulet x 2
    Gaseous Form x 2
    Claymore x 2
    Battering Ram x 2
    Hellblaze x 2
    Holy Grail x 2
    Senility x 1
    Shatter x 3
    Holyword1 x 2
    HolywordX x 1
    Land Protect x 1
    Revival x 1
    Revelation x 1
    Relief x 1
    Reincarnation x 2
    Offensive Deck
    Gold Idol x 2
    Cleric x 1
    Samurai x 2
    Steam Gear x 2
    Decoy x 3
    Ninja x 3
    Gladiator x 3
    Sorceror x 3
    Knight x 3
    Nightfiend x 2
    Nightmare x 3
    Claymore x 2
    Gremlin Amulet x 2
    Vampire Ring x 1
    Fusion x 2
    Masamune x 2
    Catastrophe x 2
    Judgment x 1
    Haunt x 1
    Peace x 2
    Meteor x 1
    Rust x 1
    Land Balance x 3
    Revival x 1
    Replace x 1
    Revelation x 1
    Reincarnation x 1
    Defensive Deck
    Clay Idol x 2
    Gold Totem x 2
    Silver Idol x 2
    Decoy x 2
    Horn Chameleon x 2
    Wonderwall x 2
    Old Willow x 1
    Willowisp x 2
    Gas Cloud x 2
    Domovikha x 2         
    Stone Wall x 3
    Undine x 1
    Karon x 1
    Kelpy x 1
    Hyde x 1       
    Vodyanoi x 1    
    Lizardman x 3
    Lilith x 2
    Water Amulet x 2
    Water Shield x 1
    The Hand x 2
    Shatter x 2
    Barrier x 2
    Holyword1 x 2
    Mass Growth x 1  
    Life Stream x 1
    Land Protect x 2
    Relief x 1
    Reincarnation x 2
    Spell Deck
    Archbishop x 2
    Gold Totem x 2
    Angostua x 2 
    Green Mold x 
    Stone Wall x 2
    Mummy x 2
    Ice Shield x 2
    Gaseous Form x 2
    Shatter x 3
    Swarm x 2
    Squeeze x 2
    Tempest x 2
    Drain Magic x 3
    Fairy Light x 1
    Haste x 2
    Holy Word1 x 2
    Mana x 3
    Meteor x 2
    Life Stream x 2
    Land Balance x 3
    Revival x 2
    Reincarnation x 3
    6)  Characters
    You can never control these characters in the game.  These are your opponents.
    When you start a new game, you choose what your character looks like, but
    it doesn't give you any special bonus.  Each character has a certain type of 
    deck that they control.  When you fight them, they will use the same deck 
    (sometimes they have two decks).  Since Culdcept Second, now the characters 
    vary slightly with their actions(eg. which spell to cast, offensive or 
    defensive, etc).  However, the main difference is still the chaaracter's deck.
    6.1) Enemy Character List
    Dr. Morroc
    7)  Game Cards
    All game cards have an activation cost.  There are 450 game cards in total.
    Generally, the rarer the card, the more powerful, but still basic cards are 
    always helpful and some cards are better than others regardless of rarity.  
    The Extra Rare cards are acquired when you have completed a set of each terrain 
    and when you complete the entire universe and are very powerful.
    8)  Game Effect Lists
    These are the lists for the various game effects, which are in Japanese.
    8.1) Castle Effects
    When passing the Castle after the checkpoints, players may receive a bonus:
    Depending on the number of times you've reached the castle
    How much terrain you possess
    How much you have stored in the bank
    Bonus effects from Shrine, 
    All your creatures are healed 20% of MHP (always happens)
    8.2) Shrine Effects
    Activation cost of Items and Creatures are increased for three rounds
    Activation cost of Spells are increased for three rounds
    Activation cost of Items are reduced for three rounds
    Activation cost of Spells are reduced for three rounds
    Activation cost of Creatures are reduced for three rounds
    All creatures in area take damage=50% of MHP
    All creatures of a single terrain in an area have strength reduced by 20%
    All creatures of a single terrain in an area have MHPs reduced 
    All creatures of a single terrain in an area take damage=20% of MHP
    All creatures of a single terrain in an area are healed
    All creatures of a single terrain in an area have strength increased
    All creatures of a single terrain in an area have MHPs increased
    All players gain MP
    Bonus salary 30% when you reach the castle
    Can't use item cards for three rounds
    Don't pay for landing on opponent's squares (1 round)
    Don't recieve MPs for opponents landing on your squares (1 round)
    Draw two cards
    5% of your MPs is given to all other players
    MP leader trades MP with person with the least MPs.
    Ownership of a square is changed to a random player
    Player gains 200 MP
    Player gains 50 MP
    Player gains MP=100xcurrent rank
    Player is teleported to a random square
    Player is moved to an adjacent square
    Player loses a turn
    Player loses MP
    Player movement is 1-3 for two rounds
    Player movement is 6-8 for the next round
    Player is given 5 credits of each terrain in the Chapel
    Player rolls two dice for movement next round
    Random player loses 10-60 MP
    Random player loses a card
    Random square's terrain changes to another
    Value of a terrain type is reduced
    Value of a terrain type is increased
    Your creatures are paralyzed for 1 round
    9)  Story Mode Walkthrough
    There are sixteen stages in the game.  Here is the data and info for each 
    Stage 1
    Goal: 5000G
    Dice: 1-6
    Number of Areas: 1
    Bonus cards for winning: 9 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 2
    Goal: 6000G
    Dice: 1-7
    Number of Areas: 1
    Bonus cards for winning: 11 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 3
    Goal: 6000G
    Dice: 1-7
    Number of Areas: 1
    Bonus cards for winning: 11 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 4
    Goal: 8000G
    Dice: 1-8
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 12 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 5
    Goal: 8000G
    Dice: 1-8
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 12 cards
    Terrain Value: 80%
    Stage 6
    Goal: 8000G
    Dice: 1-9
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 12 cards
    Terrain Value: 150%
    Stage 7
    Goal: 9000G
    Dice: 1-8
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 12 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 8
    Goal: 9000G
    Dice: 1-9
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 13 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 9
    Goal: 9000G
    Dice: 1-8
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 13 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 10
    Goal: 8000G
    Dice: 1-8
    Number of Areas: 1
    Bonus cards for winning: 13 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 11
    Goal: 9000G
    Dice: 1-9
    Number of Areas: 3
    Bonus cards for winning: 13 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 12
    Goal: 9000G
    Dice: 1-6
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 12 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 13
    Goal: 10000G
    Dice: 1-10
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 14 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 14
    Goal: 11000G
    Dice: 1-9
    Number of Areas: 3
    Bonus cards for winning: 14 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 15
    Goal: 11000G
    Dice: 1-8
    Number of Areas: 2
    Bonus cards for winning: 14 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    Stage 16
    Goal: 12000G
    Dice: 1-10
    Number of Areas: 4
    Bonus cards for winning: 16 cards
    Terrain Value: 100%
    10)  Maps
    There are sixteen maps playable in Story mode which can also be played in 
    battle mode.  There are four maps playable only in Battle mode.  You can 
    download more maps from the internet for play in Battle mode.
    11)  Secrets
    After clearing Story mode, you can play against your staff companion, Goligan.
    After clearing the Story mode map, you can play it in Battle mode.
    12)  Appendices
    This section contains additional material regarding the game.
    12.1)  Version Changes
    Here are the major changes between Culdcept Expansion and Culdcept Second.
    - Network play
    - 90 new cards!
    - New terrain type
    - Better rules
    - Ability to alter computer AI, rules and effects of the game
    - New art for most of the cards
    - New abilities for creature cards
    - Better graphics
    - Quicker loading and saving times
    - VMU support
    - Special access through Culdcept homepage
    12.2)  Real Cards and Downloading Cards
    There was a promotion in Japan where you could receive some real printed cards 
    from the Culdcept world.  You can also download new cards from the Culdcept 
    12.3)  Miscellaneous / Et Cetera
    Culdcept Homepage:
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    Omiyasoft Homepage:
    Thanks to Omiyasoft and Media Factory for making this awesome game.
    This FAQ is not associated with Omiyasoft, Media Factory, Sega, or any of 
    its products either software or hardware.  The respective companies retain 
    all copyrights of their products mentioned in this FAQ.
    If you liked this game, try Culdcept Expansion Plus(PS), Culdcept(SS) or 
    Gaiamaster(PS, DC) too.
    Feel free to email any advice or suggestions!  Due to time constraints, do 
    not expect a reply on email.
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