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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2015, 10:30:55 am »
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Good thing Donald specified what genders the artists should draw, otherwise we might have gotten some intersting life-stories including sex change.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2015, 10:31:30 am »
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0 Beards.

I am disappoint.   Hopefully Hero will grow a beard when he becomes a Champion.
Page/Treasure Hunter/Warrior/Hero/Champion is a woman. So...not likely.

But not impossible!
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2015, 10:32:07 am »
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upgrade (promote? evolve? level-up? travel?)

Exchange I guess is the official word.

Exchange is a new mechanic, yes.  I'll leave it up to Donald whether or not he wants to explain that yet.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2015, 10:32:22 am »
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I wonder how many travellers there will be in each pile. With 30 kingdom cards, 20 events and 2 12 card-piles, there's not enough room for 10 of each.

Also I wonder how exactly "exchanging" works. Does that mean the Hero goes to the Champion pile?
There are 5 cards in each pile you upgrade into (the top two aren't Travellers, since they don't upgrade). They return to the piles, so that tends to be enough. Sometimes it isn't in multiplayer if everyone wants multiples right away.

You exchange by putting Hero back in the Hero pile, and taking a Champion. You can't exchange if the pile you're upgrading into is empty.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2015, 10:32:48 am »
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0 Beards.

I am disappoint.   Hopefully Hero will grow a beard when he becomes a Champion.

And become a bearded lady?

Hmm.. I guess I can see that, but I had thought it was just a fair-looking dude.  Need higher def images.

That is quite a feminine-looking waist now you mention it.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2015, 10:33:17 am »
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Good thing Donald specified what genders the artists should draw, otherwise we might have gotten some intersting life-stories including sex change.

Ha! But no, one artist did the entire Peasant chain and another (Alayna) did the entire Page chain.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2015, 10:34:18 am »
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2015, 10:35:09 am »
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Good thing Donald specified what genders the artists should draw, otherwise we might have gotten some intersting life-stories including sex change.
Each set of 5 was done by one artist, so that it would clearly be the same character.

Edit: Like LF said.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 10:36:53 am by Donald X. »
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2015, 10:36:31 am »
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 Do the Teacher and the Champion die when they're played? That would be very sad :'(
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2015, 10:37:57 am »
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Opening Lost City on 5/2 is interesting. You might give your opponents that were 4/3 a 5/2 now, and whey can give you 5/2+Lost City for example :D

Looking forward to playing my chapel on T2 via my opponent's draw. :)

Also, I love the introduction of Magpie:
Recent studies show that magpies do not especially collect shiny objects. These are folklore magpies though, which still do. Magpie might find you a treasure, or perhaps just reveal another Magpie. Over time a single Magpie can turn into a whole flock of them. There are just ten Magpies in the pile; they're not Rats with wings.

Absolutely thematic! :)
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2015, 10:39:44 am »
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Wow, I wasn't expecting more new mechanics than the ones that made it into the flavor text! The Traveller cards sound interesting, kind of in the spirit of the RPG leveling-up aspect of Spirit Warriors II, iirc. From what we've been shown, though, I can't tell, why the Traveller type and the big arrow are necessary? At first blush it seems like a multi-step Hermit/Madman situation.

Excited for the other days and more great art!

PS Is the expansion icon banners/flags stuck in the ground?
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2015, 10:40:31 am »
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Opening Lost City on 5/2 is interesting. You might give your opponents that were 4/3 a 5/2 now, and whey can give you 5/2+Lost City for example :D

Looking forward to playing my chapel on T2 via my opponent's draw. :)

Also, I love the introduction of Magpie:
Recent studies show that magpies do not especially collect shiny objects. These are folklore magpies though, which still do. Magpie might find you a treasure, or perhaps just reveal another Magpie. Over time a single Magpie can turn into a whole flock of them. There are just ten Magpies in the pile; they're not Rats with wings.

Absolutely thematic! :)

Magpies are related to pigeons?  Nice!
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2015, 10:41:41 am »
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0 Beards.

I am disappoint.   Hopefully Hero will grow a beard when he becomes a Champion.
Page/Treasure Hunter/Warrior/Hero/Champion is a woman. So...not likely.

But not impossible!

In a certain sense she is Growing the Beard every time she levels up...
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2015, 10:42:33 am »
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Wow, I wasn't expecting more new mechanics than the ones that made it into the flavor text! The Traveller cards sound interesting, kind of in the spirit of the RPG leveling-up aspect of Spirit Warriors II, iirc. From what we've been shown, though, I can't tell, why the Traveller type and the big arrow are necessary? At first blush it seems like a multi-step Hermit/Madman situation.

It can be pretty easy to forget to upgrade your Travellers in real-life games.

PS Is the expansion icon banners/flags stuck in the ground?

It's a campfire.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2015, 10:42:37 am »
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Now, for the real question on everyone's mind.

How Do These Cards Combo With Scout?

Quite well, obviously. Lost City makes for a really nice 3-card combo with Scout and Ambassador. You buy Scout, you buy Ambassador, you Ambassador your Scout over to your opponent, and then when you buy Lost City, hey, maybe that extra Card they draw is a Scout. Throne Room makes this an even stronger 4-card combo. Give them two Scouts, and you can buy another Lost City. Maybe. Don't get too carried away.

With Magpie, the combo is so obvious I don't even need to spell it out. Magpie has the words Action and Victory card printed on it, for goodness sake. Can you think of an Action card that does something with Victory cards? No, not Crossroads. Not Nobles. Not Rebuild. Not Baron. Not Bureaucrat. Not Dame Josephine. Here, let me help you, this is embarrassing: Scout.

Hero says (This is not in the supply.) But Scout is in the supply. You generally want to have a Supply card, in addition to Hero. Hero combos with supply cards. And who knows, maybe this elusive Champion card turns into Scout.

That's synergy, folks.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2015, 10:43:13 am »
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PS Is the expansion icon banners/flags stuck in the ground?
Looks like a campfire to me

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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2015, 10:43:50 am »
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When is our 4th card coming?  ;D
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2015, 10:44:29 am »
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When is our 4th card coming?  ;D

12:30 PM EDT, like Theory said.

EDIT: At least, I assume that's what he meant.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 10:46:33 am by LastFootnote »
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2015, 10:48:59 am »
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There are 5 cards in each pile you upgrade into (the top two aren't Travellers, since they don't upgrade). They return to the piles, so that tends to be enough. Sometimes it isn't in multiplayer if everyone wants multiples right away.

You exchange by putting Hero back in the Hero pile, and taking a Champion. You can't exchange if the pile you're upgrading into is empty.

Does that mean that if you are playing a game with Pages, there are 10 pages, and 4 additional piles of 5 cards each? So in a really complicated game you could end up with at least 11 non-supply piles (Spoils, Madmen, Mercenaries, 6 Travelers, Champions, Teachers)?
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2015, 10:49:57 am »
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Yeah, I guess Goko will need to add a 3rd page.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2015, 10:50:55 am »
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There are 5 cards in each pile you upgrade into (the top two aren't Travellers, since they don't upgrade). They return to the piles, so that tends to be enough. Sometimes it isn't in multiplayer if everyone wants multiples right away.

You exchange by putting Hero back in the Hero pile, and taking a Champion. You can't exchange if the pile you're upgrading into is empty.

Does that mean that if you are playing a game with Pages, there are 10 pages, and 4 additional piles of 5 cards each? So in a really complicated game you could end up with at least 11 non-supply piles (Spoils, Madmen, Mercenaries, 6 Travelers, Champions, Teachers)?

Don't forget Prizes! And the Black Market deck, I guess.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2015, 10:51:17 am »
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0 Beards.

I am disappoint.   Hopefully Hero will grow a beard when he becomes a Champion.
Page/Treasure Hunter/Warrior/Hero/Champion is a woman. So...not likely.

I honestly was expecting the Peasant line to be a woman, but this is a pleasant (if not exactly historically accurate) surprise.  :)

I wonder how many travellers there will be in each pile. With 30 kingdom cards, 20 events and 2 12 card-piles, there's not enough room for 10 of each.

Also I wonder how exactly "exchanging" works. Does that mean the Hero goes to the Champion pile?

EDIT: Never mind.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2015, 10:51:28 am »
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Does that mean that if you are playing a game with Pages, there are 10 pages, and 4 additional piles of 5 cards each? So in a really complicated game you could end up with at least 11 non-supply piles (Spoils, Madmen, Mercenaries, 6 Travelers, Champions, Teachers)?
Yes. You may wish to not play with all of those cards at once, or to specifically do so. Since they're non-supply, if table space is an issue, you could just have them in one big pile and paw through it as needed.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2015, 10:54:41 am »
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Yeah, I guess Goko will need to add a 3rd page.

Hey now, don't get too excited.  Adding a third page could take them months.
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Re: Previews #1 - Lost City, Magpie, Hero
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2015, 10:55:48 am »
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Okay so since we refer to them as Urchin/Mercenary and Hermit/Madman, do we now have Page/Treasure Hunter/Warrior/Hero/Champion and Peasant/Soldier/Fugitive/Disciple/Teacher, or simply Page and Peasant? If the latter, will that cause us to refer to them simply as Urchin and Hermit?
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