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ackmondual

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Thematic presets?
« on: May 25, 2016, 02:20:02 am »
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The presets in the rulebooks not only show off some interesting interactions of cards, combinations, and mechanics (new and old), but some of are well named, if not thematic.  Do folks have their own themes they try to set up?  "Gameplay balance" and "fun factor" not necessarily primary factors.  I've thought up of...

Chess board
Pawn, Page
Knights, Tournament
Bishop
Watchtower
Kings Court, Throne Room
Fortress, Walled Village

Ascension
Militia, Apprentice, Goons, Mystic, Cultist
Rats, Giant, Bridge Troll
Amulet, Gear

Thunderstone
Page, Peasant, Guide
Rats, Giant, Golem
Amulet, Gear, Relic, Dungeon


Settlers of Catan
City, Farming Village, Highway
Thief, Market, Monument
Conspirator, Swindler
2 more random

Seafarers of Catan
City, Highway, Fishing Village
Thief, Market, Monument
Pirate Ship, Wharf, Merchant Ship, Cache

Cities & Knights of Catan
Knights, Fortress
Festival, Swindler, Merchant Guild
Alchemist, Saboteur, Doctor, Bishop, Spy
use Shelters

Puerto Rico
Governor, Quarry, Mine, Tunnel, Inn, Spice Merchant
Market, Grand Market, Wine Merchant, Merchant Guild
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 09:50:48 am »
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There is definitely some room for Carcassonne in this. Walled Village. City.
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 10:00:31 am »
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Secret Chamber
Marauder
Prince
Relic
Castles
Great Hall
Witch
Giant
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 10:03:39 am »
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There is definitely some room for Carcassonne in this. Walled Village. City.
Theif, (robber) Baron
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 10:10:43 am »
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Coin of the Realm
Loan
Talisman
Contraband
Horn of Plenty
Counterfeit
Relic
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Hoard
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 10:16:46 am »
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There is definitely some room for Carcassonne in this. Walled Village. City.
Chapel, Settlers, Crossroads
Castles
Walled Village, Baron
Highway, Inn
Farmland
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 02:37:42 pm »
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There are some more here and here.
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 05:25:40 pm »
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Messenger
Giant
Distant Lands
Oasis
Stables
Hermit
Fishing Village
Horse Traders
Temple
Spy

Battlefield
Tomb
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 05:55:02 pm »
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+1 because I don't think these have been called presets before, but that's totally what they should be called.
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2016, 08:04:38 am »
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Nobles
Count
Duke
Margrave
Prince
Ambassador
Governor
Chancellor
Bureaucrat
Council Room

Nomadic Lifestyle

Caravan
Caravan Guard
Procession
Hunting Party
Crossroads
Highway
Explorer
Cartographer
Nomad Camp
Distant Lands
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 11:38:04 am »
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Dwarf Fortress

Stonemason
Tunnel
Workshop
Caravan
Fortress
Militia
Trader
Mine
Nobles
Possession
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2016, 05:52:11 pm »
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The Beatitudes

Beggar (Poor in Spirit)
Death Cart (Mourn)
Duchess (Meek)
Feast (Hunger and Thirst [for righteousness])
Chancellor (merciful)
Knights (pure in heart)
Embassy (Peacemaker)
Torturer (Persecuted)
Doctor (Matthew)
Scout (the King of Kings)
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Re: Thematic presets?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 07:42:57 pm »
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Title Town

Princess
Duchess
Squire
Chancellor
Ambassador
Baron
Bishop
Duke
Margrave
Count

You could substitute any of the Knights, but I prefer it with the more general titles.

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