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Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:46:41 am »
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In these dark days it’s good to have reliable companions, friends that will stick with you to the bitter end. But in a pinch, a dog will do.



Faithful Hound is an Action-Reaction card, like Moat. And just like Moat, it draws you two cards when you play it. The reaction is quite different, though. When you send a Faithful Hound away, it comes right back as an extra card in your next hand. You might never even play your Faithful Hounds, just discarding them to Cellars and the like.

And like most Reaction cards, Faithful Hound can help against some attacks. It’s nice against Attack cards that make you discard from your hand, like Militia. But maybe sometimes you’ll get lucky and a Bandit will flip your Faithful Hound. Hope springs eternal.

Faithful Hound doesn’t have an Heirloom, look at that. It’s an off-theme preview! Tomorrow’s bonus preview will have an Heirloom to make up for it, I give you my word.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 07:47:45 am »
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Blue dog!
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 07:48:32 am »
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I dislike the art. This really is a guilds expansions, it continues the theme of weird art.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 08:07:54 am »
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He's not so much a cunning bloodhound as the addle-brained mongrel that follows you around unwanted.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 08:12:34 am »
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They're good dogs, Brent.

Combos nicely with Vault - play Vault, discard the Hounds for coin, get a bigger hand next turn to get even more coin from Vault.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 08:17:02 am »
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Nice :) still no chihuahua

Isn't something like "your" or "the" missing in the end of the text?

Put it in your hand at the end of **** turn.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 08:17:34 am »
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Does “at end of turn” mean “at end of YOUR turn” or “at end of ANY turn”? EG if I discard it to Militia do I immediately get it back before my turn starts?
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 08:31:04 am »
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Does “at end of turn” mean “at end of YOUR turn” or “at end of ANY turn”? EG if I discard it to Militia do I immediately get it back before my turn starts?

Any turn. So yes, if you discard it to Militia, you'll get it back in hand at the end of that player's turn.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 08:34:46 am »
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So it returns to your hand after cleanup if discarded on your turn?
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 08:50:56 am »
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So it returns to your hand after cleanup if discarded on your turn?

Yes.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 08:57:04 am »
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Blue dog!

Donald must have had this in mind at some point during the design of this card, right?

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 09:23:04 am »
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So it returns to your hand after cleanup if discarded on your turn?
Yes.
(But not if you discarded it during Clean-up)
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 10:01:10 am »
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I look forward to playing with this one.

It's been said, but I think this card is going to be very good with most sifters and a crucial engine component. Its an easy choice for a discard and it increases hand size the next turn. Multiple FH paired with multiple Warehouses has the chance to be really powerful.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 10:44:31 am »
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There's gotta be some sort of powerful golden deck type thing with this card. Vault + 2 Hounds discarded previously would be a Province. Scheme the Vault so you can do it every turn. Might work out well...
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2017, 10:58:25 am »
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Ow, I like it :3
In my opinion the art is perfectly fine, or rather it appeals to me a lot. And I'm not even a dog person. This has to be my favourite for now.

Wonder how good it'll be, though. I guess just like Moat, the reaction sometimes will and sometimes won't matter, but here it's not player dependent and you can very much control it yourself. Ah, probably much better than Moat.

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 11:13:29 am »
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I don't really mind the choice in dog, but I can think of so many better ways to portray a faithful hound than in a forest with leaves falling to the ground around him.  First of all, since when do leaves fall in nice tidy piles for you?  They usually would blanket the ground.  And the 3 leaves falling next to the center tree trunk look like they are attached to the trunk in some weird way.  So I would give it a 7 for the dog, but 1 for the rest of the scene. 

My idea of portraying a faithful hound would be showing him at the feet of his master lying down by a fireplace.  I guess the problem would be that if you are going to have your faithful hound go fetch something for you, you might prefer him to be alert and ready to go as seen on the card.  On the other hand, since he first gets set aside, to picture him lying down and waiting for the next command from his master could be appropriate.

(When I clicked the Preview button to make sure my post looked OK, I noticed that it said "fetching preview".  How appropriate!  :D)
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2017, 11:26:46 am »
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well...i have to say this card is boring compared to other cards previewed.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2017, 11:32:18 am »
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This is great! Just played a fun game with Faithful Hound and Torturer, and I was able to discard the Hound to get Ghost and Arena points, too.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2017, 11:37:29 am »
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I'm trying to think of a way for the Blue Dog Rule to come up with the Blue Dog Card.

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2017, 11:47:17 am »
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Faithful Hound + Journeyman is hilarious. Not sure what to do with all of those in your hand, though.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 12:07:25 pm »
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I kinda expected something like the dogs on Hunting Party.  This one could be called 'playful pup'

I'm pretty excited about the function of the card though! Obviously as a 2 cost card it won't be crazy good (Is Chapel listening?) but its affect seems like a lot of fun.  Tunnel has always been fun to me, so I expect this will be too.  You'll need loads of villages though
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2017, 12:25:12 pm »
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This seems to me like the first weak-ish card from the Previews. As in it's not good in the great majority of kingdoms. But I'm less sure about this one than I was of cards like Beggar, Duchess and Mandarin. (I remember thinking that IGG was weak, which was obvously way off.)

But yeah, better than Moat, but... All it does in the end when you do actually play it, is +2 Cards. And before that it doesn't do anything except return to your hand. Yeah, it's ok for discard for benefit like Cellar, Warehouse, Vault...

(It's cool that actually both Adventures and Empires have none of these weak cards, except maybe Rocks, but I haven't seen anybody go for it yet.)

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2017, 12:28:48 pm »
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I think Stephert + Inheritance + Faithful Hound will be a pretty good trio.

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2017, 12:43:01 pm »
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Seems awesome with inn.  Discard the hound, draw it back, have extra actions to use.  Hm. The more I think about it the more I like Hound/Inn
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2017, 12:45:24 pm »
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Seems awesome with inn.  Discard the hound, draw it back, have extra actions to use.  Hm. The more I think about it the more I like Hound/Inn

Note that you don't get it back until the next turn (if you have an Inn then, then great)
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