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Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:00:06 am »
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My gift for you today: a preview.

Nocturne has Boons. It's a deck of 12 landscape-style cards that give small beneficial effects. You play a card that says "receive a Boon" or some such, and turn over the top Boon and see what you get. You shuffle the cards when needed, they don't run out.



Okay here are some examples. The Sea's Gift, The Sun's Gift, The Swamp's Gift - they are all nature giving you stuff. The Swamp's Gift gives you another non-supply card, so here's that: Will-o'-Wisp.



It's a handy little thing, and who knows, maybe the Swamp will give you one. So anyway. You somehow get a boon, it's the Sea's Gift, so you draw a card; it's that easy.



Blessed Village gives you a Boon when you gain it. You can save the Boon for next turn and well some of them are still handy at the end of your Buy phase, but not all of them. The Sea's Gift for example is one you probably save. That word Fate at the bottom just means, shuffle the Boons for this game. See they all have it.



Idol alternates giving you Boons and Cursing the other players. It's that rare thing, a Cursing attack that doesn't just run out the Curses. Of course some games you get four and are playing them every turn. But not every game.



Druid gives you a choice of three Boons. It's just those three all game. Maybe this game Druid is your choice of, oh, those three Boons. Well that's a Wisp-making machine, that's pretty nice. And it can also draw you a card or order your deck, if those are important or the Wisps are gone. And there's the +Buy, sometimes you need that.

I only showed off three Boons, but of course the online version will have all twelve this week, so that the cards work correctly.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 03:07:38 am »
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Okay so "take a Boon", in the case of Blessed Village, means literally take it from the Boon pile, and "receive a Boon" means do what it tells you and put it in the... Boon discard pile?
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 03:11:31 am »
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How many Wisps are there?
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 03:11:51 am »
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Okay so "take a Boon", in the case of Blessed Village, means literally take it from the Boon pile, and "receive a Boon" means do what it tells you and put it in the... Boon discard pile?
Yes Blessed Village has you move the Boon to where you can keep an eye on it until you receive it, and "receive a Boon" means it goes to the Boons discard pile (shuffled as needed). Except 3 Boons which say they stay in play until clean-up, those stay in play until clean-up.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 03:12:01 am »
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 03:13:50 am »
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Are you required to execute any Boon you receive? I would assume yes, in which case they could actually be detrimental.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 03:16:09 am »
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With Druid + Blessed Village, it is theoretically possible to run out the Boons pile, no? Gain 9 Blessed Vilages and set aside 3 Boons.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 03:17:53 am »
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Are you required to execute any Boon you receive? I would assume yes, in which case they could actually be detrimental.
Technically yes, but some of them say "you may."
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 03:18:34 am »
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With Druid + Blessed Village, it is theoretically possible to run out the Boons pile, no? Gain 9 Blessed Vilages and set aside 3 Boons.
Technically you could briefly be unable to receive a Boon. Then you would resolve your Blessed Village Boons and the nightmare would be over.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 03:20:00 am »
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I love the Boons border.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 03:20:59 am »
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I only showed off three Boons, but of course the online version will have all twelve this week, so that the cards work correctly.
Will we get these cards' preview online today or later this week?
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 03:22:44 am »
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With Druid + Blessed Village, it is theoretically possible to run out the Boons pile, no? Gain 9 Blessed Vilages and set aside 3 Boons.

This is called a "boondoggle".
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2017, 03:25:11 am »
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On another note, I love the way Idol does its cursing.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 03:28:57 am »
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I only showed off three Boons, but of course the online version will have all twelve this week, so that the cards work correctly.
Will we get these cards' preview online today or later this week?
The online version has all 12 right now.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 03:41:48 am »
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Am I not seeing it, or is there currently no way to read the boons set aside by Druid in the online implementation?
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2017, 03:42:27 am »
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Am I not seeing it, or is there currently no way to read the boons set aside by Druid in the online implementation?

It's on top of the log, but will be implemented by right-click on druid soon.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2017, 03:43:15 am »
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Am I not seeing it, or is there currently no way to read the boons set aside by Druid in the online implementation?

It's on top of the log, but will be implemented by right-click on druid soon.
Yeah, but these are only the names and I don't know what they do.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2017, 03:44:06 am »
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Am I not seeing it, or is there currently no way to read the boons set aside by Druid in the online implementation?

It's on top of the log, but will be implemented by right-click on druid soon.
Yeah, but these are only the names and I don't know what they do.
You can right-click on them to see the Boons.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2017, 03:44:42 am »
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Here's what the rest of the Boons do:

Mountainís gift: Gain a silver
Skyís gift: You may discard 3 cards to gain a gold
Fieldís gift: +1 action +$1 (Keep this until cleanup.)
Moonís gift: Look through your discard pile. You may put a card from it onto your deck.
Riverís gift: +1 Card at the end of this turn. (Keep this until cleanup.)
Windís gift: +2 Cards Discard 2 cards.
Flameís gift: You may trash a card from your hand.
Forestís gift: +1 Buy +$1 (Keep this until cleanup.)
Earthís gift: You may discard a treasure to gain a card costing up to $4.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2017, 03:45:12 am »
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Am I not seeing it, or is there currently no way to read the boons set aside by Druid in the online implementation?
you can right-click in the log, where it mentions Druid setting aside the boons.
The plan was to also show the boons when you right click any druid, but that plan is... well it's on it's way and will be there for the official Nocturne release.
Possibly also later this week.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2017, 03:45:49 am »
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Am I not seeing it, or is there currently no way to read the boons set aside by Druid in the online implementation?

It's on top of the log, but will be implemented by right-click on druid soon.
Yeah, but these are only the names and I don't know what they do.
You can right-click on them to see the Boons.
Cool, thanks! I never noticed you could right-click in the log...
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2017, 03:46:03 am »
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To be sure I have correctly understand (because I think there is a bug online but may be I misunderstand) :
- When the boon deck is shuffle ?

Online the number of cards in the deck is correctly decrease but when it arrive at 0 (I was supposing the suffle arrive and the number go back to 9 (there was druid)) it's stay at 0 ! is it a bug ?
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 03:47:33 am »
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To be sure I have correctly understand (because I think there is a bug online but may be I misunderstand) :
- When the boon deck is shuffle ?

Online the number of cards in the deck is correctly decrease but when it arrive at 0 (I was supposing the suffle arrive and the number go back to 9 (there was druid)) it's stay at 0 ! is it a bug ?

It is shuffled when a card needs to be drawn from there. Same with your deck, for instance
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 03:51:16 am »
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Some Boons say "keep this until cleanup". Druid says leave them set aside. I assume Druid takes precedence?

EDIT: I guess it makes sense too, since you never take the boon with Druid, so you cannot keep it.
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Re: Previews #3: Blessed Village, Idol, Druid
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2017, 03:57:08 am »
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Some Boons say "keep this until cleanup". Druid says leave them set aside. I assume Druid takes precedence?

EDIT: I guess it makes sense too, since you never take the boon with Druid, so you cannot keep it.

Correct.
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