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Bonus Preview #5: Necromancer
« on: October 27, 2017, 08:34:02 am »
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Finally, the powers of the dead are yours to command. Itís about time. Today Iím doing the last bonus preview, Necromancer.



Necromancer lets you play Action cards from the trash. And just to ensure that you always have some options there, the trash starts with three Action cards in it, the Zombies. And two of the Zombies can help you get other Action cards into the trash. Somehow it all works out.

Each Action card in the trash can only be used once per turn, though if there are multiple copies of a card in the trash, youíll be able to play each copy within the same turn. When you play a card in the trash, you flip it over to indicate that. So if you play three Necromancers in a turn, one could play Zombie Spy, the next could play Zombie Apprentice to trash a Skulk, and the last could play the Skulk you just trashed. If you use Throne Room to play Necromancer twice, each play of Necromancer will have to play a different card from the trash. Necromancer canít play Duration cards, and cards that try to move themselves (like Reserve cards from Adventures) fail to do so; theyíre stuck in the trash.

As for the Zombies themselves, youíve got some choices. Thereís the Zombie Spy, which is like a regular Spy except it can only discard the top card of your own deck. The Zombie Mason trashes the top card of your deck and optionally gains you a card costing up to $1 more. Usually if it wasnít something you wanted to trash, you can gain a copy of it back from the Supply. And finally the Zombie Apprentice, which can only trash Action cards and always draws 3 cards when you do. Why keep that Moneylender around when a zombie Moneylender is just as good?
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 08:35:29 am »
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Well, Asper, this is interesting.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 08:36:25 am »
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And anyone else think that the Zombie art looks like a bad 2000s video game?
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 08:38:49 am »
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Games with this and Lurker will be fun!

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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 08:40:54 am »
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Man I would not have bought this game if I had known it would end up adding a zombie mechanic halfway through.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 08:43:17 am »
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You missed an opportunity to make all three zombies throwbacks to removed First Edition cards.

Zombie Adventurer? Zombie Scout?
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 08:53:32 am »
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You missed an opportunity to make all three zombies throwbacks to removed First Edition cards.

Zombie Adventurer? Zombie Scout?
House rule: Those always start in the trash.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 08:54:15 am »
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"Your necromancy can use some work" - Lurker

Thank you for making the Zombies cost 3 so that they can be gained from Graverobber and Rogue as well.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 08:56:30 am »
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Zombie Knights :O
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 09:04:21 am »
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So i suppose cards like mining village and Pillage dont work when played from the trash?
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 09:14:32 am »
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How come the Necromancer isn't optional?

It's unlikely, I know, but in a Dark Ages game you might find yourself accidentally playing it when all the Zombies have been gained from the trash and all that's left is dead Rats you'd rather not play...
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 09:14:55 am »
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Man I would not have bought this game if I had known it would end up adding a zombie mechanic halfway through.

Nocturne is the 11th box, and the zombie mechanic is a single kingdom pile and 3 solo cards. It ain't half of anything.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 09:15:28 am »
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Zombie Knights :O

Sounds like a Jamie Lannister-related Season 8 Game of Thrones spoiler
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 09:16:27 am »
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How come the Necromancer isn't optional?

It's unlikely, I know, but in a Dark Ages game you might find yourself accidentally playing it when all the Zombies have been gained from the trash and all that's left is dead Rats you'd rather not play...

You can look through the trash before playing the Necromancer
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 09:17:37 am »
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Man I would not have bought this game if I had known it would end up adding a zombie mechanic halfway through.

Nocturne is the 11th box, and the zombie mechanic is a single kingdom pile and 3 solo cards. It ain't half of anything.

Nocturne is the 12th box and there had better be at least 12 more so yeah, half
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 09:18:30 am »
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Great. Zombies freak me out!  :o
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 09:20:01 am »
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So i suppose cards like mining village and Pillage dont work when played from the trash?

I don't see any reason that you wouldn't be able to play mining village from the trash with necromancer. You can't trash it for +$2, but it could be a village if you really need one.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2017, 09:25:27 am »
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So i suppose cards like mining village and Pillage dont work when played from the trash?

I don't see any reason that you wouldn't be able to play mining village from the trash with necromancer. You can't trash it for +$2, but it could be a village if you really need one.

And Pillage works fine. The attack and Spoils gains arenít contingent on the trashing.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2017, 09:38:32 am »
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Man I would not have bought this game if I had known it would end up adding a zombie mechanic halfway through.

Nocturne is the 11th box, and the zombie mechanic is a single kingdom pile and 3 solo cards. It ain't half of anything.

Nocturne is the 12th box and there had better be at least 12 more so yeah, half

Shoulda said "11th Expansion". But yeah, 12th box (or more, if you count things like 2nd Editons and upgrade packs haha)
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2017, 09:39:37 am »
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One of the coolest cards in the expansion.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2017, 09:40:24 am »
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Well, Asper, this is interesting.

I have absolutely no idea what an appropriate reaction to this is or what I feel now.

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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 09:49:34 am »
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You missed an opportunity to make all three zombies throwbacks to removed First Edition cards.

Zombie Adventurer? Zombie Scout?

I almost jokingly posted in the speculation thread that Necromancer would come with a "deleted" first edition pile and be able to gain the cards from it. Looks like my guess would have been closer than I thought.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2017, 09:54:16 am »
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Man I would not have bought this game if I had known it would end up adding a zombie mechanic halfway through.

Nocturne is the 11th box, and the zombie mechanic is a single kingdom pile and 3 solo cards. It ain't half of anything.

Not quite a whoosh, because the joke was subtle. But it was a very good subtle joke.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2017, 09:54:41 am »
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Man I would not have bought this game if I had known it would end up adding a zombie mechanic halfway through.

You better burn these cards when you get them, just to be safe. Apparently trashing them isn't good enough.
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Re: Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2017, 10:09:30 am »
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Bonus Preview $5: Necromancer

<Insert joke about $5 Necromancer variant.>

Edit: The quoted text was the original thread title. It's fixed now.
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