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Should Prince be a Duration?
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:40:36 am »
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I understand that Prince came out a bit before Adventures, but Hireling sets the precedent that Durations can stay out forever.
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Re: Should Prince be a Duration?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 10:50:23 am »
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Quote from: Prince's secret history
Some versions of Prince were duration cards, because hey, it keeps doing stuff, right? But that didn't make sense because Prince wasn't in play, and what "duration" really means is, leave this in play until it stops doing stuff (and it was better to have Prince not be in play).
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Re: Should Prince be a Duration?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 10:54:08 am »
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Is this a rules question? Prince doesn't "need" the Duration "stay-until-done" rule to work as it says, because it allows itself to be discarded normally, and then reacts to that discarding.

If it is more of a design question, then yes I'm sure it could have been worded more easily if it had used Duration magic. Keep in mind that Prince came out before Adventures; at a time when Durations were specifically a one-set mechanic.

It would have had a few differences though, such as having an effect on things like Peddler, and being able to get trashed by things like Bonfire.
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Re: Should Prince be a Duration?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 11:43:18 am »
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I am not sure it would have better wording as a Duration, or at least I canít come up with one.
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Re: Should Prince be a Duration?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 11:59:32 am »
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I am not sure it would have better wording as a Duration, or at least I canít come up with one.

Set aside a card from your hand. At the start of each of your turns for the rest of the game: play the set aside card, leaving it set aside.

It's different in a few different minor ways, but it's way less wordy.
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Re: Should Prince be a Duration?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 07:38:36 pm »
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I am not sure it would have better wording as a Duration, or at least I canít come up with one.

Set aside a card from your hand. At the start of each of your turns for the rest of the game: play the set aside card, leaving it set aside.

It's different in a few different minor ways, but it's way less wordy.

I think itís different in some major ways here, and to avoid problems you need to go into wordier solutions.
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