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Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« on: June 11, 2022, 10:33:54 pm »
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This Week's Challenge: Create a Blessing, a supply card that interacts with the player that has the Rosary.

The Rosary is an Artifact that can be obtained by gaining a Victory card costing $4 or less. It's also worth a little VP.
Quote from: Rosary
Rosary (Artifact)
2 VP
Whenever a player gains a victory card costing $4 or less, they take this.

Essentially, whenever a kingdom has a Blessing card in it, the Rosary is put into play. The blessings will typically have an effect along the lines of "if you have the Rosary..." or "the player with the Rosary...". Below are some examples of cards that have these effects. These may not be remotely balanced but hopefully this will give you an idea of what I'm going for with this:

Quote from: Example 1
Example 1 ($5 Action - Blessing)
+2 Cards

If you have the Rosary:
+1 Action
+$1

Quote from: Example 2
Example 2 ($2 Action - Blessing)
+1 Action

Choose one: +1 Card; or, if you have
the Rosary, put a card from your
discard pile into your hand.

Quote from: Example 3
Example 3 ($5 Action - Attack - Blessing)
+2 Cards

If you have the Rosary, Each other player
gains a Curse. Otherwise, the player with
the Rosary gains a Curse.


Notes and Guidelines: (I'll update this list as needed)
  • Blessings can be any other type of non-landscape card, not just Action cards.
  • I'll allow the use of fan made mechanics as long as you provide a short explanation of how the mechanic you are using works.
  • I'm willing to consider any and all feedback about the Blessings and Rosary mechanic in general. If you have a suggestion that could make it better, please let me know.
  • The deadline for the contest will be on Sunday, June 19th, at 10:00 AM EDT (or whenever I remember to close it.)
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 11:03:24 pm »
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Manor - Victory - Blessing - Reaction - Cost:4
2%
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When you gain a card and you have the Rosary, you may  reveal this from your hand to Exile it.

Feedback is appreciated.

Edit 1: got rid of the +1 Buy.
Edit 2: made it so you get a buy if you don't get a coin in 3 player games.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2022, 10:23:11 am by Joxeft »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2022, 02:40:59 am »
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Tome - Treasure - Cost:5
$2
+1 Buy
When you play this if you have the Rosary +$1
Feedback is appreciated.

I'm not sure were to price this, suggestions would be appreciated.

Just an FYI, you don't need "when you play this," Treasures don't have that anymore.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2022, 07:56:14 pm »
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Convent
$3 Action - Blessing
Draw until you have 6 cards in hand.
You may trash or Exile a card from your hand. The player with the Rosary may trash or Exile a card from their hand.

Note: If you have the Rosary, you get to trash or Exile twice: once as "you" and a second time as "the player with the Rosary."

I considered having it say, "You and the player with the Rosary may each trash or Exile a card from hand," but I think the version I have, while longer, makes it more intuitive that you get to do it twice if you have the Rosary.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2022, 07:58:31 pm »
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Withdrawn as submission:



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Only the Good Die Young $2 Event
+1 Buy. Trash a card from your hand. If you have the Rosary, and trashed an Action card, you may gain an Action card costing up to $3 more than it.

My submission is Only the Good Die Young. It's mainly a trashing Event, trashing a card from your hand per $2 you have to spend (without costing you a Buy). It is enhanced by Rosary, which allows you to Expand the Action cards you trash.

EDIT: I've withdrawn this as my submission after reading the OP more carefully and noticing that it required us to submit a Kingdom card.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2022, 02:10:03 pm by emtzalex »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2022, 09:35:48 am »
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Split pile, 5 pastors over 5 manses



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Pastor $2 Action - Blessing
+1 Action
If you have the Rosary, you may discard any number of Victory cards and/or Curses, revealed; otherwise, you may discard a Victory card. +2 Cards per card discarded.
Quote
Manse $5 Victory - Blessing
2%
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When you gain this, you may put an Action from your discard pile onto your deck, and if you have the Rosary, +1%

What if a little or big shepherd? You're incentivized to green early due to Rosary. Hey look there's some bonus duchies* that help you line up your pastors.
*only a duchy if you buy it when you have the rosary.

edited/wording adjusted per Gubump/emtzalex's critiques
« Last Edit: June 14, 2022, 05:30:39 pm by spineflu »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2022, 11:06:33 am »
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My submission has been updated.

My submission has been updated again.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2022, 11:19:09 am by Joxeft »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2022, 11:23:40 am »
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Split pile, 5 pastors over 5 manses



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Pastor $2 Action - Blessing
+1 Action
You may discard a Victory card. If you have the Rosary, discard any number of Victory cards or Curses.
+2 Cards for each card you discarded with this.
Quote
Manse $5 Victory - Blessing
2%
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When you gain this, you may put an Action from your discard pile onto your deck, and if you have the Rosary, +1%

What if a little or big shepherd? You're incentivized to green early due to Rosary. Hey look there's some bonus duchies* that help you line up your pastors.
*only a duchy if you buy it when you have the rosary.

The 2nd part of Pastor needs to reveal the Victory cards and Curses (see Shepherd). Also, it's unclear whether you can discard a combination of Curses and Victory cards; I assume you can, and if I'm right in assuming that, I'd suggest "discard any number of Curses and/or Victory cards, revealed."
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2022, 01:48:13 pm »
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Split pile, 5 pastors over 5 manses



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Pastor $2 Action - Blessing
+1 Action
You may discard a Victory card. If you have the Rosary, discard any number of Victory cards or Curses.
+2 Cards for each card you discarded with this.
Quote
Manse $5 Victory - Blessing
2%
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When you gain this, you may put an Action from your discard pile onto your deck, and if you have the Rosary, +1%

What if a little or big shepherd? You're incentivized to green early due to Rosary. Hey look there's some bonus duchies* that help you line up your pastors.
*only a duchy if you buy it when you have the rosary.

The 2nd part of Pastor needs to reveal the Victory cards and Curses (see Shepherd). Also, it's unclear whether you can discard a combination of Curses and Victory cards; I assume you can, and if I'm right in assuming that, I'd suggest "discard any number of Curses and/or Victory cards, revealed."

Also, Shephard just says "+2 Cards per card discarded" which I think would be fine for your last sentence on Pastor (if you want to shorten it to make the earlier part longer). If you were worried about that being unclear with the 2 kinds of discarding, you could compact them into one sentence like:

Quote from: Pastor
+1 Action
If you have the Rosary, you may discard any number of Victory cards and/or Curses, revealed; otherwise, you may discard a Victory card. +2 Cards per card discarded.

(For "otherwise" after a semicolon to connect both sides to something happening in an adjacent sentence, see Barbarian, Jester).
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2022, 02:08:44 pm »
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New Submission:




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Paladin $5 Action - Blessing
+1 Card
+1 Action
If you have the Rosary, trash a card from your hand. Otherwise, +1 Card.

Whoops I didn't read the OP carefully enough, and missed that the challenge said "Create a Blessing, a supply card that interacts with the player that has the Rosary" (and specifically said that it "can be any other type of non-landscape card"). While I still like OtGDY, it plainly doesn't meet the challenge, so I've withdrawn it as my submission.

I'm instead submitting Paladin. If you have the Rosary, it's a cantrip trasher. Otherwise, it's a Lab. The trashing easily mitigates the impact of buying an Estate to get the Rosary (especially if you have multiple copies). Once you're done trashing you'll want it to turn back, but of course that isn't up to you. If your opponent takes the Rosary before you're done trashing, you have to decide if you want it back, or want to leave it and make due with what you've got. That calculation will likely change in the presence of junkers/cursers.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2022, 12:10:54 am »
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Hunted Skinwalker - $5
Action - Night - Attack - Blessing
If it's your Night phase, each player without the Rosary chooses one: Gain a Curse to your hand; or discard a card. Otherwise, +2 Cards and +1 Action, then discard a card.

A mix of Werewolf, Torturer, and Fugitive. The player with the Rosary does not need to fear the Skinwalker, and the person who plays it does not need to worry as they can always opt to discard a card if they don't have the Rosary. Feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2022, 06:52:20 am »
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Eden - $4
Action - Victory - Blessing
Gain a Card costing up to $4. The player with the Rosary gets +1 VP
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1 VP
Eden is a basic Workshop Variant, with the benefit of providing vp to the owner of the Rosarie. Gaining it will also net you a Rosarie, so you're never forced to buy an Estate to take advantage of it. Feedback would be appreciated.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2022, 07:12:56 am by Jonasssss »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2022, 09:08:03 am »
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Rotating split pile time baby
Edit: Mostly just grammar and wording fixes. Biggest change is Bishops weed, which can now topdeck 0 cost and victory cards.


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3$ : Monk
Action- Blessing - Priory
  Choose 1: +2 Cards; Exile a Victory card in hand; +1 Coffers
If you have the Rosary, choose an additional different option.

You may rotate the Priory.


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4$
Victory - Reaction - Priory
+1VP
-
When you gain victory cards or 0$ cards, you may reveal this from your hand to put that card into your hand or unto your deck.


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5$
Indulgence
Action - Blessing - Priory
+2 Buys
Non-Victory cards cost 2 less this turn.

If you don't Have the Rosary, Trash this.


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6$
Lords Garden
Action - Duration - Blessing - Priory
+2 Villagers.
At the start of your next turn, you may spend any number of villagers for +1 Card per Villager spent.
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If this is in play and you have the Rosary, +2 villagers whenever someone gains a Victory card.

Same setup and rules as the other rotating split piles: 4 of each card, 3$ card is on top, etc.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2022, 05:13:49 pm by fika monster »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2022, 05:33:54 am »
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Parish $3 Victory
2VP
If you have the Rosary, worth +1VP
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The first time you gain this on your turn, +1 Buy.


I edited my submission to only give +Buy once per turn, to make the endgame a little less unpredictable. It's a pretty big swing to end the game by getting the last couple Parishes (I had kind of forgotten that the Rosary is 2VP too), and I think this change helps (ante-)penultimate-Parish strategizing.

Old version:


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Parish $3 Victory
2VP
If you have the Rosary, worth +1VP
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When you gain this, +1 Buy.


Some version of this came to mind immediately, but I do also really like Jonasssss's take on the idea.
(edit: forgot the 'Blessing' type)
« Last Edit: June 16, 2022, 06:25:11 am by Dubdubdubdub »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2022, 12:56:09 pm »
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Cards whose power scales with the number of opponents, because its harder to have the rosary against 3 than against 1.


Prayer book
$4
Action - Reaction - Blessing

+$2
Look at a number of cards from the top of your deck equal to 1 plus, if you have the rosary, the number of your opponents.
Choose one: take one of these cards in hand or trash one of these cards. Discard the other cards.
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When you gain a Victory card, you may play this from your hand.


Mass
$3
Action - Duration - Blessing
+1VP
If you have the Rosary: +1Action, +2$, pass the Rosary to the player on your left. Until your next turn, you may not take it from an opponent.
Otherwise, take the Rosary and place it under this. Until your next turn, no opponent may take it.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2022, 05:29:19 pm »
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On the same theme (cards that scale):

Pious Village
$4 / Action - Blessing

+2 Actions
If you have the Rosary, choose one: if there are
- 2+ players: +$2
- 3+ players:+1 Card +$1
- 4+ players: +2 Cards

Otherwise, +1 Card.


Another option is to remove the "otherwise" part and bring the cost down to $3. Feedback appreciated.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2022, 06:32:32 pm »
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Rotating split pile time baby


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3$ : Monk
Action- Blessing - Priory
  Choose 1: +2 Cards; Exile a victory card in hand; +1 Coffers
If you have the rosary, choose an additional diffent option.

You may rotate the Priory.


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4$
Victory - Reaction - Priory
+1VP
-
When you gain victory cards or 0$ cards, you may reveal this from your hand to put that card into your hand.


Quote
5$
Indulgence
Action - Blessing - Priory
+2 Buys
All non-victory cards cost 2 less this turn.

If you don't Have the Rosary, Trash this.


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6$
Lords Garden
Action - Duration - Blessing - Priory
+2 Villagers.
At the start of your next turn, you may spend any number of villagers for +1 Card per Villager spent.
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If you have the rosary, +2 villagers whenever someone gains a victory card.

Same setup and rules as the other rotating split piles: 4 of each card, 3$ on top, etc.

When does the below-the-line ability in Lords Garden trigger? Is it while the card is in play? If so, there should be language specifying it.

There are also a number of copy edits you might want to make. For example, both "Rosary" and the V in "Victory card(s)" should always be capitalized.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2022, 02:45:47 am »
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On the same theme (cards that scale):

Pious Village
$4 / Action - Blessing

+2 Actions
If you have the Rosary, choose one:
- 2+ players: +$2
- 3+ players:+1 Card +$1
- 4+ players: +2 Cards

Otherwise, +1 Card.


Another option is to remove the "otherwise" part and bring the cost down to $3. Feedback appreciated.

I think a simpler language would be "choose 1 + if you have the rosary, an extra option per player"
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2022, 06:33:33 am »
+1

I fear an extra option per player would be too strong.
With more players, the current version offers stronger and stronger options + choice.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2022, 11:27:12 am »
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2022, 03:43:37 pm »
+1

So if I get it well, its a potential silver-for-each-gain?
The idea is nice, but when you dont have the Rosary, its just a dead card.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2022, 04:46:21 pm »
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So if I get it well, its a potential silver-for-each-gain?
The idea is nice, but when you dont have the Rosary, its just a dead card.

It shines whenever you gain a card that would get you the Rosary. Buy Estate, get Rosary, exchange Estate for a 4-cost. And with the +Buy, you can easily do this more than once.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2022, 09:13:39 am »
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The contest ends in 24 hours.

Also @beri, youve made 3 cards in this thread but if you could pick just one of them to be your submission I would appreciate it. The choice has been made.



Here is a list of the current submissions. If Im missing anything please let me know.

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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2022, 01:44:26 pm »
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Go ask someone to choose a single child of theirs :(
Ill pick Pious village, but let the world know I like all three of them.
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Re: Fan Mechanics Week 40: Blessings upon you
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2022, 03:41:18 pm »
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Go ask someone to choose a single child of theirs :(
Ill pick Pious village, but let the world know I like all three of them.

Your choice has been noted. Thanks!
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