So, Iīve been looking for spoilers in rules currently published. As in the way Alchemy spoiled that cards would care about cost ranges (for knights, grave robbers and such). And I always wondered why this was so carefully written out:

"When a card is gained to a location other than a discard pile, it does not "visit" the discard pile - it

goes directly to where it was gained. For example Armory gains cards directly to the top of a deck." From the Dark Ages rulebook.

I canīt think of a situation where this is important to specify with the cards currently published. Is it for just for dummies, or is there some way new cards can play with the top of the discard pile? There are several cards that interact with the discard pile: Inn, Sage, Counting House, but not the top card specifically.

What about a card that is sort of a self-Tribute? (Kind of like Irongmonger, I know.)

Look at the top card of your discard pile. If it is an

-Action Card: +2 Actions

-Treasure Card: +2 Coins

- Victory Card: +2 Cards

Or how about a card where the reaction part is for when it is on top of the discard pile? As in:

+2 Coins (or whatever)

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When this is the top card of the discard pile and is covered by another card,

either trash that card, or move it on top of your deck.

Which would make it sort of similar to Watchtower, but after itīs been discarded from your hand.

Iīm sure you guys can think of a lot of better implementations, but the question is: Is the top card of a discard pile an interesting piece of data for new cards? Thinking of how Dark Ages implemented the Trash Pile, how many other pieces of data are there to work with?

And also, merry Christmas everyone!