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Squire is the complement to Steward that you always knew I'd make. Okay maybe you didn't figure that one out. You get a choice of three things that Steward doesn't get you, plus $1 in the bargain. It's a pretty nifty $2, just for that. And if he gets trashed, then you get an attack, any attack on the table. You can Remodel a Squire into a Remodel and a Familiar.

A major theme of Dark Ages is upgrading, whatever that means. Actually I think I can explain it: it's, turning cards into other cards. Some cards turn other cards into other other cards, like Graverobber does, but some cards turn themselves into other cards, and Squire is one of those.

Hermit is another. He's normally content to just trash certain cards and gain some Silvers or something. But if you don't make enough trips into town, he loses it. He goes mad. And then he blows up one day in a fit of card-drawing. Which is my way of saying, well it's all there on the card. That stuff.

Hermit turns into Madman, a card that isn't in the supply. You can't buy a Madman; if you want one, you have to get a Hermit and then not buy something. And then you only get it once! Somehow it's worth the trouble.

Turning a card into a specific new non-kingdom card requires a pile of ten of those cards. Yes do you really need ten, I know. But you do. And well how much of the set wanted to go to that stuff, rather than say new kingdom cards? So in the end I just did two of those. Now you know one of them.
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Wow! After reading about those three cards, I believe I have already become a Madman! BBBBBLLLLLLLAHAHAHAHHHHH!!!!

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If you somehow get through the entire Madman stack, does that count towards game end?
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Great stuff. Although I'm a bit confused by the wording on Madman, particularly the "if you do" part. Under what circumstances would you be unable to return the Madman card to the Madman pile?

EDIT: Answering this here in case anybody else sees this question...the answer is King's Court or Throne Room. Even if you play Madman multiple times as a result of one of these cards, you can only return Madman to the pile once (and as a result, only draw extra cards once). Thanks to everyone who answered this for me.
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logopolys wrote:
If you somehow get through the entire Madman stack, does that count towards game end?
it says on the card not in the supply so I would say no...
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logopolys wrote:
If you somehow get through the entire Madman stack, does that count towards game end?

Isn't the game-over condition 3 *supply* piles?
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So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME!
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So if I understand correctly, Madman is a additional non-buyable pile of cards that has to be included with the hermit if the latter is part of the game ?

A little bit like the prizes in Cornucopia, then. I'm quite interested by those new dark ages cards, I think it will bring new stuff to the game ;)
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I love the interaction between these three cards. Good thing Madman is not in the supply or it would be the first empty pile every game (especially with +buys).

I'm sure I'm going to be thinking about how these interact with the other sets all day.

Thanks Donald!
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Hockey Mask wrote:
So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME!


Folks who make custom Dominion play areas/lazy susans just died a bit on the inside.
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Hockey Mask wrote:
So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME! :D

Add in some Alchemy, Colonies, and Plats...
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By the way...I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really like the artwork I am seeing in this expansion.
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Putts wrote:
Great stuff. Although I'm a bit confused by the wording on Madman, particularly the "if you do" part. Under what circumstances would you be unable to return the Madman card to the Madman pile?


TR, KC.. It's the same clause that he used to prevent mining village from going nuts.
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pinkymadigan wrote:
logopolys wrote:
If you somehow get through the entire Madman stack, does that count towards game end?

Isn't the game-over condition 3 *supply* piles?

I like that answer. Just looking for some clarification.
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logopolys wrote:
If you somehow get through the entire Madman stack, does that count towards game end?


The Madman stack isn't part of the supply, so I doubt it.

Edit: a dozen posts popped up while I was typing this one. I REALLY need to type faster.
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Gibbs wrote:
Putts wrote:
Great stuff. Although I'm a bit confused by the wording on Madman, particularly the "if you do" part. Under what circumstances would you be unable to return the Madman card to the Madman pile?


TR, KC.. It's the same clause that he used to prevent mining village from going nuts.

Good call.
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pinkymadigan wrote:
Hockey Mask wrote:
So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME!

Add in some Alchemy, Colonies, and Plats...


Don't forget the Ruins. And whatever the second transforming card is. (And since we've yet to find out what they are, maybe Shelters will add more piles as well.)
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Madman seems a bit like a special tactician.
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pinkymadigan wrote:
Hockey Mask wrote:
So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME!

Add in some Alchemy, Colonies, and Plats...

...and Ruins. So what is the max piles we can get now?
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Hockey Mask wrote:
pinkymadigan wrote:
Hockey Mask wrote:
So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME! :D

Add in some Alchemy, Colonies, and Plats...

...and Ruins. So what is the max piles we can get now?


Enough that the extra leaf had better be good and sturdy.
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Putts wrote:
Great stuff. Although I'm a bit confused by the wording on Madman, particularly the "if you do" part. Under what circumstances would you be unable to return the Madman card to the Madman pile?

When you King's Courted/ Throne Roomed it...

Edit: Beaten to the punch.
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Sniffnoy wrote:
pinkymadigan wrote:
Hockey Mask wrote:
So when I play with Hermit, Young Witch and Tournament I'll have to put an extra leaf in the table...AWESOME!

Add in some Alchemy, Colonies, and Plats...


Don't forget the Ruins. And whatever the second transforming card is. (And since we've yet to find out what they are, maybe Shelters will add more piles as well.)


Fairgrounds are suddenly looking pretty epic!!
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So many of the cards depend on trashing that Shelters *must* allow you to trash cards.
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Gibbs wrote:
Putts wrote:
Great stuff. Although I'm a bit confused by the wording on Madman, particularly the "if you do" part. Under what circumstances would you be unable to return the Madman card to the Madman pile?


TR, KC.. It's the same clause that he used to prevent mining village from going nuts.


Sorry, what's "TR, KC"? Also, Mining Village had that clause because trashing it was optional ("You may trash this card..."). Madman says "return this", meaning it's compulsory.

EDIT: Throne Room, King's Court. Got it, thanks.
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