This file contains rules and card labels for playing Thunderstone using a drafting mechanic to enable players to select which cards form the village stacks, as well as to create private stacks that can only be purchased by them (as in AEG's Nightfall). There are also optional rules to enable players to draft monster types and a few other things.
The card labels are designed to be glued or stickered onto the existing Randomizer cards to enable them to be drafted easily. Currently there are labels for the Thunderstone base game, Thornwood Siege and Wrath of the Elements.
This project was done for two reasons:
1) I've found there are limitations to the randomized nature of Thunderstone which inhibit gameplay. In particular there are mechanics and combos that sometimes are impossible to use given the random set (such as the Nightblade's bonus to light weapons if there are no light weapons available). I also was dissatisfied with the tendency for randomized cards to often lead to players playing very similar decks due to obviously stronger cards. Drafting creates much more variety and enables many more unusual combos to be used.
2) I really like drafting mechanics in general, and in AEG's Nightfall in particular so it seemed a pretty logical extension to bring it to Thunderstone as well!