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Yesterday I've played my third Trickerion game. The game is fantastic but the first impression is that 2 victory points for every Special Assignment card left in the player's end at the end of the game are a too many.
If somebody assigns one worker to Dark Alley every turn, scores at least 14 points. If I can assign a specialist or more workers, I can potentially score 2028 points at the end of the game with a very loweffort action. This way to make "free" points seems a bit strong compared to the actions needed to set a show.
Maybe I've missed something. Is there an hand limit?
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Any Dark Alley cards that you actually use are returned to their decks. Which means to score those points, you'd have to be assigning a worker to the Dark Alley and then not using the cards you gain for it. Which makes it seem to me like you could have score a lot more points than just keeping the cards.
On the other hand, I don't have my copy yet, so I could be wrong.
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Every level one trick gives you a maximum of 3 points plus workers, matches and yeld bonuses. But to set a trick you have to place at least two workers, one to prepare it and another one to place on the show cards.
Think about the extreme situation: 4 players game, 3 ignore Dark Alley action for the entire game and one goes there with 4 workers (the magician, an assistant and two apprentices) every turn. He can get 10 cards every turn and at the end of the game he scores 140 points!
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rosco83 wrote:one goes there with 4 workers (the magician, an assistant and two apprentices) every turn. He can get 10 cards every turn and at the end of the game he scores 140 points!There is only one Dark Alley Assignment card, so he can only go there with 1 worker
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TDaver wrote:Indeed, that would be impossible, altough in one of my games somebody did managed to recieve 9 dark alley cards wich scored him an 18 points at the end and that was enough for victory. My tought is that 1 point / alley card would be more balancedrosco83 wrote:one goes there with 4 workers (the magician, an assistant and two apprentices) every turn. He can get 10 cards every turn and at the end of the game he scores 140 points!There is only one Dark Alley Assignment card, so he can only go there with 1 worker
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TDaver wrote:You're right, I didn't think about that in my "extreme" case. So if I send the magician every turn I can get 42 points.
There is only one Dark Alley Assignment card, so he can only go there with 1 workerdirkske wrote:My tought is that 1 point / alley card would be more balancedIt's my opinion as well.
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rosco83 wrote:Nope, just 28 points.TDaver wrote:You're right, I didn't think about that in my "extreme" case. So if I send the magician every turn I can get 42 points.
There is only one Dark Alley Assignment card, so he can only go there with 1 worker
First Dark Alley card to buy is 1AP, 2nd is 2AP. Magician gives you 3AP, so unless you also happen to have a magical shard generating engine (and with your magician in the dark alley, you probably don't) you can only take 2 cards per turn, so a total of 14 cards for 28 points.
I beg you, try and use that strategy against me In my very first game I generated almost twice that in my last turn alone.

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TDaver wrote:Nope, just 28 points.Magician gives you 3 AP plus the 2 AP of the firts worker space in dark alley action. So you can get the first card with 1 AP then the second and the third card with the remaining 4 AP.
First Dark Alley card to buy is 1AP, 2nd is 2AP. Magician gives you 3AP, so unless you also happen to have a magical shard generating engine (and with your magician in the dark alley, you probably don't) you can only take 2 cards per turn, so a total of 14 cards for 28 points.
Of course, sending a specialist or an apprentice you'll get 28 points. In this way you can follow the theatre aspect as well.TDaver wrote:I beg you, try and use that strategy against me In my very first game I generated almost twice that in my last turn alone.Wow, that's a challenge! If you come and visit Milan I'll challange you. Of course many trick cards gives you a more powerfull score, I was thinking about and extreme situation. I don't like those 2 free points per card, scored with no effort at all.
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rosco83 wrote:Oops, sorry, totally forgot the +2 AP Guess I can be sleepy tooTDaver wrote:Nope, just 28 points.Magician gives you 3 AP plus the 2 AP of the firts worker space in dark alley action. So you can get the first card with 1 AP then the second and the third card with the remaining 4 AP.
First Dark Alley card to buy is 1AP, 2nd is 2AP. Magician gives you 3AP, so unless you also happen to have a magical shard generating engine (and with your magician in the dark alley, you probably don't) you can only take 2 cards per turn, so a total of 14 cards for 28 points.
On my penultimate turn performed 3 tricks for a total of 17 points.
On my last turn, performed 2 tricks for a total of 16 points plus finished two lvl 3 tricks for a total endgame bonus of 22 points And I'm told my final score of 121 isn't that high, people have reported much much higher
Shouldn't this thread be in the strategy section now?
But seriously, back on topic of "is it balanced", all I'm trying to say is you can easily turn around to make more than 2 points per card if it shortcuts an action from setting up a trick, makes you afford two lvl 3 tricks, gets you in for one more lvl23 performance, etc. So yes, getting one specialist on Dark Alley *almost every* turn is a good strategy. But locking your magician down for the entire game surely isn't And if you buy a card which turns out to be notthatuseful, a 2VP compensation doesn't seem to be that bad for something which in essence is a deadend move otherwise. (whereas money and shards, the other things scoring VPs are very particularly necessary for most strategies, hence the only 1VP)

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