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Subject: Card balancing question? Thrall vs. Fanatic rss

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The effort given to theme in this game is impressive.

I looked at the content on the kickstarter page video and GenCon 2016 video and saw something puzzling strategy-wise.

The Thrall and the Fanatic both cost 2 influence, but the Fanatic has 2 aggression and the Thrall only has 1 aggression.

Is there ever a reason to influence Thralls instead of Fanatics?
Are there mechanics involving Thralls-only effects, or unmentioned card type/purchase limits that would ever make them have value equal to an available Fanatic at that same price?

Thanks for answering!

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Jacob Peck
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Simple!

Thralls are worth a favor point each at the end of the game (see the lower right corner). No other influencable (totally a word, I swear) cultists are, save Initiates -- the player with the most Initiates gets a 7 point prize at the end of the game.
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Travis Schneider
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gatesphere wrote:
...the player with the most Initiates gets a 7 point prize at the end of the game.


Is there a card the reflects that? I don't remember reading that in the rules. Seems like a very odd addition to the game. The end game already comes down to a scramble for points, with everyone just buying up Thralls on the last turn or two.
 
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Points of Favor on the Winning page. Pg 16

"Initiate Horde" Seven points of favor to the player with the most Initiates.
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