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Mike Stevens
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It is obvious to me that the Guild cards and Temple cards from the expansion were meant to be different from the regular Age 3 cards as they each have a different shade of purple on the back and a different building symbol as well as the G at the bottom of the Guild cards and the Pantheon symbol at the bottom of the Temple cards.

Does anyone else think it would have been more interesting to make them have the same background on the back of the card so that you would have no idea when you were going to flip over a Guild or Temple?

We love this game and the conversation just popped up when we noticed what a dark purple the back of the Temple cards are.
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Andrew Kapish
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One could argue that this add's an additional level of decision making and tension to the climax of the game.
Dark purple cards have potential to be far more effective purchases over many standard age 3 cards. It typically behooves players to strategically deny each other the face down cards. Imagine how lame it would be to hand your opponent the game based solely on a lucky flip. At least this way players have some level of control.
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R. O. Schaefer
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andrewkapish wrote:
One could argue that this add's an additional level of decision making and tension to the climax of the game.
Dark purple cards have potential to be far more effective purchases over many standard age 3 cards.


I think the scoring potential compared to other blue or yellow cards is only marginally better if at all. I always see them as a safe bet to not reveal green or read. And I like it the way it is.
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Mikkel Øberg
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You do know that per the official rules you only play with either one or the other, right?
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Gregaria wrote:
You do know that per the official rules you only play with either one or the other, right?


Overlooked this in the op. He indeed doesn't seem to know this.

Still the design decision to give guilds/temples a different back compared to other age III cards is an interesting one.
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Mike Stevens
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Gregaria wrote:
You do know that per the official rules you only play with either one or the other, right?


LOL, yes actually we do know that you use either the Guild cards or the Temple cards, not both sets in the same game. Sorry I didn't use the best wording in my original postshake

In the few games we have had with the Pantheon expansion we have had some great back and forth battles in trying to snatch or destroy that 3rd Temple card. Obviously if you let your opponent get all 3 that is a nasty 21 point swing, but if you can get just one then it is only a 7 point swing in final scoring.

Has anyone tried using both Guilds and Temples in the same game or would that mess up the balance of the regular Age 3 cards?
 
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Omahavice wrote:


Has anyone tried using both Guilds and Temples in the same game or would that mess up the balance of the regular Age 3 cards?


You might be interested in this thread:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1665521/guilds-temples-toge...

There hasn't been a deep analysis of balance issues, but I suspect that there's only minimal effect if you alter setup in the manner suggested.
 
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