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Matt Parker
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If Trample is ever released in an expansion or reprinted for some reason, I have a suggestion.

Change the description to:

Trample: Every time after this species takes food from the Watering Hole, remove food from the Watering hole equal to this species' body size.

Seems more thematic and realistic. A massive trampling herbivore is going to do more damage than a diminutive one. Plus it adds a fun mechanic.
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CenozoicMatt wrote:
If Trample is ever released in an expansion or reprinted for some reason, I have a suggestion.

Change the description to:

Trample: Every time after this species takes food from the Watering Hole, remove food from the Watering hole equal to this species' body size.

Seems more thematic and realistic. A massive trampling herbivore is going to do more damage than a diminutive one. Plus it adds a fun mechanic.


We considered that option but decided it would be over-powered on a large species.
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Dominic Crapuchettes
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We also considered (and almost printed) the option of removing food equal to half the Body Size rounded up. In fact, that's what I wanted! But the leveler heads in the room pushed for simplicity and as a rule of thumb, simplicity is almost always better.
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Brandon Jacobson
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Is it critical that this trait only apply to Non-Carnivores taking Food from the Watering Hole?

Or would a looser interpretation of "Every time this species takes Food, remove two Food from the Watering Hole" be acceptable?

This would be thematic, as a Trampling species wouldn't tread any lighter while attacking and eating an animal than it would while eating a plant.

It would also be useful, as Carnivores and Avians -- those with alternate Food sources -- could use the trait.
 
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PersistentVariant wrote:
Is it critical that this trait only apply to Non-Carnivores taking Food from the Watering Hole?


For balance reasons we wanted the card to potentially be able to punish itself.
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