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Dan C
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Has anyone out there come up any new options for the season cards? If you play for awhile you can start predicting things too easily. I would love to have an even wider variety of events to choose from to keep things fresh.

I had an idea the other night that one could make things completely random with a set of number cards (or even just use dice) to determine the Feed/Buy/Mate/Sell values. Then flip over a random event to complete the season.
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Some thoughts I've come up with:

Low Inventory - No items may be purchased this round
Swine Flu - All players lose their largest unvaccinated pig
Drought - At the end of the round, all players pay $5 or lose a Field
No Babies - No Piglets may be purchased this round
We Love Fatsos - Big pigs can be sold for double price
Charity Drive - Player with the least pigs is given 1 pig by every other player
Pig Fair [X] - Player with the most X size pigs gets $25
House Call - Every player can vaccinate 1 pig of each size for free
Super Food - All pigs are fed as if they have are using Nutrition Supplements
Prenatal Vitamins - All pigs produced by Mating are created as Small pigs
Infant Mortality - All players lose 2 unvaccinated Piglets
Faulty Vaccine - All players lose vaccinations on 1 pig of each size
Pig Rustler - All players lose 1 pig per Field
Greener Pastures - Any player with an empty Field receives 1 Average pig in that Field
Need More Time - Number of all actions is halved
Super Efficient - Number of all actions is doubled


And if you've got the extra animals you could add these:

Variety is the Spice of Life - Gain 1 dollar for every unique animal type in each field
Keep Them Separated - Gain 5 dollars for each field with only a single type of animal
Winged Winnings - Same as Ham Festival, but for all birds
Four-Legged Fortunes - Same as Ham Festival, but for all 4-legged animals
XXX Fest - Same as Ham Festival, but for a specific type of animal
Organic Cycle - Every Average/Large 4-legged animal counts as an extra Feed action for each of the birds



Note - nothing has been remotely playtested, just random ideas.
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I took advantage of a CowCow sale and made a deck of my ideas. I have two versions, the only difference is the font.

https://www.cowcow.com/Create/AjaxDesign.aspx?DesignId=22307...
https://www.cowcow.com/Create/AjaxDesign.aspx?DesignId=22307...

And this (minicard) deck contains the action choices to go along with the random season events. Note that there is an equal distribution of all possible numbers from 7-10 for each action.

https://www.cowcow.com/Create/AjaxDesign.aspx?DesignId=22307...

I've only played with them once. I liked the complete randomness and some of the new events. I don't think it had a huge effect on the outcome compared to normal.
 
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