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Subject: What do the numbers and colors of Twilight Cards mean? rss

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Andy
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All the twilight cards have numbers in the top left corner (inside the symbol that shows whether to dark or light shift)... these numbers seem to range from 0 to about 6. What are these numbers? I can't seem to find them referred to in the rules... if they are the amount a player has to shift in order to play the card, then a) the second example on page 26 is wrong as the card shows 3, and the example text says 2... and b) how can you light/dark shift by 6, as there are only 5 spaces on a player's twilight track.

Also, the twilight cards seem to be sub-headed and colour coded to match the character's plots... can a twilight card only be played if it matches the active plot for that character? Or do you just need to meet the conditions on the card to play them... i.e. can a "Property of Jinteki" card still be played, while Caprice's plot is "Someone to Love", provided the condition of her having a warrant on Jinteki is met?
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Re: a couple of questions about the anatomy of Twilight Cards
Hello,

1) The number is the twilight cost - i.e. the amount of times the character has to shift to play the card.

2) You are correct, it seems the second example on page 26 is incorrect, it should be 3, not 2.

3) You may discard cards from hand to pay for the twilight cost for the cards played - thus, to play a card that costs 6, you may discard 2 cards, and shift 4 times, or discard 3 and shift 3, or any other combo.

4) The twilight cards are coded to match plots - if you play a card (light or dark) that matches the characters current plot, then the cost of the card can be increased or decreased by 1, or remain the same, at the option of the person who plays the card.

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Re: a couple of questions about the anatomy of Twilight Cards
Thank You. That makes sense. It's a shame the example is wrong in the rulebook.
 
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Re: a couple of questions about the anatomy of Twilight Cards
OK, I checked on the FFG's site PDF. Yes, the text says 2 shifts and it should be 3. However, if you check the image that acompanies this example, the blue arrow shows three shifts.
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Re: a couple of questions about the anatomy of Twilight Cards
It's not necessarily wrong assuming any discount by discarding cards or by matching color-coded plot cards as mentioned in this thread. greetigs bpsyc
 
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Re: a couple of questions about the anatomy of Twilight Cards
bpsyc wrote:
It's not necessarily wrong assuming any discount by discarding cards or by matching color-coded plot cards as mentioned in this thread. greetigs bpsyc
But it's an example... so it should specifically mention a discount from discarding cards if that's what was intended... otherwise it's VERY confusing... especially since the section on discounts comes after the example.
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