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Subject: DS Expansion Card ideas rss

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Karen Knoblaugh
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Don't know why, but I woke up last night with these DS card ideas. Maybe something to ponder for a future expansion opportunity?

1. Keep this card. Use it to double the effect of any future Domination card you select. One time use only.

2. Keep this card. Use it to reduce the effect of any future Domination card you select by half. One time use only.

3. Water Pollution - Remove 2 of the water elements on Earth.

4. Volcano - Remove 2 of the grass elements on Earth.

5. Greenhouse Effect - Add 1 sun element to Earth.

6. Deforestation - Remove 2 of the nuts/seeds elements from Earth.

Just something fun to think about!
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Lawrence Low
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Interesting, if a bit unthematic (more euro-ish) mechanics for 1 & 2.

Some cards effects cannot be reduced by half or doubled, eg Predator kills 3 of yours? Mass Exodus moves 5 of yours to 3 different tiles? Cold Snap removes an odd number of yours from tundra.... etc.

And if Predator kills 10 assorted cubes, doubling it could be such a huge whammy that it breaks the game. Same for Catastrophe x 2 ! gulp Where would the extra kills come from?? The gene pool? Abortion in the Ice Ages!

And if I use it to double my Ice Age card scoring, SHEEEEEEEESH game breaker !!!!! devil

3, 4, 6 can be a bit asymmetrical, as in you may have to add 3 more cards to remove a coupla the 3 other elements? It's also a doubling of the Depletion action.

5 is purely a specific Abundance action with limitations.

Also, adding 6 cards will lengthen gameplay by a turn (not a good idea for an already long game), unless you remove 6 cards randomly.

I also proposed 5 new cards in my variant thread, but that is to cater for 7 players, so it doesn't specially lengthen the game by 1 extra turn.

Valiant effort though.
 
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Patrick Riley
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Karenv731 wrote:
Just something fun to think about!


Was the first time too.
 
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Karen Knoblaugh
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Yes, you would swap out other cards and use these instead. Don't want to make it any longer than it already is. You might not be able to use the double/reduction cards with other cards, guess that's a risk of picking it up. Of course some of these could be pretty disastrous, I just put them out there as ideas. I'm sure others have come up with far better ones than these.
 
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Luke Stirling
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There is one way to include more cards in the game and make it shorter. Throw out everything that is not cards.

 
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Will Cohen
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Nah... The cards that come with the game do enough damage and/or provide boons as is.
 
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