7 Wonders Resource Threshold Mechanic

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7 Wonders Resource Threshold Mechanic

Postby TheMatt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:58 pm

7 wonders, interestingly, uses a good resource mechanic, kind of like magic, but without the tapping.

Tiled Resources:
What if we put a resource value in the bottom right-hand corner of some cards, and tiled them like 7 wonders. When that card is discarded from play, it can instead be tiled out for resources. The resource given depends on the critter.

in magic terms, you can play a 1/1 critter for free, and when it dies, it tiles under the character to increase their 'aura'. The 2/2 plains critter requires one tiled resource of the same value. A 5/5 could require up to three or four. Maybe of multiple colors for some, but that would get into more complicated territory.

This could create a sort of natural progression, stepping from one kind of critter to another.


I played a game like this, once. 'Threshhold' I think they called it--it counted the symbols on the cards in play, and in your discard pile. There were land-like things, that had no effect, but had two symbols on them. Nothing played for free, but I think you started with a Faction card in play, that had a symbol on it. The 'count cards in your discard' was both really important and initially confusing. (Elsewise, when someone killed a critter, they also nuked a land).

It did not have multiple colors on it, though. 7 wonders has 7 resources--four brown and 3 gray. Which seems a lot, but which resources you select kind of chooses your strategy for you.
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Re: 7 Wonders Resource Threshold Mechanic

Postby TheMatt » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:03 am

Apparently the game was Shadowfist?

ShadowFist does something like that--If a card 'costs's GGG, you need to have GGG --somewhere--either in play, or in your discard pile. Supports multiple colors pretty handily, and someone killing your critter mid-calculation doesn't screw with your available resources. Wouldn't work with a Dominion-style 'draw and reshuffle' though.
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