Rocks

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Rocks
Rocks.jpg
Info
Cost $4
Type(s) Treasure
Kingdom card? Yes
Set EmpiresEmpires icon.png
Illustrator(s) Matthias Catrein
Card text
$1
When you gain or trash this, gain a Silver; if it is your Buy phase, put the Silver on your deck, otherwise put it into your hand.

Rocks is a Treasure card from Empires. It's part of a split pile, with 5 copies of Rocks sitting under 5 copies of CatapultCatapult.jpg. Rocks is designed to be the optimal trashing target for Catapult: as a Treasure costing $4, it allows Catapult to function as both a curser and a handsize attack; and when you gain or trash it you get an extra SilverSilver.jpg, which can also serve as ammunition for your Catapults.

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[edit] FAQ

[edit] Official FAQ

  • If it is another player's turn, then it is not your Buy phase, so the Silver goes to your hand.

[edit] Other Rules clarifications

  • The Silver is gained directly to your deck or hand; it does not visit your discard pile.

[edit] Strategy

[edit] Versions

[edit] English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Rocks Rocks from Shuffle iT $1.
When you gain or trash this, gain a Silver; if it is your Buy phase, put the Silver on your deck, otherwise put it into your hand.
Empires June 2016

[edit] Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text
Dutch Rotsblokken (lit. boulders)
Finnish Kivet
German Felsen German language Rocks
Japanese 石 (pron. ishi) $1。これを獲得または廃棄するとき、銀貨1枚を獲得する。あなたの購入フェイズ中の場合、それを山札の上に置き、それ以外の場合、手札に加える。
Polish Głazy Polish language Rocks
Russian Булыжники (pron. bulyzhniki, lit. cobblestones)

[edit] Trivia

Official card art.

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As it happens Rocks is a Treasure costing $4, and does something useful when gained or trashed; it's just the perfect thing to Catapult. And it's called Rocks! I couldn't help myself.

[edit] Secret History

Rocks started out with "when gain/trash, +2 Cards, may trash 2 cards from hand." It wasn't everything I wanted and I replaced that with gaining Silver to your hand, then your choice of hand or deck top. Then to avoid confusion it took the destination choice away and based it on the phase, so you weren't all, wait if I put Silver in my hand after buying Rocks, can I play the Silver?


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