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Dark Ages
Dark Ages.jpg
Type Large Expansion
Icon Dark Ages icon.png
Cards 500
362 (35 sets)
Other Card(s)
Release August 2012
Cover artist Raven Mimura
Official Rulebook PDF

Dark Ages is the seventh Dominion expansion. It was released in August, 2012. It is a large expansion. The box contains 35 sets of Kingdom Cards, with 500 cards, as well as other new types of cards such as Shelters, Ruins, and SpoilsSpoils.jpg. Many cards in Dark Ages have a theme related to trashing and upgrading.


[edit] Contents

[edit] Basic Supply Cards

$0 Ruins (10 each) - Abandoned MineAbandoned Mine.jpg, Ruined LibraryRuined Library.jpg, Ruined MarketRuined Market.jpg, Ruined VillageRuined Village.jpg, SurvivorsSurvivors.jpg

  • Ruins are included when at least one of the Kingdom cards (or a card in the Black MarketBlack Market.jpg deck) has the Looter type.
  • The number of Ruins used depends on the number of players--10 for 2 players, 20 for 3 players, and so on.
  • The 5 different Ruins are shuffled together, so none of the players know what number of any given Ruins card is in the Ruins pile.
  • Only one card from the pile is visible and may be bought or gained at any time.

[edit] Kingdom Cards

$1 Poor HousePoor House.jpg
$2 BeggarBeggar.jpg, SquireSquire.jpg, VagrantVagrant.jpg
$3 ForagerForager.jpg, HermitHermit.jpg, Market SquareMarket Square.jpg, SageSage.jpg, StoreroomStoreroom.jpg, UrchinUrchin.jpg
$4 ArmoryArmory.jpg, Death CartDeath Cart.jpg, FeodumFeodum.jpg, FortressFortress.jpg, IronmongerIronmonger.jpg, MarauderMarauder.jpg, ProcessionProcession.jpg, RatsRats.jpg, ScavengerScavenger.jpg, Wandering MinstrelWandering Minstrel.jpg
$5 Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpg, Bandit CampBandit Camp.jpg, CatacombsCatacombs.jpg, CountCount.jpg, CounterfeitCounterfeit.jpg, CultistCultist.jpg, GraverobberGraverobber.jpg, Junk DealerJunk Dealer.jpg, KnightsKnights.jpg, MysticMystic.jpg, PillagePillage.jpg, RebuildRebuild.jpg, RogueRogue.jpg
$6 AltarAltar.jpg, Hunting GroundsHunting Grounds.jpg

  • The 10 Knights cards are all different. Only one card from the pile is visible and may be bought or gained at any time.
  • The Rats pile has 20 copies of the card instead of the usual 10.

[edit] Additional Materials

$0star MadmanMadman.jpg, MercenaryMercenary.jpg, SpoilsSpoils.jpg

  • Madman may be gained only through Hermit.
  • Mercenary may be gained only through Urchin.
  • Spoils may be gained only through Bandit Camp, Marauder, or Pillage (or from another player via ThiefThief.jpg).
  • The Spoils pile has 15 copies of the card instead of the usual 10.

$1 Shelters (6 each) - HovelHovel.jpg, NecropolisNecropolis.jpg, Overgrown EstateOvergrown Estate.jpg

  • Shelters are not used in every game, unless that game includes only Kingdom Cards from Dark Ages. Otherwise, their use should be determined based on the proportion of Dark Ages and non-Dark Ages cards in use.
  • When they are used, Shelters replace Estates in each player's starting deck so that the new starting deck consists of 7 Coppers, 1 Hovel, 1 Necropolis, and 1 Overgrown Estate. The rest of the Shelter cards are not included in the game in any way.

[edit] Additional Rules

  • Dark Ages includes three Shelters - HovelHovel.jpg, NecropolisNecropolis.jpg, and Overgrown EstateOvergrown Estate.jpg. These cards replace starting Estates in some games, as described under Preparation. Shelters have no corresponding Supply pile; they can never be bought, and AmbassadorAmbassador.jpg (from Seaside) cannot return one anywhere.
  • Dark Ages has two piles of cards that have a variety of cards in them: the Ruins pile has a mix of five different Ruins, and the KnightsKnights.jpg pile has ten different Knights. These piles should be shuffled before each game, as explained under Preparation. The only card that may be bought or gained or chosen from one of these piles is the card on top. Players cannot look through the piles, only at the top card; the players turn the top card over any time it is face down. If a card is returned to one of these piles with Ambassador (from Seaside), turn over the current top card and the returned card goes on top, turned face-up. Ruins cards with different names, and Knights with different names, count as differently named cards for cards that care about this. For example if TributeTribute.jpg (from Intrigue) reveals two different Ruins cards, it will give +4 Actions. When ContrabandContraband.jpg (from Prosperity) is played, a player can name a Ruins or Knight, but that only stops that specific Ruins or Knight from being bought. However an EmbargoEmbargo.jpg token (from Seaside) placed on the Ruins or Knight pile will affect any cards bought from it.
  • Players can buy Ruins even though they normally will not wish to. Ruins cards are Actions; they may be played in the Action phase, and count as Actions for things that refer to Action cards, such as ProcessionProcession.jpg. The Ruins pile, when used, is in the Supply, and if it is empty that counts towards the normal end condition. Cards that try to get specific cards from the Supply fail to get a Ruins or Knight if the correct one is not the top one. For example if you buy a Ruined MarketRuined Market.jpg with TalismanTalisman.jpg (from Prosperity), you only gain another Ruined Market if that is the top Ruins under the one you bought; if you use Ambassador (from Seaside) to return Sir MartinSir Martin.jpg to the Supply, the next player will gain that Sir Martin, but the player after that will not gain a card, as the next Knight will not be Sir Martin.
  • Many cards in Dark Ages do something "when you trash" that card. These abilities function no matter whose turn the card is trashed on. The player that a "when you trash this" ability functions for is the player that had that card, regardless of whose card trashed the card. These abilities happen directly after the card is put into the trash, and can function in the middle of resolving effects for an Action card; for example, if a player plays GraverobberGraverobber.jpg and uses it to trash a CultistCultist.jpg, he first draws three cards for trashing Cultist, then continues with resolving Graverobber and gains a card costing up to $8. Cards can sometimes leave a player's deck without being trashed, such as by being returned to the Supply with Ambassador (from Seaside) or passed to another player with MasqueradeMasquerade.jpg (from Intrigue). When two or more cards are trashed at the same time, as with CountCount.jpg, first trash them all, then pick an order to resolve things that happen due to trashing them. A "when you trash" ability is not itself a way to trash a card; some other card will be needed to actually trash the card and make the ability happen.
  • Six cards in Dark Ages are never part of the Supply: SpoilsSpoils.jpg, MadmanMadman.jpg, MercenaryMercenary.jpg, and the three Shelters: Hovel, Necropolis, and Overgrown Estate. Keep these cards handy for when they are needed. These cards cannot be bought, and cannot be gained by cards that gain cards from the Supply, such as ArmoryArmory.jpg. They cannot be returned to the Supply with Ambassador (from Seaside). They can end up in the trash if something trashes them. These piles being empty does not count towards the end condition for the game, or towards the count of empty piles for CityCity.jpg (from Prosperity).

[edit] Lose Track rule

  • In rare circumstances an effect may try to move a card that is not where that effect expects the card to be. In those cases the card does not move - the effect has "lost track" of the card.
  • Losing track of a card prevents it from being moved, but does not stop anything else from happening.
    • For example, if you ProcessionProcession.jpg a MadmanMadman.jpg, Procession first puts Madman in play; then you resolve Madman, getting +2 Actions and drawing cards and returning Madman to the Madman pile; then Procession fails to put Madman into play again, because Procession expects to find Madman in play, but it is not there, it's in the Madman pile; then you resolve Madman again, only getting +2 Actions this time, since it says "if you do" before the card-drawing, and you did not actually return it to the Madman pile this time; then Procession fails to trash Madman since Procession again expects to find Madman in play and it is not there; and then you gain an Action costing $1 if you can.
  • Cards do not lose track of cards that they move, only cards that other cards move.
    • For example when Procession puts Madman into play, that does not cause Procession to lose track of Madman; it is Madman moving itself that causes Procession to lose track of it.
  • Things lose track of a card if something moves it, if it is the top card of a deck and gets covered up, or if it is the top card of a discard pile and gets covered up.

[edit] "No visiting" rule

  • When a card is gained to a location other than a discard pile, it does not "visit" the discard pile - it goes directly to where it was gained. For example ArmoryArmory.jpg gains cards directly to the top of a deck.

In conjunction with the Lose Track rule above, this means that when a card is gained somewhere other than the discard pile, a card that looks for a gained card will not lose track of it.

[edit] Flavor Text

Times have been hard. To save on money, you've moved out of your old castle, and into a luxurious ravine. You didn't like that castle anyway; it was always getting looted, and never at a reasonable hour. And if it wasn't barbarians it was the plague, or sometimes both would come at once, and there wouldn't be enough chairs. The ravine is great; you get lots of sun, and you can just drop garbage wherever you want. In your free time you've taken up begging. Begging is brilliant conceptually, but tricky in practice, since no-one has any money. You beg twigs from the villagers, and they beg them back, but no-one really seems to come out ahead. That's just how life is sometimes. You're quietly conquering people, minding your own business, when suddenly there's a plague, or barbarians, or everyone's illiterate, and it's all you can do to cling to some wreckage as the storm passes through. Still, you are sure that, as always, you will triumph over this adversity, or at least do slightly better than everyone else.

[edit] Cards Gallery

[edit] Basic Cards

[edit] Ruins

Abandoned Mine.jpg Ruined Library.jpg Ruined Market.jpg Ruined Village.jpg Survivors.jpg

[edit] Kingdom Cards

Poor House.jpg Beggar.jpg Squire.jpg Vagrant.jpg Forager.jpg Hermit.jpg Market Square.jpg Sage.jpg Storeroom.jpg Urchin.jpg Armory.jpg Death Cart.jpg Feodum.jpg Fortress.jpg Ironmonger.jpg Marauder.jpg Procession.jpg Rats.jpg Scavenger.jpg Wandering Minstrel.jpg Band of Misfits.jpg Bandit Camp.jpg Catacombs.jpg Count.jpg Counterfeit.jpg Cultist.jpg Graverobber.jpg Junk Dealer.jpg Knights.jpg Mystic.jpg Pillage.jpg Rebuild.jpg Rogue.jpg Altar.jpg Hunting Grounds.jpg

[edit] Knights

Dame Anna.jpg Dame Josephine.jpg Dame Molly.jpg Dame Natalie.jpg Dame Sylvia.jpg Sir Bailey.jpg Sir Destry.jpg Sir Martin.jpg Sir Michael.jpg Sir Vander.jpg

[edit] Non-Supply Cards

Madman.jpg Mercenary.jpg Spoils.jpg

[edit] Shelters

Hovel.jpg Necropolis.jpg Overgrown Estate.jpg

[edit] Impact of Dark Ages

Dark Ages introduced several new cards to Dominion that broke previous unwritten (or even written) rules of card structure and gameplay, substantially broadening the scope of the kinds of things possible in Dominion. Dark Ages contains the only cards that cost $1 (Poor HousePoor House.jpg and Shelters), the only supply piles that consist of multiple shuffled differently-named cards (Knights and Ruins), the only kingdom card of which there are more than twelve copies (RatsRats.jpg), and more paradigm-breaking effects.

Dark Ages has been described as a highly advanced set, hard to introduce to new players, not only because of its paradigm-breaking cards, but also because many cards in it require high skill to play optimally and may depend on tricky combos with other cards.

Just prior to the release of Adventures, a poll on the forums found Dark Ages to be the most popular set, narrowly beating Prosperity. Reasons for this included the size of the set (more cards means more things to like), but also the overall quality of the cards, and the interesting new strategies brought to the game with their inclusion.

[edit] Shelters

Shelters games cause many Kingdom cards to work differently, and affects the opening two turns as well.

  • Weakened cards:
    • AmbassadorAmbassador.jpg, since Shelters can't be returned to the supply, and JesterJester.jpg, since Shelters can't be gained from the supply
    • Cards that interact with Estates (or Victory cards in general), such as BaronBaron.jpg, Silk RoadSilk Road.jpg and InheritanceInheritance.jpg aren't able to interact with them from the start
    • Cards whose value as openers depends on the fact that Estates cost $2, such as RemakeRemake.jpg and SalvagerSalvager.jpg, get less benefit out of the $1 cost of Shelters
    • Cards that dislike junk variety, like Hunting PartyHunting Party.jpg and JourneymanJourneyman.jpg
    • MagpieMagpie.jpg is weakened slightly; if Hovel is revealed, it's only a cantrip
  • Strengthened cards:
    • Cards that like any variety, like HarvestHarvest.jpg and FairgroundsFairgrounds.jpg
    • Engines, in general, are strengthened due to the addition of a Village to your starting cards, and the fact that trashing your starting cards doesn't lose you 3VP.png
    • Trashers that don't care so much about the cost of the trashed card get a slight boost from Overgrown Estate's when-trash draw

Necropolis allows for more flexible openings, since there is a lower chance of two opening terminals colliding. Hovel makes for strategic decisions when purchasing Victory cards, especially Alt VP.

[edit] Ruins

The addition of Looters can lead to games where twice the normal amount of junk cards are being distributed, leading to longer games. CultistCultist.jpg can also distribute Ruins faster than any Curser due to its chaining. With both a Looter and a Curser present in a kingdom, the game slows down considerably, but three-pile endings are much easier to achieve, since the Ruins count as a supply pile.

[edit] Trashing

Given that it is one of the themes of the set, Dark Ages contains some of the strongest trashers in the game.

  • AltarAltar.jpg - expensive, but incredibly useful - turning bad cards into $5 Actions in the early game, and gaining Duchies in the late game
  • CountCount.jpg - although it comes with stipulations, it can still usually trash 2 or 3 cards per use, and transitions into something more useful later in the game
  • CounterfeitCounterfeit.jpg - one of the best Copper trashers, especially since it continues to be useful after your Coppers are all gone
  • Death CartDeath Cart.jpg - it gives the highest non-variable +$ in the game
  • ForagerForager.jpg - it has to be built up to get the full benefit, but as a non-terminal trasher, it is typically a good opener
  • GraverobberGraverobber.jpg - one of only two cards that can gain from the trash, and the more effective of the two - it can also turn $5 Actions (like itself) into Provinces
  • HermitHermit.jpg - the best CurseCurse.jpg defense behind only WatchtowerWatchtower.jpg, since it can trash cards directly from your discard pile, making it as though the Curser hadn't even been played
  • Junk DealerJunk Dealer.jpg - the Peddler variant trasher
  • KnightsKnights.jpg - while swingy, they can be quite devestating in large numbers
  • MercenaryMercenary.jpg - trashes very quickly while still giving a benefit and harming your opponent
  • ProcessionProcession.jpg - while chiefly best with other Dark Ages cards, it can be quite good in engines, especially on boards with Actions of every cost
  • RatsRats.jpg - useless on its own, it is a powerhouse when paired with trashers that care about cost (like BishopBishop.jpg) or card type (like Death Cart)
  • RebuildRebuild.jpg - perhaps the most powerful card in this set (or even all of Dominion), it forgoes both engine and big money to directly turn Estates and Duchies into Provinces
  • RogueRogue.jpg - a weak card, but one of the few capable of stealing non-Treasure cards from other players

There are also several cards that benefit when trashed by other cards, or simply when another card is trashed.

  • CatacombsCatacombs.jpg - it gains a cheaper card when trashed, mirroring Border VillageBorder Village.jpg
  • CultistCultist.jpg - draws 3 cards when trashed
  • FeodumFeodum.jpg - can be trashed as part of a big money strategy, or as a means to get more Silvers to increase your point total from your other Feoda
  • FortressFortress.jpg - the only card that can never be removed from your deck via trashing - as it can be infinitely trashed, it does great with cost-caring trashers
  • Hunting GroundsHunting Grounds.jpg - gains a Duchy or three Estates when trashed
  • Market SquareMarket Square.jpg - the trashing analogue to TunnelTunnel.jpg, it is very effective at gaining Gold in heavy trashing games, and then putting that Gold to use with its +Buy
  • RatsRats.jpg - though it does trash, its main role is to be trashed, similarly to Fortress
  • Overgrown EstateOvergrown Estate.jpg - draws a single card when trashed
  • Sir VanderSir Vander.jpg - gains a Gold when trashed
  • SquireSquire.jpg - can gain any Attack, no matter its cost, when trashed

[edit] Engines

Because of its minor theme of card combinations, many Dark Ages cards are well suited for engines.

[edit] Weird cards

Some of the cards introduced in Dark Ages were completely unlike anything seen before, and are still regarded as oddities.

  • Poor HousePoor House.jpg - the only card to subtract $, and the only Kingdom card with a cost of $1
  • FortressFortress.jpg - the only card that can never be removed from your deck through trashing
  • RatsRats.jpg - hard to see the point of at first, and the first Action card pile with more than 10 cards
  • Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpg - the first card that could emulate other cards without playing a physical copy of them
  • GraverobberGraverobber.jpg/RogueRogue.jpg - the first cards that could gain from the trash

[edit] Fixes

Like Hinterlands before it, Dark Ages contains cards that address issues with previously published cards.

  • SaboteurSaboteur.jpg - KnightsKnights.jpg and RogueRogue.jpg can remove good cards from other players decks, but do not require time consuming digging, can't easily trash Provinces, and give a benefit to the player (Saboteur was removed from the revised edition of Intrigue)
  • Wishing WellWishing Well.jpg - MysticMystic.jpg does not give +1 Card before guessing, which enables synergy with cards like Pearl DiverPearl Diver.jpg which give knowledge of the top card of the deck, as well as other Mystics

[edit] Dark Ages Theme

Game designer Donald X. offered some insight into some themes of the set here.

  • 4 Ruins: Marauder, Cultist, Death Cart, Vagrant (Ruined Library, Ruined Market, Ruined Village, Abandoned Mine, Survivors)
  • 3 Spoils: Marauder, Pillage, Bandit Camp (Spoils)
  • 8 When-trash: Market Square, Fortress, Squire, Hunting Grounds, Feodum, Cultist, Catacombs, Rats (Overgrown Estate, Sir Vander)
  • 7 Other upgrade: Hermit, Urchin, Rats, Altar, Graverobber, Procession, Rebuild
  • 8 Other trashing: Junk Dealer, Counterfeit, Forager, Death Cart, Count, Knights, Rogue, Pillage (Mercenary, Hovel, Dame Anna)
  • 3 Look at trash: Graverobber, Rogue, Forager
  • 7 Live with junk: Poor House, Sage, Storeroom, Ironmonger, Scavenger, Wandering Minstrel, Catacombs (Survivors)
  • 4 Off-theme: Beggar, Armory, Band of Misfits, Mystic (Madman, Necropolis)

[edit] Trivia

Dark Ages is the only Dominion expansion that does not contain a curser. It is also the expansion which introduces the most new kingdom cards.

[edit] In other languages

  • Czech: Temné časy
  • Dutch: De Donkere Middeleeuwen
  • Finnish: Katovuodet (lit. famine years)
  • French: L'âge des ténèbres
  • German: Dark Ages
  • Japanese: 暗黒時代 (pron. ankoku jidai)
  • Korean: 암흑의 시대 (pron. amheug-ui sidae)
  • Polish: Mroczne wieki (note: as referred to in Polish Empires rulebook)
  • Russian: Тёмные Времена (pron. tyomnyye vryemyena)
  • Spanish: Edad Oscura

[edit] Secret History

When I showed Dominion off to RGG, I had five expansions. They were: Intrigue; Seaside and Hinterlands combined; Prosperity; "War;" and a large version of Alchemy with a touch of Cornucopia.

War was interaction-themed. Different ways for players to interact. Its cards included versions of SwindlerSwindler.jpg, Trade RouteTrade Route.jpg, TributeTribute.jpg, Council RoomCouncil Room.jpg, and SmugglersSmugglers.jpg. Council RoomCouncil Room.jpg kept the same name when I moved it to the main set; now you know how it got that name.

War was my favorite expansion, but the problem was, every expansion needed interactive non-attack cards. Every expansion needed a certain percentage of interactive cards, and attacks slow the game down, whereas non-attack interactive cards may not, and may even speed it up. So I had to spread them around. I made War more attack-themed and gave each other set at least one non-attack interactive card. Man do I need an acronym for that? Maybe I am done saying it.

During work on the main set, I briefly tried rearranging everything into 16-card expansions, and at that time I had an expansion that was top-of-your-deck themed. This theme was no good; it's fine for making some cards that play well with each other, but since I do that kind of thing in every set, the theme is invisible. So I broke that one up, and War ended up taking a few of those cards, thinking maybe it would end up with a mild top-of-your-deck subtheme, which fit with some of the attacks. In the end it only kept ArmoryArmory.jpg. Those of you noting that Dark Ages is the 7th expansion, and that in the Secret History for Dominion I say that AdventurerAdventurer.jpg came from the 7th expansion: that 7th expansion was the top-of-deck one. Ditto for Shanty TownShanty Town.jpg.

Around the time I was working in earnest on Cornucopia, I realized I had to decide what to do about the sizes of the last two large sets. The main set and Intrigue were standalones, and so 500 cards; Seaside and Prosperity had playmats and metal tokens. Hinterlands and Dark Ages did not have such things. Could they just be cheaper or what? I did not know yet if that was okay. However, I could dodge the issue for one of the sets by making it a standalone, and it seemed good to do another standalone anyway. I picked Hinterlands for that and worked to keep that set from getting too complex. And then what could Dark Ages have? And of course I realized that it could just have more cards; it could be 500 cards rather than 300. This would let me do some stuff that might not seem worth the space otherwise, like having a new kind of penalty card or cards that turned into other cards. So I expanded the expansion.

The original interactive theme was gone, and the attack theme was not going to cut it. Joe Dominion just doesn't want a heavy attack environment, that's what I think. And anyone who does can rig it themselves by including more attacks on the table. I figured attacks could still be a minor sub-theme, but slowly the cards that worked with attacks left, until Squire is all that remains (yes plus Beggar but that doesn't count). And as I mentioned, the top-of-deck theme was never going to amount to much.

I filled the void with an upgrading theme and a trash theme. Lots of cards turn cards into other cards, or themselves into other cards, and then a bunch of cards care if they're trashed, and a few care about the trash other ways. And of course the stuff I did with the extra 200 cards amounted to various minor themes too.

War was an unacceptable theme for Hans im Gluck, and I knew this basically from the day they took on Dominion. So way back when I knew I would be retheming the set. Dark Ages, there's a theme. It could be the poor to Prosperity's rich. Then when Alchemy became a small set, it looked like this set, though originally 4th, would be the last Dominion set, and that seemed cool too, going out with the Dark Ages (then Guilds got bumped to after it due to the basic cards product, which is also why Hinterlands wasn't a standalone).

Two cards from the original 2007 version of the set remain basically intact - AltarAltar.jpg and Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpg. The KnightsKnights.jpg were in the original set in a different form, and there was a "+1 card +1 action" trasher which can claim to be an ancestor of RatsRats.jpg and Junk DealerJunk Dealer.jpg. The other 16 cards went elsewhere or didn't survive, being replaced by 31 new cards, some themselves from other sets but many new to this one. And of course I added those other cards, the Ruins and Shelters and things. The original war flavor and interaction theme are gone, replaced by the Dark Ages, upgrading, and the trash. The original set was my favorite and it turns out the final set is still my favorite. I liked the original for the interaction between players, and I like the final version for the interactions between cards. It is the crazy combos set.

[edit] Recommended Sets of 10

[edit] Dark Ages Only

Grim Parade [+/-]
Armory Band of Misfits Catacombs Cultist Forager
Armory.jpg Band of Misfits.jpg Catacombs.jpg Cultist.jpg Forager.jpg
Fortress.jpg Hunting Grounds.jpg Knights.jpg Market Square.jpg Procession.jpg
Fortress Hunting Grounds Knights Market Square Procession
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg
Chess With Death [+/-]
Bandit Camp Graverobber Junk Dealer Mystic Pillage
Bandit Camp.jpg Graverobber.jpg Junk Dealer.jpg Mystic.jpg Pillage.jpg
Rats.jpg Sage.jpg Scavenger.jpg Storeroom.jpg Vagrant.jpg
Rats Sage Scavenger Storeroom Vagrant

[edit] Dark Ages & Dominion

High and Low [+/-]
Cellar Moneylender Throne Room Witch Workshop
Cellar.jpg Moneylender.jpg Throne Room.jpg Witch.jpg Workshop.jpg
Hermit.jpg Hunting Grounds.jpg Mystic.jpg Poor House.jpg Wandering Minstrel.jpg
Hermit Hunting Grounds Mystic Poor House Wandering Minstrel
Chivalry and Revelry [+/-]
Festival Gardens Laboratory Library Remodel
Festival.jpg Gardens.jpg Laboratory.jpg Library.jpg Remodel.jpg
Altar.jpg Knights.jpg Rats.jpg Scavenger.jpg Squire.jpg
Altar Knights Rats Scavenger Squire

[edit] Dark Ages & Intrigue

Prophecy [+/-]
Armory Ironmonger Mystic Rebuild Vagrant
Armory.jpg Ironmonger.jpg Mystic.jpg Rebuild.jpg Vagrant.jpg
Baron.jpg Conspirator.jpg Nobles.jpg Secret Passage.jpg Wishing Well.jpg
Baron Conspirator Nobles Secret Passage Wishing Well
Invasion [+/-]
Beggar Marauder Rogue Squire Urchin
Beggar.jpg Marauder.jpg Rogue.jpg Squire.jpg Urchin.jpg
Diplomat.jpg Harem.jpg Swindler.jpg Torturer.jpg Upgrade.jpg
Diplomat Harem Swindler Torturer Upgrade
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg

[edit] Dark Ages & Seaside

Watery Graves [+/-]
Count Graverobber Hermit Scavenger Urchin
Count.jpg Graverobber.jpg Hermit.jpg Scavenger.jpg Urchin.jpg
Native Village.jpg Pirate Ship.jpg Salvager.jpg Treasure Map.jpg Treasury.jpg
Native Village Pirate Ship Salvager Treasure Map Treasury
Peasants [+/-]
Death Cart Feodum Poor House Urchin Vagrant
Death Cart.jpg Feodum.jpg Poor House.jpg Urchin.jpg Vagrant.jpg
Fishing Village.jpg Haven.jpg Island.jpg Lookout.jpg Warehouse.jpg
Fishing Village Haven Island Lookout Warehouse
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg

[edit] Dark Ages & Alchemy

Infestations [+/-]
Armory Cultist Feodum Market Square Rats
Armory.jpg Cultist.jpg Feodum.jpg Market Square.jpg Rats.jpg
Wandering Minstrel.jpg Apprentice.jpg Scrying Pool.jpg Transmute.jpg Vineyard.jpg
Wandering Minstrel Apprentice Scrying Pool Transmute Vineyard
Additional Cards
Potion Ruins
Potion.jpg Abandoned Mine.jpg
Lamentations [+/-]
Beggar Catacombs Counterfeit Forager Ironmonger
Beggar.jpg Catacombs.jpg Counterfeit.jpg Forager.jpg Ironmonger.jpg
Pillage.jpg Apothecary.jpg Golem.jpg Herbalist.jpg University.jpg
Pillage Apothecary Golem Herbalist University
Additional Cards

[edit] Dark Ages & Prosperity

One Man's Trash [+/-]
Counterfeit Forager Graverobber Market Square Rogue
Counterfeit.jpg Forager.jpg Graverobber.jpg Market Square.jpg Rogue.jpg
City.jpg Grand Market.jpg Monument.jpg Talisman.jpg Venture.jpg
City Grand Market Monument Talisman Venture
Honor Among Thieves [+/-]
Bandit Camp Procession Rebuild Rogue Squire
Bandit Camp.jpg Procession.jpg Rebuild.jpg Rogue.jpg Squire.jpg
Forge.jpg Hoard.jpg Peddler.jpg Quarry.jpg Watchtower.jpg
Forge Hoard Peddler Quarry Watchtower

[edit] Dark Ages & Cornucopia

Dark Carnival [+/-]
Band of Misfits Cultist Fortress Hermit Junk Dealer
Band of Misfits.jpg Cultist.jpg Fortress.jpg Hermit.jpg Junk Dealer.jpg
Knights.jpg Fairgrounds.jpg Hamlet.jpg Horn of Plenty.jpg Menagerie.jpg
Knights Fairgrounds Hamlet Horn of Plenty Menagerie
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg
To the Victor [+/-]
Bandit Camp Counterfeit Death Cart Marauder Pillage
Bandit Camp.jpg Counterfeit.jpg Death Cart.jpg Marauder.jpg Pillage.jpg
Sage.jpg Harvest.jpg Hunting Party.jpg Remake.jpg Tournament.jpg
Sage Harvest Hunting Party Remake Tournament
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg

[edit] Dark Ages & Hinterlands

Far From Home [+/-]
Beggar Count Feodum Marauder Wandering Minstrel
Beggar.jpg Count.jpg Feodum.jpg Marauder.jpg Wandering Minstrel.jpg
Cartographer.jpg Develop.jpg Embassy.jpg Fool's Gold.jpg Haggler.jpg
Cartographer Develop Embassy Fool's Gold Haggler
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg
Expeditions [+/-]
Altar Catacombs Ironmonger Poor House Storeroom
Altar.jpg Catacombs.jpg Ironmonger.jpg Poor House.jpg Storeroom.jpg
Crossroads.jpg Farmland.jpg Highway.jpg Spice Merchant.jpg Tunnel.jpg
Crossroads Farmland Highway Spice Merchant Tunnel

[edit] Dark Ages & Guilds

Stoneground [+/-]
Hunting Grounds Ironmonger Procession Marauder Rogue
Hunting Grounds.jpg Ironmonger.jpg Procession.jpg Marauder.jpg Rogue.jpg
Advisor.jpg Baker.jpg Candlestick Maker.jpg Plaza.jpg Stonemason.jpg
Advisor Baker Candlestick Maker Plaza Stonemason
Additional Cards
Abandoned Mine.jpg
Class Struggle [+/-]
Feodum Fortress Knights Market Square Poor House
Feodum.jpg Fortress.jpg Knights.jpg Market Square.jpg Poor House.jpg
Butcher.jpg Doctor.jpg Journeyman.jpg Merchant Guild.jpg Taxman.jpg
Butcher Doctor Journeyman Merchant Guild Taxman

[edit] Dark Ages & Adventures

Cemetery Polka [+/-]
Amulet Caravan Guard Hireling Peasant Relic
Amulet.jpg Caravan Guard.jpg Hireling.jpg Peasant.jpg Relic.jpg
Graverobber.jpg Marauder.jpg Procession.jpg Rogue.jpg Wandering Minstrel.jpg
Graverobber Marauder Procession Rogue Wandering Minstrel
Additional Cards
Ruins Shelters Alms
Abandoned Mine.jpg Necropolis.jpg Alms.jpg
Groovy Decay [+/-]
Dungeon Haunted Woods Ratcatcher Raze Transmogrify
Dungeon.jpg Haunted Woods.jpg Ratcatcher.jpg Raze.jpg Transmogrify.jpg
Cultist.jpg Death Cart.jpg Fortress.jpg Knights.jpg Rats.jpg
Cultist Death Cart Fortress Knights Rats
Additional Cards
Ruins Shelters Lost Arts Pathfinding
Abandoned Mine.jpg Necropolis.jpg Lost Arts.jpg Pathfinding.jpg

[edit] Dark Ages & Empires

Tomb of the Rat King [+/-]
Castles Chariot Race City Quarter Legionary Sacrifice
Castles.jpg Chariot Race.jpg City Quarter.jpg Legionary.jpg Sacrifice.jpg
Death Cart.jpg Fortress.jpg Pillage.jpg Rats.jpg Storeroom.jpg
Death Cart Fortress Pillage Rats Storeroom
Additional Cards
Ruins Shelters Advance Tomb
Abandoned Mine.jpg Necropolis.jpg Advance.jpg Tomb.jpg
Triumph of the Bandit King [+/-]
Capital Charm Engineer Groundskeeper Legionary
Capital.jpg Charm.jpg Engineer.jpg Groundskeeper.jpg Legionary.jpg
Bandit Camp.jpg Catacombs.jpg Hunting Grounds.jpg Market Square.jpg Procession.jpg
Bandit Camp Catacombs Hunting Grounds Market Square Procession
Additional Cards
Shelters Triumph Defiled Shrine
Necropolis.jpg Triumph.jpg Defiled Shrine.jpg
The Squire's Ritual [+/-]
Archive Catapult Crown Patrician Settlers
Archive.jpg Catapult.jpg Crown.jpg Patrician.jpg Settlers.jpg
Feodum.jpg Hermit.jpg Ironmonger.jpg Rogue.jpg Squire.jpg
Feodum Hermit Ironmonger Rogue Squire
Additional Cards
Shelters Ritual Museum
Necropolis.jpg Ritual.jpg Museum.jpg

[edit] Dark Ages & Nocturne

Grave Matters [+/-]
Cemetery Cursed Village Necromancer Skulk Tormentor
Cemetery.jpg Cursed Village.jpg Necromancer.jpg Skulk.jpg Tormentor.jpg
Armory.jpg Forager.jpg Graverobber.jpg Market Square.jpg Squire.jpg
Armory Forager Graverobber Market Square Squire
Additional Cards
Rats and Bats [+/-]
Changeling Devil's Workshop Sacred Grove Tracker Vampire
Changeling.jpg Devil's Workshop.jpg Sacred Grove.jpg Tracker.jpg Vampire.jpg
Catacombs.jpg Count.jpg Fortress.jpg Hermit.jpg Rats.jpg
Catacombs Count Fortress Hermit Rats
Additional Cards
Boons Hexes
Boon-back.jpg Hex-back.jpg

[edit] Dark Ages & Renaissance

Stargazing [+/-]
Border Guard Patron Seer Silk Merchant Swashbuckler
Border Guard.jpg Patron.jpg Seer.jpg Silk Merchant.jpg Swashbuckler.jpg
Hermit.jpg Mystic.jpg Procession.jpg Sage.jpg Wandering Minstrel.jpg
Hermit Mystic Procession Sage Wandering Minstrel
Additional Cards
Star Chart
Star Chart.jpg
Sewer Rats [+/-]
Flag Bearer Improve Lackeys Mountain Village Research
Flag Bearer.jpg Improve.jpg Lackeys.jpg Mountain Village.jpg Research.jpg
Count.jpg Counterfeit.jpg Cultist.jpg Graverobber.jpg Rats.jpg
Count Counterfeit Cultist Graverobber Rats
Additional Cards
Ruins Crop Rotation Sewers
Abandoned Mine.jpg Crop Rotation.jpg Sewers.jpg

Dark Ages
Cards $0 Ruins (Abandoned MineAbandoned Mine.jpgRuined LibraryRuined Library.jpgRuined MarketRuined Market.jpgRuined VillageRuined Village.jpgSurvivorsSurvivors.jpg) $0star SpoilsSpoils.jpg $1 Poor HousePoor House.jpgShelters (HovelHovel.jpgNecropolisNecropolis.jpgOvergrown EstateOvergrown Estate.jpg) $2 BeggarBeggar.jpgSquireSquire.jpgVagrantVagrant.jpg $3 ForagerForager.jpgHermitHermit.jpg (MadmanMadman.jpg) • Market SquareMarket Square.jpgSageSage.jpgStoreroomStoreroom.jpgUrchinUrchin.jpg (MercenaryMercenary.jpg) $4 ArmoryArmory.jpgDeath CartDeath Cart.jpgFeodumFeodum.jpgFortressFortress.jpgIronmongerIronmonger.jpgMarauderMarauder.jpgProcessionProcession.jpgRatsRats.jpgScavengerScavenger.jpgWandering MinstrelWandering Minstrel.jpg $5 Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpgBandit CampBandit Camp.jpgCatacombsCatacombs.jpgCountCount.jpgCounterfeitCounterfeit.jpgCultistCultist.jpgGraverobberGraverobber.jpgJunk DealerJunk Dealer.jpgKnightsKnights.jpg (Dames AnnaDame Anna.jpgJosephineDame Josephine.jpgMollyDame Molly.jpgNatalieDame Natalie.jpgSylviaDame Sylvia.jpg • Sirs BaileySir Bailey.jpgDestrySir Destry.jpgMartinSir Martin.jpgMichaelSir Michael.jpgVanderSir Vander.jpg) • MysticMystic.jpgPillagePillage.jpgRebuildRebuild.jpgRogueRogue.jpg $6 AltarAltar.jpgHunting GroundsHunting Grounds.jpg
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