Hermit

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Hermit
Hermit.jpg
Info
Cost $3
Type(s) Action
Kingdom card? Yes
Set Dark AgesDark Ages icon.png
Illustrator(s) Claus Stephan
Card text
Look through your discard pile. You may trash a non-Treasure from it or from your hand.
Gain a card costing up to $3.
At the end of your Buy phase this turn, if you didn't gain any cards in it, exchange this for a Madman.

Hermit is an Action card from Dark Ages. It is a single-card trasher, letting you trash a card which is not a Treasure, and a gainer which gains a cheap card. If you do not buy a card on the turn you play a Hermit, you exchange the Hermit for a MadmanMadman.jpg, a powerful one-shot card.

Contents

FAQ

Unofficial FAQ (2022)

  • When you play this, look through your discard pile, and then you may choose to trash a card that is not a Treasure, from either your hand or your discard pile.
  • You do not have to trash a card and cannot trash Treasures.
  • After trashing or not, you must gain a card costing up to $3.
  • Then, at the end of your Buy phase, if you did not gain any cards during that Buy phase, you exchange the Hermit for a MadmanMadman.jpg. You return the Hermit to its pile, and you take a MadmanMadman.jpg from its pile (from outside the Supply) and put it into your discard pile.
  • If you buy any cards, or gain a card during your Buy phase (e.g. if you buy BallBall.jpg, or play a Hermit with MarchMarch.jpg), you can't exchange the Hermit.
  • If Hermit is not in play (e.g. it got trashed by ProcessionProcession.jpg, or you played it with Band of MisfitsBand of Misfits.jpg), you can't exchange the Hermit.
  • If there are no MadmenMadman.jpg in the pile, you'll fail to exchange the Hermit.
  • If you take multiple Buy phases in a turn (with e.g. VillaVilla.jpg or CavalryCavalry.jpg), Hermit will check each Buy phase to see if any cards were gained in it. So you can gain a VillaVilla.jpg in your 1st Buy phase, and then gain nothing in your 2nd Buy phase, you'll exchange the Hermit.
  • If you play Hermit after your Buy phase (e.g. you gain it at Night (with e.g. VampireVampire.jpg) or Clean-up (with e.g. ImproveImprove.jpg) and then play it with InnovationInnovation.jpg), you won't have the chance to exchange it this turn.
  • If you PossessPossession.jpg another player and make them play Hermit, they can't gain a card during their Buy phase, so they'll exchange it. But because they aren't gaining the MadmanMadman.jpg, it doesn't become yours.

Deprecated official FAQ (2020)

  • When you play this, look through your discard pile, and then you may choose to trash a card that is not a Treasure, from either your hand or your discard pile.
  • You do not have to trash a card and cannot trash Treasures.
  • After trashing or not, you must gain a card costing up to $3.
  • Then, when you discard Hermit from play - normally, in Clean-up, after playing it in your Action phase - if you did not buy any cards this turn, you trash Hermit and gain a MadmanMadman.jpg.
  • The MadmanMadman.jpg comes from the Madman pile, which is not in the Supply.
  • It does not matter whether or not you gained cards other ways, only whether you did not buy a card.
  • If there are no MadmanMadman.jpg cards left, you do not gain one.
  • If you put Hermit onto your deck with SchemeScheme.jpg (from HinterlandsHinterlands.jpg), and did not buy any cards that turn, you will fail to trash Hermit but still gain a MadmanMadman.jpg.
Deprecated rules clarifications (2012 2017 2020)
  • Buying a card with Black MarketBlack Market.jpg prevents you from trashing this and gaining MadmanMadman.jpg, even if you don't buy anything during your Buy phase.
  • During Clean-up, you can discard this from play before you discard the cards in your hand. This means you can use a WatchtowerWatchtower.jpg to topdeck a gained MadmanMadman.jpg.

Strategy

Hermit is a trasher, a gainer of cheap Kingdom cards, and the only way to access MadmenMadman.jpg. As a result, it functions as a strong deck accelerant in the early game. The quintessential Hermit turn involves playing a Hermit, likely trashing an EstateEstate.jpg, gaining a Hermit, and skipping your Buy. This effectively buys a MadmanMadman.jpg: a new Hermit replaces the Hermit you played and a MadmanMadman.jpg replaces your buy. Typically, this is an option that is very attractive at the start of the game, when your purchasing power is weak and your Hermits still have EstatesEstate.jpg to trash. There are also a number of situations in which gaining MadmenMadman.jpg is better than usual, either because their benefits are higher (typically when drawing your deck early is rewarded, as with CryptCrypt.jpg) or because the costs of gaining them are lower (as with many Events such as AlmsAlms.jpg). When gaining MadmenMadman.jpg is a strong enough effect, Hermit becomes a centralizing card.

Hermit is generally a very strong choice in the opening when it can trash EstatesEstate.jpg or Shelters. In games with junking attacks, Hermit remains relevant as a trasher throughout the game: in fact, its ability to trash cards in the discard pile makes it a particularly strong counter to these, since you can often trash junk as it comes in, without having to draw it.

Hermit’s gaining ability effectively gives you three options when you play it:

  1. You can gain a $3 card and buy a card as normal. This option is strong when there are good cheap cards that you want many of in your deck, such as LackeysLackeys.jpg: you gain one of those cards and keep a Hermit around that can gain more.
  2. You can gain a Hermit and skip buying a card, effectively buying a MadmanMadman.jpg instead.
  3. You can gain a non-Hermit card and skip buying a card, trading in your Hermit and gaining a MadmanMadman.jpg. This effectively removes Hermit from your deck, and is useful when you anticipate no longer needing Hermit’s abilities.

The typical use for MadmanMadman.jpg is to play it on an early turn that would otherwise leave most of your cards un-drawn. Decks with MadmanMadman.jpg are more likely than usual to make good use of early payload, including gainers and especially +Buy, since you will have big turns that draw many cards and generate a lot of $. Additionally, MadmenMadman.jpg can act as temporary (and unsustainable) villages, allowing you to slightly overterminal your deck. Typically, you will not want to skip your Buy phase on turns in which you have played a MadmanMadman.jpg, so often your Hermit plays end up alternating between MadmanMadman.jpg turns where you don’t gain a MadmanMadman.jpg and non-MadmanMadman.jpg turns where you do.

The costs of gaining MadmanMadman.jpg are reduced in games that feature Events and Projects, which don’t count as buying a card (even if they cause you to gain one) and thus don’t stop your Hermits from becoming MadmenMadman.jpg. Particularly notable examples include

  • Events that let you gain cards, e.g. DemandDemand.jpg.
  • MissionMission.jpg, which lets you play Hermit on extra turns where you can’t buy cards anyway.
  • MarchMarch.jpg, which lets you play a Hermit to gain a Hermit then MarchMarch.jpg that Hermit to gain another one, etc., eventually turning all Hermits in play into MadmenMadman.jpg.

MadmanMadman.jpg can also occasionally be gained without losing your Hermit if you can move the Hermit before it can be trashed, causing it to lose track of itself. SchemeScheme.jpg, PrincePrince.jpg, and Way of the FrogWay of the Frog.jpg all can do this, the last of which has been dubbed “Kermit the Hermit”. This won't work now that hermit isn't trashed anymore but exchanged instead.

The benefits of MadmanMadman.jpg are increased when the Kingdom rewards an early big turn, perhaps to hit a high price point (e.g. for CitadelCitadel.jpg) or collide cards (e.g. for Magic LampMagic Lamp.jpg). The benefits can also be greatly increased in games where it enables a megaturn strategy. To execute this strategy, rather than playing your MadmenMadman.jpg when you happen to draw them, you try to keep a number of them in deck until you’ve built up enough payload and then unleash them all at once. The best of these strategies is the combo with Market SquareMarket Square.jpg, but you can also attempt it with StoreroomStoreroom.jpg, ArtificerArtificer.jpg, or any other cards that turn draw into payload. Note, however, that these strategies typically require many MadmenMadman.jpg and thus are often easy to counter: your opponent just needs to get a few MadmenMadman.jpg of their own. This is because, unless there are ways to gain Hermits from the trash or avoid trashing Hermit when gaining MadmanMadman.jpg (as described earlier), the game is limited to ten MadmanMadman.jpg plays, one for each Hermit that is trashed from play.

External strategy articles

Note: Article(s) below are by individual authors and may not represent the community's current views on cards, but may provide more in-depth information or give historical perspective. Caveat emptor.

Versions

English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Hermit Hermit from Goko/Making Fun Look through your discard pile. You may trash a card from your discard pile or hand that is not a Treasure.
Gain a card costing up to $3.
When you discard this from play, if you did not buy any cards this turn, trash this and gain a Madman from the Madman pile.
Dark Ages August 2012
Hermit Hermit from Shuffle iT Look through your discard pile. You may trash a non-Treasure card from your discard pile or hand.
Gain a card costing up to $3.
When you discard this from play, if you didn't buy any cards this turn, trash this and gain a Madman from the Madman pile.
Dark Ages (2017 printing) September 2017
Hermit from Shuffle iT Look through your discard pile. You may trash a non-Treasure card from your discard pile or hand.
Gain a card costing up to $3.
When you discard this from play, if you didn't buy any cards this turn, trash this and gain a Madman.
Dark Ages (2020 printing) 2020
Hermit from Shuffle iT Look through your discard pile. You may trash a non-Treasure from it or from your hand.
Gain a card costing up to $3.
At the end of your Buy phase this turn, if you didn't gain any cards in it, exchange this for a Madman.
June 29, 2022

Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text Notes
Czech Poustevník Czech language Hermit Prohlédni si svůj odkládací balíček. Můžeš zahodit na smetiště kartu z odkládacího balíčku nebo z ruky, která není kartou peněz.
Vezmi si kartu s cenou $3.
Pokud odkládáš Poustevníka ze hry v tahu, kdy jsi nekoupil žádnou kartu, zahoď ho místo toho na smetiště a vezmi si Šílence z balíčku karet Šílenců.
(2016)
Dutch Kluizenaar Bekijk de kaarten van je aflegstapel.
Je mag een kaart uit je hand of aflegstapel
vernietigen (geen geldkaart). Pak een kaart
die ten hoogste $3 kost.
Als je deze kaart, nadat je deze gespeeld hebt,
in de opschoonfase aflegt zonder in je beurt
tenminste 1 kaart gekocht te hebben, vernietig
dan deze kaart en pak een Krankzinnige
van de krankzinnigestapel.
(2012)
Finnish Erakko
French Ermite
German Eremit German language Hermit 2012 by Hans im Glück German language Hermit 2021 from Shuffle iT Sieh deinen Ablage­stapel durch. Du darfst eine Karte, die keine Geldkarte ist, aus deinem Ablage­stapel oder aus deiner Hand entsorgen. Nimm dir eine Karte, die bis zu $3 kostet.
Wenn du diese Karte aus dem Spiel ablegst und in diesem Zug keine Karte gekauft hast, entsorge diese Karte und nimm dir einen Verrückten.
(2012)
Eremit German language Hermit 2019 by ASS Sieh deinen Ablage­stapel durch. Du darfst eine Nicht-Geldkarte aus deinem Ablage­stapel oder aus deiner Hand entsorgen. Nimm eine Karte, die bis zu $3 kostet.
Wenn du diese Karte aus dem Spiel ablegst und du in diesem Zug keine Karte gekauft hast, entsorge diese Karte und nimm einen Verrückten vom Verrückten-Stapel.
(Nachdruck 2019)
Eremit German language Hermit from Temple Gates Games Sieh deinen Ablage­stapel durch. Du darfst eine Nicht-Geldkarte aus deinem Ablage­stapel oder aus deiner Hand entsorgen. Nimm eine Karte, die bis zu $3 kostet.
Am Ende deiner Kaufphase in diesem Zug, falls du in ihr keine Karte genommen hast, tausche diese Karte in einen Verrückten ein.
Japanese 隠遁者
(pron. intonsha, lit. recluse)
捨て札置き場のカードをすべて見る。手札か捨て札置き場から財宝カード以外のカード1枚を廃棄してもよい。コスト$3以下のカード1枚を獲得する。
これを場から捨て札にするとき、このターン何もカードを購入していない場合、これを廃棄し、(狂人の山から)狂人1枚を獲得する。
Korean 은둔자 (pron. eundunja)
Polish Pustelnik Although Polish version is not released, this card is referred to in the Polish version of Empires rulebook
Russian Отшельник (pron. otshyel'nik)
Spanish Ermitaño Spanish language Hermit Mira tu pila de descartes. Puedes eliminar una carta de tu pila de descartes o de tu mano que no sea una carta de Tesoro. Gana una carta con un coste máximo de $3.
Cuando descartes esta carta de tu zona de juego, si no compraste ninguna carta en este turno, elimina esta carta y gana un Loco del montón de Locos.
(2014)

Trivia

Official card art.

Preview

Hermit is another. He's normally content to just trash certain cards and gain some Silvers or something. But if you don't make enough trips into town, he loses it. He goes mad. And then he blows up one day in a fit of card-drawing. Which is my way of saying, well it's all there on the card. That stuff.

Hermit turns into Madman, a card that isn't in the supply. You can't buy a Madman; if you want one, you have to get a Hermit and then not buy something. And then you only get it once! Somehow it's worth the trouble.

Turning a card into a specific new non-kingdom card requires a pile of ten of those cards. Yes do you really need ten, I know. But you do. And well how much of the set wanted to go to that stuff, rather than say new kingdom cards? So in the end I just did two of those. Now you know one of them.

Secret History

I quickly tried four variations on the top before settling on what it has. The premise was to let you trash cards that weren't in your hand; it had to also hit them in your hand so you didn't curse your luck on drawing those opening Estates / Shelters too often. Some of the versions trashed cards from the supply, a mechanic I'd first tried on a Seaside outtake, but it hadn't worked then and didn't work this time. And originally it trashed cards from your deck, but your discard pile gives you a similar selection faster.

I tried the bottom on another card that didn't survive, then put it here. Originally I thought I would have several cards that upgraded into specific non-supply cards, but each one both requires 10 extra cards to handle it, and gives me a card with a ton of text on it. So there are only two. The premise originally came from thinking about Pirate Ship, at a point when it was too late to change it. I realized that I could have made it that Pirate Ship either attacked or upgraded, and it upgraded into a Retired Pirate that made money. This change wouldn't have addressed any problems, it was just a cute thing I could have done, if I'd thought of it in time and had been willing to give up a card slot for it. So after that I planned on one day doing such cards. "If you didn't buy anything" was an obvious simple trigger, and a nice fit for a Hermit. If he doesn't go into town often enough, he goes mad.

Errata

In June 2021, DXV announced that Hermit would get reworded, such that getting a MadmanMadman.jpg would occur at end of a Buy phase.

Nerfing just isn't a motivation behind the Hermit changes. The idea is to not have it matter what order you discard your cards in in Clean-up, to not have it be that any effect in Dominion can happen in-between discarding some and the rest.


I was changing this anyway to deal with when-buy. I went the distance and also made it an exchange; it seemed simpler. It's not a slam-dunk that it's simpler; you have to know what "exchange" means. That was the call I made here though. In playtesting we liked the change.


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Empires 4D EngineerEngineer.jpg 8D City QuarterCity Quarter.jpgOverlordOverlord.jpgRoyal BlacksmithRoyal Blacksmith.jpg $2 EncampmentEncampment.jpg/PlunderPlunder.jpgPatricianPatrician.jpg/EmporiumEmporium.jpgSettlersSettlers.jpg/Bustling VillageBustling Village.jpg $3 CastlesCastles.jpg (HumbleHumble Castle.jpgCrumblingCrumbling Castle.jpgSmallSmall Castle.jpgHauntedHaunted Castle.jpgOpulentOpulent Castle.jpgSprawlingSprawling Castle.jpgGrandGrand Castle.jpgKing'sKing's Castle.jpg) • CatapultCatapult.jpg/RocksRocks.jpgChariot RaceChariot Race.jpgEnchantressEnchantress.jpgFarmers' MarketFarmers' Market.jpgGladiatorGladiator.jpg/FortuneFortune.jpg $4 SacrificeSacrifice.jpgTempleTemple.jpgVillaVilla.jpg $5 ArchiveArchive.jpgCapitalCapital.jpgCharmCharm.jpgCrownCrown.jpgForumForum.jpgGroundskeeperGroundskeeper.jpgLegionaryLegionary.jpgWild HuntWild Hunt.jpg
Events: 5D TriumphTriumph.jpg 8D AnnexAnnex.jpgDonateDonate.jpg $0 AdvanceAdvance.jpg $2 DelveDelve.jpgTaxTax.jpg $3 BanquetBanquet.jpg $4 RitualRitual.jpgSalt the EarthSalt the Earth.jpg $43D WeddingWedding.jpg $5 WindfallWindfall.jpg $6 ConquestConquest.jpg $14 DominateDominate.jpg
Landmarks: AqueductAqueduct.jpgArenaArena.jpgBandit FortBandit Fort.jpgBasilicaBasilica.jpgBathsBaths.jpgBattlefieldBattlefield.jpgColonnadeColonnade.jpgDefiled ShrineDefiled Shrine.jpgFountainFountain.jpgKeepKeep.jpgLabyrinthLabyrinth.jpgMountain PassMountain Pass.jpgMuseumMuseum.jpgObeliskObelisk.jpgOrchardOrchard.jpgPalacePalace.jpgTombTomb.jpgTowerTower.jpgTriumphal ArchTriumphal Arch.jpgWallWall.jpgWolf DenWolf Den.jpg
Nocturne $0star Will-o'-WispWill-o'-Wisp.jpgWishWish.jpg $2 DruidDruid.jpgFaithful HoundFaithful Hound.jpgGuardianGuardian.jpgMonasteryMonastery.jpgPixiePixie.jpg (GoatGoat.jpg) • TrackerTracker.jpg (PouchPouch.jpg) $2star ImpImp.jpg $3 ChangelingChangeling.jpgFoolFool.jpg (Lost in the WoodsLost in the Woods.jpgLucky CoinLucky Coin.jpg) • Ghost TownGhost Town.jpgLeprechaunLeprechaun.jpgNight WatchmanNight Watchman.jpgSecret CaveSecret Cave.jpg (Magic LampMagic Lamp.jpg) $4 BardBard.jpgBlessed VillageBlessed Village.jpgCemeteryCemetery.jpg (Haunted MirrorHaunted Mirror.jpg) • ConclaveConclave.jpgDevil's WorkshopDevil's Workshop.jpgExorcistExorcist.jpgNecromancerNecromancer.jpg (Zombies: ApprenticeZombie Apprentice.jpgMasonZombie Mason.jpgSpyZombie Spy.jpg) • ShepherdShepherd.jpg (PasturePasture.jpg) • SkulkSkulk.jpg $4star GhostGhost.jpg $5 CobblerCobbler.jpgCryptCrypt.jpgCursed VillageCursed Village.jpgDen of SinDen of Sin.jpgIdolIdol.jpgPookaPooka.jpg (Cursed GoldCursed Gold.jpg) • Sacred GroveSacred Grove.jpgTormentorTormentor.jpgTragic HeroTragic Hero.jpgVampireVampire.jpg (BatBat.jpg) • WerewolfWerewolf.jpg $6 RaiderRaider.jpg
Boons: The Earth's GiftThe Earth's Gift.jpgFieldThe Field's Gift.jpgFlameThe Flame's Gift.jpgForestThe Forest's Gift.jpgMoonThe Moon's Gift.jpgMountainThe Mountain's Gift.jpgRiverThe River's Gift.jpgSeaThe Sea's Gift.jpgSkyThe Sky's Gift.jpgSunThe Sun's Gift.jpgSwampThe Swamp's Gift.jpgWindThe Wind's Gift.jpg
Hexes: Bad OmensBad Omens.jpgDelusionDelusion.jpg (DeludedDeluded.jpg) • EnvyEnvy.jpg (EnviousEnvious.jpg) • FamineFamine.jpgFearFear.jpgGreedGreed.jpgHauntingHaunting.jpgLocustsLocusts.jpgMiseryMisery.jpg (MiserableMiserable.jpg/Twice MiserableTwice Miserable.jpg) • PlaguePlague.jpgPovertyPoverty.jpgWarWar.jpg
Renaissance $2 Border GuardBorder Guard.jpg (HornHorn.jpgLanternLantern.jpg) • DucatDucat.jpgLackeysLackeys.jpg $3 Acting TroupeActing Troupe.jpgCargo ShipCargo Ship.jpgExperimentExperiment.jpgImproveImprove.jpg $4 Flag BearerFlag Bearer.jpg (FlagFlag.jpg) • HideoutHideout.jpgInventorInventor.jpgMountain VillageMountain Village.jpgPatronPatron.jpgPriestPriest.jpgResearchResearch.jpgSilk MerchantSilk Merchant.jpg $5 Old WitchOld Witch.jpgRecruiterRecruiter.jpgScepterScepter.jpgScholarScholar.jpgSculptorSculptor.jpgSeerSeer.jpgSpicesSpices.jpgSwashbucklerSwashbuckler.jpg (Treasure ChestTreasure Chest.jpg) • TreasurerTreasurer.jpg (KeyKey.jpg) • VillainVillain.jpg
Projects: $3 CathedralCathedral.jpgCity GateCity Gate.jpgPageantPageant.jpgSewersSewers.jpgStar ChartStar Chart.jpg $4 ExplorationExploration.jpgFairFair.jpgSilosSilos.jpgSinister PlotSinister Plot.jpg $5 AcademyAcademy.jpgCapitalismCapitalism.jpgFleetFleet.jpgGuildhallGuildhall.jpgPiazzaPiazza.jpgRoad NetworkRoad Network.jpg $6 BarracksBarracks.jpgCrop RotationCrop Rotation.jpgInnovationInnovation.jpg $7 CanalCanal.jpg $8 CitadelCitadel.jpg
Menagerie $2 Black CatBlack Cat.jpgSleighSleigh.jpgSuppliesSupplies.jpg $3 Camel TrainCamel Train.jpgGoatherdGoatherd.jpgScrapScrap.jpgSheepdogSheepdog.jpgSnowy VillageSnowy Village.jpgStockpileStockpile.jpg $3star HorseHorse.jpg $4 Bounty HunterBounty Hunter.jpgCardinalCardinal.jpgCavalryCavalry.jpgGroomGroom.jpgHostelryHostelry.jpgVillage GreenVillage Green.jpg $5 BargeBarge.jpgCovenCoven.jpgDisplaceDisplace.jpgFalconerFalconer.jpgGatekeeperGatekeeper.jpgHunting LodgeHunting Lodge.jpgKilnKiln.jpgLiveryLivery.jpgMastermindMastermind.jpgPaddockPaddock.jpgSanctuarySanctuary.jpg $5star FishermanFisherman.jpg $6star DestrierDestrier.jpgWayfarerWayfarer.jpg $7star Animal FairAnimal Fair.jpg
Events: $0 DelayDelay.jpgDesperationDesperation.jpg $2 GambleGamble.jpgPursuePursue.jpgRideRide.jpgToilToil.jpg $3 EnhanceEnhance.jpgMarchMarch.jpgTransportTransport.jpg $4 BanishBanish.jpgBargainBargain.jpgInvestInvest.jpgSeize the DaySeize the Day.jpg $5 CommerceCommerce.jpgDemandDemand.jpgStampedeStampede.jpg $7 ReapReap.jpg $8 EnclaveEnclave.jpg $10 AllianceAlliance.jpgPopulatePopulate.jpg
Ways: ButterflyWay of the Butterfly.jpgCamelWay of the Camel.jpgChameleonWay of the Chameleon.jpgFrogWay of the Frog.jpgGoatWay of the Goat.jpgHorseWay of the Horse.jpgMoleWay of the Mole.jpgMonkeyWay of the Monkey.jpgMouseWay of the Mouse.jpgMuleWay of the Mule.jpgOtterWay of the Otter.jpgOwlWay of the Owl.jpgOxWay of the Ox.jpgPigWay of the Pig.jpgRatWay of the Rat.jpgSealWay of the Seal.jpgSheepWay of the Sheep.jpgSquirrelWay of the Squirrel.jpgTurtleWay of the Turtle.jpgWormWay of the Worm.jpg
Allies $2 BaubleBauble.jpgSycophantSycophant.jpgTownsfolkTownsfolk.jpg (Town CrierTown Crier.jpg / BlacksmithBlacksmith.jpg / MillerMiller.jpg / ElderElder.jpg) $3 AugursAugurs.jpg (Herb GathererHerb Gatherer.jpg / AcolyteAcolyte.jpg / SorceressSorceress.jpg / SibylSibyl.jpg) • ClashesClashes.jpg (Battle PlanBattle Plan.jpg / ArcherArcher.jpg / WarlordWarlord.jpg / TerritoryTerritory.jpg) • FortsForts.jpg (TentTent.jpg / GarrisonGarrison.jpg / Hill FortHill Fort.jpg / StrongholdStronghold.jpg) • ImporterImporter.jpgMerchant CampMerchant Camp.jpgOdysseysOdysseys.jpg (Old MapOld Map.jpg / VoyageVoyage.jpg / Sunken TreasureSunken Treasure.jpg / Distant ShoreDistant Shore.jpg) • SentinelSentinel.jpgUnderlingUnderling.jpgWizardsWizards.jpg (StudentStudent.jpg / ConjurerConjurer.jpg / SorcererSorcerer.jpg / LichLich.jpg) $4 BrokerBroker.jpgCarpenterCarpenter.jpgCourierCourier.jpgInnkeeperInnkeeper.jpgRoyal GalleyRoyal Galley.jpgTownTown.jpg $5 BarbarianBarbarian.jpgCapital CityCapital City.jpgContractContract.jpgEmissaryEmissary.jpgGalleriaGalleria.jpgGuildmasterGuildmaster.jpgHighwaymanHighwayman.jpgHunterHunter.jpgModifyModify.jpgSkirmisherSkirmisher.jpgSpecialistSpecialist.jpgSwapSwap.jpg $6 MarquisMarquis.jpg
Allies: Architects' GuildArchitects' Guild.jpgBand of NomadsBand of Nomads.jpgCave DwellersCave Dwellers.jpgCircle of WitchesCircle of Witches.jpgCity-stateCity-state.jpgCoastal HavenCoastal Haven.jpgCrafters' GuildCrafters' Guild.jpgDesert GuidesDesert Guides.jpgFamily of InventorsFamily of Inventors.jpgFellowship of ScribesFellowship of Scribes.jpgForest DwellersForest Dwellers.jpgGang of PickpocketsGang of Pickpockets.jpgIsland FolkIsland Folk.jpgLeague of BankersLeague of Bankers.jpgLeague of ShopkeepersLeague of Shopkeepers.jpgMarket TownsMarket Towns.jpgMountain FolkMountain Folk.jpgOrder of AstrologersOrder of Astrologers.jpgOrder of MasonsOrder of Masons.jpgPeaceful CultPeaceful Cult.jpgPlateau ShepherdsPlateau Shepherds.jpgTrappers' LodgeTrappers' Lodge.jpgWoodworkers' GuildWoodworkers' Guild.jpg
Plunder $2 CageCage.jpgGrottoGrotto.jpgJewelled EggJewelled Egg.jpgSearchSearch.jpgShamanShaman.jpg $3 Secluded ShrineSecluded Shrine.jpgSirenSiren.jpgStowawayStowaway.jpgTaskmasterTaskmaster.jpg $4 AbundanceAbundance.jpgCabin BoyCabin Boy.jpgCrucibleCrucible.jpgFlagshipFlagship.jpgFortune HunterFortune Hunter.jpgGondolaGondola.jpgHarbor VillageHarbor Village.jpgLanding PartyLanding Party.jpgMapmakerMapmaker.jpgMaroonMaroon.jpgRopeRope.jpgSwamp ShacksSwamp Shacks.jpgToolsTools.jpg $5 Buried TreasureBuried Treasure.jpgCrewCrew.jpgCutthroatCutthroat.jpgEnlargeEnlarge.jpgFigurineFigurine.jpgFirst MateFirst Mate.jpgFrigateFrigate.jpgLongshipLongship.jpgMining RoadMining Road.jpgPendantPendant.jpgPickaxePickaxe.jpgPilgrimPilgrim.jpgQuartermasterQuartermaster.jpgSilver MineSilver Mine.jpgTricksterTrickster.jpgWealthy VillageWealthy Village.jpg $6 Sack of LootSack of Loot.jpg $7 King's CacheKing's Cache.jpg $7star Loots (AmphoraAmphora.jpgDoubloonsDoubloons.jpgEndless ChaliceEndless Chalice.jpgFigureheadFigurehead.jpgHammerHammer.jpgInsigniaInsignia.jpgJewelsJewels.jpgOrbOrb.jpgPrize GoatPrize Goat.jpgPuzzle BoxPuzzle Box.jpgSextantSextant.jpgShieldShield.jpgSpell ScrollSpell Scroll.jpgStaffStaff.jpgSwordSword.jpg)
Events: $1 BuryBury.jpg $2 AvoidAvoid.jpgDeliverDeliver.jpgPerilPeril.jpgRushRush.jpg $3 ForayForay.jpgLaunchLaunch.jpgMirrorMirror.jpgPreparePrepare.jpgScroungeScrounge.jpg $4 MaelstromMaelstrom.jpgJourneyJourney.jpg $6 LootingLooting.jpg $10 InvasionInvasion.jpgProsperProsper.jpg
Traits: CheapCheap.jpgCursedCursed.jpgFatedFated.jpgFawningFawning.jpgFriendlyFriendly.jpgHastyHasty.jpgInheritedInherited.jpgInspiringInspiring.jpgNearbyNearby.jpgPatientPatient.jpgPiousPious.jpgRecklessReckless.jpgRichRich.jpgShyShy.jpgTirelessTireless.jpg
Promo $3 Black MarketBlack Market.jpgChurchChurch.jpg $4 DismantleDismantle.jpgEnvoyEnvoy.jpgSaunaSauna.jpg/AvantoAvanto.jpgWalled VillageWalled Village.jpg $5 GovernorGovernor.jpgMarchlandMarchland.jpgStashStash.jpg $6 CaptainCaptain.jpg $8 PrincePrince.jpg
Events: $5 SummonSummon.jpg
Base Cards $0 CopperCopper.jpgCurseCurse.jpg $2 EstateEstate.jpg $3 SilverSilver.jpg $4 PotionPotion.jpg $5 DuchyDuchy.jpg $6 GoldGold.jpg $8 ProvinceProvince.jpg $9 PlatinumPlatinum.jpg $11 ColonyColony.jpg
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