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Trader
Trader.jpg
Info
Cost $4
Type(s) Action - Reaction
Kingdom card? Yes
Set HinterlandsHinterlands icon.png
Illustrator(s) Lorraine Schleter
Card text
Trash a card from your hand.
Gain a Silver per $1 it costs.

When you gain a card, you may reveal this from your hand, to exchange the card for a Silver.

Trader is an Action-Reaction card from Hinterlands. It allows you to replace any card you would gain with SilverSilver.jpg, and trash cards from your hand to gain more Silver.

Trader received a functional update in 2020, making its reaction a when-gain ability rather than a when-would-gain ability, which is simpler.

Contents

FAQ

Official FAQ (2022)

  • When you play this, trash a card from your hand, and if you did, gain a number of SilversSilver.jpg equal to the cost of that card in $.
    • The SilversSilver.jpg come from the Supply and are put into your discard pile.
    • You only gain SilversSilver.jpg if you trashed a card.
    • If you trash a card costing $0, such as Copper, you will gain zero SilversSilver.jpg.
    • You can trash SilverSilver.jpg if you want; you will gain three Silvers for it normally.
    • If costs are different, such as due to playing HighwayHighway.jpg, then Trader will give you a different number of SilversSilver.jpg, based on the current costs. For example if you play HighwayHighway.jpg and then Trader, trashing an EstateEstate.jpg, you will only gain one SilverSilver.jpg.
    • If you trash a card with P or D in its cost, you do not get anything for the P or D, just for the $ that the card cost.
  • Trader is also a Reaction.
    • When you gain a card, whether due to buying it or gaining it some other way, you may reveal Trader from your hand to exchange the gained card for a SilverSilver.jpg.
    • You return the gained card to its pile (whether in the Supply or not), and take a SilverSilver.jpg and put it into your discard pile.
    • You still "gained" the card you gained (and not the SilverSilver.jpg), for effects that care about gaining a card; for example you could gain Border VillageBorder Village.jpg, use Trader to exchange it for a SilverSilver.jpg, then gain a DuchyDuchy.jpg using Border Village'sBorder Village.jpg ability, and use Trader to exchange that for a Silver too.
    • You can only exchange if both cards are available to be exchanged; you have to be able to return the gained card to its pile (only possible if it came from a pile), and you have to be able to take the SilverSilver.jpg.

Other rules clarifications

  • If you gain a MillMill.jpg with IronworksIronworks.jpg and then exchange it for a SilverSilver.jpg, you get +1 Action and +1 Card.
  • If you gain a Trader to your hand (with e.g. FalconerFalconer.jpg), you can exchange the Trader for a SilverSilver.jpg.
  • You can use Trader to exchange a SilverSilver.jpg for a SilverSilver.jpg. Since exchanging is not gaining, this means the exchanged SilverSilver.jpg can avoid getting exiled by a GatekeeperGatekeeper.jpg.

Deprecated official FAQ (2016)

  • When you play this, trash a card from your hand, and if you did, gain a number of SilversSilver.jpg equal to the cost of that card in $.
  • The Silvers come from the Supply and are put into your discard pile.
  • You only gain Silvers if you trashed a card.
  • If you trash a card costing $0, such as CopperCopper.jpg, you will gain zero Silvers.
  • You can trash Silver if you want; you will gain three Silvers for it normally.
  • If costs are different, such as due to playing HighwayHighwayOld2.jpg, then Trader will give you a different number of Silvers, based on the current costs.
  • For example if you play HighwayHighwayOld2.jpg and then Trader, trashing an EstateEstate.jpg, you will only gain one Silver.
  • If you trash a card with P in its cost, from Dominion: Alchemy, you do not get anything for the P, just for the $ that the card cost.
  • Trader is also a Reaction.
  • When you gain a card, whether due to buying it or gaining it some other way, you may reveal Trader from your hand to instead gain a Silver from the Supply.
  • If you do this, you gain a Silver, not the card you would have gained; if something would have happened due to gaining the other card, it does not happen, because you did not gain it.
  • For example if you buy Ill-Gotten GainsIll-Gotten Gains.jpg but use Trader to gain Silver instead, no-one will gain a CurseCurse.jpg.
  • However if something happens when you buy a card, that will still happen if you replace gaining the card with gaining Silver.
  • For example you can buy FarmlandFarmlandOld2.jpg, trash a card from your hand and gain one costing $2 more, then use Trader to gain Silver rather than Farmland.
  • If the card you were going to gain was not going to your discard pile, the Silver still goes to your discard pile; if the card you were going to gain did not come from the Supply, the Silver still comes from the Supply.
  • If there are no Silvers left in the Supply, you can still reveal Trader when you gain a card and gain nothing instead of the card you would have gained.
  • If you are told to gain a card that has no copies left, you cannot use Trader to instead gain a Silver.
Deprecated rules clarifications (2012 2016)
  • If you use IronworksIronworks.jpg to try to gain a card, but reveal Trader to gain a SilverSilver.jpg instead, the Ironworks does not give you any bonus(es) for the card you didn't actually gain. The same logic applies to a number of cards: see the Blue dog rule.

Strategy (Post-Update)

Trader is a weak trash for benefit card. While it can theoretically serve in three different roles, it does all of them poorly and is therefore often skippable:

  1. It is largely unsuitable as a primary source of thinning: not only is it a terminal that can only trash a single card at a time, playing it only provides a thinning effect if that card has a cost of $0. Otherwise, you gain at least one SilverSilver.jpg, maintaining or increasing the number of stop cards in your deck rather than decreasing it.
  2. Trader’s Reaction, which lets you exchange a card you would have gained for a SilverSilver.jpg, is occasionally useful as somewhat weak defence against junking attacks: although the effect is still to add a stop card to your deck, the SilverSilver.jpg is likely to be preferable to a CurseCurse.jpg or other junk. However, the difference between a SilverSilver.jpg and even a CurseCurse.jpg is usually not enough to justify gaining a Trader for, and the fact that you need the Trader in your starting hand makes this unreliable.
  3. Trader’s Reaction and on-play ability make it a SilverSilver.jpg gainer. While this archetype can be useful when playing a money strategy to try and raise your money density, Trader itself is a stop card that generates no $, thus dragging that average down. Trader’s on-play ability further requires you to collide it with fodder costing more than $0, which you may not have the deck control or excess gains to guarantee. Trader’s Reaction is similarly difficult to use effectively, as you need some source of additional gains (e.g., your opponent’s CultistCultist.jpg, or additional +Buys with which to buy CoppersCopper.jpg to React to) along with the luck or draw to find Trader at the right time.

Trader can be useful if it is the only available option for one of the roles above, and the payoff for doing so is relatively large:

  1. Very infrequently, if thinning $0 junk enables you to play with a powerful engine, Trader may be worth gaining. For example, ShepherdShepherd.jpg might be the only source of draw in a Kingdom with very strong payload options (e.g., Grand MarketGrand Market.jpg).
  2. If the junking is exceptionally strong and you’re gaining multiple junk cards per turn, or you have some way to increase the likelihood of having Trader in your starting hand (e.g., via SaveSave.jpg), Trader might be a good defence against junking.
  3. Trader can function well enough in situations where SilversSilver.jpg are exceptionally desirable, usually as a source of alt-VP, as you can use it to trash expensive cards in order to gain large numbers of these. Its major synergy here is with FeodumFeodum.jpg: Trader can trash FeodumFeodum.jpg itself to gain a total of seven SilversSilver.jpg, increasing the VP value of each of your other copies by at least 2 VP, and can also turn other cards, including copies of SilverSilver.jpg itself, into many more SilversSilver.jpg. Similarly, trashing expensive cards with Trader in the endgame can greatly increase the VP you can score with ConquestConquest.jpg, and may sometimes be worthwhile when you’re scoring with TriumphTriumph.jpg or GardensGardens.jpg. Gaining large amounts of SilverSilver.jpg may also be beneficial in certain Kingdoms with GuildhallGuildhall.jpg.

Strategy Article (Pre-Update)

Originally posted by DrFlux in the forum

Trader is a strange card. Typically trashers are most useful in engine decks, where getting rid of EstatesEstate.jpg and CoppersCopper.jpg will lead to drawing your combo pieces together. However, Trader is somewhere between mediocre and awful in these cases, as it only trashes one card, and the SilversSilver.jpg you gain can be nearly as unwanted. Trader should NOT be thought of as a trasher, but as a way to flood your deck with Silver. Who wants tons of Silver? Money decks and only money decks.

The obvious place to use Trader is in Cursing games, as it is a clear case of a reaction that can actively punish your opponent for their cruel ways. It is important to realize that if you are attempting to beat Cursers with trader, that flooding your deck with Silver can be as important as the reaction ability. This leads to the second use of Trader, which is in slow Alt-VP games, particularly FeodumFeodum.jpg, DukeDuke.jpg, or GardensGardens.jpg.

Feodum/Trader is an obvious synergy - buy two or three Traders on early turns, and then try to trash Estates, Silvers, Traders and maybe a GoldGold.jpg or even a ProvinceProvince.jpg to flood your deck with Silvers while buying ultra-powered Feodums. Its important to note that Terminal collision is not a big problem, as you can trash Trader to Trader. Since all you need is two Silvers or a Silver and two Coppers to buy Feodum, you should be golden. Trashing a Feodum with Trader gives 7(!) Silvers, which is something to keep in mind.

Duke/Trader plays similarly, and about as well as Duke/Horse TradersHorse Traders.jpg. You may want to buy and then trash an early Gold or even a Province to flood your deck with Silvers, so that all that Victory chaff doesn't matter. It's a little harder to reach $5 than $4, but only by a copper.

The final case where Trader can shine is with cards that give on-buy benefit, such as FarmlandFarmland.jpg, Noble BrigandNoble Brigand.jpg, etc. Its important to note that unlike more flexible "trash for benefit" options like RemodelRemodel.jpg, you have to actually WANT lots of Silver for this to be worthwhile.

It is difficult to provide stats on Trader, as the simulators do not model it well AT ALL, as it is difficult to play correctly. Sometimes you want to trash Silver or Gold early to build up more Silver, but when to skip this in order to buy something expensive is case dependent.

For this reason it is difficult to rank how different strategies rate against Trader. Trader-only strategies beat Sea HagSea Hag.jpg and FamiliarFamiliar.jpg consistently, as both of those cards are slow and provide little other benefit than cursing. With the strongest cursers -- WitchWitch.jpg and MountebankMountebank.jpg, the games are a close slog, and I suspect Trader-Silver leading into eventually 2 cursers may be optimal. Interestingly, Trader's silver gaining ability dilutes the density of the Traders themselves, making sneaking curses in easier than one might expect. Try to track your opponents Traders - if its turn five and they haven't played it, you may want to skip playing your Mountebank if you can afford it. This is even more true with Ill-Gotten Gains/Trader boards, where you will typically want to buy something other than IGG if your opponent may have a Trader. IGG/Trader is very good for similar reasons as Duke/Trader. Here is a good example of a game featuring all three, and me trying to dance around my opponents Trader http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20120302-160726-afbde46f.html. In general, Trader loves Duchies, and you can start buying them earlier than usual because of all that silver. Conversely, Trader hates Colonies, as it dilutes the density of those Golds and PlatinumsPlatinum.jpg that you need to buy your Colonies.

The final use of Trader is in Big Money without any curses or interesting green cards. In this case it works like a much weaker Jack of all TradesJack of All Trades.jpg, trashing your Estates and giving you silver, but not providing you the full 5 cards that Jack gives you to work with. For this reason, it is rarely the strongest BM option. Trader-Silver into a draw card like SmithySmithy.jpg is passable but swingy, as you really need to draw Estates with your trader for it to be a worthwhile purchase.

This brings us to my biggest discovery during writing this article. Opening Trader+CourtyardCourtyard.jpg is awesome. Much better than Courtyard alone. Courtyard allows you to match up your Trader with your Estates much more consistently, and its nice to be able to buy an extra Courtyard if you have $2 left after Trader-ing. Playing solitaire, it can consistently get 4 Provinces in 12-13 turns, with a lot of staying power due to all the Silver in the deck. Courtyard-Jack works in a similar way and produces similar results, but you already knew Jack was good.

Other little combos with Trader include things that give you more Copper, or more buys. MargraveMargrave.jpg+Trader is passable, as you can use your extra buy to get a Silver in the case of terminal collision. It gets 4 provinces in about 15 turns, with a lot of variance, mostly due to Trader hooking up with Estates or not. CacheCache.jpg can be good if you are lucky enough to get Trader+$5. Finally, Wishing WellWishing Well.jpg can help you get Trader+Estate, and can be very likely to pick up extra Silver later. Most of these last tricks are probably not enough to make you want to go Trader by themselves, but you should keep your eye out for them if other conditions are good for Trader.

As a final note, rare occasions do occur where you have an engine and are drawing your deck consistently, but you need more money. You risk killing your combo in the long term, but you can use Trader to provide yourself with a lot of money quickly, either with multiple buys or trashing.

Synergies/Combos

Antisynergies

Versions

English versions

Print Digital Text Release Date
Trader Trader from Goko/Making Fun Trash a card from your hand.
Gain a number of Silvers equal to its cost in coins.
When you would gain a card, you may reveal this from your hand.
If you do, instead, gain a Silver.
Hinterlands October 2011
Trader Trader from Shuffle iT Trash a card from your hand.
Gain a Silver per $1 it costs.
When you would gain a card, you may reveal this from your hand, to instead gain a Silver.
Hinterlands (2016 printing) December 2016
Trader Trader from Shuffle iT Trash a card from your hand.
Gain a Silver per $1 it costs.
When you gain a card, you may reveal this from your hand, to exchange the card for a Silver.

Hinterlands (2020 printing)


Hinterlands (Second Edition)

October 2020

Other language versions

Language Name Print Digital Text Notes
Czech Kramář (lit. shopkeeper)
Dutch Handelaar
Finnish Kaupustelija (lit. hawker)
French Troqueuse (Note: explicitly feminine)
German Fahrender Händler
(lit. traveling trader)
German language Trader 2011 by HiG Entsorge eine Karte aus deiner Hand.
Nimm dir so viele Silber, wie die $x-Kosten der entsorgten Karte.
Wenn du eine Karte nehmen würdest, darfst du den Händler aus deiner Hand aufdecken.
Wenn du das machst: Nimm dir statt der anderen Karte ein Silber.
(2011)
Fahrender Händler
(lit. traveling trader)
German language Trader 2019 by ASS Entsorge eine deiner Handkarten.
Nimm pro $1, das jene Karte kostet, ein Silber.
Wenn du eine Karte nehmen würdest, darfst du diese Karte aus deiner Hand aufdecken, um stattdessen ein Silber zu nehmen.
(2019)
Fahrende Händlerin
(lit. traveling trader)
German language Trader from Shuffle iT Entsorge eine deiner Handkarten.
Nimm pro $1, das jene Karte kostet, ein Silber.
Wenn du eine Karte nimmst, darfst du diese Karte aus deiner Hand aufdecken, um jene Karte in ein Silber einzutauschen.
2. Edition
(2022)
Italian Commerciante
Japanese 交易人 (pron. kōekinin) 手札1枚を廃棄する。そのコスト$1につき銀貨1枚を獲得する。
カード1枚を獲得しようとするとき、手札からこれを公開してもよい。公開した場合、その獲得を中止し、代わりに銀貨1枚を獲得する。
Russian Торговец (pron. torgovyets)
Spanish Comerciante The Spanish version has 'When you gain a card...' instead of 'When you would gain a card...'

Trivia

Official card art.

Theme

You sell stuff for SilverSilver.jpg, pretty straightforward.

Preview

Trader turns something into a pile of SilversSilver.jpg. A CopperCopper.jpg or CurseCurse.jpg just goes away, but an EstateEstate.jpg gets you two Silvers, and a Border VillageBorder Village.jpg gets you six. Silver itself can be exchanged for three Silvers; this Trader is a shrewd bargainer.

Trader also lets you respond to gaining a card, giving you a SilverSilver.jpg instead. So you can take a Silver instead of that Curse a WitchWitch.jpg was going to give you (leaving the Curse on the pile, unlike how WatchtowerWatchtower.jpg works), or even just use an extra buy on a Copper but take a Silver instead. It doesn't matter how many Traders you reveal how many times, you still just get one Silver instead of the original card.

Secret History

This is two cards welded together. The bottom part was originally its own card, in the original 4th expansion. It went through many versions that tried to be good enough. It had +2 Cards on top; it was a Treasure worth $1; it was a pure Reaction with a when-gain trigger (similar to Secret Chamber'sSecret Chamber.jpg reaction). In the end it could not carry a card by itself and so I stuck it on another card that it fit well with. That other card, the top part, I made specifically to replace ApprenticeApprentice.jpg. When it turned out Alchemy would be a small set, I wanted something slam-dunk awesome for it that cost $5 and had some useful interaction with Potion, and chose ApprenticeApprentice.jpg, which was in this set. Obviously ApprenticeApprentice.jpg does all sorts of cool things with Hinterlands cards. So when I took it out, I wanted to replace it with something else in the Salvager family that I hadn't done yet. Gain a pile of SilverSilver.jpgs, there you go.

Original wording development

That ability - mostly with different other halves - tried on different wordings. One issue with the non-would wordings was that, at the time, I didn't say "to" and so it ends up with two if-you-do's. "When you gain a card, you may reveal this from your hand. If you do, trash that card. If you do, gain a SilverSilver.jpg." But I mean, there's no interesting story here. I tried to get a good wording for the ability, that made interactions clear. I ended up with what you see in Hinterlands. It was a mistake but I didn't realize that in time.

Update

Feel free to consider power level, but I am super not worried there.

The reason is to get rid of "would gain" which is super crazy confusing. AlchemyAlchemy.jpg is not being reprinted currently and I mean it's not at all relevant. If I can't fix PossessionPossession.jpg, oh well, one awful mess instead of two.

Yes I would have to explain "exchange" in the HinterlandsHinterlands.jpg rulebook; that would take a small fraction of the space Trader takes now.


Cards $2 CrossroadsCrossroads.jpgFool's GoldFool's Gold.jpg $3 DevelopDevelop.jpgGuard DogGuard Dog.jpgOasisOasis.jpgSchemeScheme.jpgTunnelTunnel.jpg $4 Jack of All TradesJack of All Trades.jpgNomadsNomads.jpgSpice MerchantSpice Merchant.jpgTraderTrader.jpgTrailTrail.jpgWeaverWeaver.jpg $5 BerserkerBerserker.jpgCartographerCartographer.jpgCauldronCauldron.jpgHagglerHaggler.jpgHighwayHighway.jpgInnInn.jpgMargraveMargrave.jpgSoukSouk.jpgStablesStables.jpgWheelwrightWheelwright.jpgWitch's HutWitch's Hut.jpg $6 Border VillageBorder Village.jpgFarmlandFarmland.jpg
Removed cards $2 DuchessDuchess.jpg $3 OracleOracle.jpg $4 Noble BrigandNoble Brigand.jpgNomad CampNomad Camp.jpgSilk RoadSilk Road.jpg $5 CacheCache.jpgEmbassyEmbassy.jpgIll-Gotten GainsIll-Gotten Gains.jpgMandarinMandarin.jpg
Combos and Counters Trader/Feodum
Other concepts When gain
Dominion Cards
Basic cards $0 CopperCopper.jpgCurseCurse.jpg $2 EstateEstate.jpg $3 SilverSilver.jpg $5 DuchyDuchy.jpg $6 GoldGold.jpg $8 ProvinceProvince.jpg
Dominion $2 CellarCellar.jpgChapelChapel.jpgMoatMoat.jpg $3 HarbingerHarbinger.jpg • MerchantMerchant.jpgVassalVassal.jpgVillageVillage.jpgWorkshopWorkshop.jpg $4 BureaucratBureaucrat.jpgGardensGardens.jpgMilitiaMilitia.jpgMoneylenderMoneylender.jpgPoacherPoacher.jpgRemodelRemodel.jpgSmithySmithy.jpgThrone RoomThrone Room.jpg $5 BanditBandit.jpgCouncil RoomCouncil Room.jpgFestivalFestival.jpgLaboratoryLaboratory.jpgLibraryLibrary.jpgMarketMarket.jpgMineMine.jpgSentrySentry.jpg • WitchWitch.jpg $6 ArtisanArtisan.jpg
Removed cards: $3 ChancellorChancellor.jpgWoodcutterWoodcutter.jpg $4 FeastFeast.jpgSpySpy.jpgThiefThief.jpg $6 AdventurerAdventurer.jpg
Intrigue $2 CourtyardCourtyard.jpgLurkerLurker.jpgPawnPawn.jpg $3 MasqueradeMasquerade.jpgShanty TownShanty Town.jpgStewardSteward.jpgSwindlerSwindler.jpgWishing WellWishing Well.jpg $4 BaronBaron.jpgBridgeBridge.jpgConspiratorConspirator.jpgDiplomatDiplomat.jpgIronworksIronworks.jpgMillMill.jpgMining VillageMining Village.jpgSecret PassageSecret Passage.jpg $5 CourtierCourtier.jpgDukeDuke.jpgMinionMinion.jpgPatrolPatrol.jpgReplaceReplace.jpgTorturerTorturer.jpgTrading PostTrading Post.jpgUpgradeUpgrade.jpg $6 FarmFarm.jpgNoblesNobles.jpg
Removed cards: $2 Secret ChamberSecret Chamber.jpg $3 Great HallGreat Hall.jpg $4 CoppersmithCoppersmith.jpgScoutScout.jpg $5 SaboteurSaboteur.jpgTributeTribute.jpg $6 HaremHarem.jpg
Seaside $2 HavenHaven.jpgLighthouseLighthouse.jpgNative VillageNative Village.jpg $3 AstrolabeAstrolabe.jpgFishing VillageFishing Village.jpgLookoutLookout.jpgMonkeyMonkey.jpgSea ChartSea Chart.jpgSmugglersSmugglers.jpgWarehouseWarehouse.jpg $4 BlockadeBlockade.jpgCaravanCaravan.jpgCutpurseCutpurse.jpgIslandIsland.jpgSailorSailor.jpgSalvagerSalvager.jpgTide PoolsTide Pools.jpgTreasure MapTreasure Map.jpg $5 BazaarBazaar.jpgCorsairCorsair.jpgMerchant ShipMerchant Ship.jpgOutpostOutpost.jpgPiratePirate.jpgSea WitchSea Witch.jpgTacticianTactician.jpgTreasuryTreasury.jpgWharfWharf.jpg
Removed cards: $2 EmbargoEmbargo.jpgPearl DiverPearl Diver.jpg $3 AmbassadorAmbassador.jpg $4 NavigatorNavigator.jpgPirate ShipPirate Ship.jpgSea HagSea Hag.jpg $5 ExplorerExplorer.jpgGhost ShipGhost Ship.jpg
Alchemy P TransmuteTransmute.jpgVineyardVineyard.jpg $2 HerbalistHerbalist.jpg $2P ApothecaryApothecary.jpgScrying PoolScrying Pool.jpgUniversityUniversity.jpg $3P AlchemistAlchemist.jpgFamiliarFamiliar.jpgPhilosopher's StonePhilosopher's Stone.jpg $4 PotionPotion.jpg $4P GolemGolem.jpg $5 ApprenticeApprentice.jpg $6P PossessionPossession.jpg
Prosperity $3 AnvilAnvil.jpgWatchtowerWatchtower.jpg $4 BishopBishop.jpgClerkClerk.jpgInvestmentInvestment.jpgTiaraTiara.jpgMonumentMonument.jpgQuarryQuarry.jpgWorker's VillageWorker's Village.jpg $5 CharlatanCharlatan.jpgCityCity.jpgCollectionCollection.jpgCrystal BallCrystal Ball.jpgMagnateMagnate.jpgMintMint.jpgRabbleRabble.jpgVaultVault.jpgWar ChestWar Chest.jpg $6 HoardHoard.jpg $6star Grand MarketGrand Market.jpg $7 BankBank.jpgExpandExpand.jpgForgeForge.jpgKing's CourtKing's Court.jpg $8star PeddlerPeddler.jpg $9 PlatinumPlatinum.jpg $11 ColonyColony.jpg
Removed cards: $3 LoanLoan.jpgTrade RouteTrade Route.jpg $4 TalismanTalisman.jpg $5 ContrabandContraband.jpgCounting HouseCounting House.jpgMountebankMountebank.jpgRoyal SealRoyal Seal.jpgVentureVenture.jpg $6 GoonsGoons.jpg
Cornucopia & Guilds $2 Candlestick MakerCandlestick Maker.jpgHamletHamlet.jpg $2plus FarrierFarrier.jpgStonemasonStonemason.jpg $3 MenagerieMenagerie.jpgShopShop.jpg $3plus InfirmaryInfirmary.jpg $4 AdvisorAdvisor.jpgFarmhandsFarmhands.jpgPlazaPlaza.jpgRemakeRemake.jpgYoung WitchYoung Witch.jpg $4plus HeraldHerald.jpg $5 BakerBaker.jpgButcherButcher.jpgCarnivalCarnival.jpgFerrymanFerryman.jpgFootpadFootpad.jpgHorn of PlentyHorn of Plenty.jpgHunting PartyHunting Party.jpgJesterJester.jpgJourneymanJourneyman.jpgJoustJoust.jpg (Rewards: CoronetCoronet.jpgCourserCourser.jpgDemesneDemesne.jpgHousecarlHousecarl.jpgHuge TurnipHuge Turnip.jpgRenownRenown.jpg)• Merchant GuildMerchant Guild.jpgSoothsayerSoothsayer.jpg $6 FairgroundsFairgrounds.jpg
Removed cards: $3 Fortune TellerFortune Teller.jpg $3plus DoctorDoctor.jpgMasterpieceMasterpiece.jpg $4 Farming VillageFarming Village.jpgHorse TradersHorse Traders.jpgTaxmanTaxman.jpgTournamentTournament.jpg (Prizes: Bag of GoldBag of Gold.jpgDiademDiadem.jpgFollowersFollowers.jpgPrincessPrincess.jpgTrusty SteedTrusty Steed.jpg) $5 HarvestHarvest.jpg
Hinterlands $2 CrossroadsCrossroads.jpgFool's GoldFool's Gold.jpg $3 DevelopDevelop.jpgGuard DogGuard Dog.jpgOasisOasis.jpgSchemeScheme.jpgTunnelTunnel.jpg $4 Jack of All TradesJack of All Trades.jpgNomadsNomads.jpgSpice MerchantSpice Merchant.jpgTraderTrader.jpgTrailTrail.jpgWeaverWeaver.jpg $5 BerserkerBerserker.jpgCartographerCartographer.jpgCauldronCauldron.jpgHagglerHaggler.jpgHighwayHighway.jpgInnInn.jpgMargraveMargrave.jpgSoukSouk.jpgStablesStables.jpgWheelwrightWheelwright.jpgWitch's HutWitch's Hut.jpg $6 Border VillageBorder Village.jpgFarmlandFarmland.jpg
Removed cards: $2 DuchessDuchess.jpg $3 OracleOracle.jpg $4 Noble BrigandNoble Brigand.jpgNomad CampNomad Camp.jpgSilk RoadSilk Road.jpg $5 CacheCache.jpgEmbassyEmbassy.jpgIll-Gotten GainsIll-Gotten Gains.jpgMandarinMandarin.jpg
Dark Ages $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
Adventures $2 Coin of the RealmCoin of the Realm.jpgPagePage.jpg (Treasure HunterTreasure Hunter.jpgWarriorWarrior.jpgHeroHero.jpgChampionChampion.jpg) • PeasantPeasant.jpg (SoldierSoldier.jpgFugitiveFugitive.jpgDiscipleDisciple.jpgTeacherTeacher.jpg) • RatcatcherRatcatcher.jpgRazeRaze.jpg $3 AmuletAmulet.jpgCaravan GuardCaravan Guard.jpgDungeonDungeon.jpgGearGear.jpgGuideGuide.jpg $4 DuplicateDuplicate.jpgMagpieMagpie.jpgMessengerMessenger.jpgMiserMiser.jpgPortPort.jpgRangerRanger.jpgTransmogrifyTransmogrify.jpg $5 ArtificerArtificer.jpgBridge TrollBridge Troll.jpgDistant LandsDistant Lands.jpgGiantGiant.jpgHaunted WoodsHaunted Woods.jpgLost CityLost City.jpgRelicRelic.jpgRoyal CarriageRoyal Carriage.jpgStorytellerStoryteller.jpgSwamp HagSwamp Hag.jpgTreasure TroveTreasure Trove.jpgWine MerchantWine Merchant.jpg $6 HirelingHireling.jpg
Events: $0 AlmsAlms.jpgBorrowBorrow.jpgQuestQuest.jpg $1 SaveSave.jpg $2 Scouting PartyScouting Party.jpgTravelling FairTravelling Fair.jpg $3 BonfireBonfire.jpgExpeditionExpedition.jpgFerryFerry.jpgPlanPlan.jpg $4 MissionMission.jpgPilgrimagePilgrimage.jpg $5 BallBall.jpgRaidRaid.jpgSeawaySeaway.jpgTradeTrade.jpg $6 Lost ArtsLost Arts.jpgTrainingTraining.jpg $7 InheritanceInheritance.jpg $8 PathfindingPathfinding.jpg
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
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