Sunday, September 03, 2006

New Character: The Chevalier


The Chevalier is a knight who strives to follow the code of chivalry in all things, not an easy task in the cutthroat world of a medieval city. Your city will shine as a paragon of virtue, an example to others who rule their lands as despots...

The Chevalier cannot be robbed by the Thief, who is avoiding him at all costs. Nor can the Warlord assault his city.

The Chevalier may remove the Warlord Character from play, if they can correctly guess which player holds the card.

The Chevalier must donate one gold coin to any player who is robbed by the Thief in that round, if they have one at the start of their turn.

Optional: 'To Catch A Thief' Rule
If the player holding the Thief is sitting immediately to the left of the player holding the Chevalier, the Thief is now 'caught', and must give their gold coins away one by one, starting with the player on their left, and continuing until all coins are distributed. The Thief may count themselves amongst the players to receive coins ...

New Character: The Courtesan

Denied other means of gaining wealth and status within the male-dominated society of the medieval city, the Courtesan uses her wiles and intellect to rise to a position of power behind the throne of princes and kings...

Each turn, the Courtesan may ask to look at one District Card held in the hand of another player, or she may ask for one Gold Coin from another player.

If the chosen player holds the Bishop or the Chevalier Character, she recieves 2 gold coins. If the chosen player holds the King or Emperor Character, they must pay 3 gold coins!

If the chosen player holds the Merchant or the Liche King, they cannot be affected by the Courtesan's wiles, and pay no gold coins.

If the chosen player holds the Queen, she pays no gold coins. Instead, the player holding the Queen may take ALL of the Courtesan's gold coins!

The Courtesan replaces the Thief as Character No. 2