At one point during the events of Di'Ahla's Awakening, Cousin Grit is on vacation, visiting his relative, Talgurin.
And today we're going to preview Cousin Grit's card...
...but before we do, I'd just like to preface it with something.
Here's a card from Tribes of Tanglebrook: Drachin Chosen.
Don't bother reading it all:
Sometimes we make mistakes. We have a cool idea for a card, but it's just way too much text to be worth it. That's the case with Drachin Chosen.
We wanted to express a continual swarm of dragons showing up to save the day. First there's one dragon, then there's two, then there's three, until finally the opponent submits so the awesome dragon power. But it took 69 words to make it balanced. That's three times what the average player is willing to read through to understand a card's effect.
Obviously, we goofed.
So now I'm going to show you a card whose skills total two words.
That's more like it. Now, for a quick refresher of those two skills:
Determined: Put an alteration on him, he gets +2 to all PEs and can't put out.
Greedy: While swinging, he'll pleasure Furres and the defending player.
In other words, every time he swings, he'll give 6 pleasure to the defending player and all chosen Furres. If he's got an alteration, make it 8 pleasure instead!
Cousin Grit is a big dragon! He won't even fit in his frame, but at least he made the effort to keep his face and cock in there! Talgurin's harem doesn't mind, though.
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|Seppel on Apr 7th, 2014 @ 06:00 PM|
@Marchandique: Those are unnamed characters in Talgurin's harem. Maybe we'll tell some stories about them someday! :)
Grit begins in the upper right, his neck loops out of the frame and then you can see his arm to the left of his head. Then his torso curves around the left side of the frame, and the horse lady is resting on his pelvis. Then his cock is out, and his tail continues on to the bottom right corner. :)
Marchandique on Apr 7th, 2014 @ 09:11 AM
Who are the bunny to the right of the card, the blue/white furre in the top left and the horse furre in the bottom left? Are there cards for them? I like the bunny in particular.
And I still have no idea what is going on in this card. Where does Grit begin and where does he end?
polkakitty on Apr 6th, 2014 @ 02:33 AM
I understand the importance of having cards with relatively simple effects that you can easily pick up and start your first game (I mean, that seems to be a large part of the point of the Vanilla sets,) but I have to disagree with the idea that there shouldn't be any cards with a certain amount of text.
I mean, Drachin Chosen is a rare card that requires a massive amount of resources to play (it's tied with Thib and Malachi for the most expensive card ever printed, and it requires 2 genders,) and it's not in any starter decks or anything, so it's not something that anyone is going to just throw into their deck on a whim. And certainly you wouldn't want to have a whole set of cards with that same degree of complexity (even disregarding the difficulty of learning to play with it, that would just make every game take forever,) but I think there should be room for a limited number of cards with very complex and situational effects that you'll only use if you've put some forethought into it, if they do something that's really awesome. (Seriously, does anyone else look at these little story blurbs and think "there should totally be an animated movie of this"?)
Besides, none of the individual skills on Drachin Chosen are really any more complex than most keyworded skills, and because of the existence of keywords, I don't think there's a very good correlation between the length of text on a card and the complexity of what it actually does. For instance, you can have a card that just says "Tantric", but that actually does something fairly complex with multiple possible points of confusion (the Eternal Rules get checked and the Furre can orgasm *before* recovering SP, Tantric can be triggered by cards like Brin's Speciality that make a Furre pleasure another Furre outside of bed, etc.)
ezekiel_tyr on Apr 5th, 2014 @ 06:11 PM
that second card all of the mess that is made with so much cost o-o
Nezumi12 on Apr 5th, 2014 @ 02:21 PM
Taz: thanks. it makes sense now. sometimes back story drives the cards and if you're not aware of the story, the card is confusing.
also would love to see drachin chosen on cousin grit. seems a bit mean, though.
Taz on Apr 5th, 2014 @ 03:42 AM
I honestly can't even tell what's going on in the art. Yes, there's a dragon cock and dragon head, but *I cannot see how they're connected*.
Nezumi: The idea at the time was that the Lutani Otters would be the Tribe most likely to last 10 turns wearing a time bomb like that. :) This also ended up being a flavor tie-in--on the art, Cai is the Drachin Chosen.
Also, could somebody do me a favor and Alter Cousin Grit with Drachin Chosen? Just to be awesome? Please? XD
Nezumi12 on Apr 4th, 2014 @ 11:33 PM
is there a reason why the hibernate cost is Male/Female, but the cost uses Female/Otherkin?
Kehran_Remsus on Apr 4th, 2014 @ 06:06 PM
Got to love the fact that you can barely see cousin Grit in the artwork.
Kaia_Cougar on Apr 4th, 2014 @ 06:02 PM
Huh. I don't mind that much text. I just think it's a little awkward to hibernate and still get full effect.
And I'm onto you Grit. I've got my eye on you you sneaky set-spanning dragon. O.-