Two days ago, we previewed 9 of the 20 Haven cards from Fortune at Vell's End. Sasaya mentioned in the comments that there was a lack of dual-gender support in the previewed Havens.
So today is all about dual-gender support!
Odonto's Bathhouse is a great place to relax. But if you're familiar with what goes on behind the scenes, you can truly harness its power!
Normally you'd get only one gender point during your refill step -- either a Male Point or a Herm Point (you don't have to choose what type of point it is until you spend it!), but if you have a conductor hard at work with 0 energy counters remaining, you can get both a Male Point or a Herm Point!
Now, let's check out Linzin's Lair!
Linzin is a hungry dragon. Normally you'd only be able to get a Herm Point or an Otherkind Point, but if you appease hir with a meal, you can get both gender points!
Ah, peace and solidarity with your lover, or lovers. If there's no love going on, you'll only get one gender point, but if love is blooming, even just a little bit, you'll get both a Male Point and a Female Point!
Oh no! Where are you headed? You're going on an adventure? Okay, stay safe! If you come back home, you'll get both a Herm Point and a Female Point!
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|furryguardianninja on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 05:11 PM|
love the new havens great artwork
Lafitte on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 05:10 PM
@Draj: I think this actually makes three of each dual gender, if I'm not mistaken. There's the Triskelion ones that give you one or the other, there's the Tanglebrook ones that give you both, and now these that are kind of a step in between.
Taz on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 04:05 PM
@Draj: Ipkoo is both a Fellowship leader and an Otter, so you might be onto something here. :)
sirdan87 on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 03:43 PM
A lovely addition to the set as well for future sets too.
Sasaya on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 01:01 PM
Awesome. Just beautiful cards. And a mention in the header of the article. Just made my day.
Draj on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 12:48 PM
Since there is now 2 of each dual gender, a MMMMFFFF might be possible, fir instance... with 3 cooed dorms, 3 Sagewood Glens, and 3 Timber Mashes, as long as there is enough otters in the deck to use the Timber marshes...
Lafitte on Jul 20th, 2014 @ 10:45 AM
Honestly, though, to make three gender decks a more manageable build with a 40 card limit, I think we could really use something that converts GP. I know it'd end up being expensive, but a treat that changes a haven's GP output maybe, or another Haven that can exhaust to change a home haven's GP, or even a furre that could do it. Would be helpful in nearly any deck, to get past a bad draw.
polkakitty on Jul 19th, 2014 @ 05:33 PM
In most cases I'd be skeptical that getting both kinds of GP instead of just one or the other would make much of a difference, since it's almost always AP that's the limiting factor for what you can do in a turn, but if you want to play Nightmare of the Jinvon or Compulsion of the Saibel, these are ideally suited to help with that. Getting both kinds of GP could also make a big difference for multi-gender decks that rely heavily on Furres with activated skills.
I don't think anything will ever completely replace the first cycle of dual-gender Havens from Triskelion and 2nd Vanilla (which cost 7 AP and just give you 1 point of either gender with no frills,) but a card doesn't have to be useful in all possible decks to be a worthwhile addition to the game. It's okay to have cards that can do something potentially great, but require a certain kind of deck to be used to their fullest. It encourages you to try out different kinds of decks and strategies.
And Sagewood Glen and Linzin's Domain aren't at all bad substitutes for the currently out of print Co-Ed Dorm and Perilous Precipice. Sure, they cost a little more, but they can still give you all the benefits of those cards, even if you don't have any Fellowships or Gluttons in your deck! Overall, I think they're quite a bit better than Tanglebrook's dual-gender Havens.
(I still hope that Co-Ed Dorm, Perilous Precipice, and Field all get reprinted in Caramel, though. I think that will probably happen.)
Lafitte on Jul 19th, 2014 @ 02:16 PM
Interesting... very handy, but since they all activate in different ways they will influence what kinds of decks seem like good ideas for different gender combinations. I've been especially eager to see these since, there now being two separate three gender dragons in the game, dual lands are especially useful.
Nezumi12 on Jul 19th, 2014 @ 01:16 PM
Sagewood glen doesn't require a full fellowship and Spinner's Gate only requires 1 adventurer who has managed to leave bed (reasonably) safely once. Most Gluttons come into play with at least 1 furre in their belly. There are cards that help conductors use energy faster.
While these aren't great early-game draws, all are good mid-game pulls, IMO, but if you're not focusing on their respective mechanics, I'd leave them out of the deck.