New types for Space?

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Sun, 2014-02-16 20:12
Jéské Couriano
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Now that I've fixed up the issues with Space: the Convergence's keywords list, I figure I may ask: Are there any new types any of you can think of that you'd want for the template?

The rules here are simple:

  1. Any suggestion you make needs to come with a rationale for why you think it would benefit the template or (to a lesser extent) StC/MtG. Note that since this is Space, I'm not going to be as gripy about the rules, which at this point are the M:tG equivalent of Calvinball.
  2. If the type you suggest requires a new template to function properly (such as Warlords {Planeswalkers}), onus is on you to provide blanks for the template.
  3. Card types must include the MtG equivalent in brackets after the S:tC name. (i.e. Unit {Creature}).
  4. Every subtype must have general appeal (i.e. it's not tied to a specific setting). "Anthroform" is okay, "Klingon" isn't. (Yes, I know the link is probably unnecessary...)
  5. Subtypes don't have to be core-set safe (i.e. one-off gimmick subtypes are okay, such as Trap).

The presently existing types are:

Supertypes

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Raw {Basic}
Unique {Legendary}
Taxon {Tribal}

Card types

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Unit {Creature}
Device {Artifact}
Augment {Enchantment}
Tactic {Instant}
Strategy {Sorcery}
Resource {Land}

Racial unit types

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Alien
Animal
Anthroform
Bug
Capital-ship
Cruiser
Cyborg
Drone
Eldritch
Herbiform
Human
Mutant
Nanite
Robot
Starship
Swarm
Transcended
Vehicle
Weapon

Class unit types

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Agent
Artillery
Boat
Bomb
Carrier
Colonist
Councillor
Engineer
Fighter
Helo
Hunter
Infantry
Insurgent
Laser
Marksman
Mercenary
Merchant
Mystic
Scout
Sentry
Soldier
Submarine
Tactician
Tank
Warrior

Resource types

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Lux {Plains}
Gelidine {Island}
Necroleum {Swamp}
Carbos {Mountain}
Biolute {Forest}
Quareen
Dome

Tactic/Strategy types

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Drug {Arcane}
Trap

Device types

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Outfitting {Equipment}

Augment types

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Graft {Aura}

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Wed, 2014-03-05 16:31
Sensei Le Roof
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An equivalent for Trap could be as simple as Snare. Traps are pretty much already a universe-independent concept.

Level is the same way but the synonym pool in this case is severely limited. It'd probably be stuck with Stage.

Online dictionaries abound. It's time to start using them.

Wed, 2014-03-05 20:12
Jéské Couriano
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I'm not looking for an equivalent to Trap (Trap is fine as it is), and with no levelers in either S:tC template (standard and Xerent's) we're jumping the gun on that terminology change.

And this is for adding new types, not adjusting terminology. That said, Level Up is, at present, effectively omitted from the game since there are no leveler cards...

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Sat, 2014-09-27 02:00
Mishrasworkshop
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Could Tribal be changed to, say, Genetic or Racial, or Taxon, even? Tribal feels a bit too fantastical to me.

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Sun, 2014-09-28 02:58
Eris Omnisciens
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I like Taxon for Tribal.

Also, isn't Cyborg a class rather than a race?

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Sun, 2014-09-28 14:42
Sensei Le Roof
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Cyborg would definitely be a racial type. Cyborg Patrol. Cyborg Warrior. Most sci-fi works take the view that becoming a cyborg makes you stop being human (or be less human).

Online dictionaries abound. It's time to start using them.

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:11
Jéské Couriano
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I can work with that (Tribal -> Taxon), and have made the change accordingly. Though I will note that I stuck with Tribal largely because of the number stories dealing with un-uplifted species, most of whom did indeed have a more tribal structure. Taxon still works for this, though, as the implication is more along racial lines.

Ceterum censeo Bolasinem esse delendam.
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