In yesterday’s post I left you with a cliffhanger. Bad me.
So what can you do with the Treasure cards? Some will be barely playable (think a Golden Long sword, below) or just in local play. Others will not be playable at all. Some of the more playable items in the base set might be Treasures.
In the end there are many uses I can think of: Just collect them for the fun of it, play them locally, do a “most treasure brought into play” tournament or buy into certain tournaments and challenges at GenCon for example.
The most important use would be to “buy” promo cards you have missed in the online shop.
Duh. If you miss a special event promo card chances are, after a certain while you might just be able to exchange the gp you have accumulated against that. In this form gp replace AEG’s XP system.
It also gives me a lot of flexibility with tournament prizes: Exclusive promo cards for winning a GenCon tournament would really be a bad idea. But getting cards with a value of 50.000 gp might really give you some headstart on buying into something you want (several things, actually).
In tomorrow’s Designer Diary Richard will reveal the first 4E Warlord.