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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Part 5: Rare Artifacts (Unofficial)

Posted by Ricky Chua On 12:10 PM 5 comments
Two horses, one weapon and an armour just isn't enough.
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These aren't your ordinary equipment. Rare artifacts provide your character with some ridiculous amazing abilities. Some say they are useful, others say they are unfair. Whichever your opinion, there is no denying the intrigue that these items have on SGS fanatics.
What are Rare Artifacts?
These are a set of cards that come with the Unofficial Demon Pack. You can consider them as "modifications" to soup-up your regular SGS game. They are not compulsory nor necessary. These cards come with abilities that contort some of the fundamental rules of the game.

How do I use Rare Artifacts?
Since they are playing cards, it all depends on your luck to draw them from the deck. Once in your hand, you can choose to "equip" this Rare Artifact. Note that Rare Artifacts have a special equipment slot of its own, separate from the other usual equipment. 

Once equipped, the artifact ability is takes effect immediately and will last as long as it is still equipped.

How many Rare Artifacts can I equip?
[Updated] Only one. This has been confirmed in the instruction booklet that comes with the Demon Pack.

Can I voluntarily discard my equipped artifact?
No, unless you have another artifact to replace it. It works the same was as armour.

Can another player Steal 顺手牵羊 or Dismantle 过河拆桥 my equipped artifact?
Yes. 

Does the ability of the artifact last for only one use, or infinite uses as long as it is equipped?
Infinite, as long as equipped.


So, there you go. Just a very quick introduction to this niche area of SGS. 



That's it for now. Have fun and 杀!

5 comments:

  1. the shortcut link on the side for "Part 5: Rare Artefacts" is wrong. u put in hhttp instead of http

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  2. Thanks very much for pointing that out! Duly corrected!

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  3. One concern that my friends and I share is that if we add these (and others of our own) to the deck is that eventually we would upset the delicate balance of the cards. For example, if just added these and ten other weapons, we would then have to add some more basic cards to round it out. The other problem is the suits and numbers for all of these cards. What stops us is the fear of the new cards affecting the game play in undesired ways.

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  4. That is a totally valid concern. Some of the unofficial cards do not take into account the balance of the suits and number of weapons etc.

    On the other hand, i noticed that the Wraith and Saint packs come in an almost straight set from Ace to Queen (don't know why its missing the King) with spaced out number of each suit. I think they took some of that into consideration.

    I'm not defending the unofficial cards though. Like i mentioned many times, they are unofficial and thus full of bugs.

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  5. Hi, thanks for the tremendous effort to write such an elaborate guide for this game!

    I think that these unofficial cards might disrupt the balance of the game.

    May I ask which are the official cards and what's the latest version of the expansion?

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