Sorry if this is seen as intruding on your thing, Mr. Caldwell(on a thread that already may be seen as too intrusive and priviledged. Oh my!), but I would like to see more cards that interact with keywords on deeds(Holy Ground, Government, Saloon). It seems like the design team was already moving in this direction, with cards like ‘Beyond the Veil’, Mick Aduladi, and Constance Daughtry, but I would like them to explore more thematic and mechanic avenues, like a preacher that gets a buff to their skill rating and influence while they’re at a holy ground location, or a law dogs dude who could start a job to confiscate another dude’s goods if the the other dude is at a Government location.(“There’s no way you’re bringing a flamethrower in here. Put it in the bin. And get that mutt out of here, for god’s sake, this is a respectable establishment!”).
Frankly I’m suprised that the team hasn’t yet made a Law Dogs outfit that encourages people to build around government deeds. Though they could be waiting until more government deeds are printed, and story-wise, it would be pretty hard to justify an outfit that emphasizes the beauracratic side of the Law Dogs when Gomorra is currently a pile of rubble controlled by a bunch of bandits. Or maybe the team will turn it around with the new Legend cards. Something like, thanks to the newfound anarchy, townsfolk are even more desperate for some kind of centralized power, looking to some influential figure as the embodiment of the order and peace they used to take for granted. Maybe there would be some kind of ironic inversion of the Election Day Slaughter when the Law Dogs take back the town.(Whereas the original Election Day Slaughter saw the Sloane Gang trying to undermine the election by killing major players in the government, forcing the town to make a literal deal with the devil by electing someone even worse than Sloane herself, its’ bookend would see the Law Dogs leading an attack on the new Sloane Gang and killing off major players in order to take back the town and being so desperate for a leader that they fail to realize they may have just elected a corrupt tyrant who manipulates the law on a whim, meanwhile, the Sloane Gang, realizing how important it is that they’re lead by someone better than the now extra dead Mario Crane, would have a mock election of their own, and ultimately be led by someone far more benevolent than the people now running Gomorra.). But I don’t know. I’m not the Dalai Lama, and I’m certainly not someone on the design team. (Seriously though, sorry if this is annoying to anyone at all. I’m just an idiot who can’t shut up, and made the terrible decision to vomit their rambling thoughts on a page.)
On a completely different note, it might be better to frame this thread as Custom Card thread, like they have on the Netrunner Reddit, and give viewers a theme or mechanic to ponder every so often, letting them explore different design spaces and share their whacky card ideas in a focused setting. Actually, I might just create one if those threads every couple weeks or so. Especially if the designers see it as rude to be giving them blatant design suggestions, and DOUBLE especially if what I’m talking about interfere or work counter with what you originally had in mind for this thread. (Once again, sorry if ANYONE sees this as rude or smug or pompous or pretentious or anything at all.).
I’ve already written way too much. I’m gonna go ahead and keep the rest of my ideas bottled up inside my head. Laters!