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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: There are 5 different types of districts, each coded with a different colour and provides various advantages for the players. [[AllYourColorsCombined Having all 5 district types in your city will grant you 3 extra points at the end of the game.]]

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: There are 5 different types of districts, each coded with a different colour and provides various advantages for the players. [[AllYourColorsCombined [[SetBonus Having all 5 district types in your city will grant you 3 extra points at the end of the game.]]


* TheCaligula: The Emperor, unlike the King and the Patrician, doesn't take the crown token; instead, they give it to someone who isn't the Emperor itself or the previous owner. Then they get paid a tribute by the newly-crowned player.



* ParanoiaFuel: The Magistrate and the Blackmailer revolve around this trope.
** If you're targeted by a Magistrate's warrant, you must choose between not building a district for that turn, or risk giving the Magistrate a free district.
** If you received a threat from the Blackmailer, you must choose between paying half of your gold, or risk having to pay ''all'' of it.
* PlaceOfProtection: An interesting variation, as the protection comes from the ''character'', rather than the actual ''place'' they are affiliated to, but if you are playing as the Bishop, your districts cannot be touched by the Warlord or Diplomat.

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* ParanoiaFuel: The Magistrate and the Blackmailer revolve around this trope.
PlaceOfProtection:
** If you're targeted by a Magistrate's warrant, you must choose between not building a district for that turn, or risk giving the Magistrate a free district.
** If you received a threat from the Blackmailer, you must choose between paying half of your gold, or risk having to pay ''all'' of it.
* PlaceOfProtection:
An interesting variation, as the protection comes from the ''character'', rather than the actual ''place'' they are affiliated to, but if you are playing as the Bishop, your districts cannot be touched by the Warlord or Diplomat.



* PuppetKing: The Emperor, unlike the King and the Patrician, doesn't take the crown token; instead, they give it to someone who isn't the Emperor itself or the previous owner. Then they get paid a tribute by the newly-crowned player.



* PurpleIsPowerful: The Special district cards, which gives some of the best advantages in the gameplay, are coded with purple.
* ThatOneRule: The Ballroom. If a player builds this and holds the crown (thus calling the order of turns) players must reply "Thank you, Your Excellency" or lose their turn.

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* PurpleIsPowerful: The Special district cards, which gives some of the best advantages in the gameplay, are coded with purple.
* ThatOneRule: The Ballroom. If a player builds this and holds the crown (thus calling the order of turns) players must reply "Thank you, Your Excellency" or lose their turn.
purple.


# Spy: Can name a district color and a player. For every card of that type in that player's hand, the Spy steals one gold from them, and draws one district card from the deck.

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# Spy: Can name a district color and a player. For Tax Collector: If the Tax Collector is one of the characters used in the game, every card of that type in that player's hand, the Spy steals one player must pay a tax whenever they build a district, paying 1 gold from them, into a separate reserve. A player using the Tax Collector character doesn't pay the tax, and draws one district card from instead can take the deck.reserve and add it to their own stash.



# Architect: They can either gain 4 extra gold, or draw 4 extra cards. However, they cannot build districts.

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# Architect: Navigator: They can either gain 4 extra gold, or draw 4 extra cards. However, they cannot build districts.



# Tax Collector: If the Tax Collector is one of the characters used in the game, every player must pay a tax whenever they build a district, paying 1 gold into a separate reserve. A player using the Tax Collector character doesn't pay the tax, and instead can take the reserve and add it to their own stash.

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# Tax Collector: If Spy: Can name a district color and a player. For every card of that type in that player's hand, the Spy steals one gold from them, and draws one district card from the deck. It's actually another #2 card, relegating the Tax Collector is one of the characters used in the game, every player must pay a tax whenever they build a district, paying 1 gold into a separate reserve. A player using the Tax Collector character doesn't pay the tax, and instead can take the reserve and add it from his previous position to their own stash.a #9 card.



* CripplingOverspecialization: The Architect can get tons of resources in a single turn, but they cannot build any district.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: The Architect Navigator can get tons of resources in a single turn, but they cannot build any district.

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* TheCaligula: The Emperor, unlike the King and the Patrician, doesn't take the crown token; instead, they give it to someone who isn't the Emperor itself or the previous owner. Then they get paid a tribute by the newly-crowned player.


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* CripplingOverspecialization: The Architect can get tons of resources in a single turn, but they cannot build any district.


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* DifficultButAwesome: The University and the Dragon Gate are the most expensive districts, costing 6 gold each. Due to their awesomeness, they're worth 8 points.


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** The "Keep" district is this. As a result, it cannot be affected by the Warlord.

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# Spy: Can name a district color and target a player. For every card of that type in that player's hand, the Spy steals one gold from them, and draws one district card from the deck.

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# Spy: Can name a district color and target a player. For every card of that type in that player's hand, the Spy steals one gold from them, and draws one district card from the deck.




In the new 2016 edition, another 9 characters were added:
[[folder:2016 Characters]]
# Magistrate: Can send three face-down warrants towards three other characters. One warrant is signed; when that character builds their first district from that turn, the Magistrate can reveal the signed warrant and add the district into his own city, while the targeted player regains the gold spent.
# Blackmailer: Can send two face-down threats (one marked) towards two other characters. A threatened player can decide to either pay half of their gold, or call the Blackmailer's bluff; in the latter case, the Blackmailer can flip the token and - if it's marked - take all the target's gold.
# Seer: Can take one random card from every other player, then give one card of their choice from their own hand to each player. They can also build two districts at once.
# Patrician: Works similarly to the King, except they get extra cards instead of extra gold.
# Cardinal: Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every blue-coloured district they have at that moment. Also, if they don't have enough gold to build a district, they can take the necessary gold from one other player, giving back an equal amount of cards in return.
# Trader: Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every green-coloured district they have at that moment. For that turn only, green districts do NOT count for the "only one district built per turn" rule.
# Scholar: Can draw seven cards, add one to their hand, and discard the rest. They can also build two districts at once.
# Marshal: They can take another player's district by paying its cost in gold, but only if its cost is 3 gold or less. Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every red-coloured district he has at that moment.
# Tax Collector: If the Tax Collector is one of the characters used in the game, every player must pay a tax whenever they build a district, paying 1 gold into a separate reserve. A player using the Tax Collector character doesn't pay the tax, and instead can take the reserve and add it to their own stash.



** Royal/Noble districts (Yellow): Gives 1 extra gold for the King.
** Religious districts (Blue): Gives 1 extra gold for the Bishop.
** Trading districts (Green): Gives 1 extra gold for the Merchant.
** Military districts (Red): Gives 1 extra gold for the Warlord.

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** Royal/Noble districts (Yellow): Gives 1 extra gold for the King.
King, the Emperor, or the Patrician.
** Religious districts (Blue): Gives 1 extra gold for the Bishop.
Bishop, the Cardinal, or the Abbot.
** Trading districts (Green): Gives 1 extra gold for the Merchant.
Merchant or the Trader.
** Military districts (Red): Gives 1 extra gold for the Warlord.Warlord, the Diplomat, or the Marshal.



* LowFantasy: The selectable characters includes a Magician (and, from the expansion pack, a Witch and a Wizard), while one of the districts is called the School of Magic. Despite this, magic doesn't play a significant role in the gameplay (since the main focus of the game is to build cities and not RPG-based combat), and no non-human characters appear to exist in the game's setting.

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* LowFantasy: The selectable characters includes a Magician (and, from the expansion pack, packs, a Witch Witch, a Wizard, and a Wizard), Seer), while one of the districts is called the School of Magic. Despite this, magic doesn't play a significant role in the gameplay (since the main focus of the game is to build cities and not RPG-based combat), and no non-human characters appear to exist in the game's setting.



* PlaceOfProtection: An interesting variation, as the protection comes from the ''character'', rather than the actual ''place'' they are affiliated to, but if you are playing as the Bishop, your districts cannot be touched by the Warlord or Diplomat.

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* NoSell: The Assassin, the Witch and the Magistrate are all immune to the Thief.
* ParanoiaFuel: The Magistrate and the Blackmailer revolve around this trope.
** If you're targeted by a Magistrate's warrant, you must choose between not building a district for that turn, or risk giving the Magistrate a free district.
** If you received a threat from the Blackmailer, you must choose between paying half of your gold, or risk having to pay ''all'' of it.
* PlaceOfProtection: An interesting variation, as the protection comes from the ''character'', rather than the actual ''place'' they are affiliated to, but if you are playing as the Bishop, your districts cannot be touched by the Warlord or Diplomat. Diplomat.
* PyrrhicVictory: The winner is not the player who first "completed" their own city (by building 8 districts), but who has the most points. Because of this, a player can fill their own city with cheap districts and end the game, only to discover that their opponent - who has less districts, but richer and more variegated - has more points. It's [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] because players receive bonus points if they complete their city (and even more if they were the first in doing so).


# Thief: Steals all the gold from another character except the assassin.

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# Thief: Steals all the gold from another character except the assassin.assassin and the assassin's target.



# King: Receives the "king" token, which means they would initiate the character selection and choose the first character card. They would also receive an extra gold for every yellow-coloured they build.
# Bishop: Players receives an extra gold for every blue-coloured district they build. Also, their districts cannot be destroyed by the warlord.
# Merchant: Receives 1 extra gold per turn. Also gains an extra gold for each green-coloured district they build.
# Architect: Player can draw 2 extra cards. They can also build up to 3 districts at once.
# Warlord: Can destroy another player's district (by paying the cost of the particular district minus 1 gold). Gains 1 extra gold for every red-coloured district they build.

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# King: Receives the "king" token, which means they would initiate the character selection and choose the first character card. They would also receive Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every yellow-coloured district they build.
have at that moment.
# Bishop: Players receives Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every blue-coloured district they build. have at that moment. Also, their districts cannot be destroyed by they're immune to the warlord.
skills of rank 8 characters.
# Merchant: Receives 1 extra gold per turn. Also gains Also, once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for each green-coloured every green -coloured district they build.
have at that moment.
# Architect: Player can Can draw 2 extra cards. They can also build up to 3 districts at once.
# Warlord: Can destroy another player's district (by paying the cost of the particular district minus 1 gold). Gains 1 Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every red-coloured district they build.
have at that moment.



[[folder:Additional Character Set]]
# Witch: Bewitches another character; a bewitched character cannot use skills nor build districts, while the Witch can build districts and use the skills of the bewitched character. However, if the Witch attempts to bewitch a character that isn't held by any player, she loses the chance to build a district for that turn.
# Spy: Can name a district color and target a player. For every card of that type in that player's hand, the Spy steals one gold from them, and draws one district card from the deck.
# Wizard: Can see another player's hand and steal one card; the stolen district can be immediately built without counting for the "one district built per turn" limit, or added to the Wizard's hand. Also, the Wizard can build a district even if there's already a district with that name in his city.
# Emperor: Must take the "king" token from the current player and give it to someone else (not himself); in exchange, he takes one coin or card from the crowned player. Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every yellow-coloured district they have at that moment.
# Abbott: Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold and/or card for every blue-coloured district they have at that moment. Also, once per turn, they can take one gold from the richest player - but only if they themselves aren't the richest player.
# Alchemist: At the end of their turn, regains all gold spent on building districts.
# Architect: They can either gain 4 extra gold, or draw 4 extra cards. However, they cannot build districts.
# Diplomat: Can trade one of their own districts in exchange another player's district (paying the gold difference if the other player's district is more expensive). Once per turn, they can gain an extra gold for every red-coloured district he has at that moment.

Additionally, the expansion has two characters with the number 9:
* Artist: Can beautify up to two districts per turn, spending 1 gold each. A beautified district has a cost 1 gold higher than normal.
* Queen: Gains 3 gold if they're seated next to a rank 4 character (King or Emperor), even if that character was assassinated.
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* Brainwashed: The Witch is able to "bewitch" another character, and would assume their turn, being able to use the "Bewitched" character's special powers to the Witch's own advantage. The player whose character is "bewitched" gets the standard amount of resources (coins or cards) for themselves, but cannot use powers or build districts.


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* {{Foil}}: Characters with the same rank tend to be foils of each other and share common themes:
** 1: Characters that can disable the actions of other characters.
** 2: Furtive characters. They steal gold from other characters.
** 3: Magic users. Their skills manipulate players' hands (their own or someone else's).
** 4: Royalty. They gain resources from yellow districts, and can manipulate the "king" token.
** 5: Religious figures. They gain resources from blue districts, and their skills force other players to "help".
** 6: Characters involved with money. Their skills revolve around gaining gold and/or green districts.
** 7: Scholars and experts. Their skills revolve around drawing cards and/or building districts.
** 8: Military figures. They affects districts built by other players, and gain resources from red districts.
** 9: Other characters that don't fit the previous categories.


# Thief: Steals all the gold from another character.

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# Thief: Steals all the gold from another character.character except the assassin.


* Brainwashed: The Witch is able to "bewitch" another character, and would assume their turn, being able to use the "Bewitched" character's special powers to the Witch's own advantage. The player whose character is "bewitched" gets the standard amount of resources (coins or cards) for themselves, but cannot use powers or build districts.



* KillAndReplace: The Witch is able to "bewitch" another character, and would assume their turn, being able to use the "Bewitched" character's special powers to the Witch's own advantage. The player whose character is "bewitched" will ''lose'' their turn and is, for all intents and purposes, dead.

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[[caption-width-right:257:A game of medieval cities, nobles and intrigue.]]


* PurpleIsPowerful: The Special district cards, which gives some of the best advantages in the gameplay, are coded with purple.

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* PurpleIsPowerful: The Special district cards, which gives some of the best advantages in the gameplay, are coded with purple.purple.
* ThatOneRule: The Ballroom. If a player builds this and holds the crown (thus calling the order of turns) players must reply "Thank you, Your Excellency" or lose their turn.


Within the gameplay, the players must compete with each other to build a complete city with 8 districts (though the number can be reduced to shorten the game's play time). The game ends when a player completed their city, and the player with the highest amount of points wins.

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Within To play the gameplay, game, the players must compete with each other to build a complete city with 8 districts (though the number can be reduced to shorten the game's play time). The game ends when a player completed their city, and the player with the highest amount of points wins.


The objective in the game is for the players to build their own city consisting of 8 districts (though you can reduce this number to shorten the game's play time). The game ends when a player completed their city, and the player with the highest amount of points wins.

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The objective in Within the game is for gameplay, the players must compete with each other to build their own a complete city consisting of with 8 districts (though you can reduce this the number can be reduced to shorten the game's play time). The game ends when a player completed their city, and the player with the highest amount of points wins.


* NoPlotNoProblem: Although the game provides a very elaborate setting with rather complicated rules about the characters' dynamics and district-based strategy, there's no actual plot/storyline to play as beyond "build better districts than the other players to earn the most points by the end of the game". The characters don't even come with any backstory, since they are not meant to be individual persons, but a representative of various classes/occupations within a kingdom.

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* NoPlotNoProblem: Although the game provides a very elaborate setting with rather complicated rules about the characters' dynamics and district-based strategy, there's no actual plot/storyline to play as beyond "build better districts than the other players to earn the most points by the end of the game". The characters don't even come with any backstory, since they are not meant to be individual persons, but a representative of various classes/occupations within a kingdom.


* NoPlotNoProblem: Although the game provides a very elaborate setting with rather complicated rules about the characters' dynamics and district-based strategy, there's no actual story to the game beyond "build better districts than the other players to earn the most points by the end of the game". Also the characters have no backstory, since they are not meant to be individual persons, but a representative of various classes/occupation within a kingdom.

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* NoPlotNoProblem: Although the game provides a very elaborate setting with rather complicated rules about the characters' dynamics and district-based strategy, there's no actual story plot/storyline to the game play as beyond "build better districts than the other players to earn the most points by the end of the game". Also the The characters have no don't even come with any backstory, since they are not meant to be individual persons, but a representative of various classes/occupation classes/occupations within a kingdom.

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