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Patrigan
05-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Another question related to the traits of cards

Totems! (http://hextcg.gamepedia.com/Totem)

We recognize one card with the trait totem: Living Totem (http://hextcg.gamepedia.com/Living_Totem).

Primary concern: Is it a totem? Or is it a construct.

We also recognize another totem: Cosmic Totem (http://hextcg.gamepedia.com/Cosmic_Totem).

Secondary concern: Lorewise disconnect. Cosmic Totem does not have the trait "Totem". I know it's not usual to give artifacts the same traits as troops, but it seems like it should be possible here.

Just some concerns. Traits are very important to my lore mind and I hope the designers keep that in account.

Krond
05-07-2014, 09:01 AM
It would make flavor sense to make Cosmic Totem an Artifact - Totem, but if there's no mechanics that interact with it, it doesn't really matter. You can just pretend its a real totem :)

The card developers do have to be careful about adding extraneous attributes to cards. Otherwise you can end up with stuff like Cottontail Ronin being a Troop - Shin'hare Rabbit Warrior Berserker Samurai Soldier Ronin. It might make sense when considering what mechanics might come in the future, but it takes up unnecessary space, and they gotta draw the line somewhere.

Patrigan
05-08-2014, 03:56 AM
It would make flavor sense to make Cosmic Totem an Artifact - Totem, but if there's no mechanics that interact with it, it doesn't really matter. You can just pretend its a real totem :)

The card developers do have to be careful about adding extraneous attributes to cards. Otherwise you can end up with stuff like Cottontail Ronin being a Troop - Shin'hare Rabbit Warrior Berserker Samurai Soldier Ronin. It might make sense when considering what mechanics might come in the future, but it takes up unnecessary space, and they gotta draw the line somewhere.

I can agree with that, but the totem just seems a bit out of place to me :(

Zomnivore
05-09-2014, 07:24 AM
I assume that totems are things that spirits, or artisans bring to life.

Maybe its similar in concept to soul marble?

Dunno maybe they don't know how or if its going to be a thing yet.

whiteyzz
06-23-2014, 10:23 AM
I have a feeling Totems are going to be more fleshed out when Coyote's are expanded upon