Age of Rennaisance Cards

Card

Epoch

Discarded?

Notes

Alchemistís Gold

1

No

A player of your choice must pay half written cash to Banker. Penalty cannot exceed current cash. Cash already spent on Patronage defense is not vulnerable. Voided by Laws of Matter. If all players have Laws of Matter, this card becomes an unplayable Misery burden.

Armor

1

Yes

A temporary Arms advantage enhances your trading ventures. You win all attack ties this turn (including War). Add 1 to your competition totals this turn on both offense and defense. Voided by Long Bow or Gunpowder. If voided, Armor becomes an unplayable Misery burden.

Charlemagne

1

Yes

Gives 20 point discount to Nationalism (W)

Civil War

1

No

A player of your choice is struck by Civil War. He gains one Misery. Any ● in his Capital is reduced to ■. He must lose his choice of half of his last recorded cash or half of his tokens. At start of the Expansion Phase, his Order of Play position becomes last.

Cloth/Wine

1

No

Can be used to pay out Cloth or Wine, but not both.

The Crusades

1

No

Place one of your ● markers anywhere within Area VI and remove any other markers in that Province. Gain one Misery. This card increases the credits for Walter the Penniless if he is also played this turn. Voided by Mongol Armies in Epoch 2 or 3 and becomes an unplayable Misery Burden.

Dionysus Exiguus

1

Yes

Gives 20 point discount to Written Record (N)

Enlightened Ruler

1

No

Play on yourself to void the effects of Mysticism, Religeous Strife, Civil War, Revolutionary Uprisings, Rebellion, and Alechmistís Gold for the rest of the turn. This card will not void those effects if already inflicted.

Famine

1

No

All players gain four spaces on the Misery Index minus one space for each Grain Province they dominate. Holding Improved Agriculture also reduces the penalty by one space.

Fur

1

No

Pays out Fur commodity

Ivory/Gold

1

No

Can be used to pay out Ivory or Gold, but not both.

Metal

1

No

Pays out Metal commodity

Mysticism Abounds

1

No

All players gain four spaces on the Misery Index minus one space for each Science Advance held. This card becomes a worthless Misery burden if all players own all four Sciences.

Papal Decree

1

No

You may ban the acquisistion by all players of any Advance in one of the following three categories: Science, Religion, Exploration. Voided by Religeous Strife played in the same turn. When Religeous Strife occurs in Epoch 3, this card becomes an unplayable Misery burden.

Pirates/Vikings

1

No

Reduce any ● to a ■ in any coastal Province of your choice. If played during Epoch 2, reduce two ●s. If played during Epoch 3, reduce three ●s.

Rashid ad Din

1

Yes

Gives 10 point discount on each of Written Record (N) and Overland East (R)

Rebellion

1

No

Local conflict occurs in any Province of your choice except New World and foreign capitals. Any ● in that Province is reduced to a ■.

Revolutionary Uprisings

1

No

Each player gains one space on the Misery Index for each Commerce Advance he holds.

Saint Benedict

1

Yes

Gives 10 point discount on each of Written Record (N) and Patronage (E)

Silk

1

No

Pays out Silk commodity.

Spice

1

No

Pays out Spice commodity.

Stirrups

1

Yes

A temporary Arms advantage enhances your trading ventures. You win all Attack ties this turn (including War). Add 1 to all your competition totals this turn on offense and defense except against the player currently using Armor. Voided by Long Bow or Gunpowder. If voided, becomes an unplayable Misery burden.

Stone

1

No

Pays out Stone commodity. Two cards available.

Timber

1

No

Pays out Timber commodity.

Walter the Penniless

1

Yes

Gives 20 point discount on Overland East (R). If played during the same turn as The Crusades, discount increases to 30.

War!

1

No

Declare War on any player. Each player rolls one die. Nationalism and Military Advantages modify their ownerís die by +1. Highest total gains one Misery, lowest total gains two Misery. The difference between the modified die rolls is the amount of supportable ●s the loser must cede to the winner (loserís choice). If tied, both sides gain one Misery and continue resolution in each succeeding round of the Play Cards Phase until one side wins.

Wool

1

No

Pays out Wool commodity. Two cards available.

Black Death

2

No

Select one Area to be hit by the plague. All ■s in that Area are returned to their respective stocks. Then reduce all ● markers of all players in that Area to a single ■ per province.

Christopher Columbus

2

Yes

Gives 30 point discount each to New World (U) and Ocean Navigation (T)

Cloth

2

No

Pays out Cloth commodity.

Desiderius Erasmus

2

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each to Printed Word (O) and Renaissance (Q)

Grain

2

No

Pays out Grain commodity. Two cards available.

Gunpowder

2

Yes

A temporary Arms advantage enhances your trading ventures.  You win all attack ties this turn (including War).  Add 1 to all your competition totals this turn on both offense and defense.  Voids Armor and Stirrups and turns them into Misery burdens.

Ibn Majid

2

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each on Ocean Navigation (T) and Cosmopolitan (Y)

Johann Gutenberg

2

Yes

Gives 30 point discount on Printed Word (O)

Long Bow

2

Yes

A temporary Arms advantage enhances your trading ventures.  You win all attack ties this turn (including War).  Add 1 to all your competition totals this turn on both offense and defense except against the player currently using Gunpowder.  Voids Armor and Stirrups and turns them into Misery burdens.

Marco Polo

2

Yes

Gives 20 point discount on Cosmopolitan (Y) and Overland East (R).  If played after Mongol Armies, discount increases to 40 each.

Metal

2

No

Pays out Metal commodity.

Mongol Armies

2

Yes

Collect $10 from the Bank.  Marco Polo credits are doubled if played hereafter.  The Crusades event becomes an unplayable Misery burden.

Nicolaus Copernicus

2

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each on The Heavens (A) and Institutional Research (X)

Prince Henry

2

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each on Ocean Navigation (T) and Institutional Research (X).

Religeous Strife

2

No

All players increase Misery one space for each Religeon Advance they hold.  Voids Papal Decree if played in same turn.  If played in Epoch 3, the Papal Decree card becomes an unplayable Misery burden.

Silk

2

No

Pays out Silk commodity.

Spice

2

No

Pays out Spice commodity.

Timber

2

No

Pays out Timber commodity.  Two cards available.

William Caxton

2

Yes

Gives 20 point discount on Printed Word (O).

Wine

2

No

Pays out Wine commodity.

Andreas Vesalius

3

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each to Human Body (B) and Enlightenment (D)

Bartolome de Las Casas

3

Yes

Gives 30 point discount on Cosmopolitan (Y)

Cloth

3

Yes

Pays out Cloth commodity.

Fur

3

Yes

Pays out Fur commodity.

Galileo Galilei

3

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each to The Heavens (A) and Renaissance (Q)

Gold

3

Yes

Pays out Gold commodity.

Henry Oldenburg

3

Yes

Gives 30 point discount to Enlightenment (D)

Leonardo Da Vinci

3

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each to Master Art (P), Human Body (B), and Renaissance (Q)

Metal

3

Yes

Pays out Metal commodity.

Silk

3

Yes

Pays out Silk commodity.

Sir Isaac Newton

3

Yes

Gives 20 point discount each to Laws of Matter (C) and Enlightenment (D)

Spice

3

Yes

Pays out Spice commodity.

Wine

3

Yes

Pays out Wine commodity.