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Brett Myers
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Saw that at Milwaukee Protospiel, looked pretty neat.
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The problem is this: "Each card is a unique combination of three suits: Color, Shape, and Letter" 

Because what you currently have is "Each card is a unique combination of three suits: Shape[Color], Shape, and Letter."

So, you'll continue to run into trouble as long as you have two suits of non-readable shapes (letters and numbers are readable shapes). 
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Well, it seems to me you can always fall back on old graphic design 101: Do something distinctive and thematic to each class of shapes. For example, make sure all your faction logos are curves, while your "other" shapes are lines and hard angles; make factions solid and outline the other shapes; use shading to give factions a sense of depth, and make the other icons flat; use positive space for one and negative for the other; etc. etc.

And actually, that makes me realize that the problem isn't a graphic design issue, it's a game design issue: what does that shape represent? If you decide how it fits within the theme (it's a geographic region; it's a political alignment; etc.), then the graphic design problem will solve itself.
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Shia LaBeouf draws like this. 
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From too many to name...

1) Find out the song that was #1 the week you were born.
2) Find that song on YouTube.
3) Post that video on your wall without shame

The great entertainer Sammy Davis Jr with his first #1 hit
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Let's help push Matt over the $12,000 mark and unlock the third novel in the Brave New World trilogy. I want to know how this tale is going to end!
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With 40 hours to go, we've cracked 200 backers and $10,000! That unlocks the full-color map of Crescent City (the main setting for the RPG), from Aaron Acevedo.

Earlier today, I also slashed the price of the ultimate stretch goal by $3,000. That means we now only need $2k to unlock both the Shotguns & Sorcery short story and Book 3!

So, come on out and join us to push us over that last hurdle. It all ends Sunday at noon Central Time, so don't delay. Thanks!
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Interesting. Has roots in Othello's capture mechanism, but with strength ratings. That's neat. 

One way to hard-code alignment into the cards is to give them adjacency effects. What I mean by that is, on one or more card edges, add a text block (or icons, etc) that indicate the desired effect. For example, if you want the cards closest to you to have an improved rating, you might create a text block on the top edge of the card that says [ +1 if ^ is aligned to you ]. In your play example above, that would have the effect of giving the blue 2 card a +1 when you played it, making it a 3. Because of the alignment conditions on adjacency, it would primarily affect the cards nearest you. Put it on the left to affect cards on the right, on the bottom to affect cards furthest from you, etc. Obviously, you could choose any effect for this. 
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If you find yourself Chicago-way...I'd be happy to share my copy of RRR with you...
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Are the titles different ranks within the parties? i.e., is the Crown the lowest rank and the Sovereign the highest (or vice versa)? Perhaps you could switch the Title designators to something that more naturally indicates rank - numbers would be fine here. Then you could replace shapes with letters. 

What does the shape suit represent? How is it used within the game? Are all shape suits of equal rank? 

Or, it occurs to me that maybe this game uses three totally un-ranked suits? 
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Any iOS or Android dev aspirants ought to check this out.
 
WOW, the license for the Unity3D Engine for #Android and #iOS is free (as in 100% off, save 800$) until April 8th.

Let's build some awesome stuff with it and don't spend any money! :-)

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Ah, I've conflated The Hobbit with the others. Man, it's been a long time since I watched these!
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This has been a frustration of mine for a long time. It effectively means when I'm playing such a card game with other people who have played it more than I have, I am disadvantaged NOT for any of the reasons it's acceptable to be disadvantaged (other people know the game tactics better, have worked out smart strategies, etc), but for the rather unacceptable reason that they know what the cards say and I don't unless I rudely slow up the game to pick up and squint at every card one at a time. The new Star Treck deck-building game is really bad at this and is worse than Dominion because at least in Dominion you only need to know 10 different cards' texts at a time since each of the 10 stacks all contain the same card. In STDBG, you have to read the tiny text on each and every card flip because the cards are all different.
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Game Designer, Home Brewer, Gardener, Cook
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Geeze, nobody told me there would be an essay portion.

I make stuff. My favorite things to make are games, beer and food. Not always in that order.

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Co-Designer of the game Nanuk, published by Steve Jackson Games.
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