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1 being the worst.
3 is average.
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Date Reviewed -
July 21, 2009
Name: Cursed Zone (Event)
Card: SC #083b (Common)
Ability: Reveal this event at the beginning of one
of your turns and place its token anywhere on the
play area (except on an island or
terrain): Any die rolls made for ships within L of
the token get -2 to their results.
Unlike most Events, Cursed Zone stays on the
battlefield for the rest of the game. That puts it
in the same category as a weapon developed much
later in history, poison gas: it can hurt you as
well as the enemy if things go wrong.
There are multiple ways to make good use of a Cursed
Zone. You could drop it right next to a fort, which
will take a penalty on its gunnery rolls, while your
ship hovers just outside the Zone and bangs away at
the fort normally. You could plop it into the middle
of a battle where you've just been rammed; the
reduced roll could work in your favor and keep you
from losing a mast. You could throw it down right
next to an enemy ship that's trying to make it over
a Reef, lowering the reef roll and probably causing
damage to the ship. Or you could play it on a ship
that's about to open fire on you, ruining his shoot
action. But wherever you put it, that's where it
will stay, unless someone uses another event (Favor
of the Gods) to make it go away.
There are plenty of possibilities. Choose wisely,
though, or you might get bitten by your own reduced
rolls later in the game.
Power: 3.6 / 5
Value for points: 3.2 / 5
The Cursed Zone can be used well offensively and
defensively; it all depends on how you use it. Put
it near your shipping lanes to hamper enemy efforts
to shoot or ram your gold ships or put it in the
middle of an enemy formation to hurt their own
chances of surviving ramming and boarding attempts.
It'll stay there for quite awhile, but will also
hurt your ships if you get too close.
The three points you spend on it will last for a
long time too.
I give Cursed Zone a 3.5/5.
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