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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
this only in response to a character being
played. X is that character’s numeric cost. Pay
X. EFFECT: The character enters play under your
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Date Reviewed - 12.22.06
||The end of
Sarcophyle week brings us a slight departure from
the previous 4 cards. Instead of being a Sarcophyle
or making Sarcophyles, this one refers to them! The
uncommon Rogue Tactic Forced Recruitment.
“Busty sarcophyles…my only weakness! Bored with her
pallid harem, the sarcophyle mistress is always
hungry for handsome new playthings.”
I’d say this one counts!
Forced Recruitment, unlike yesterday’s Sarcophyle
Matriculation, does in fact steal characters from
your opponent. For a cost of 2 + the cost of the
character you plan on stealing, and with a threshold
of 2, let the thievery begin. Rogues pretty much
have the market cornered when it comes to this type
of thing. Rapine, Catastrophic Betrayal even
Jackmove and Grand Theft All. All are used to thwart
your opponent’s plans in the worst way. Instead of
them pulling their nasty tricks on you, you get to
turn the tables and do it to them instead.
Forced Recruitment won’t likely be used to snag any
fatties; it’ll just be too expensive unless you’re
planning ahead for it. But to steal a Pluck or Tax
Attorney (amongst many other 2 or less cost
characters) would be just too much fun!
In limited, you’re happy to see this card in your
card pool. In constructed, it’s an Ace in the hole.
Recruitment has always been a controversial card.
Originally the discussion was about the art, though
with the First Edition release that conversation has
all but disappeared.
The current discussion is whether its worth keeping
a bunch of extra resources around on your opponent's
turn on the off chance they have a character worth
stealing. I think it is- you pay two + x in order to
gain a card and have them waste x resources. Plus,
if they don't play a worth while character, you can
always spend those resources to draw cards or on