I've discussed this a little bit in an earlier thread (https://www.warlight.net/Forum/94408-taking-warlight-next-level
), but I decided to flag this idea here in a separate post, since it seems interesting.
Here's the idea:
We know that Recon and Surveillance cards allow us to change the Fog settings for a given player for a temporary period. For instance, even though the map has Normal Fog, you can play a Reconaissance card and suddenly you have "No Fog" in a selected area (even if the game uses Light Fog or Heavy Fog, for example).
Can this be used to create new "Fog Cards"?
I'd love to see a card which allows you to "light up" an area for all to see. Like a Recon card, but it shows the selected area to EVERYONE playing. This could have all kinds of interesting uses.
I can also imagine some very interesting cards which temporarily assign *higher* levels of Fog to parts of the map.
You have a large army coming through to attack your enemy, so you play a "Fog" card to hide a certain bonus while you take it over. You must play blind, but you're confident you've prepared enough and your opponent's income is low enough that you will win.
Or maybe you want to create some Blockades to defend an area, but you don't have enough armies to stop your opponent. So you play a Complete Fog card on a bonus and then Blockade it. Your opponent can still break through, but will he dare? He may wait to get some Recon cards first, buying you time to raise an army for defense.
Interesting possibilities, right?
Now, also keep in mind that the duration of Recon cards can be changed in the Settings!
That means that a clever person could set the duration arbitrarily high (e.g. 1000 turns) and then use these cards to create very interesting scenarios. Play a "Reveal all" card on a section of the map, and for the rest of the game, everyone can see what happens there. Would be great in a map with a strategic chokepoint or a "capital city" (the Game of Thrones map, or some Roman Empire maps).
Play a "Dense Fog" on a part of the map, and that area becomes difficult for anyone to explore and conquer. You could use that to create an "asteroid belt" or an "impassable swamp".
Thoughts? Is this possible? What other clever uses of this technology can you imagine?
Edited 9/6/2015 16:28:14