Sure, I want to use Talisman. And maybe the two Keeper roles are strictly better (I haven't bothered to actually look at Unicorn's Seeker cards since...well, ever; we've never had a Seeker role). But one of the things I hate about the assigned role mechanic is that it artificially gates me off from part of my card collection for no good reason and locks me into a specific deckshape (want to play around with double province types instead of higher influence? Have fun playing another clan, then). And at this point, every single faction can choose between a Keeper and a Seeker role except Unicorn. Which yanks my chain.
If it’s any consolation, I voted for Seeker of Void for Unicorn this year. Then when it looked like we were getting Seeker of Fire or Seeker of Water I pledged my support for the latter - with Keeper of Water as my second option.
I agree that not having access to a Seeker role is rather restrictive. However I think the idea at Gencon given that we had first pick was to safeguard a Keeper role for the next 8 months, which I can understand. I just wish it had been Water not Fire.
Personally as an occasional Crab player too i think Seeker of Earth is a great role for Crab. In fact I think every Clan has done well out of this apart from Dragon (Keeper of Void....why?!). The problem is though that I think Unicorn feel they’ve struck gold with Keeper of Fire when really we should have been looking to strike Platinum. Is having access to Feast of Famine going to be enough of a boost given that Meditations was already our second-strongest Province when combined with Talisman?