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Pious Carabiniere

Pious Carabiniere

Pious Carabiniere

Type: Character Faction: The Agency
Cost: 3 Skill: 3 Icons: (C)(C)(I)
Game Text:
Conspirator. Government.
Response: After a conspiracy card enters play, search your deck for an event card, reveal it and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your deck.
Flavor Text: Usi obbedir Tacendo e tacendo morir.
Set: TiV
Number: 2
Illustrator: Alexandre Dainche


The fact that Pious Carabiniere is non-unique is his strong selling point.  Compare him to Special Agent Clarkston: the Carabiniere's ability will trigger less often and removes the inherent surprise element of an event, while Clarkston's ability triggers often in the right deck and can be awesome if you're not using Wilson Stewart.  Clarkston suffers from Loyal and the fact that you can only have 1 of him on the table.  Meanwhile, you can have 3 Carabinieres on the table at once, which means you'd be hurting for arcane, but you'd be pretty tough otherwise.


While I don't like losing the surprise element of the event I'm fetching, this side-effect can be mitigated somewhat with the right events.  Torch the Joint can't be used as a surprise anyway, and something like Eldritch Nexus doesn't really need to be a surprise.  He's also great for splashing into a dual-faction deck where Agency is the minor faction, and he can retrieve events from other factions.  Definitely worth a look.

    • RichardPlunkett likes this
Mar 13 2017 11:20 PM

Even events that benefit from surprise are still usually good to have. I would rather have a Shotgun Blast or Small Price to Pay that my opponent knows about than not have one.

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