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Dedicated Butler

Dedicated Butler

Dedicated Butler

Type: Character Faction: Silver Twilight
Cost: 0 Skill: 1 Icons: (A)
Game Text:
Forced Response: After Dedicated Butler enters play, discard a card from your hand or sacrifice Dedicated Butler.
Action: Sacrifice Dedicated Butler to choose and shuffle a card from your discard pile back into your deck.
Special Attribute: Steadfast - Silver Twilight x1
Set: TOotST
Number: 27
Illustrator: Tim Durning


Dedicated Butler, Unbound!, Wealthy Sponsor, and similar cards all make me ask the following question: did the game designers play test ST before they actually released the ST box?  If so, was ST actually competitive during their play testing?  I don't know if the rest of us are just missing something that the game designers knew, but a card like Dedicated Butler should've never seen the light of day.


A 0-cost character with a penalty?  That's fine, assuming he makes up for the penalty somehow.  One arcane icon and shuffling one card back in the deck, and he's not even a member of the Lodge?  Really?


I applaud the designers trying to go a different route, exploring discard and sacrificing to feed ST's rituals, or guys like Mayor Atkinson who like playing with an empty hand, but this experiment failed.  As a result, about one-third of ST's cards are useless.  Such a shame.

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