Heavy Cardboard Livestream & Animal Abilities Update #9: The Pig
Before we finish the Great Race, tonight Heavy Cardboard will livestream a full playthrough of Race for the Chinese Zodiac! Below is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjul9R7dDsE
Be sure to check it out at 7PM Eastern tonight!
It was late in the day before the last to make it into the 12 arrived. It turned out to be the Pig. Partway through the race, the generous Pig had indulged itself in a sizable snack and an after-meal nap. Nonetheless, the Pig was pleasantly surprised to find itself in the top 12 and in the Chinese Zodiac!
There are 3 different types of Pig in the game, all dependent on the number of players. The ability of the Pig also triggers when the Pig plays either the highest or lowest numbered Action card. Here's a breakdown of what the Pig receives for the various player counts:
3-Player Game: Lowest numbered Action card = (1) 1-Energy card OR 1 Karma
4-Player Game: Highest or Lowest numbered Action card = (1) 1-Energy card OR 1 Karma
5-Player Game: Highest or Lowest numbered Action card = (1) 1-Energy card OR 1 Karma OR 1 extra Movement
Playing the Pig, you should be aware of the situation for all other players. Your goal is twofold: play either the Highest or Lowest numbered Action card and be the only player that plays that card! Doing so every round will build a major stockpile of resources (or, in a 5-player game, movement). The extra Karma will come in handy as the Pig may need to spend Karma for playing a lower numbered Action card frequently in the game. However, you must always be cognizant of the hand limit when playing as the Pig: 8 Karma; 12 Energy cards. Also, remember that the 7-Repeat Action card's number remains a 7 for all purposes, including the comparison of highest or lowest numbered Action card for the Pig.
2019 is the Year of the Pig!
The Years of the Pig include: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031. People with Chinese zodiac Pig sign are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy to endure other people's mistakes, which help them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships.
More on the Year of the Pig (including Lucky numbers, Lucky signs, etc.): Year of the Pig