In a new game that hasn’t started yet. I deployed a Woodland Bard. I used her Summon Mage power, fully expecting that one of the mages in my deck would appear, giving me an extra hero at the start of the game.
The power just says that population will be drawn from the nearest settlement. Since this was the start of the game, I only had the 1 settlement - the one I was in. You can’t get any nearer than the one you’re in. I was expecting the population to be drawn from that settlement. Instead, I got a message saying “No population” (or something like that). The attempt still cost me the 12 mana points, which is a heavy price to pay for something that couldn’t work to begin with. I’m mostly bummed about the loss of 12 mana. That hurts at the begging of the game.
I have a series of questions:
- So my question is, is this correct?
- Should the power have fired and a mage drawn from the currently occupied settlement?
- Could it simply be that it pulled one of the Troll mage cards and there is no population for that? If so, shouldn’t it not select a card that can’t be played?
- If this is all correct as it happened, should the power simply have been blacked out saying it was unavailable until a settlement is available?