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Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Topic Start: October 06, 2016, 10:33:47 PM »
What other lord actions could reasonably be extended to a steward?

I'll start it off with...repairing and building fortifications.
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Re: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #1: October 06, 2016, 11:56:24 PM »
Not sure about building, but 100% agree with repairing.
Actually, I see stewards as managers who can maintain the region in lord's absence but should not be able to make big decisions. Like they should be able to buy food, draft and recruit troops, repair walls, fill the bounty pots and hold courts. But no bulding anything, no changing taxation settings, no estate actions, etc.
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Re: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #2: October 07, 2016, 01:24:32 AM »
Drafting can have serious consequences and recruiting militia can put a heavy dent on the region's income, so I'd be less encouraged towards those. Definitely agree about no taxation, estate changes, or new buildings. Maybe guilds and temples though? Not sure.

Courts should probably stay lords-only too. Judges already have the ability to hold courts and if anyone else were to gain that court-holding ability, I think it should be dukes before stewards; I don't think we need to increase court-holders at all. Though if it were, maybe the risk of court failing from upset crowd might be increased for anyone besides the lord. Stewards because of 'not enough authority', judges and dukes because 'too removed from the region'. Sorry, I tangented...

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Re: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #3: October 07, 2016, 02:23:58 AM »
Stewards should be able to steal tax gold like bankers XD

I agree with being able to build guilds but not temples.

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Re: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #4: October 07, 2016, 01:34:52 PM »
If we add advantages to stewards I think we should add some potential risks as well.
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Re: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #5: October 10, 2016, 08:17:05 PM »
Holding Courts would be nice
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Re: Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #6: May 17, 2018, 02:23:09 AM »
This is an old one but I have some thoughts. For a while I've had the idea that lords should be able to delegate more powers to knights with specific titles. The Steward currently controls food. Other powers could go to other roles, for example:

Region Judge: Can Hold Court
Captain of the Guard: Can recruit and disband militia
Master Mason: Can upgrade and repair fortifications possible all buildings

This would be a great way for newer players with knights to learn the ins and outs of some of the mechanics. It will drive interaction between knights and their lords, and create potential for intrigue and conflict.

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Re: Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #7: May 17, 2018, 03:03:33 AM »
I rather like this as a way to add to knight game but not give any one knight too much influence, especially as we put more emphasis on density and discouraging a lord per region/everyone-a-lord. I would note that each role should be unique to a knight, a knight can't have multiple roles.

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Re: Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #8: May 17, 2018, 03:46:48 AM »
Definitely one role per knight.

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Re: Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #9: May 17, 2018, 08:46:07 AM »
I'm afraid we currently do not have enough knights per region for such functionality to be very useful?

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Re: Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #10: May 23, 2018, 01:00:08 AM »
I'm afraid we currently do not have enough knights per region for such functionality to be very useful?

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Re: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #11: May 23, 2018, 03:33:02 AM »
Stewards should be able to steal tax gold like bankers XD

I agree with being able to build guilds but not temples.

This! That way bankers can get away with it :p
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Re: Brainstorming: More Steward Abilities
« Reply #12: May 23, 2018, 12:06:30 PM »
Changing armies for the knights!

It is a chore for the region lord and something to do for a steward. When region lord is semi-inactive for some period of time then a steward could very well prevent the knights from suffering from such inactivity.

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