Crusaders is meant to be played with play-mats, both for ease of placement but also since the numbers of certain card types is limited. This new mat is smaller and creates natural spaces for players to put their Warrior and Feats Table.
The Supply Pile or deck is placed on the right side to prevent a player from having to reach across cards in play and possibly disturb carefully placed counters on them.
Also added are updates to a player’s turn order. Planning step, Strength Gathering Step (SGS) and a player’s Second Planning Step.
Testing will go on but at least it will be on an eye catching mat.
It’s no secret that Crusaders gameplay required a great deal of revisions over the long development of the game. Most recently, the game had two new terms added to cards in order to clarify timing and save space on the cards with oft repeated terms.
Strength Gathering Step is now SGS
(This will aid in saving space on cards and manage white space on the cards)
Place into Play is now Planning Step.
(This will help to separate cards that must be used during your turn before you attack and cards that stay temporarily in play)