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infocorn
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Hello all...

Will be posting the rules-- at least at this juncture-- into a Game Journal in just a moment, but am looking for a little input on the names for the cards in the game.

The quick-and-dirty: PATRONS is a game inspired by cribbage, using 5d6/player and a special deck of 45 cards with various "Patrons" who can use their pull to alter the table. Players get 3 Patrons in their hand and one face-down (it's used for intitiative) and roll 5d6: 1d6 is contributed to the stakes for the round, 1d6 is added to the Tableaux (akin to the flop, river, 5th St. in Hold 'em and/or the Crib in Cribbage, but visible to all players) and keeps 3d6 secret. There's loads more-- see the Journal for PATRONS.

Here's the list of Patrons I've come up with. I don't mind it being anachronistic/mash-up in flavor; there's no underlying story to this game or continuity to worry about, so there's that. I'm not entirely happy with anything preceded by an asterisk (*), with a couple alternatives listed for the *lot (not necessarily RELATED to the one I don't like, simply a replacement). ANY suggestions are welcome, modern, historical, etc. THANKS!

PATRONS:
King
Queen
Prince
Princess
Tycoon
Magnate
Dowager
Anonymous Donor* (Viceroy)
Archbishop
Thespian
Financier
Capo/Don* (eh...I mean...if it's not terribly offensive, I could see organized crime paying for artwork or whatever)
Shah
Vizier
Raja
Caliph
Potentate* (Earl)
Fair Lady* (Duke)
Chamberlain
Astrologer
Magi/Mage/Magus (one of 'em)
Cardinal
Famous Parent* (really hate that one; Prime Minister)
Rich Relation* (No ideas here)
Old Money
Nouveau Riche (spelling?)
Inheritance* (it's not a PERSON, per se; Mayor)
Tax* (Again, not a person; Governor)
CEO
Chairman (of the Board)
President
Elder
Vice President
Knight
Emperor
Tzar
Kaiser
Chief(tan)

Now, I also have some that kill other cards or dice. These aren't PATRONLY necessarily, but do convey a more direct relationship to their card abilities:
Executioner
Hitman
"Fixer"*
Black Ops* (no ideas; I'm reluctant to bring a Ninja in here as...sigh...no. No Ninjas, please.)
Pardon; Hung Jury; Technicality (All these cards cancel another Patron as their only ability...don't care if they're non-human)

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