Shaper is one of the available specialtyYour Ranger’s specialty represents the training and experience of your Ranger’s adulthood and the specialized training they bring to the Rangers. There are four specialty sets: • Artificer • Conciliator • Explorer •... Read more setsAll cards are organized into sets. Which set a given card belongs to is noted along either the bottom edge, or the bottom left, of each card.Additionally, path card sets have an icon... Read more for Ranger decks.
Many years ago, you walked the perilous stair to the monastery at the top of Blind Peak where, through decades of study and practice in the Floating Tower, you learned to focus your intent and alter reality through the use of a conduitWhen you have a card with the conduit keyword equipped, you can play manifestation cards from your hand by spending one token from the conduit. Read more, a wonder of modern technology, inoperable by any but the most disciplined and self-aware. Shaper cards require you to include a special piece of gearGear are Ranger cards that have ongoing effects or abilities that you can trigger during your turn (or at other times specified on the card). When they are played, gear cards are equipped... Read more called a conduitWhen you have a card with the conduit keyword equipped, you can play manifestation cards from your hand by spending one token from the conduit. Read more in your deck. With it, they make use of powerful abilities that can manipulate parts of the game system that are usually inaccessible to others.
Life as a Shaper
Shapers hold a uniqueA Ranger cannot have two cards with the unique keyword and with the same name from their deck in play at the same time. If you play a second copy of the same... Read more place in the community. All shapers have studied at the monastery atop Blind Peak, but very few leave. Those who do often become hermits, living in relative solitude in remote and sometimes inhospitable locations, pondering the greater mysteries of the universe and mindfully shaping the circumstances of their lives.
The few who rejoin their communities are held in high esteem, for a shaper must display tremendous discipline and wisdom to be entrusted with the power to alter the very fabric of reality, so they often serve as councilors to conciliators and Elders alike, providing uniqueA Ranger cannot have two cards with the unique keyword and with the same name from their deck in play at the same time. If you play a second copy of the same... Read more insight.
On occasion, groups of shapers will descend from the monastery to perform amazing feats that take years to complete—like shaping dolewood trees into the village of Branch or teasing stone from the Earth to create Stoneweaver Bridge.
It is rare for a shaper to join the Rangers, but those who do are some of the most individually capable humans in the Valley.