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Recently, I've been seeing a new Frequency stat on Opportunity cards:

example card

On this particular card, the Frequency seems to be set to Ubiquitous:

example frequency

One would imagine that this stat is related to the frequency with which Opportunity cards present themselves, but other then that, is there any more concrete information about what the Frequency stat means?

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Your "deck" of Opportunity cards isn't a literal deck with a known order. Instead, it's a pool of cards: every time you draw, you'll get a random card from this pool of cards, except you'll never draw a card that's currently in your hand. The odds of drawing each card from this pool is weighted by its Frequency.

It has long been known that some cards are more common than others, and you'll occasionally find advice to "trim your deck" by dropping various Connections below 5 (so that you don't draw the fairly-common "conflict cards" of, say, Revolutionaries vs. Rubbery Men). Other cards, like the Recurring Dreams: Death by Water cards, are rarer, but required for some Ambitions (and also for Seeking Mr. Eaten's Name, which is a terrible idea). Personally, I'm still exploring the mid-game content, so I haven't seen a need to optimize my Opportunity deck for anything specific yet; who knows when I'll need some Connected: Rubbery Men?

I don't have any hard evidence yet for exactly what each level of Frequency means, but now that it's a publicly-displayed value, we can start looking for precise answers. (Or, more likely, imprecise answers; "Standard" frequency might mean a weight from 4 to 6, or some such.)

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Frequency determines how often a specific card is likely to be drawn, relative to others. A card essentially is in the deck a number of times equal to its Frequency's value -- so, for instance, a Rare card will be drawn once (on average) for every 100 times you draw any given Standard card.

Frequencies above Frequent are generally reserved for holiday content, because of its time-sensitive nature.

The possible frequencies, and the associated rarity values, are:

  • Rare (1)
  • Unusual (20)
  • Very Infrequent (50)
  • Infrequent (80)
  • Standard (100)
  • Frequent (200)
  • Abundant (500)
  • Ubiquitous (1000)

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