SUD Definitions

Welcome to the SUD definitions page! Here, we describe what 4X means for us, as well as the key attributes in which we believe all Smash Up cards can be categorized under. Check them out below!

We have redefined what the the 4X system means for Smash Up:

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Contains attributes that advance a player by increasing hand size, minion power, or setting up plays to help them stay relevant on a base.

Exploit

Exploit

Contains attributes that enable a player to gain additional VP or improve the efficiency of cards.



Explore

Explore

Contains attributes that allow a player to gain tactical advantages via card insights or movement of cards that are in play.

Exterminate

Exterminate

Contains attributes that limit opposing players' advancement and/or advantages.



Utilizing SUD we can further break down all cards to be classified using the below set of attributes, all of which fall under one of the 4X categories above.

Copy

Copy

Exploit

Abilities that replicate any card attribute such as values, names, identities, or abilties.

Draw

Draw

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Abilities that transition cards from Deck to Hand.

Give

Give

Exploit

Abilities that remove cards from the active player’s card pool and adds them to another player’s card pool.

Play

Play

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Abilities that allow extra cards to enter Play.




Tailor

Tailor

Exploit

Abilities that alter base values, base abilities, or what bases are in play.

Destroy

Destroy

Exterminate

Abilities that transition cards out of Play using the “Destroy” keyword.


Earn

Earn

Exploit

Abilities that increase a player’s VP total.


Move

Move

Explore

Abilities that relocate cards using the “Move” or “Transfer” keywords.



Recover

Recover

Exploit

Abilities that transition cards from Discard to Play, Hand, or Deck.



Take

Take

Exterminate

Abilities that remove cards from another player’s card pool and adds them to the active player’s card pool.

Disable

Disable

Exterminate

Abilities that negate other non-base abilities OR impose restrictions on gameplay mechanics.

Empower

Empower

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Abilities that increase power values.


Nothing

Nothing

Abilities that do not produce an Effect.




Return

Return

Exterminate

Abilities that transition cards from Play to Hand or Deck OR transition cards from Hand to Deck.

View

View

Explore

Abilities that allow a player to see cards in another player's card pool or in a deck.

Discard

Discard

Exterminate

Abilities that transition non-base cards to Discard from Play, Hand, or Deck.

Find

Find

Explore

Abilities that search decks for cards.


Order

Order

Explore

Abilities that control the arrangement of cards in decks.



Secure

Secure

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Abilities that prevent cards from transitioning OR abate undesirable Effects.


Weaken

Weaken

Exterminate

Abilities that decrease power values.

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