What is Burning? ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Burning is a crucial strategy in Checkmate, involving permanently removing an item card from the game's circulation. This deliberate action is taken by players like you to upgrade an item or to influence the rarity and value of the remaining items in the game ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿƒ.

When you burn an Avatar trait or card, it is effectively destroyed, meaning it can no longer be used or traded within the game ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ. This process is vital for maintaining the balance and value of cards in Checkmate.

How Does Card Burning Occur? ๐Ÿค”

  1. Fusing: One of the main ways to burn cards is through fusing. You can select three identical cards to fuse into a new card of higher value or rarity ๐Ÿ”—. The original cards used in this fusion process are 'burned' and are permanently removed from the game ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

  2. End-of-Season Actions: At the end of each season, certain cards might be automatically burned as part of Checkmate's mechanisms to maintain the game's balance and the uniqueness of Avatar traits and card collections ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

Impact on Scarcity and Value ๐Ÿ’ธ

  • Creating Scarcity: Burning reduces the number of specific cards available in the game, thus increasing their scarcity ๐Ÿ“‰. This scarcity can make the remaining cards more desirable and valuable.

  • Increasing Rarity and Value: As a direct result of increased scarcity, burned cards become rarer and potentially more valuable in the game's economy ๐Ÿ’Ž. Over time, a once common card might become a rare collectible.

Strategic Considerations ๐Ÿง 

  • Player Decisions: You need to decide strategically which cards to burn. This involves weighing the potential future value of a card against the immediate benefits of burning it for fusion or other advantages โš–๏ธ.

  • Market Dynamics: The burn mechanism adds a dynamic layer to the game's economy. As the availability and rarity of cards change due to burning, you'll need to adapt your strategies accordingly ๐Ÿ”„๐Ÿ’น.

Burning introduces a strategic depth to Checkmate, allowing you, the player, to have a direct impact on the game's economy and overall strategy. By understanding and utilizing the burning mechanism, you can enhance your gameplay, create a more valuable collection, and engage in the game's economy at a deeper level. This guide aims to make you proficient in burning strategies to maximize your success in Checkmate.

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