I was just thinking of an idea where there could be a location Sub-type like building that would be type specific i.e, retain the flavour of the trade that added bonuses for the number of cards in play under your control of a particular character sub-type like for clown, this could be "Circus" or the "big-top" or for soldier it could be "barracks", Martial Artist could have "Dojo" etc.
I was also thinking that these cards would have a standard cost of say 4[*][*] but you could play them for free from your opening hand (only before you muligan) so you have less chance of getting them for free....
Bonuses to be decided and input from the community is welcome on these?
Some initial thoughts: I have seen some ideas recently like dragon cave and Ninja Dojo? that could be modified to balance out the cards across all types.
Barracks: X is the number of soldiers you control and the start of each turn pick a character, deal X-2 damage to this character. If you also have a "sword" in play this damage cannot be re-directed.
Pottery House: X is the number of Golems you control. At the end of your turn you may place X-2 tokens on a character. If you have a "Inventor" in play you may divide these tokens amongst as many characters as you choose.
Any thoughts on these type of cards?