This new feature lets you restrict which cards get dealt out. You choose 2 numbers, the lowest PWR cards you will include and the highest PWR cards you will include.
Then in your game, any EGIKWm cards that are outside this range will NOT be dealt out. Note: the PWR filter does not effect decks Cz, O, PI, Z, NL, FL, WA, G3, G4, G5, BI, or added Collections. If you add these with the filter on, all those additional decks/Collections will be dealt out without any of their cards restricted.
The PWR filter always uses the most recent stats from these lists:
If an EGIKWm card is not on one of those lists, then we don't have stats on that card for that game size. If the filter is turned on for that particular game size, then that card will be prevented from being dealt out (until some new version of stats has data). For solo games and 5-ER games, the system uses the 4-ER list.
The one exception is banned cards from this list:http://play-agricola.com/forums/index.php?topic=548
All of the banned cards are assumed to have a PWR = 7.0. Therefore even if you uncheck the "-8" check box but you set a PWR filter from say, 4-6, the banned cards will still not be dealt out. To get the banned cards dealt out with the filter on, you must set the high PWR limit to at least 7.0. (However, Rat Catcher will never come out with the PWR Filter on.)