I'm making a deck-building card game that has a player acquire cards. These cards have costs and requirements for acquiring them, so if the player does not meet the card's requirements or does not have enough to pay for the card, they cannot acquire it.
I am trying to phrase an effect that allows a player to acquire a card without paying for it even if they do not meet the requirements for acquiring it. I've spent too much time trying to come up with an elegant way of phrasing this, so I have come here for help.
"Ascension" is a card game with similar acquisition elements, however its cards have only costs. This game uses the phrase "acquire [the card] without paying its cost." I like this phrasing because its clear, concise, and is not childish as "for free" might sound. Adding card requirements to this is resulting in long or clunky phrasing.
In short, I'm looking for a nice way to phrase this:
Acquire a card without paying its cost, regardless of restriction
I've thought of and rejected these phrases:
Acquire a card without cost and restriction.
This seems to wrongly imply that one can acquire only a free, unrestricted card.
Freely acquire a card without paying its cost
"Freely" is too vague in meaning. It could mean "at any time" or "as you please."
If there is no good phrase for this, then I am open to adopting a keyword to take the place of this meaning (a common practice in card games). If I should take this route, what keyword would be both appropriate and "catchy?"