The encounter is from the Administration Building, and it reads as follows:
You meet a research assistant who is quite taken with you. Roll 1d6. You gain that many free movement points, to be used immediately on any Tome or other item that requires an expenditure of movement points to use.
The question is this: Assuming I have such an item and I roll enough MPs to make ends meet, but I don't want to use that item right now, am I required to do so?
We typically play that when an encounter gives you a choice, you can choose one way or the other, but if it doesn't give you a choice, you must do what it says. I'm not sure if that's an official rule or a house rule, to be honest, but I know it's a common way of playing for many people, from I what recall of past forum discussions.
Obviously I must roll the die, that much is clear. If I don't roll enough MPs to activate my item then the question is moot. However, if I do roll enough MPs, must I activate my item even if I don't want to?
I played that I must (because we also play with Arkham's Razor in full effect) and it made no difference in the end, but I'm curious to hear your opinions. Also, was this encounter removed/edited in the revised version of this expansion?