Hey, I just uploaded a new Herald in muh thread, and wanted to grab some feedback.
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Heliogabalus is one of many other Arcana from the game Arcana Heart. The Arcana themselves are like deities that watch over their chosen inhabitants, lending them their influence and all the positives and negatives that come with it. Heliogabalus specifically lives in a world of illusion, constantly making the impossible seem real.
In game, Heliogabalus presents a huge problem by massively clogging up the board in terrible ways...sort of. While it does technically "double" the number of monsters on the board while also doubling the amount of ground monsters cover, it also doesn't...do any of that stuff. Technically, Heliogabalus fills the board with nothing. Namely, it makes a TON OF NOTHING.
All the extra monsters created by Heliogabalus are illusions, but it's impossible to tell which monster is the illusion and which monster is the real deal until you force the issue by either evading/fighting one down, or trying to remove it via other means. Fighting is especially annoying since you still have to make the horror check (the illusion still looks real), and it's possible you will spend sanity casting spells to improve your combat against what could be thin air. There are a few ways to clear up illusions, but one stands out as particularly effective: evasion. High evasion characters are very effective at determining which monsters are fakes, and can do so without getting too sidetracked.
A couple of rules/interaction reminders:
-Engaging a monster in combat only to have it be revealed as a reflection still counts as having been in combat, and does force you to end your movement in that area. If you think this is too harsh, let me know.
-While Rarua does say "remove all reflections from the board", it still triggers Fantasia. What this really means is "Roll for each reflection and monster connected with it to find out which one is real, then return all involved reflections to Heliogabalus' sheet (which should be all of them)".
Download is HERE!
Edited by Shining Aquas, 04 December 2013 - 12:59 AM.