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Villagers affected by OL cards?

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#1 Team Wrong

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:27 PM

I've read the debate on the Villager tokens in the Castle Daerion scenario where there's a debate on how to treat those tokens in reference to how much are they treated as "Heroes" and I understand the debate, but my question is whether you can play OL cards on these tokens and not just in this scenario but every quest where there are villager tokens. Can you play trap cards on them forcing attribute tests? In some cases these villagers have attributes (like uniques NPC such as Cardinal Koth) and in other cases they don't have any attributes listed. Do they auto fail when they don't have attributes or is it illegal to play the card on them to begin with? And what about stamina loss on these villagers? If there's no stamina loss are they immune to affects such as with Words of Misery or will they take damage from stamina loss like the Heroes do or again, is it just illegal to play OL cards on them? Or maybe this is all dependent on the quest where in some quests you can treat the Villager tokens more like Heroes than in other quests? I'm leaning towards not being able to play OL cards on them but would like to hear if there's an official answer out there some where. Thx.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

The official answer, per RAW and FAQ, is that it depends on whether or not the villagers are "treated as heroes" in the given quest.

If they are "treated as heroes" then they count as hero figure for three purposes:
1) hero abilities
2) monster abilities
3) OL cards

Nothing else counts, unless the quest rules specifically say otherwise. The OL does not draw a card when he defeats a villager. Group limits are not boosted by the presence of a villager, etc.

If ANY figure that does not have attributes listed is asked to make an attribute test, it auto-fails.

I'm pretty sure that tokens "treated as heroes" and without a Stamina rating WILL suffer wounds if forced to suffer fatigue. Check the FAQ for similar rulings on Koth and Palamon.

If the villagers are not "treated as heroes" then they can't be touched by anything, unless the quest rules say they can.

Edited by Steve-O, 19 January 2014 - 11:07 AM.

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