My gaming group and I are new to FoD and after a couple of playthroughs we´ve been wondering how other people play the item deck.
As we´ve been playing it the hunters can just keep on pressing through the item deck as they go through cities, picking up new items and then discarding old items if they prefer the new ones. However we all (at least partially) agree that this seems like too much freedom with no consequenses for the hunters to be able to do this. With the event deck there is at least the risk of drawing dracula cards and thus a certain equillibrium is maintained but the item deck does not seem to be restricted in this manner.
Any of you have house rule for this? We´ve been talking about stuff like: 1) discard item before drawing a new one 2) for each item you discard in this manner draw 1 event card, discard if hunter give to dracula if not 3) ban people from drawing items if they are full