Quick side question concerning Dark Relic, how does it interact with the Bardic Lore skill?
Does the hero with Bardic Lore have to equip the Dark Relic immediately and then get to redistribute the remaining items?
Does the BL hero get to choose who gets the Dark Relic?
Here is the relevant text from the BL skill:
Whenever a Chest is opened, you draw all the treasure cards and distribute them equally to the heroes as you see fit.
And the text from Dark Relic:
Play this card when a hero receives a treasure card. The hero must roll a power die. If the result is a blank, nothing happens.
If the result is not a blank, he receives a Dark Relic of your choice instead of the treasure card. The threat cost for this card is 4 if the treasure card was copper, 8 if it was silver, and 12 if it was gold. In addition, you must pay the threat cost of the dark relic you choose to give to the hero.
And last but certainly not least the text from AoD concerning Dark Relics:
A few items are even more dangerous than mere cursed items. These are the legendary dark relics, and their only purpose is to bring misery wherever they appear. In order to use them, the overlord must spend treachery to swap at least one copy of the “Dark Relic” overlord card into his deck. Then, when he plays the card, he can substitute any dark relic of his choice from the deck of dark relics for one of the treasure cards the heroes were about to receive.
The hero who receives a dark relic must immediately equip it, un-equipping other items to do so if necessary. Worse, the hero cannot unequip or drop the dark relic. In fact, the only way to get rid of a dark relic normally is to die, at which point any dark relics the hero is carrying are discarded.
IMO this makes a character with Bardic Lore the only one who will ever be 'targeted' by playing Dark Relic. Thoughs?