If the Druid lands on a Woods space with the Hex Spell and another character, the Druid may gain his full complement of Spells and then decide to encounter the space or the character in the space. If he decides to encounter the space, he immediately loses a life due to the Hex Spell. Otherwise he encounters the other character instead..
Excuse me, but the Hex is a "land on" effect, so it triggers as soon as a character ends his movement on a space (=lands on it). This is the same timing of the Druid's ability to gain his full complement of Spells. It cannot be avoided by encountering a character instead of the space.
If this wasn't true, then probably I've been wrong all the time, but it's what I read in the rulebook about the wording "land on".
Back on topic,I agree with Uvatha about the word "triggered". When things happen at the same time, in response to the same action or condition, there's need for a rule like "Simultaneous Effects" to discipline the order in which the effects are resolved; Spells are voluntary actions and cannot be simultaneous in any way.
Using Simultaneous Effects to resolve Spell stacks has no sense in Talisman, I've explained it a lot of times but I have the impression I'm talking to myself. I'm only trying to figure out a way to handle this in absence of detailed rules.
First of all, Spells do not stack. If a character casts a Spell and another one follows with Spell Call, nothing is simultaneous. The original Spell comes first and Spell Call second, so the Spell Call is resolved immediately after the original Spell. Having played Spell Call, the first Spell doesn't go on the discard pile but it is taken by the Spell Call caster instead.
Technically, a Spell shouldn't go to the discard pile until resolved, so a character cannot declare he is discarding another Spell with the Scribe until this happens; having Spell Call played in the meantime negates this option to the character with the Scribe.
The problem is that in a real game of Talisman players tend to cast a Spell and immediately discard another Spell in its place, even before resolving the Spell. Such haste makes everything more confused than it really is and gives the feel of Simultaneous Effects where they do not exist.
Edited by The_Warlock, 27 September 2014 - 03:30 AM.