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  1. They stack because they are two separate, yet very similar effects.  A Shadow Dragon within 3 spaces of the Spiritspeaker while Cloud of Mist is active must spend a surge to hit the Dragon.  Having spent that surge, Shadow is satisfied, however Cloud of Mist isn't.  Another surge needs to be spent to satisfy Cloud of Mist to hit the Dragon.

     

    Hope that helps. 


  2. ok, thank you. i thought so as well. we played that way.

     

    anyway, i just thought it is a possibility, since it is a trap after all. it is not really conceivable that the trap triggers, but the hero attacks  :huh: if the hero is the one attacking, this ability feels more like a hero stance.

     

    however, you are right. the ability is still strong enough, if the hero is the one attacking.

     

    Think of the trap token as the bait.  You lure them in with the trap token and then ambush them while they are busy looking at the trap token if the OL decides to resolve the attack first or while they are disoriented from the blast if the OL decides to blow up the trap token first. 


  3. I think Husker is right. One should as FFGs. We have had this conflict already more then once. As it is my turn (the OL) I get to decide what happens first. If the trap goes off first, then there is no trap for the ambush to trigger. Frustrating for the heroes, yes, but is how the OL can get around this. I have saved many hybrid sentinels at the sacrifice of my fire imps in this regard. This also might be my Magic background getting in the way again. 

     

    But it should be asked. 

     

    Again, not sure why this is an issue.  Both trigger as the triggering condition is moving within a certain range of the trap token.  The OL simply gets to decide which resolves first, not whether it actually triggers.

     

    And as No Hero already stated, the skills cards that state to make an attack default to the hero unless otherwise specified, such as.  Thus he will have to have line of sight and be able to meet range or he would be wasting the exhaustion of the card.


  4. Straight from the rules document:

     

    Timing conflicts may arise when two or more players

    wish to use an ability with the same triggering

    condition. In these situations, the current player (the

    player who is currently taking his turn) decides the

    order in which the abilities are resolved.

     

    The OL dosen't decide in which order they trigger, but in which order they resolve, but for there to be problem to begin with, the player would have had to declare his intent to use Ambush.  If that is the case, the OL gets to decide whether or not he wants to allow Set Trap or Ambush to resolve first.  Either way both resolve.  Hope this helps.


  5. Yep, good to go.  As long as it is not considered an action, they can use as many as they like, as long as they can pay any associated cost.    What you really need to do, as OL, to stop the skill shenanigans is to make sure that the player your having a problem with constantly stays fully Fatigued.   This will make him to be unable to use any skills that cost fatigue. 

    The Disciple's Prayer of Healing can be a pain in the rear end, especially when he combines it with Armor of Faith.  We've got a Disciple in our current campaign and that combination is ridiculously efficient at keeping their party around.


  6. Incorrect.  The wording for Shadow Bolt is, "Zachareth performs a Ranged attack. 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Yellow dice"  This action includes an attack and thus counts as Zachareth's attack for this turn.  He can no longer make a standard attack action or use Shadow Bolt a second time.

    Now, FYI, if you played Frenzy on him, you would be able to make a standard attack with him, but you would not be able to use Frenzy to use Shadow Bolt again.

     

    Hope this helps. 


  7. Megamanred said:

    Sorry If these have been awsnered before i tryed searching and nothing came up.

    1. Black Arrow: Does Black Arrow do essentially pericing for 3 damage after defence caluation or just make the minimum you roll on your attack 3 hearts? Also could you use surges after to pump up that damage?

    2.Dash//Frenzy: Does this work on the whole monster group or just a Single monster in the group? Because they say when you activate a monster and you activate monsters in groups.

    3.BloodLust: same as above but we ruled that it was only a single monster because the OL uses it at the end of the turn and not on activation.

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    1. Pierce only reduces the number of shields.  It does not add damage that has not been rolled.  So, if you it is Pierce 3 and the defender only rolled 1 shield, it only cancels one shield.

    2. Dash/Frenzy only allow one monster within the group an additional action.  It is true you activate monsters as groups, meaning that you can't move on to another monster group until you've activated or passed on the activation on each monster within that group. It has also been clarified that you can use this at some time during the activation of a certain monster, not necessarily just at the beginning.

    3.  You are correct.  Same issue, same answer, you ruled correctly.


  8. 1. Dark Charm is the English name for the card in question.  To my knowledge this wouldn't be acceptable.  The OL can't force the hero to suffer fatigue.  Web requires that the hero suffer a fatigue to move.  Since moving him would require him to suffer in order to move, I would look at it as a payment instead of a side affect.  Thus, I don't believe the OL could move that hero from that space. 

    2.  As far as I know, the hero would still be able to activate the familiar as normal.  The thought process would be similar to a knocked out hero.  His figure is technically off the board, with a token in the space he was knocked out in, but he can still activate his familiar as normal. 

    3. Here's the text from the rule book:

    Lava spaces are defined by a yellow line surrounding them.  Afigure entering a space containing lava immediately suffers one damage.  Any figure that ends its turn in a lava space is immediately defeated.  Heroes that are defeated in this way place their hero token in teh nearest empty space (from where they were defeated) that does not contain lava.  A large monster is immediately defeated only if all spaces it occupies are lava spaces.

    Any figure that enters a lava space suffers one damage, unless their is some sort of ability or item preventing it (see Fire Fiend from Fire Imps).  So to use your example, if an Ettin throws a hero into the lava he suffers one damage.  The knock out for being in lava doesn 't check until the end of that players turn.  So, in your example, the hero would not be knocked out.  Fun side note, immobilize the hero and throw him into the lava.  Unless he can get rid of immobilize or find another way to move, he will be forced to stay in the lava and thus will be knocked out when his turn ends.

    4. When it comes to large monsters, their movement is based on a 1X1 square.  This holds true even when they are moved by an affect a hero controls.  They only suffer damage if that 1X1 square they move into is a lava square.  If they simply rotate over a lava square, they do not suffer that damage as they are not consider to have moved into that square.  

    Hope this helps.   


  9. Steve-O said:

    Unclechawie said:

     

    @ Steve-O, I believe there are a couple of attacks that allow you to target more than one space.  For instance, the Merriod can attack to specific characters.  To my knowledge they are both targeted, not just one targeted and one affected.

     

     

    Yes, you're right.  There are always exceptions to the general rules in a game like this, but I've found that offering an exhaustive list of cases which override the basic rule doesn't generally help to clarify things for new players.

     

    Completely understood, but a blanket "ever only" or "always" statement is higly inaccurate in a game where the cards trump the normal rules.  A list of exceptions need not accompany the general rule of thumb, but a note that there are other times when the rules doesn't apply.

     

    Anyways,  I always look forward to rules discussions as it betters my understanding of how to make judgement calls when the rules aren't always clear.  


  10. The cloak specifically says to cancel a surge on an attack that targets the equipped character.  So, no you would not be able to use it.

    @ Steve-O, I believe there are a couple of attacks that allow you to target more than one space.  For instance, the Merriod can attack to specific characters.  To my knowledge they are both targeted, not just one targeted and one affected.


  11. I just referenced the rules and there is nothing in there about t the amount of fatigue that can be suffered in a single turn.  It does specifically state you can't suffer fatigue beyond your maximum stamina.  If you have recovered fatigue, via a potion for instance, you are no longer at your maximum stamina and thus can suffer additional fatigue up to your maximum stamina.


  12. Triu, Wow did I ever miss it!!!!!! I went back and re-read the thread and apparently I missed an extremely important post that clarified things for me.  Reading that post, my whole view of the thread discussion changed.  So, with that in mind, my position has already been iterated, oddly enough, by the post I missed.  Due to the wording indicating that the dice are added to the defense pool of the hero that is being attacked, a strict interpretation would not allow Stoneskin to be used to increase the defense of a hero affected by an attack if he is not a target of the attack.  Same ultimate answer, but the logic I provided was off in left field somewhere.  Just goes to show that what my boss used to say is true, "Perspective is reality," for that person.   


  13. I didn't quote anyone specific in this simply because there were several voicing the same thing.  Please review page 14 of the rule book regarding the example of combat.  The bottom left hand talks about dice rolling.  It says that the attacker an defender simultaneously roll their dice.  Thus there is absolutely no confusion or "muddying" as it was put.  Stoneskin must be used before the dice roll.  Since the dice are rolled at the same time, before the defense dice is also before the attack dice.  Hope that provides some clarity to the circumstances.    


  14. Terah said:

    Regarding the original Stone-Skin vs. Fire Breath question.

    This is the wording of Stone-Skin:  When you or a hero within 3 spaces of you is attacked, before dice are rolled, exhaust this card to add 1 additional gray die to that hero's defense pool.

    According to this you do not play Stone-Skin until the person you want to protect is actually attacked, not before they are attacked. I would let you play it to protect an extra target of Fire-Breath before their defense dice. A normal attack has only 1 "dice are rolled", but a Fire-Breath attack has more than 1 "dice are rolled" so go ahead and play Stone-Skin before the appropriate "dice are rolled", it doesn't say "before ANY dice are rolled".

    This would absolutely not work.  The wording on the card says to use it before dice are rolled.  Since this is a surge effect that grants fire breath it can't be applied until after the dice are rolled, how are you supposed to use it before the dice are rolled for one of the heroes that is now suffering the effects of the fire blast?   


  15. 2E is strictly a stand alone game and is not compatible with 1E.  The conversion kit however allows you to port over your first edition plastic to gain access to the many monster and hero options to expand the possibilities within 2E.  Personally I, purchased the conversion kit, even though I don't own the plastic figures from 1E, to maximize the available options and simply am proxying pieces until I figure out how I want to permanently rectify the lack of plastic figures for specific heroes and monsters.


  16. G.Prep said:

    The rules state that if a hero is knocked out durring his activation his turn immediatly ends.

    The Rule for the scenario state clearly that if at the end of a Heroes turn he is still "surrounded", the Overlord wins.

    So, if that happens, the OL wins. To avoid this, other players should try either to heal the almost dead player before he activates or clear a adjacent space from him before he activates.

     

     

    Technically though, when a hero is knocked out, his figure is removed from the board and replaced with a hero marker.  That begs the question as to whether or not the hero is considered in that square still.  If there were the case, not saying that it is, just looking at all possibilities, but if that is the case, then the OL would not win.  

    That said, it would make sense though to rule as if the hero were still on that board, but not everything in this game makes sense (ahem, LOS, ahem).

     

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