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Well, for starters you can peruse the forums here.  Everyone here is really good about digging into the rules, comparing and cntrasting and then coming up with sound answers for you.  Talisman is not really a competitive game and with so much going on there is bound to be some areas of fog, as you describe.  So the best thing to do if you can't find an answer here is talk with the group and make a decision as you play.  After all, this game getting bogged down with rules-lawyering is no fun at all......

 

You can also reference the FAQ that was published and patiently wait for an updated FAQ with all questions regarding the new expansions.  

 

But seriously, just have fun and ask away on the forums, there is literally over a century of Talisman knowledge here dating back to the first edition.....

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Talisman is not really a competitive game and with so much going on there is bound to be some areas of fog, as you describe.  So the best thing to do if you can't find an answer here is talk with the group and make a decision as you play.  After all, this game getting bogged down with rules-lawyering is no fun at all......

 

Talisman is not a competitive game? Maybe this is the first time I hear such a statement.  :)  It strongly depends on the attitude of the players, but I've rarely seen groups where this game doesn't bring out the worst of each person.  :ph34r:  It is a game about surviving and bringing down all other players, and it should be extremely competitive unless you play just to see what happens (but not much will happen if you don't want to win the game, or to disturb the others just for fun). I would say it is not really about strategy and tactics, so it is difficult to foresee all interactions and scenarios that result from card combination.

 

In most cases, written rules and word analysis can help you sort the problems. In some other cases, there are no applicable rules and incomplete card wordings, so the only way to proceed is either to wait for a FAQ or to agree upon the common interpretation of an unclear situation. The problem is that this process is ok outside the heat of the game, but is sometimes difficult to carry on when cards have been played and important things depend on the final decision.

 

FFG has a good tradition for FAQ and rules support, but compiling a comprehensive FAQ for Talisman is a huge task if compared to other games' FAQs and Erratas. Still, the last update was 28 November 2011 and for that time it was all but a complete FAQ, which left many important topics unanswered. Let's hope something is under way...

 

 

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It's a hugely competitive game, where one rules debate can cost a player a victory. Often when cards are broken down to their most fundamental structures, at times, they are interpreted in two, and valid, opposing ways. 

These forums are full of players that have distilled rules questions at the table top and finally come here for answers. Fortunately there are some good people here that have played a long time and have a good insight into the game. But still, here I am asking this question because rules that don't have a clear definition must be ratified by the Gods themselves. Especially when two rules lawyers have valid, but opposing opinions. J

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