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Transition from Interlude to Act 2

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I have an official answer from FFG:

 

Rule Question:

What are the order of steps after the interlude? It's been clarified that the heroes don't shop Act 2 items yet, but the exact sequence is a bit unclear. Two options that seem likely to me are:

-Transition to Act 2 (p22 of rules) followed by a normal campaign phase sans shop step.

-Perform a "normal" campaign phase, but "transition to act 2" during the shopping step.

Thank you!

ANSWER

After the Interlude, the following should happen.
  • The players receive their gold from the Search cards and rewards from the interlude.
  • Follow the three steps under “Act II” on page 22 of the rulebook. During step 2, the heroes can purchase any cards they want from the Act I Shop deck. 
  • Then, continue the campaign step. The heroes have already received their gold and shopped, so you can skip step 1, 3, and 5. 
 
Sorry about the confusion. Hope this helps.
 
Thanks for playing,

Nathan Hajek
Creative Content Developer
Fantasy Flight Games

nhajek@fantasyflightgames.com

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That's how I've been playing also. Kind of the common sense answer. I guess some people like to make things more complex.

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That's how I've been playing also. Kind of the common sense answer. I guess some people like to make things more complex.

Yeah- that's how it's been played by my groups as well, but I'm glad there's an official word on the matter. It would definitely impact strategy if, say, heroes didn't get Interlude gold for that shopping step.

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So according to the FFG Sez response, It's effectively a special Campaign Phase that goes like this:

 

C1. Receive Gold from Search Cards

C3. Receive Rewards

I1. Level up Monsters

C5/I2. Clearance Sale (Everything Must Go!*)

I3. Upgrade Shop (out with the old, in with the new)

C2. Cleanup

C4. Spend Experience Points (so any current or future skill/OL cards purchased here that may affect shopping don't apply to the special phase, but would to normal shopping phases, and it's not REALLY a shopping phase anyway)

C6. Choose next quest

C7. Set up quest

C8. Travel

 

* Ordinary Shopping Rules, special offers, promotions, hero abilities, and overlord cards may not apply in your area; see BGG, Community Forums, and/or Errata for details.

 

Not the most elegant of solutions, but at least it doesn't have weird contradictions or scenarios that don't make sense, effectively forcing everyone to operate on house rules.

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griton- you may have missed it, but a few posts up, we now have an official FFG answer on the subject, and it's actually a pretty clear solution- no house rules required.

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griton- you may have missed it, but a few posts up, we now have an official FFG answer on the subject, and it's actually a pretty clear solution- no house rules required.

I think you missed that what I was doing was clarifying / rephrasing FFG's response. hence the "So according the the FFG Sez response*" and "doesn't have [stuff that effectively forces] house rules"

 

* "FFG Sez" being the nickname for semi-official responses from FFG based on email communications, not yet verified by officially printed FAQ/Errata documents, named after the thread/page on BGG that compiles all of that info.

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griton- you may have missed it, but a few posts up, we now have an official FFG answer on the subject, and it's actually a pretty clear solution- no house rules required.

I think you missed that what I was doing was clarifying / rephrasing FFG's response. hence the "So according the the FFG Sez response*" and "doesn't have [stuff that effectively forces] house rules"

 

* "FFG Sez" being the nickname for semi-official responses from FFG based on email communications, not yet verified by officially printed FAQ/Errata documents, named after the thread/page on BGG that compiles all of that info.

 

Sorry- you're right- I missed that and figured you were referring to something on BGG. The response I posted further up was emailed to me as a response to a rules question I asked this month, so I personally looked at it as more "official" than "semi-official," though I understand that's no different from everyone else's perspective to any other comment posted in a forum.

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so I personally looked at it as more "official" than "semi-official," though I understand that's no different from everyone else's perspective to any other comment posted in a forum.

The reason I refer to it as "semi-official" (i.e. partly official) is that it has come from an official source, but has yet to make it into the official published material. We've actually seen some of the semi-official email responses from FFG contradict each other and then settle on a certain direction before being published into the FAQ/Errata documents. Hence why I designate FFG Sez material as "semi-official" and rulebooks and FAQ/Errata PDFs as official.

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While that's true, the vast majority of rulings from FFG never make their way into an FAQ; this is true for pretty much every FFG game I've played.

 

Heck, for Runewars, I have a 12-page document of rulings straight from the designer, with only a handful that have made it to the FAQ.  Once in awhile, one of the rulings will change, but that's pretty rare - the vast majority of them have not changed despite being "challenged" by new players who come in asking questions :)

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so I personally looked at it as more "official" than "semi-official," though I understand that's no different from everyone else's perspective to any other comment posted in a forum.

The reason I refer to it as "semi-official" (i.e. partly official) is that it has come from an official source, but has yet to make it into the official published material. We've actually seen some of the semi-official email responses from FFG contradict each other and then settle on a certain direction before being published into the FAQ/Errata documents. Hence why I designate FFG Sez material as "semi-official" and rulebooks and FAQ/Errata PDFs as official.

 

 

aka... its all hearsay and wont stand up in the court of Nerekall :P

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aka... its all hearsay and wont stand up in the court of Nerekall :P

That depends entirely on who is bribing / demonically controlling whom at the time.

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