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Potions: how do they work?

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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday December 17th, 2015 12:49pm

In regards to death and healing potions, here's my wording:

When a hero discards their last body or mind point token, they die. The figure is put face down in the square it last occupied. That square may be freely moved through, but a move cannot end there. The hero may still regain body or mind points through the action of another hero at this point, but if they start their next turn with 0 mind or body points, their figure is taken from the board and their player is now free to make sandwiches and chili dips.

...and yadda-yadda-yadda about the equipment and the gold of the dead hero...
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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby GimmeYerGold » Thursday December 17th, 2015 1:03pm

knightkrawler wrote:...and yadda-yadda-yadda about the equipment and the gold of the dead hero...


I am working on a simple fill-in-the-blank Character Will for the back of the character sheet, so the character can bequeath their belongings to the remaining characters, or include the name of their back up character :)

A fun way to prepare them for that inevitable moment when Zargon gets his way! :twisted:


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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby cynthialee » Thursday December 17th, 2015 1:59pm

will shmill
your hero dies, and my hero is left in the dungeon with limited resources, all the dead guys gear is mine if I loot it
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If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.
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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby The Admiral » Thursday December 17th, 2015 3:04pm

Can a hero, paralysed by a cloud of chaos spell, take a healing potion to save themselves from death?
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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday December 17th, 2015 3:20pm

Using NA vanilla rules, Yes, because the hero is "unable to attack, move, or defend himself" while the NA instruction booklet expressly allows him to take a potion immediately after losing his last body point.
The wording is key, we should salvage the instances where HQ uses clear, concise, and unambiguous wording.
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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby cynthialee » Thursday December 17th, 2015 4:04pm

The Admiral wrote:Can a hero, paralysed by a cloud of chaos spell, take a healing potion to save themselves from death?

I would have to argue no.
Paralysis...end of discussion as far as I am concerned.

Now I would allow another hero to attempt to potion or spell revive them if they can do it before it is too late.
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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby knightkrawler » Thursday December 17th, 2015 4:30pm

cynthialee wrote:I would have to argue no.


This is not an argument, however. I get what you mean and why you do, but there's rules in words and they are clear about the game props and mechanics.
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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby Goblin-King » Thursday December 17th, 2015 7:55pm

Agree with kk here... For once the rules are actually clear.
But even if you want to go by "ingame logic", being paralyzed could easily be to a degree that your feeble defenses are useless, but you can still bring a potion to your lips.

GimmeYerGold wrote:I am working on a simple fill-in-the-blank Character Will for the back of the character sheet, so the character can bequeath their belongings to the remaining characters, or include the name of their back up character :)

A fun way to prepare them for that inevitable moment when Zargon gets his way! :twisted:

Having your character visit ye olde insurance company in between quests. Fill out a life insurance form...
Next they can go to the bank and invest some gold in bonds. Maybe take a loan to buy that castle?
Maybe implement a mechanic that allows you to pay taxes of your quest rewards?

Yeah... fun...

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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby clmckay » Thursday December 17th, 2015 8:48pm

Hmmmm......I've got a limited banking system.......hmmmm..........making them pay taxes on their loot............gold sink!

Anyway. Never thought of a will. May be something to encourage immersion. What's your character sheet like? Mines posted around here somewhere....

There it is... Couldn't find it.

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Re: Potions: how do they work?

Postby The Admiral » Saturday December 19th, 2015 3:13pm

Well that sums up my thouights on it. By the strict writting of the rules, yes, but they're paralysed so it would defy reality.
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