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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby GimmeYerGold » Monday July 27th, 2015 11:30am

alyndavies wrote:I guess the USA and British rules are a bit different.

oh here we go, it's on this site:
http://english.yeoldeinn.com/downloads/ ... dition.pdf
page 5 bottom left.


This is an important difference!

We play by the NA search rules of pointing to the square where the unsprung trap lies, however my players often find reasons to leave extra dice on the squares I pointed to as "reminders" for themselves where not to step :roll:


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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby Decipher » Monday July 27th, 2015 2:06pm

We play the NA rules like normal unless we have our home made rogue character playing which has the ability to automatically disarm the "known unsprung" trap, which makes the tool kit useless. But if the dwarf is dead and no rogue playing, the tool kit comes into play.

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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby cynthialee » Monday July 27th, 2015 3:17pm

For the rogue/thief types my house rule is that this hero needs a tool kit but when he has it their skill is the same as a Dwarf.
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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: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby The Admiral » Monday August 3rd, 2015 5:20am

I play with a totally different set of trap disarming rules. It is never automatic, and each character has a chance based on a single 1d6 roll:
Barbarian = 6
Elf and Wizard = 5+
Dwarf = 3+

The toolkit adds one to the roll. This means the dwarf is the only one who will buy a toolkit, which feels right. But I run many quests where the Dwarf is not always present, and in those cases the other characters will often buy a toolkit. It can always be sold later and so in reality is only costing 125gc to have a better chance of disarming traps when a dwarf isn't around.
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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby Decipher » Monday August 3rd, 2015 5:44am

In my 25+ years of playing HQ, I don't recall anyone ever buying a toolkit. Now, I haven't had the chance to keep an entire group of players together long enough to get deep into the expansion packs so that might be why, but as far as I can remember, I've never had anyone use one in a quest.


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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby sajungzak » Saturday August 29th, 2015 1:31pm

GimmeYerGold wrote:
alyndavies wrote:I guess the USA and British rules are a bit different.

oh here we go, it's on this site:
http://english.yeoldeinn.com/downloads/ ... dition.pdf
page 5 bottom left.


This is an important difference!

We play by the NA search rules of pointing to the square where the unsprung trap lies, however my players often find reasons to leave extra dice on the squares I pointed to as "reminders" for themselves where not to step :roll:


I've always preferred NA rules. However, I really like the equipment cards from the EU version. I also like the EU mini bases better, and some nothing cards in the treasure deck to make finding treasure a little bit harder.

I like to think I've picked the best from both versions.

Decipher wrote:In my 25+ years of playing HQ, I don't recall anyone ever buying a toolkit. Now, I haven't had the chance to keep an entire group of players together long enough to get deep into the expansion packs so that might be why, but as far as I can remember, I've never had anyone use one in a quest.


The reasoning is typically to provide a backup for situations where the dwarf is unavailable. This is good too, because sometimes they will get cocky and decide to use it instead of waiting for the dwarf thereby increasing my chances of collecting their precious BP.
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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby mitchiemasha » Saturday August 29th, 2015 1:40pm

Why buy the tool kit???

Because one has gold and needs something to spend it on.


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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby sajungzak » Saturday August 29th, 2015 1:41pm

:D That too.
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Re: Why buy the tool kit?

Postby knightkrawler » Saturday August 29th, 2015 2:02pm

mitchiemasha wrote:Why buy the tool kit???

Because one has gold and needs something to spend it on.


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Postby dazouza » Tuesday September 22nd, 2015 5:09am

Gran comentario!
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