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2009
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This expansion was previously only available to those who pre-ordered the Ghost Stories: White Moon expansion from Repos Production for pick-up at Essen 2009. It is now available for purchase from Repos' website.

This expansion includes 4 new villager tiles above and beyond what's included with the White Moon expansion.

This set is a joke based on the phrase "Village People" also being the name of a famous 1977 disco-era music group, still popular to this day, well known for songs such including "Y.M.C.A" and "Macho Man", also for their costumes incl "Construction Worker" (with mirror shades), "Sailor", "Indian Chief", "Leatherman". Songs and costumes both shown on these Ghost Stories tiles.

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From the rules sheet: (with a translation error corrected)

Setup
The 4 members of the Ma-Cho family replace 4 villagers from the White Moon expansion.
The players remove either:

  • All 4 families with only one member
  • 2 of the families which have two members (determined randomly)
  • 1 of the families with three members and 1 family which has one member (determined randomly)

Thus there are always 24 villagers in play at the beginning of the game. The game proceeds as described in the White Moon rules.

Curse
Each time one of the 4 members of the Ma-Cho family is killed, the active player must roll the Curse die and suffer its effects.
If the haunting side is rolled, the tile where the Ma-Cho family member was killed is the tile affected.

Reward
The Ma-Cho family works in a slightly different way from the families in White Moon:

  • if any two of the four Ma-Cho members are saved, the active player gains one of the two associated artifacts. The player must pick either the Boots or the Helmet.
  • if the other two Ma-Cho are saved, the active player then gains the second Artifact.

Note: both Ma-Cho Artifacts are subject to the same rules as those from White Moon (inheritance rules).

Boots of the Ma-Cho
The taoist with the Boots can perform his movement AFTER his action. He can therefore take a tile action, get a villager to safety, or perform an exorcism THEN move in the village. This effect is optional - the owner of the Boots is free to perform its movement BEFORE or AFTER its action. Only one movement is allowed (it is not possible to move both before and after one's action, even for the Red Taoist with the "Dance of the peaks" power).

Helm of the Ma-Cho
The Taoist with the Helm gains a moon crystal each time he suffers a negative effect from the Curse die (loss of a Qi point, haunting a tile, loss of Tao tokens, ghost coming into play). The Helm has no effect on the blank faces of the Curse die. If there are no moon crystals in the reserve, the Helm of Ma-Cho has no effect.

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