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Subject: Boss Movement rss

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Shawn Smith
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We are playing mission 3. One of the boss's command cards says to roll the rune die and move the boss adjacent to that player. Do you just pick him up and move him next to the players Mech, or does he take the shortest path on the board and squishes minions along the way?
 
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Byron S
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Pick him up and drop him. There's an official answer in another thread here on the forums.
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Nathan Tiras
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Yup! He's jumping over stuff with his rocket legs and lands next to the player!

He'll still crush any poor minions in the way of where he lands, but he won't crush minions en route.

If there are multiple valid spaces for him to end up, it's player choice as to which he lands in. So you can sometimes be a generous hand of fate and save minions...most often that wasn't the case tho
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Jonas Vanschooren
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And the opposite? If a mech gets pulled to the boss? Does it jump aswell or just walk over.
 
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Nathan Tiras
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When the Mech is pulled to the boss, it gets pulled the most direct route and kills minions in that route.
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RiotFpMcgee wrote:
When the Mech is pulled to the boss, it gets pulled the most direct route and kills minions in that route.


Wow, I didn't expect that one. I thought it was a shoe-in that it worked the same as the Boss method.

I suppose you can choose the path if there are multiple ones (which would only happen when you aren't orthogonal to the Boss of course)?
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Nathan Tiras
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The hope is that the thematic is reflected well in the mechanic and vice versa. When the boss is jumping, it doesn't make sense for minions underneath him to die. They'd look up, be confused and concerned, but ultimately be ok.

When the boss mech pulls another mech, they're on the same plane, so logic says minions in the way are gonna have a bad time.
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Todd Harris
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I'm not seeing how a mech being dragged to the boss actually stomps or kills minions, especially because it's rarely pulled along a single column or row.

Additionally, the card that makes the boss jump to one of the mechs says "Roll the rune die to choose a player."

How does rolling the rune die lead to choosing a particular player?
 
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Jorgen Peddersen
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BuddyHFCC wrote:
How does rolling the rune die lead to choosing a particular player?


As per the rules:
Rules - Crystal Compass wrote:
Exact directions aren’t necessary when choosing a player
this way — just pick the player closest. If there are fewer
than four players, reroll if you get a result that doesn’t have
a player associated with it.
 
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