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Subject: Clarification of Battle Rules needed rss

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Matt Ruff
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Quoting from the rulebook:

"For the result, the STR (Strength) and INT (Intelligence) values of both creatures must be compared. The creature with the greatest STR and INT values wins the battle. A higher STR or INT value is not necessarily enough... If both creatures have equal STR and/or INT values, then the Battle is a draw."

In trying to decipher the above paragraph, I came up with two possible interpretations:

1. The sum of the attacker's STR and INT are compared to the sum of the defender's STR and INT. Highest total wins, or if the totals are equal, it's a draw. Thus, a Rat (STR 1, INT 5) would beat a Pig (STR 3, INT 2), because 1+5 > 3+2.

2. The STR and INT values are compared individually. To win, an attacker/defender must have both higher STR *and* higher INT values; any other result is a draw. Thus, Rat vs. Pig would be a draw, because the Pig has higher STR but the Rat has higher INT.

On first reading the rules, I thought possibility #1 was correct, but all the BGG reviews suggest that the right answer is #2. Can anybody confirm this?

Also:

"In order to be an Ally, the Allying Creature must be a Neighbor to the defending Creature."

So if my Horse attacks your Pig, only creatures adjacent to the Pig can ally with me?

"If the ATTACKER or the DEFENDER has an Ally, the STR and INT values are added to the Attacking Creature when a Battle takes place."

I assume that allies of the defender actually add their STR and INT values to the defending creature. Right?
 
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Kevin Bender
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Example #2 is correct.

The Attacking forces must be stronger (STR) and smarter (INT) then the defenders. Alternately, if the defender is stronger and smarter then they win the contest. If the defender is only stronger or only smarter then the attacker then the contest is a draw.

All allies must neighbor the defender, but each player has a choice of whether to ally with the attacker, defender, or not at all.

And, yes, allies of the Defender add their STR and INT to the defender.

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R.T. Sloan
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Yep. 2 is correct. You must win in both the Str. and Int. catagories.
 
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Travis Bryant
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My wife and I played our first game wrong, then. We played such that the combined number had to beat the combined number. Wouldn't forcing the aggressor to beat both numbers individually mean fewer Battle attempts, fewer victories, and therefore much longer session times?
 
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