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Chris Greenfield
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Hi, enjoy the game but one thing I can't seem to find in the rules:

Can a player<witch most likely> get/save Hope to play a pardon on themself AFTER a trial is played to negate the trial? Or is Pardon purely prior to having a Trial placed?
 
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Brian Henk
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Campoverdi wrote:
Can a player<witch most likely> get/save Hope to play a pardon on themself AFTER a trial is played to negate the trial? Or is Pardon purely prior to having a Trial placed?

Good question, Chris. Pardon must be acquired before a witch gets put on Trial. It cannot target a player after they are put on Trial. It would be hard for a witch to get enough hope for a post-Trial Pardon anyway since being on Trial means your buildings do not add Hope to the town. Happy hunting!
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Jason Webster
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What if someone thought the player on trial was a puratin and they wanted to pardon the player so they don't cause dispair at the end of the game
 
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Dnasearchr wrote:
What if someone thought the player on trial was a puratin and they wanted to pardon the player so they don't cause dispair at the end of the game

Ahh, your witch was quick. They will have to use that Hope to instead put a witch on Trial or trigger a Cleansing. If the player on Trial is truly a Puritan, they can use the fact that their buildings do not add Despair to the town to draft Despair buildings so their un-Trialed fellow Puritans will not be forced to build them.
 
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