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Mike N.
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When a player has a 50 wisdom does that mean that all monsters (including #'s 49 and 50, of course) are terrified by the player?

What I mean is this: A player with 50 has the maximum wisdom - it can't go any higher. So even if he fights the Prince, 50 + 4 (in a 3 player game) will still result in a wisdom of 50.

Do you fight these monsters as if the player's wisdom could potentially go above 50 and therefore roll the dice AND add the extra hearts? Or is every monster (even the 50) "terrified"?
 
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POvidiusNaso wrote:
When a player has a 50 wisdom does that mean that all monsters (including #'s 49 and 50, of course) are terrified by the player?

What I mean is this: A player with 50 has the maximum wisdom - it can't go any higher. So even if he fights the Prince, 50 + 4 (in a 3 player game) will still result in a wisdom of 50.

Do you fight these monsters as if the player's wisdom could potentially go above 50 and therefore roll the dice AND add the extra hearts? Or is every monster (even the 50) "terrified"?


That's a great question, and I'm not sure about the answer. I've played that we're still rolling dice when we hit 50 wisdom.
 
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If I remember correct you roll the dice. Otherwise there is no need to keep a decent stock of power chips...
 
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Yeah that is a good question, but I can't imagine that the toughest monsters in the game would ever be too scared to fight. In this case they would actually get scared more easily than lower strength monsters, who are never afraid of a hero with wisdom equalling their strength, which creates a rule inconsistancy with monster #50. So I would say that you would fight the monsters as if Wisdom could actually go above 50.
 
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I think you can't go by the regular rules for dying of fright because the wisdom cap at 50 is a special case with an artificial limit. I would say, of course you have to battle it normally, or there wouldn't be an endgame to speak of.



 
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I think the consensus - which seems correct, and has more appeal - is that the high monsters get die rolls, as if one could potential improve to 51 or higher.

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POvidiusNaso wrote:
I think the consensus - which seems correct, and has more appeal - is that the high monsters get die rolls, as if one could potential improve to 51 or higher.

Thanks to all who put in a couple cents.


This consensus is correct. The idea of the Wisdom barrier at "50" is, that the brains of the player characters have a natural limit and cannot get more wisdom at that stage. This means that they MUST fight the final monsters and can only use their spells as an advantage.

Have fun!

Henning Kröpke
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