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Knut Högvall
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How do I perform an explore action? Do I roll a die? I can't find anything in the rule book. It talks about "attempting" to explore and about "successfully" exploring, so I guess there must be a way to be unsuccessful at exploring, too?
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Most of the time, it just succeeds. There's no roll and no chance for failure. The exception is in one of the middle chapters of the Storybook, and the rules for it are defined then. For now, just explore and move on to the next tile.
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RMGreen wrote:
Most of the time, it just succeeds. There's no roll and no chance for failure. The exception is in one of the middle chapters of the Storybook, and the rules for it are defined then. For now, just explore and move on to the next tile.
Exploring is simply deciding to leave/flip a tile.
Searching requires you to roll the die.
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captainknut wrote:
It talks about "attempting" to explore and about "successfully" exploring, so I guess there must be a way to be unsuccessful at exploring, too?
Technically, you can fail the action if you want to explore to an adjacent tile and that tile is not the right side (colour) up.

You first announce the action, then you flip the adjacent tile over and check if there actually is a connecting exit on the other side. If not, you can't go there and the explore action fails.

I guess this was done for some additional surprises ("oh no, a dead end!"), but it hardly ever comes up. And even if you wanted to be surprised in this manner, it's hard not to remember where certain exits are.
Also, even in chapters where it is a possibility, I reckon people will just flip the tile over in advance to check anyway.
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Thanks, all!
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