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Subject: Poison cards rss

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Daniel Näslund
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Anyone ttried any good variants with them? As mmentioned in another thread you could remove the four and five cards for less terror.
Any other suggestion?
 
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Tobias Lunte
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I haven't been able to playtest it yet, but I'm planning to use min/max of two in the future:

If you would normally take 1 poison card, draw two, take the smaller value and shuffle the other card back into the deck.

If you would normally take 2 poison cards, draw two, take only the higher value and shuffle the other card back into the deck.

I've even made a nice little spreadsheet, and the expected values look pretty good. Average damage from weak poison drops by 1 (2.5 to 1.5) and strong poison drops by 1.5 (5 to 3.5). Standard deviation also goes down, so it's a bit less swingy. I'll see if I can upload it somewhere.

Edit: I just put the file itself on my server http://tobiaslunte.de/gummibaerchen/poison_variant_odds.ods
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Daniel Näslund
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Very nice
 
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Jerry Girard
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"If you kill a poison monster you cure one poison card."

This works great adds theme (think anti venom) and wonderful moments of pleading for others to leave me the nasty little rat!
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