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Ethan Williams
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I have some cards that say concealed, another one says concealed optional, and another one says concealed-hidden area. Where is your hidden area. Some of my other cards say " cards with sinister syndicate with cost 2 or less can attack hidden characters this turn." What are the rules about a concealed character, where is a hidden area, and what are the rules for the hodden area.

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eswilliams2002 wrote:
I have some cards that say concealed, another one says concealed optional, and another one says concealed-hidden area. Where is your hidden area. Some of my other cards say " cards with sinister syndicate with cost 2 or less can attack hidden characters this turn." What are the rules about a concealed character, where is a hidden area, and what are the rules for the hodden area.

Thanks in advance.
-Ethan-


Basically, the hidden keyword introduced a second play area where you put your characters. They can attack, but not normally be attacked (hence hidden).

Thematically, it worked quite well, but it took me a while to get my head around. If recommend using it only after you've played the game a fair few times.

Full rules for using it are in the comprehensive rules that you can download here (because it was a later addition, it's not covered in all the rules booklets that come with different editions of the game).

Incidentally, I'm referring to the old edition of the game - I don't know if the recent release uses this keyword?
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Darrell Goodridge
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The hidden area is generally made to the left of your visible characters, with a clear division between hidden/visible, so that both players know who is where.

As Parker mentioned, hidden characters can attack, but cannot BE attacked unless your opponent has a card with that specific text on it. Once it was introduced, they put in one or two silver bullet cards for attacking the hidden area into each set. The generic ones only have a couple. Most are team-stamped. You may notice that hidden characters typically have a higher atk and lower def than regular characters, due to the lack of being attacked and the theme of striking from the shadows (backstab).

EDIT: Also important to note: If all you have are hidden characters, any attacks go straight to the face. You are considered to be unprotected at that point.
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Ethan Williams
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How do you attack using hidden characters?
 
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Darrell Goodridge
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Same way as normal. During your combat step, you declare them as attackers or team attackers if they share an affiliation. The opponent then decides who to return the stun to if they are able to as normal. Hidden only affects your opponent's ability to attack, not your own.
 
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Ethan Williams
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Thanks. But does the hidden area mean the characters are flipped face down?
 
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No they stay face up until they are stunned. They have a black or black/red border to indicate that they are hidden.
 
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