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Subject: House rule: Cap on keeper threat rss

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Martin Vetter
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How about this:

"The keeper can never have more than 8 threat tokens."

Will this work?
 
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Roberta Yang
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You'd want the cap to be higher. Playing with four investigators, a keeper who just uses Evil Presence once turn 1 (a very common and inoffensive opening) would run afoul of this cap.

Assuming you make it 10 or 12 instead, this wouldn't cause any problems. But it also wouldn't really solve any problems.
 
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magikerendk wrote:
How about this:

"The keeper can never have more than 8 threat tokens."

Will this work?

Terrible idea.
The keeper needs to be able to hoard up to around 10 tokens sometimes for an awesome turn.

And of course if the keeper is hoarding more than 12 he is a terrible player.

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magikerendk wrote:
How about this:

"The keeper can never have more than 8 threat tokens."

Will this work?


What problem is this attempting to solve?
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byronczimmer wrote:
What problem is this attempting to solve?

Save Up Threat And Win tricks, I'd assume. Most SUTAWs don't literally require you to stockpile that much threat, though. Like yeah, it works if you do, but spending the threat incrementally is typically enough too, and the fact that SUTAW is an option at all is just an easy way to show that the scenario has more fundamental balance problems.
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salty53 wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
What problem is this attempting to solve?

Save Up Threat And Win tricks, I'd assume. Most SUTAWs don't literally require you to stockpile that much threat, though. Like yeah, it works if you do, but spending the threat incrementally is typically enough too, and the fact that SUTAW is an option at all is just an easy way to show that the scenario has more fundamental balance problems.

I agree. I considered a threat limit in my minimum changes to help prevent SUTAW but I decided it limited the keeper too much. My style of play as keeper was to go for the dramatic option rather than safe and boring play but this tended to lead to accumulating threat.
 
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Nicola Zee wrote:
salty53 wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
What problem is this attempting to solve?

Save Up Threat And Win tricks, I'd assume. Most SUTAWs don't literally require you to stockpile that much threat, though. Like yeah, it works if you do, but spending the threat incrementally is typically enough too, and the fact that SUTAW is an option at all is just an easy way to show that the scenario has more fundamental balance problems.

I agree. I considered a threat limit in my minimum changes to help prevent SUTAW but I decided it limited the keeper too much. My style of play as keeper was to go for the dramatic option rather than safe and boring play but this tended to lead to accumulating threat.

If you are NOT playing for the dramatic you are doing this game terribly terribly wrong.
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