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Nevin Longardner
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So I got to the play the game for the first time this weekend with my extended family. We played with 6-8 players (people came and went), with 2 people teams in some cases. This got more people involved and everyone enjoyed the game.

We played through the tutorial and Mission 1. Mission 1 introduced the concept of "obstacles." This led me to the rulebook looking for a definition, but there was none.

Checked the FAQ, re-read the Mission briefing. Nothing.

We wondered... are the Rune Spaces obstacles? Is the Repair Pad an obstacle? I ended up ruling no. Would really like to have seen that term defined in the rulebook.
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Chris Cantrell
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Good call. We'll update this for future print runs.

Obstacles that block ripsaws include minions, mechs, the bomb(-like power source), and the stone walls in future missions.
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Chris Schenck
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Riot Kades wrote:
Obstacles that block ripsaws include minions, mechs, the bomb(-like power source), and the stone walls in future missions.

Well, minions don't so much block Ripsaw as just simply die from it, right? My understanding is that a level 3 Ripsaw can kill 3 minions straight ahead. It's not all blocked by the first one.

Also, I'd add that Bosses block Ripsaw as well.
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Jonas Vanschooren
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cbs42 wrote:
Riot Kades wrote:
Obstacles that block ripsaws include minions, mechs, the bomb(-like power source), and the stone walls in future missions.

Well, minions don't so much block Ripsaw as just simply die from it, right? My understanding is that a level 3 Ripsaw can kill 3 minions straight ahead. It's not all blocked by the first one.

Also, I'd add that Bosses block Ripsaw as well.

They block ripsaw in the sense you can't just skip the first you come across and go straight for the one behind it.
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Spukky wrote:
They block ripsaw in the sense you can't just skip the first you come across and go straight for the one behind it.

Ahh, true indeed. It's not a block in the same sense that a mech blocks it though.
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Riot Kades wrote:
Good call. We'll update this for future print runs.

Obstacles that block ripsaws include minions, mechs, the bomb(-like power source), and the stone walls in future missions.


Is the School also an Obstacle? We ran into this question on Mission 2 where using Ripsaw from outside the School, through the school, to kill a minion on the other side of the school could happen, but only if the School was not an Obstacle.
 
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vitus979 wrote:
Riot Kades wrote:
Good call. We'll update this for future print runs.

Obstacles that block ripsaws include minions, mechs, the bomb(-like power source), and the stone walls in future missions.


Is the School also an Obstacle? We ran into this question on Mission 2 where using Ripsaw from outside the School, through the school, to kill a minion on the other side of the school could happen, but only if the School was not an Obstacle.

That would be completely legal to do.
 
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Nathan Tiras
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Correct, the school is not an obstacle!
 
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Are Crystals considered an obstacle? i.e. in Mission 2?
 
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Jorgen Peddersen
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mfaulk80 wrote:
Are Crystals considered an obstacle? i.e. in Mission 2?

If they would be, they would say so in the Mission rules.
 
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