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Subject: Questions about the Customized scripts (mixing expansions)... rss

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Rafael Gonzalez
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Hello.

I'm in the way to own this game, mainly because the time-travel/ deduction/ rpg-like style cover all my likings. And, as an old rpg player (and master), the custom scripts interest me the most. So, I have some questions...

- Is it posible to mix the characteres from all the expansions together, or are they restricted to their specific theme scripts?

- The plots / incidents / roles... are also restricted, or can be mixed up (Cosmic Evil and Another Horizon, for example)? May be if the players are aware of it...?

- I suppose an "updated" tabletop is needed, when you get the expansions, as new characteres come to play and they will (probably) have forbidden places in the city...

Thanks in advance.
 
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Roberta Yang
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1. You can mix the characters from the expansions together.

2. You shouldn't mix plots/roles from different tragedy sets together; if you want to mix them, make up a new tragedy set that borrows some plots from multiple previous tragedy sets. If you just say "This can use plots/roles from either of these tragedy sets", then the protagonists now have 10 possible plots and 14 possible subplots to deal with instead of the usual 5/7, which makes deduction much more difficult. Incidents you can actually borrow pretty freely if you want to, except for Fake Incident.

3. The starting/forbidden locations printed on the board are a bit outdated, but it's not that big an issue. The only expansion character with a restriction is the A.I. (who, like the Patient, can't move at all), and I think for most people it's more natural to read starting/restricted locations off the character cards than off the board.
 
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Josh Bonner
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Yeah, the characters can generally be dropped in anywhere it's convenient for you. Sometimes there are weird or non-obvious interactions between a character and a tragedy set, but rather than a flaw, that's really just an opportunity to write a devious script. The rulebooks and example scripts are pretty good about pointing out specific combinations to consider too.
 
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Rafael Gonzalez
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Thanks for your comments!!

I expect to get the game soon and enjoy it as much as I have read to others.
 
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If you're going to mix Tragedy Sets, you should print up a sheet combining the two so protagonists have all the possible plots/subplots/incidents together in one place. Even if it's just a straight up combination, some comparatively simple deductions might be over looked if they have to compare two sheets. It'll be hard enough for them as it is.
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