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Phil McDonald
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When a hard knock card refers to '2 identical threats' does it mean

1. Two threats of the same kind or

2. Two identical cards

I suspect it is the first, but use of the word identical makes it unclear
 
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6 Threats are : rain, night, snow, shell, gas mask and whisle.

So it is option #1.
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philmcd wrote:
When a hard knock card refers to '2 identical threats'…

Which hard knock card would that be? Or do you refer to the mission card "Horseshoe"?
 
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PunTheHun wrote:

Which hard knock card would that be? Or do you refer to the mission card "Horseshoe"?

Fearful.
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David Goldfarb wrote:
PunTheHun wrote:

Which hard knock card would that be? Or do you refer to the mission card "Horseshoe"?

Fearful.


Correct
 
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afafard wrote:
6 Threats are : rain, night, snow, shell, gas mask and whisle.

So it is option #1.


That's what I assumed too. But use of the word identical made it unclear to me. Two bullets could be considered as the same threat, but a bullet at night and a bullet in the rain could be considered as not identical threats. As I said, it was use of the word identical that made it unclear.
 
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David Goldfarb wrote:
PunTheHun wrote:

Which hard knock card would that be? Or do you refer to the mission card "Horseshoe"?

Fearful.

Ah, I see, thanks. It's definitily identical threats (i. e. one of the 6 possible), shown on any threat/phobia/trauma card in play. As soon as one threat is active more than once, he has to retreat.
 
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philmcd wrote:
Two bullets could be considered as the same threat, but a bullet at night and a bullet in the rain could be considered as not identical threats.

Keep in mind that there are six separate threats. While combining them provides good narrative for in-game story telling, a bullet in the rain is (still) only a bullet, and also a rain - two threats - not one.

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bgm1961 wrote:

philmcd wrote:
Two bullets could be considered as the same threat, but a bullet at night and a bullet in the rain could be considered as not identical threats.

Keep in mind that there are six separate threats. While combining them provides good narrative for in-game story telling, a bullet in the rain is (still) only a bullet, and also a rain - two threats - not one.



Yeah, I'm happy with it that way, I just wanted clarification because identical is such a precise choice of wording. It's not like you could mistake a whistle for a bullet. If it had just said two of the same threat all would have been much clearer.
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philmcd wrote:
If it had just said two of the same threat all would have been much clearer.

Ah, clarity in rules. Considering the current popular demand for brevity in our rulebooks, clarity is the Holy Grail, isn't it?

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bgm1961 wrote:

philmcd wrote:
If it had just said two of the same threat all would have been much clearer.

Ah, clarity in rules. Considering the current popular demand for brevity in our rulebooks, clarity is the Holy Grail, isn't it?



Bullseye.

It's getting worse since the advent of kickstarter. If all rules were proofread by a native language speaker (as their first language) for translated rules and by someone who knew nothing about the game to check for clarity, gaps and assumptions, most FAQ's would become unnecessary.

Solely proofreading your own rules is pointless as it is only likely to identify typos and misprints.
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