Stephan Beal
Germany
Geltendorf
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Hi, all,

just to fire off this draft (daft?) idea before i forget about it...

i'm looking for ideas for creating a "crossover Villain" from Talisman. Specifically, The Toad King, whose most powerful ability is - you guessed it - briefly turning Heroes into "slimy little toads" (though probably only for 1-2 turns instead of the Talisman-standard 3... maybe ATOE-conventional 1d3 instead).

Effects of toadification might include:

- When toadified, drop all Item/Ally cards in the space where there hero gets toadified. Any(?) hero may pick them up as an Action. Or maybe not: there's an ATOE precedent for such a conversion (Statue? Don't recall off hand) which says only the original hero can pick those cards back up.

- The Toad-Hero keeps(?) Events, but cannot use them until reverting to human form.

- Toads only move 1 space per turn. They are treated as having a value of 1 in all attributes (including Wounds?) so long as they are a toad.

- Toads may not accumulate any of: Items, Allies, Skill Bonuses. (Alternately, maybe they can keep/collect Allies?)

- Toads may accumulate Investigation and (of course) Wounds. That said, with all attribute values of 1, they're unlikely to accumulate much Investigation when using the Advanced Rules!

- Toads may, if encountering a Minion or Villain, immediately attempt escape by hopping away on a roll of 4+. When in a territory which borders with a waterway, they may escape on a 2+. They may attempt to escape at the start of the fight and at the end of every [Showdown] Fight Round.

- Toads, being so tiny, do not have their movement hindered by Minions.

- Finding the Toad King can be difficult: he is only found in Lairs which are in or border water. e.g. the Marsh, North/South Dock, Island, etc. Any Lair cards bought to find him are "wrong" if they do not refer to such a space. e.g. the Toad King will never be found hiding out at The Inn nor The Windmill.


i would be much appreciative for any creative ideas you can offer on this subject!
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Phil Hatfield
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Helena
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Interesting idea. Probably wouldn't want this to happen too often, as that would be frustrating continually turning into a toad.

But then you'd also have to figure out minions for the Toad King and more abilities for the Toad King.
 
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