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William Smith
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So my collection of starting equipment has grown due to acquiring expansions. I am not sure as to if I run a 6-character party if I should still restrict them to the original starting equipment. What about 7....or 8? For example, should I only allow one bow for the party...one hammer?

Any advice would be welcome.
 
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I don't restrict it. The party will decide who gets which weapon at the beginning of the game. Everybody should get the weapon they like best. The scenarios are hard enough meeple
 
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I keep it restricted to the "starting" starting equipment, but that is because I've tried to keep the spirit of the base game, even with the expansions.
 
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Official rule is that you can use one starting equipment card per survivor, each taken from your complete pool of starting equipment.
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Do you have any documentation on that Official rule? It's clearly not what the Z:BP Rulebook says. It says each Survivor will start off with "at least" one card.
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Masticon wrote:
Do you have any documentation on that Official rule? It's clearly not what the Z:BP Rulebook says. It says each Survivor will start off with "at least" one card.


Check this thread (Q10 in the op).

It's one of the first questions we asked of the devs, back when we were getting answers that weren't somewhat insane... whistle
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Masticon wrote:
Do you have any documentation on that Official rule? It's clearly not what the Z:BP Rulebook says. It says each Survivor will start off with "at least" one card.


It is possible that a Survivor could have a weapon as a blue skill level as well as their Starting equipment card.
 
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skritter wrote:
Masticon wrote:
Do you have any documentation on that Official rule? It's clearly not what the Z:BP Rulebook says. It says each Survivor will start off with "at least" one card.


It is possible that a Survivor could have a weapon as a blue skill level as well as their Starting equipment card.

Yes, that is the way it works.
 
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senorcoo wrote:
I keep it restricted to the "starting" starting equipment, but that is because I've tried to keep the spirit of the base game, even with the expansions.


I agree with senorcoo.

I think that the fact they only include one Hammer, one Mana Blast and one Short Bow, not only highlights how they are at least marginally better than the Short Sword, but also suggests some initial "roles" within your party (a damage, magic and ranged combat expert); so I would only used these for a 6 survivors or less game.

Though I have never played with 7+ characters, my suggestion would be to add one Short Sword and a Hammers/Mana Blast/Short Bow at the time. So for a 7 or 8 player game your starting equipment would consists of 4 Short Swords, 1 Hammer, 1 Mana Blast, 1 Short Bow and 1 duplicate of any of these last three.
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