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Itamar Parann
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Just got through my first game, and wanted to be sure we played it reasonably right.
We assumed that unless otherwise written:
- Event cards are discarded once used [except an ally],
- Item cards are retained after use to be used again and again until specific events remove them,
- Encounter cards remain in place after being discovered through ambush or search [and can mature even if revealed], unless removed from the game with appropriate actions/cards.
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How wrong were we ?
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Paramar wrote:
Just got through my first game, and wanted to be sure we played it reasonably right.
We assumed that unless otherwise written:
- Event cards are discarded once used [except an ally],


Correct

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- Item cards are retained after use to be used again and again until specific events remove them,


Unless stated otherwise on the item card. And with the proviso that cards used in combat can't be used 2 rounds in a row.

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- Encounter cards remain in place after being discovered through ambush or search [and can mature even if revealed], unless removed from the game with appropriate actions/cards.


Encounter cards are discarded when used to ambush or are discovered in a search, unless it specifically states otherwise on the card. Also New or Reckless Vampires remain in place if they are not defeated in combat.

If they are still in place when the location slides off the trail they can be matured regardless of whether they are revealed.
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Thanks for the clarification!
 
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Your assumption about Encounter cards is perfectly reasonable. They ought to have written on every card whether it is discarded when searched or used for ambush. "Discard after ambush or search." would have save a lot of players grief and many unnecessary trips to the rulebook.
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randiv wrote:
Your assumption about Encounter cards is perfectly reasonable. They ought to have written on every card whether it is discarded when searched or used for ambush. "Discard after ambush or search." would have save a lot of players grief and many unnecessary trips to the rulebook.


Speaking for one grief-filled player whose fingers got tired going through the rulebook, here here! Couldn't agree with you more.
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NotBoredByBoardGames wrote:
randiv wrote:
Your assumption about Encounter cards is perfectly reasonable. They ought to have written on every card whether it is discarded when searched or used for ambush. "Discard after ambush or search." would have save a lot of players grief and many unnecessary trips to the rulebook.
Speaking for one grief-filled player whose fingers got tired going through the rulebook, here here! Couldn't agree with you more.
To be fair, one big improvement of 3E over 2E was that most of what you needed to know to use an encounter card is on the card. (In 2E, encounters were "chits" and everything about them had to be looked up in the rule book [or memorized] - ugh.) It's just too bad that 3E designers didn't fully commit to this improvement and put everything needed to play the card correctly on the card.
 
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randiv wrote:
NotBoredByBoardGames wrote:
randiv wrote:
Your assumption about Encounter cards is perfectly reasonable. They ought to have written on every card whether it is discarded when searched or used for ambush. "Discard after ambush or search." would have save a lot of players grief and many unnecessary trips to the rulebook.
Speaking for one grief-filled player whose fingers got tired going through the rulebook, here here! Couldn't agree with you more.
To be fair, one big improvement of 3E over 2E was that most of what you needed to know to use an encounter card is on the card. (In 2E, encounters were "chits" and everything about them had to be looked up in the rule book [or memorized] - ugh.) It's just too bad that 3E designers didn't fully commit to this improvement and put everything needed to play the card correctly on the card.


Wow, that would be a nightmare in 2E, having to look up each encounter card as it came (unless you played the game so much you knew them by heart)! I guess we should count our blessings in regard to the info on the card in 3E, but, as you say, I wish the 3E designers had gone the whole hog with the info. Oh well, we can't have everything; I still think it's a great game, notwithstanding.
 
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