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Subject: Rationalising the "Barricade" card rss

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Alex W.
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This isn't strictly a rules question but it's rules-related. Barricade is discarded if an investigator leaves the location to which it applies. However there is no change if an investigator enters the location. I am sure there is a good game balance reason for this being the case so I'm perfectly willing to accept it from that point of view.

Can someone help me find a way of picturing what this means in the "role-play" side of things? If I picture having to dismantle the barricade to get out, surely they'd have to do that to let anyone in too? Discarding when the last investigator leaves the location would make more sense to me, as the barricade is then unmaintained.
 
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Sam Dean
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Perhaps the investigator knows a way to get through the barricade without it being destroyed. As allies I'm sure they would have shared this knowledge. Or perhaps the investigator knew of another way in that the monsters do not?
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MC Shudde M'ell
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There's a chute. You can slide in, but you can't climb out.

There's a doberman preventing unauthorized entry. First Investigator leaves, the dog goes with them.

There's a ritual. Leaving invalidates the spell.

There's a bunch of big heavy boxes stacked up. An Investigator could have left without making them all topple over, but they tripped.
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Esgaldil wrote:

There's a bunch of big heavy boxes stacked up. An Investigator could have left without making them all topple over, but they tripped.


"You tripped again Rex. You always trip over your own damn boxes!"

"Just my luck, heh".

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The door swings into the room you are in. You brace a chair against the door. You could easily move the chair to let your friend into the room. However when the last investigator leaves it would near impossible to brace the chair against the door.
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kbclac wrote:
The door swings into the room you are in. You brace a chair against the door. You could easily move the chair to let your friend into the room. However when the last investigator leaves it would near impossible to brace the chair against the door.


The problem is that the barricade disappears when any Investigator leaves, no matter how many Investigators are still there.
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I always imagined when another person leaves, the person that put up the barricade gets demoralized and no longer has the will to keep it up.
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Alex W.
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What I'm hearing here is "role play whatever works" which I am fully on board with. Thanks all.
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