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Arianne H
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I have not yet played, but have been reading all of the files I can ahead of time to prepare.I keep running across lists of "keywords" but I am not entirely sure what a "keyword" is, and why you need to keep track of it on reference cards, or have a list. I tried googling but all I get back are the actual lists of keywords.
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ArianneH wrote:
I have not yet played, but have been reading all of the files I can ahead of time to prepare.I keep running across lists of "keywords" but I am not entirely sure what a "keyword" is, and why you need to keep track of it on reference cards, or have a list. I tried googling but all I get back are the actual lists of keywords.
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In Legendary a keyword is a bolded word on a card such as Ambush. These terms are shorthand for a rule. In this case it means "after playing the card from the Villain deck, do what the effect says."
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ArianneH wrote:
I have not yet played, but have been reading all of the files I can ahead of time to prepare.I keep running across lists of "keywords" but I am not entirely sure what a "keyword" is, and why you need to keep track of it on reference cards, or have a list. I tried googling but all I get back are the actual lists of keywords.
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The definitions of the keywords are in each rule book/sheet applicable to that particular card's set.

EDIT: for a list of all keywords as well as their definitions, I would recommend reading this version of the rulebook (which includes all the rules from all the sets/expansions of Marvel Legendary): Combined Legendary Rules
 
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They're more noticeable in the expansions. Dark City included the keywords teleport, bribe, and Versatile.
 
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swirlsaepi wrote:
ArianneH wrote:
I have not yet played, but have been reading all of the files I can ahead of time to prepare.I keep running across lists of "keywords" but I am not entirely sure what a "keyword" is, and why you need to keep track of it on reference cards, or have a list. I tried googling but all I get back are the actual lists of keywords.
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The definitions of the keywords are in each rule book/sheet applicable to that particular card's set.

EDIT: for a list of all keywords as well as their definitions, I would recommend reading this version of the rulebook (which includes all the rules from all the sets/expansions of Marvel Legendary): Combined Legendary Rules

I guess my confusion is why is there a glossary if the text is written on the card to follow. Are the glossaries more elaborate explanations? And does the same keyword take on a different meaning in the various expansions?
 
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The keyword is on the card but the rule is not.
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Mundane wrote:
The keyword is on the card but the rule is not.

Ahhhh .. well, that's annoying! But now it makes sense. I'll go looking again for the cheat sheets for the base set so I can easily have on hand
 
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ArianneH wrote:
Mundane wrote:
The keyword is on the card but the rule is not.

Ahhhh .. well, that's annoying! But now it makes sense. I'll go looking again for the cheat sheets for the base set so I can easily have on hand

If you’re playing with the base game, you won’t need it. I’m not sure if there are any keywords in the base game, but if there are there will be literally one or two and they will be incredibly obvious.

You only need a cheat sheet when you’re an idiot like me and have almost every expansion and mix them together for a thematic story.
 
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Ambush, Fight and Escape are the only keywords in the base set I think, but you'll soon get the hang of what these mean without reference to any rulesheet.
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