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Subject: Shortbow - what does the asterisk mean? rss

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Brian P
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Can anyone point to where it’s explained what the asterisk means on this card or any card with an asterisk? Like a literal definition ? I get Magic Missile which is only a start cause you read the ext and it explains what’s it worth but cards with a boost (like Shortbow) have a boost number then an asterisk?? What does it mean?

 
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It means read the card because something may change that number.
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Anytime there is an asterisk on a numerical value, it means that it is a variable value, and the text on the bottom of the card defines how that number may change.

The Shortbow, for example, has a base attack of +2, but in the text of the card, it gives a +1 bonus if wielded by an Elf, hence becoming +3 attack in that case.

The Magic Missile has a magic attack that is completely relative to the condition on the bottom of the card - its attack value is equal to the total combined level of all wizards in your hand.
Example 1: If you had a single level 1 Scathian in your hand, and no other wizards, the magic attack of the magic missile would simply be 1, which is the level of the only wizard in your hand.
Example 2: So, if you had a level 1 Pylorian, and a level 2 Pylorian with the magic missile it would take into consideration the temporary level boosts that hero receives from the magic missile being an Arcane Spell. So, the level 1 Pylorian is effectively a level 2, and the level 2 Pylorian is effectively a level 3. Therefore, when you calculate the magic attack value of the magic missile in this case you would get 2+3=5.
Example 3: If you have a magic missile in your hand, but no wizards, then the magic missile is effectively a zero attack value.
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