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Andrew Araghi
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The Messenger from MoN has the following ability: "Once per round you may spend 1 Eldritch token to reroll up to two dice."

Unlike most such rerolls (Corruption, lucky rabbits foot, etc) it does not explicitly require this to be "during a test". In particular, does this mean I can use eldritch tokens to reroll die for curses? Dark pacts?

If so, it's the first such card that I am aware of. Do you think it's an oversight?
 
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aaandrew152 wrote:
The Messenger from MoN has the following ability: "Once per round you may spend 1 Eldritch token to reroll up to two dice."

Unlike most such rerolls (...) it does not explicitly require this to be "during a test". In particular, does this mean I can use eldritch tokens to reroll die for curses? Dark pacts?
Yes, you can.

aaandrew152 wrote:
If so, it's the first such card that I am aware of.
Michael McGlen can also reroll non-test dice. And Sister Mary is able to modify the results on such dice.

aaandrew152 wrote:
Do you think it's an oversight?
I don't think so as, although rare, there are precedents. And because I've peeked on the backside. (I highly recommend other not to do so. In this particular case.)
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It's funny that I'm reading this right now. I just finished a game in which I had acquired this Messenger. I had to flip the card near the end during a reckoning... shake
 
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Thought so, just wanted to check. Thanks!
 
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It sometimes goes both ways, Bj. I got a Curse before we called the game (due to time) and...I got one of the funniest ones in the game (And it's in the base game to boot!). Though, it would have been funnier if I had the chance to flip it during the game.
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Moved from Eldritch Horror to Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness.

And then:

Moved from Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness to Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep
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lomdr wrote:
It sometimes goes both ways, Bj. I got a Curse before we called the game (due to time) and...I got one of the funniest ones in the game (And it's in the base game to boot!). Though, it would have been funnier if I had the chance to flip it during the game.

I am quite familiar with the Curse you are talking about. I have been "lucky" enough to have flipped that card in a game.
 
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monkeyhandz wrote:
Moved from Eldritch Horror to Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness.


Should be Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep
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haroth9842 wrote:
I don't think so as, although rare, there are precedents. And because I've peeked on the backside. (I highly recommend other not to do so. In this particular case.)


It's a shame that this is a unique Unique Asset. After the first time, knowing what the backside is is sort of disappointing. Next expansion, if this game gets any more, it needs another Messenger
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Xelto wrote:
haroth9842 wrote:
I don't think so as, although rare, there are precedents. And because I've peeked on the backside. (I highly recommend other not to do so. In this particular case.)


It's a shame that this is a unique Unique Asset. After the first time, knowing what the backside is is sort of disappointing. Next expansion, if this game gets any more, it needs another Messenger


I've often thought Asenath Waite (from the Strange Remnants expansion) ought to have a reckoning effect and a nasty flipside...
 
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