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Chad
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Fight:

Play this card to hate a Hero, forcing them to Re-roll any number of their Fight Dice (Zombie's choice)


Couple of questions on this card

1) from a thematical standpoint - what does "to hate a Hero" mean?

2) from a rules standpoint, does this mean that the Zombie player can pick which of the Heroes dice to reroll (as opposed to the number?)

For example,

Zombie rolls a 4 and the Hero roles a 5 and a 3 - Does the Zombie get to say - "reroll the 5" of does he say reroll one dice (which the Hero would obviously pick the 3?

If it is the former - I get it - and seems balanced, if it is the second, why would the Zombie every chose less than 2 dice to reroll?


 
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Utrecht wrote:
1) from a thematical standpoint - what does "to hate a Hero" mean?


Really it is meant to be funny. You don't normally associate Zombies with being emotional so the thought that the Zombie might 'hate' the Hero is strange/humorous. Perhaps the Zombie hates the Hero for playing keep away with those tasty brains. ;>

Utrecht wrote:
2) from a rules standpoint, does this mean that the Zombie player can pick which of the Heroes dice to reroll (as opposed to the number?)


'Zombie's Choice' means that the Zombie Player may choose how many AND which dice the Hero must re-roll! Obviously the Zombie would force the Hero to Re-roll the higher roll(s).

- Jason

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I love this card. Undead *do* hate the living! We see it all the time in the movies ;-) And believe me, at the end of this card, I *did* hate the living!

Our last game, as the zombie player, I had a "5" showing, and played this card on a hero rolling 3 dice when they'd managed to get a "six" to fend off the zombie. I had the heroes reroll two of their three dice, and made them keep the single "one" showing on a die.

So they rolled another "one", and a "six", giving them high roll and a set of doubles, turning the combat into a kill for the heroes. They'd gone from fending off the zombies into an out-and-out kill.

Oh, sure, I lost. But it was funny as all-get-out, and everybody had a good time.

Which is the point, after all!
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Quote:

'Zombie's Choice' means that the Zombie Player may choose how many AND which dice the Hero must re-roll! Obviously the Zombie would force the Hero to Re-roll the higher roll(s).

- Jason

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Great, thanks for the explanation! Was what it would be - but wanted to confirm!
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I kinda had the notion that it was a nod to the zombie movie "The Dead Hate the Living".... but maybe Im just a huge zombie geek... zombie
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If the human player plays "Farmer Sty" to add +1 to a Fight die roll and then the Zombie player plays "Undead Hate the Living" and forces a reroll of that die, does the +1 apply to the reroll or not?
 
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I would think so. Otherwise the "Hate the Living" card is the equivalent of two cards with the power to cancel Farmer Sty as well. We've been playing that the embattled farmer still gets to stick his pitchfork in with whatever the new roll is.

Sometimes a zombie just can't win.

Oh, and Robert, I couldn't help but think that this is what happens when a zombie lets his emotions run away with his reason. A more calm and objective zombie wouldn't make such a misstep.

I've noticed in some of the more recent zombie movies that they're giving the z's more reactions, expressions, and apparent pauses to think about things. I think it makes things vastly more entertaining.
 
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"Play this card to hate a Hero, forcing them to Re-roll any number of their Fight Dice (Zombie's choice)."

Why it is in not "Play this card to hate a Hero, forcing him to Re-roll any number of his Fight Dice (Zombie's choice)."?

Thanks!
 
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Rash wrote:
"Play this card to hate a Hero, forcing them to Re-roll any number of their Fight Dice (Zombie's choice)."

Why it is in not "Play this card to hate a Hero, forcing him to Re-roll any number of his Fight Dice (Zombie's choice)."?

Thanks!
The text has been chosen to avoid male pronouns. It's gender neutral.

Now, let the gender neutral language debate begin!
 
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ok, in Czech, word "hero" is male gender, so it is logical for me that there should be him and his. Them and hteir sounded like plural for me...

Now its clear. Thanks for answer!
 
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Rash:

Technically, in proper grammar, "Them" and "their" are plurals. However, since English lacks any gender-neutral pronouns, some people (and I whole-heartedly include myself in this area) "improperly" use them and their in order to avoid having to specify a gender. The other alternative is to use "she/he" and "her/his" and that sounds very awkward.
 
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