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Subject: Lobster Johnson Knocked Out rss

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Unless I missed something, I believe the team still has to take time in the Rest Phase if Lobster Johnson is knocked out. LJ wakes up and rolls dice to heal like other agents.

I feel like LJ the team should move on and not be required to to take time.
It even makes more sense thematically. If they take time, he should automatically respawn in an empty room. If they don't take time, then you try in the End Phase. If I was playing that character, I'd rather take my chances in the End Phase and heal all my damage than have the team rest and have to roll to heal.

Maybe the reason to force the agents to take time is so you don't avoid moving the Doom Tracker when LJ is knocked out.

What do you guys think?



 
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Aculeus wrote:
If I was playing that character, I'd rather take my chances in the End Phase and heal all my damage than have the team rest and have to roll to heal.



I haven't played him yet. Is this heal "all damage" some unique ability for lobster?
 
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Aculeus wrote:
Unless I missed something, I believe the team still has to take time in the Rest Phase if Lobster Johnson is knocked out. LJ wakes up and rolls dice to heal like other agents.

This is how the rules sound to me. I think his ability only shines during the confrontation. Yo have the last Last-Ditch Recovery and Lobsters ability to bring him back.
His ability would be better, if it would trigger at the start of the Agent Phase and not in the End Phase.
 
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typo360 wrote:

I haven't played him yet. Is this heal "all damage" some unique ability for lobster?


I don't have it right in front of me, but I think you get to roll an orange die in the End Phase. If you get a 2, you can respawn in any empty room fully healed. He's only got 4 health slots and yellow defense. It seems weird that the team would rest and wait for a knocked out ghost to wake up and heal himself.
 
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That's a pretty powerful skill. It makes sense that it would need some limitations.

 
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