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Subject: Remove a fireball when it stops rss

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Scott Straub
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The "roll a fireball" rules state that a player piece is considered hit when a fireball touches them and that the fireball is "dead" when it stops. What usually happens is that the fireball stops at the first person it hits, making a player "safe" as long as they are behind someone on a path.

This seems kind of silly to me. If a fireball is hurtling down a mountain pass, one measly human isn't going to completely stop it's momentum.

So do you follow the rules as written, or do you lift the "hit" player out of the way and the let the fireball continue on it's way? Do you nudge the fireball if it needs a boost to continue down the path after removing the "hit" player?
 
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Matt Fantastic
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I posted in your other thread too, but here goes.

I think you need to get some better marbles. Our original purchase marbles smash the hell out of most stuff, though the situation you describe has occurred of a previous body got kinda wedged in the way and it was near the end of the path.

We play it that if you don't get hit, you are safe. Sometimes fireballs do some crazy stuff and that extra bit of chaos is part of the fun.

If it occurred the way you describe it where another player was pretty much all the time a blocker, it certainly seems against the spirit of the game, but might on its own create some interesting decisions to make about how you position yourself.
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