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Subject: How do you handle having different armor pieces? rss

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Joshua Speelman
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If your character has the Armor, the Shield and the helmet do you roll for each piece?
 
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Ed Browne
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You can hold as many weapons and armor as you can carry, but only use one of each in combat. So pick the best armor piece you have and make one roll to not lose the life.
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Joshua Speelman
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So if you get the armor then there's no real point to keeping the shield and helmet then?
 
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Archibald Zimonyi
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Not for their effects no.

But it could be that one gets stolen or something, always good to have at least one armour as backup then, if you have the place for it.

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Joshua the Gamer wrote:
So if you get the armor then there's no real point to keeping the shield and helmet then?


Not other than as a backup should you lose the armor. You could get them turned into gold.
 
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Thanks for the help. It seemed overpowered to be able to roll for each piece but at the same point I couldn't see a reason to keep anything other than the best one available.
 
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Dorian Hawkins
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As stated, you don't roll for each piece. You take the highest save and roll once.

However, over at the Talisman boards at FFG's site, someone did a probability study and apparently, if you roll for piece of armour, you still only have a 76% chance of making the save. Personally, as a house rule, I am ok with a 70-something % chance of saving a life in exchange for 3 item slots.
 
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Rauli Kettunen
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Merchant should always keep as many "useless" Objects in hand as he can. Trading Helmet for Solomon's Crown or Water Bottle for Holy Grail, priceless !
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