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Subject: Potion of Iron Skin - too strong? rss

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Dale Quimpo
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We've been having problems with the Potion of Iron Skin. In the 10ish games we've played so far, whoever has this potion during the last encounter (barring Ashtongue) gets that last kill, especially if that monster hits hard and nasty.

Players never use it up until they get to a good encounter, and then they just kill everyone off.

We find it too strong and are thinking about taking it out of the game entirely.
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T France
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Why are the other players letting the one guy hang onto the potion? Play those stab and grabs or make sure the player gets knocked out of the game by the earlier encounters!...
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Dale Quimpo
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Titeman wrote:
Why are the other players letting the one guy hang onto the potion? Play those stab and grabs or make sure the player gets knocked out of the game by the earlier encounters!...


thing is, whoever grabs the potion then just waits to use it at the best encounter too. it ends up being about who has the potion of iron skin during the encounter with the most damage.
 
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kookoobah wrote:
Titeman wrote:
Why are the other players letting the one guy hang onto the potion? Play those stab and grabs or make sure the player gets knocked out of the game by the earlier encounters!...


thing is, whoever grabs the potion then just waits to use it at the best encounter too. it ends up being about who has the potion of iron skin during the encounter with the most damage.


Yeah, I love this game too.
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Curt Covert
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Well, I've played this game probably the most of anyone. That is the first time that I have heard or seen this being a problem. The Potion is definitely a powerful one and using it to survive the last encounter is a good use. It's just that most players, when they get it or steal it, use it sooner than later on a meaty or dangerous creature BEFORE someone can steal it from them. I certainly encourage anyone to make house rules for any game in their collection, but it may be all that is needed here is a change in strategy.
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Gene Chiu
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kookoobah wrote:
thing is, whoever grabs the potion then just waits to use it at the best encounter too. it ends up being about who has the potion of iron skin during the encounter with the most damage.


This doesn't happen when we play. The fact that it can be stolen very easily forces me to use the potions at the earliest convenience. There are just so many ways that the potion may not end up in my posession at the last or biggest encounter. Also, there are also too many ways to force an all player loss that having the potion at the end is far from a guaranteed win.
 
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