Just got this expansion and played it once 2P (w/o Friends and Foes)--it's really good, tense, and tight.
But the "Strike" Nazgul card was a bit hard to decipher, and I'm hoping for some advice from the "cloud":
This particular Nazgul card has a 3 Black Rider at the top right, and the Strike Effect of:
"Active Player: take 3 Corruption or Ring Bearer activate Sauron (Sam suffers full consequences)"
It's the part I've bolded which seems ambiguous. Does this mean that if Sam is the Active player:
(a) he must take 3 corruption (a one-time violation of his special ability) AND activate Sauron (if Sam's also the ring-bearer)?,
(b) he must take 3 corruption (a one-time violation of his special ability) OR ELSE the ring-bearer must activate Sauron?
(c) he takes only 1 corruption (due to his ability) AND the ring-bearer activates Sauron?
I'm leaning towards (b), but don't feel confident about it.
- Last edited Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:31 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:31 pm
I read it that as:
Active player takes 3 corruption
Ring-bearer (if Sam Ring-bearer, full consequences)
Also, as I read the rules, Sam's ability only applies against Sauron cards, not Nazgul cards. Sam's ability is related to die rolls, Sauron-activation with this expansion, Nazgul cards are not related to Sauron-activation in place of die roll (can only use a Nazgul card during the start of turn activation).
- Last edited Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:41 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:38 pm
David, none of your guesses was correct, because you were assuming that the phrase in parentheses that you highlighted -- Sam suffers full consequences -- referred to the entire statement before it. It actually only refers to the part about the Ring-bearer invoking Sauron. Rauli got it right.