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Ken Thibodeau
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What's the difference between dead pile and discard pile?


 
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They are two variants of what you'd typically consider a game's discard pile, with the dead pile being a special version. The game's rules and card effects will tell you which pile a card should go to when a card is lost from your table, hand, or draw deck. Generally, only characters go to your dead pile and only when they leave play because they were "killed" as claim for a lost military challenge when you were the defender or some game effect that says it kills a character. Otherwise, cards typically end up in the discard pile (including characters who have been lost due to something other than being killed, for example, being discarded from your hand due to a lost intrigue challenge when you're the defender).

The big reason that the two piles are important is that if you have a unique character in your dead pile, you cannot play/put into play another copy of that character (if the unique character was in your discard pile, you could). Also, some effects let cards move from your dead pile or your discard pile, but not both, or otherwise reference the two piles.
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