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I guess it's more a language question than a rules one, sorry if it's obvious.

I'm playing my first adventure and we have revealed the Goal with following sentence:

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At the end of four Turns after the Goal is revealed, take a -1DM penalty


If the Goal was revealed on Turn 1, does it mean "at the end of each of Turns 1, 2, 3 and 4 - take -1DM penalty"? Or is it only "at the end of Turn 4"?
The first one seems a bit too much, but who knows what to expect from an ancient evil...
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schizoid wrote:
I guess it's more a language question than a rules one, sorry if it's obvious.

I'm playing my first adventure and we have revealed the Goal with following sentence:

Quote:
At the end of four Turns after the Goal is revealed, take a -1DM penalty


If the Goal was revealed on Turn 1, does it mean "at the end of each of Turns 1, 2, 3 and 4 - take -1DM penalty"? Or is it only "at the end of Turn 4"?
The first one seems a bit too much, but who knows what to expect from an ancient evil...


If the Goal was revealed on Turn 1, then Turn 1 wouldn't be "after the Goal is revealed," would it? I would think that a Turn 1 Wake the Devil would have an effect on turns 2-5, not 1-4.

That aside, the letter of the phrasing here implies a one time penalty of a single DM - a single "end" of a period of "four turns after the goal is revealed": In storytelling terms, the cultists stood around chanting for four turns, and the ancient evil was awakened at the end of the fourth turn, making it more difficult to overcome.

If that's not the intended meaning, I would expect the phrasing to be more along the lines of:

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At the end of each Turn, for four Turns after the Goal is revealed, take a -1DM penalty
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The Devil Wakes at turn 5!
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