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Ian Moffett
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The rules state... Keep adding Rolls every time the Advance Fire Target Space contains a Hot Spot.

Can someone explain what this means and how Hot Spots work, cause I'm not understanding them at all.

Thanks (Mr Dim Wit)
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Brook Gentlestream
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Scenario #1
You roll an Advance Fire roll.
Place a smoke marker, fire, or resolve an explosion.
There's no hot spot, so you're done.
Since no hot spot was rolled this turn, a hot spot is not added to the board.


Scenario #2
You roll an Advance Fire roll.
Place a smoke marker, fire, or resolve an explosion.
But there's a hot spot in that space you rolled, so you must roll again.

You roll an Advance Fire roll.
Place a smoke marker, fire, or resolve an explosion.
There's no hot spot in the new space you rolled, so you're almost done.
Place a hot spot in that last space you rolled, and you're done.


Scenario #3
You roll an Advance Fire roll.
Place a smoke marker, fire, or resolve an explosion.
But there's a hot spot in that space, so you must roll again.

You roll an Advance Fire roll.
Place a smoke marker, fire, or resolve an explosion.
But there's a hot spot in that space, so you must roll again.

You roll an Advance Fire roll.
Place a smoke marker, fire, or resolve an explosion.
There's no hot spot in this space, so you do not roll again.
Instead, place a hot spot in that space, and you're done.







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Ian Moffett
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Brilliant! Thanks for the detailed reply!

Appreciated.
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Paul S
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Nice, clear, comprehensive reply there.
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Kevin Burfitt
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Thanks for this - I think I misunderstood the rules... I just assumed a hotspot would ignite smoke, so dropping smoke on a hotspot caused it to turn to fire (and that the final hotspot you add would do the same) - guess it's the little flame icon and the terminology of "flare up" that fooled me.

So the hotspots are simply used to cause multiple die rolls for advancing the fire, not for any flare-up / explosion behavior ?
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Zaphus wrote:
So the hotspots are simply used to cause multiple die rolls for advancing the fire, not for any flare-up / explosion behavior ?


Correct, the hotspots are simply used to cause multiple die rolls for advancing the fire, not for any igniting or explosion behavior.

Remember that "flare up" is a term used to describe whenever an advance roll results in a hot spot. It just refers to the event of having to roll more than once on the advance fire roll. The purpose of giving it a term is so that the rules can reference you to look in the "flare up" section whenever this event occurs.

When you roll an advance fire roll in a space with a hot spot, the result is a "flare up". This means:
1) You roll another advance fire roll and a
2) You continue to roll advance fire rolls until you roll a result that is not in a hot spot.
3) Once roll a result that is not in a hot spot, you move a hot spot marker from the side of the board to that space, if there are any available.

That's all they do. The more you have on the board, the more hot spots will end up getting added to the board. The more hot spots are on the board, the more smoke and fire will appear throughout the house. Because of this, it may take awhile for the hot spots to get hit (because there aren't that many on the board), but once you hit them then more will be added and pretty soon smoke and fire will be appearing all over the place very quickly. Hence, the term, "flare up". It's not that the space flares up, it's that the house is flaring up.
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Ian Moffett
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So, after all that, I just need to figure out the Hazmats next and I'll be sorted
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Hazmats are easy.

1) They are carried like a victim.
2) If carried outside, they disappear.
3)If they ever light on fire, they blow up, resulting in an explosion.
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lordrahvin wrote:
Hazmats are easy.
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3)If they ever light on fire, they blow up, resulting in an explosion.

and a hotspot ?
 
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Whoops. Yes, if there is a hot spot available, is added to the space on the board where the hazmat explosion occured.
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