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Robert Leonhard
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The Mythos Card entitled "Endlessly Breeding" includes a rumor whose effect, in addition to other things, is: "At the end of each Mythos phase, draw a second Mythos card and ignore everything on it except for its monster movement pattern."

Question: Does this second Mythos Card cause rift tokens to be placed in Kingsport? I would guess no, because it seems the intent is all about monsters, but technically, the monster movement pattern is linked to rifts.
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Bern Harkins
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I would have to say that the second Mythos card does NOT meet the Rift criterion of "Each time a mythos card is resolved," since the card is NOT being resolved, but largely ignored. If the rule for Rifts where "Every time Monsters moved," that would be different.
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M.C.Crispy
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Radulla wrote:
I would have to say that the second Mythos card does NOT meet the Rift criterion of "Each time a mythos card is resolved," since the card is NOT being resolved, but largely ignored. If the rule for Rifts where "Every time Monsters moved," that would be different.
Except that "every time Monsters move" would require that Monsters actually move. The Rift mechanism merely requires you to check whether "the monster movement pattern on it matches any of the patterns next to a closed rift". It's the symbols that trigger the rift, not the movement of Monsters.

But (and I have a big but) it's the "Resolve a Mythos" aspect of the Rift mechanism that is important (as you indicate) and the Rumour certainly isn't asking you to resolve a Mythos. So I agree with your evaluation Radulla (should that be worth anything at all )

What would make the Rumour totally nasty would be if the Rift mechanism said "every time a Mythos is Drawn, if the monster movement pattern on it matches any of the patterns next to a closed rift...". Still, that would be the more fun way to interpret it; anything else would be the decision of a lightweight
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Robert Leonhard
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Okay, I'm going to play it that Endlessly Breeding does NOT affect rift development.

Thanks for your well-considered answers!

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Jerry Martin
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It seems to suggest that you would because you ignore everything BUT the pattern and the pattern is what causes the rifts.

Plus we always go with when in doubt go with what makes it harder.
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Syvanis wrote:
Plus we always go with when in doubt go with what makes it harder.


Words to live by, both in Arkham and in the bedroom whistle
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