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Michael D. Kelley
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Based on my reading of Oberon, it seems clear what the designer's INTENTION for him was. Here's my understanding:

He does NOT reveal himself to the other spies/minions of mordred.
He DOES reveal himself to Merlin.

This would explain why the manual says that playing with Oberon will make the Good side win more often. Merlin will still have perfect information, but the Evil side will be thrown into some confusion.

However, the rules question I have comes from the manual's explanation of Oberon, namely "Oberon is not a "minion of Mordred".

The quoted step by step reveal instructions at the bottom of the same page then say
"Minions of Mordred, not Mordred himself - extend your thumb so that Merlin will know of you."

Now, they didn't mention Oberon there, so again it seems clear that he is SUPPOSED to reveal himself to Merlin.

But the use of "minions of mordred", which Oberon is NOT one of, muddies the waters.

So, can anyone give me some official word whether Oberon reveals to Merlin? Thanks!
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Oberon does not reveal to the other Evil players.

Oberon does reveal to Merlin.
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Cool. That's what I figured!

Can't wait to get the rules to use Lancelot
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How are you so sure of this, especially when the narrative says "Minions of Mordred, extend your thumbs, merlin open your eyes" and it specifically says Oberon is not a minion of mordred.. ??
 
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phrygian wrote:
How are you so sure of this, especially when the narrative says "Minions of Mordred, extend your thumbs, merlin open your eyes" and it specifically says Oberon is not a minion of mordred.. ??
What? Obey is def a Minion of Mordred. He's evil. He's just kind of daft and doesn't realize it.

In the vanilla Resistance theme he's called Blind Spy, ie, he's a spy but the spies can't see him and he can't see them.

Also, T Worthington above is the publisher of the game, so, there's that.
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the makers of the game should have made the script go, "AGENTS OF EVIL, put your thumbs up." instead of, "MINIONS OF MORDED, put your thumbs up." this is because when Oberon is in the game, he should ALSO put his thumbs up for Merlin to see.
using the term "MINIONS OF MORDRED," will likely confuse the Oberon player..tsk..
 
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a variant we tried which was kinda cool was that Oberon doesnt reveal himself to Merlin either. Makes him a Mordred/Oberon cross. We liked it. Adds a bit of chaos though. But being an agent of chaos i am okay with this.
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