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Mind Points - French Rules Page 6 and the UK/USA Rules

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Mind Points - French Rules Page 6 and the UK/USA Rules

Postby Melgar » Saturday June 13th, 2020 12:32am

Good Morning,

Page 6 of the french rulebook: "Un personnage peut soit gagner, soit perdre des points d'esprit lorsqu'il jette ou qu'il reçoit un sortilège." When translated this sentence states: "A Character can earn or lose mind points when he cast or is targeted by a spell".

Does anybody know why this was omitted from the other rulebooks? and does this mean that a the barbarian can only have one spells cast on him as he has two mind points and going to zero would mean death? Does this also mean the wizard loses a mind pint every time he casts a spell or heals a mind point?

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Re: Mind Points - French Rules Page 6 and the UK/USA Rules

Postby Jalapenotrellis » Saturday June 13th, 2020 12:45am

Melgar wrote:Good Morning,

Page 6 of the french rulebook: "Un personnage peut soit gagner, soit perdre des points d'esprit lorsqu'il jette ou qu'il reçoit un sortilège." When translated this sentence states: "A Character can earn or lose mind points when he cast or is targeted by a spell".

Does anybody know why this was omitted from the other rulebooks? and does this mean that a the barbarian can only have one spells cast on him as he has two mind points and going to zero would mean death? Does this also mean the wizard loses a mind pint every time he casts a spell or heals a mind point?

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I am pretty sure that doesn't make sense. The wizard can cast 10 spells a game with the ring of magic not to mention spell scrolls on top of that. If he lost a mind point then he'd not even be able to cast those.

The mind point rules are usually explained for the quest pack. Like in Kellars Keep, the loss of mind points means character death unless you have an Elixir of Life as shown in the quest where there is the shapechanger and the chaos warlock who attacks mind points with dice and there is the mind point check to exit the board.

I am not on later quest packs but they change the rules in the EU Against the Ogre Horde. Not there yet with my group thanks to the coronavirus. (which is basically the new "thanks Obama" meme)
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Re: Mind Points - French Rules Page 6 and the UK/USA Rules

Postby lestodante » Saturday June 13th, 2020 3:51pm

I know the French questbook is the only one featuring a sommaire on the rear cover.
I am not surprised they could have changed something inside too. Anyway that description doesn't mean that a mind point is lost for casting spells, it says that mind point "CAN" be lost because of some spells.
So I think they just gave their own description for the utility of Mind Points (to be used in future questpacks as we know).


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Re: Mind Points - French Rules Page 6 and the UK/USA Rules

Postby Melgar » Saturday June 13th, 2020 6:19pm

Agreed, about casting 10 spells, It would make playing the Wizard a lot harder...
I just feel they are an under utilised mechanic for the base game. Maybe they had plans to introduce these in the base game but thought that would be complicating matters.
Thank you for you input and insight...
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