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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby torilen » Sunday November 23rd, 2014 11:49am

This is another one of those instances where the game group has to remember that the heroes are, in fact,
heroes, and probably friends and comrades. They should be working together to complete the quests, for the
common good of one another and the kingdom.

Ideally, if one adventurer finds a trap, he would call it out and the designated trap-springer (the dwarf) would
move on over and take care of it. Granted, this might be a little harder if the dwarf has already taken his turn.
Perhaps the dwarf would need to go ahead and take his NEXT turn, and just become last in the order of taking
turns from then on. Or, the group (evil wizard included) would agree that the dwarf could take an extra turn if
needed...maybe the evil wizard makes a special roll to check for wandering monsters in such a case or some other
activity to make up for a hero having an extra turn.

I know this starts to border more on a roleplaying game ruling than a board game ruling...that's how I see it working
though.


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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby sajungzak » Sunday November 23rd, 2014 12:03pm

There should be no monsters present and unless someone opens a door, or gets a wondering monster, or they left the dwarf behind to finish off a battle and it takes more than one rotation of turns for the dwarf to get there so they forgot where the trap was, now, whose fault is that? They should remember where it is, there are 4 of them, after all. Usually, when someone asks, one of them remembers. And, if not, it's only one action to ask again. No biggee.
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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby mitchiemasha » Sunday November 23rd, 2014 2:21pm

Well, the point with a pit trap... Once you know where it is, it's obvious. Once someone has fell init... it's a big pit, clear as day to see. Spear traps are a different story. As for the EU rules been BS as mentioned earlier, it's not BS it's just different, perhaps less fun but not BS.


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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby sajungzak » Sunday November 23rd, 2014 2:28pm

mitchiemasha wrote:Well, the point with a pit trap... Once you know where it is, it's obvious. Once someone has fell init... it's a big pit, clear as day to see. Spear traps are a different story. As for the EU rules been BS as mentioned earlier, it's not BS it's just different, perhaps less fun but not BS.

In the us, we don't put the pit trap tile down when they search. Only when sprung. At least, I don't. Same with falling block and swinging axe.
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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby Goblin-King » Sunday November 23rd, 2014 4:14pm

I personally prefer the traps to stay hidden until sprung.
Why does the spear traps disappear when you search for traps?
You can have a whole room or corridor filled with spear traps; search and "poof" they are all gone. That's pretty close to BS in my book.


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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby cornixt » Monday November 24th, 2014 10:59am

Goblin-King wrote:I personally prefer the traps to stay hidden until sprung.
Why does the spear traps disappear when you search for traps?
You can have a whole room or corridor filled with spear traps; search and "poof" they are all gone. That's pretty close to BS in my book.

You just set them all off while standing out of the way.

No reason why the quest writer can't specify that the traps have to be disarmed though.


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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby Goblin-King » Monday November 24th, 2014 11:30am

cornixt wrote:No reason why the quest writer can't specify that the traps have to be disarmed though.

Isn't quest notes a wonderful tool? :D


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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby GimmeYerGold » Monday November 24th, 2014 11:41am

Goblin-King wrote:
cornixt wrote:No reason why the quest writer can't specify that the traps have to be disarmed though.

Isn't quest notes a wonderful tool? :D


Microsoft Quest Notes 2014 ®

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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby cornixt » Monday November 24th, 2014 12:49pm

Quest notes are what makes the game more than a hack and slash fest. You can put some pretty crazy stuff in a quest as a one-off. I don't know why everyone is so keen on making their updated HQ rules into a 100 page book that features every possible thing you could do. I'd much rather have 50 quests with a different unique rule in each one.


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Re: Trap Disarming Error

Postby GimmeYerGold » Monday November 24th, 2014 1:00pm

cornixt wrote:Quest notes are what makes the game more than a hack and slash fest. You can put some pretty crazy stuff in a quest as a one-off. I don't know why everyone is so keen on making their updated HQ rules into a 100 page book that features every possible thing you could do. I'd much rather have 50 quests with a different unique rule in each one.


^ Yep. I find myself veering toward those multi page notes, but when I review the system quests, I see some great stuff, and reel it in. Like the unique falling block traps in #13 Quest for the Spirit Blade that do not block movement, and that you have better odds of avoiding injury if you're wearing a helmet.


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