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Instruments of their own ruin question.

Instead, if Invaders Ravage in target land, they damage Invaders in adjacent ​lands . . .

This was argued today because it doesn't say "in an adjacent land", and the wording sounds like it can go 2 ways:

1.  For each Invader, select an adjacent land for that Invader to Ravage in.

2.  Each Invader Ravages in each adjacent land.

 

Either way, Thunderspeaker loves that power.

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I'm pretty sure that it's number 1.


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It is number 1. What wording would remove the ambiguity? Remember we also want the Invaders to possibly deal damage in different lands.

(I believe it's also intended that a single City could kill three Explorers in three different adjacent lands, i.e., splitting up its damage.)

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dpt wrote:

It is number 1. What wording would remove the ambiguity? Remember we also want the Invaders to possibly deal damage in different lands.(I believe it's also intended that a single City could kill three Explorers in three different adjacent lands, i.e., splitting up its damage.)

Yes. As a general rule, whenever the rules say "X deals damage to Y", it is simply specifying what you're allowed to assign the damage to; it does NOT mean "to each Y". Eg: "5 Damage to [Town]/[City]" = "5 Damage allocated as desired among Towns and/or Cities in target land", NOT "5 Damage to each Town/City in target land".

Anything which does damage to each-of-a-thing will explicitly use the word "each" (or "every", or "all") - "to each Invader", "in every adjacent land", "destroy all Invaders", etc.

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The confusion arose from a combination of things, the standard targetting is by land, so first inclination is to select a land, but the plural lands broke with that, leading to either things targetting by something other than land/spirit, or it meant multiple lands being selected for the full damage.  The dividing up of damage is non-standard in this game, so it wasn't how we read it.

I was expecting that the wording should have been "an adjacent land" as that makes the most sense from the game's normal mechanics.

 

Wording it so "divide" is in it, or making it clear you select for each invader would be the best wording, but that gets significantly longer.

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phantaskippy wrote:
Wording it so "divide" is in it, or making it clear you select for each invader would be the best wording, but that gets significantly longer.

We might be able to work in "divide". Note that you do not select for each Invader, it's more flexible than that.
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Woah, I would never have expected that answer. That power just got a lot better if you can hit that threshold