If there is no active Approach post for a particular Beast, and that Beast has not already been Slain, a Knight may Approach that Beast by posting a blog entry with the title â€œApproaching [beast]â€, where â€œ[beast]â€ is the name of the Beast. The blog entry may contain any content. Such a blog entry is known as an Approach post, and starts as active.
Tactics that can be used against Beasts are ATTACK, SCOUT, TAME and HIDE. All Knights initially have HIDE as their Tactic for a new Approach post. While an Approach post is active, Knights may indicate a single Tactic for that Approach post in a Private Message to the Baron; they are then considered to be taken that Tactic against the Beast and can be referred to by a corresponding adjective such as â€œAttacking Knightâ€ or â€œTaming Knightâ€ in the context of that Approach post. If a single Knight sends multiple such messages to the Baron for a single Approach post, only the last one is counted.
If an Approach post has been active for at least 48 hours, the Baron may announce the Tactics used for the Approach and resolve it
* If exactly one Knight on the Approach is a Taming Knight, and the number of Taming and Scouting Knights exceeds the number of Attacking Knights, and the Beast has not already been Tamed, then the Beast is Tamed by the Taming Knight: it has the text â€œTamed by the Knight called [name].â€ added to its rule, where â€œ[name]â€ is the name of the Taming Knight.
* Otherwise, if a majority of Knights who have taken a Tactic on the Approach are Attacking Knights, then the Beast is attacked: the Baron rolls DICE6 for each Weapon wielded by an Attacking Knight, then adds DICE4 for each Scouting Knight. If the total exceeds the Beast’s Fortitude, the Beast is Slain. If this happens, â€œSlain byâ€ is added to the Beastâ€™s Rule, followed by a list of the names of the Knights who took a Tactic on this Approach, and their corresponding Tactics, and each Attacking Knight and each Scouting Knight gains Gold equal to the Beastâ€™s Fortitude. Each Unique Item held by the Beast is then moved to the Inventory of a random Attacking Knight (determined separately for each Item). Otherwise, a randomly-selected Attacking Knight loses a random Weapon that they are Wielding (if they are Wielding any).
* Otherwise, nothing happens.
When an Approach has been resolved, it ceases to be active.
If the most recent proposal titled “It Followed Me Home” did not pass, add the following to the rule named “Beasts”:
Introducing a secret choice mechanic, and implementing Kevan’s Taming option.