Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Call for Judgment: Richardo, are you too chicken to enter the crypt?

Popular, 7-0. Josh

Adminned at 07 Jul 2021 08:12:56 UTC

In “Richardo’s Journey”, change the bullet point that says

Remove the “This room is Daunting.” Feature from all rooms that Richardo entered during this Enter the Crypt action

to instead say

Remove the “This room is Daunting.” Feature from all rooms that Richardo entered during a Move within this Enter the Crypt action

So after a frenzy of Blood Frenzies, Richardo’s starting location became Daunting, and I just realised it’s ambiguous how to interpret the wording of the Daunting-removal effect. We should probably have an agreement on what the correct interpretation is *before* the next Journey, because it’s inevitably going to come up then.

My own interpretation is that Richardo doesn’t enter the place he started at (unless he goes back there later), he just starts there. (This is consistent with the way that Features of Richardo’s starting location don’t trigger unless he moves away from it and comes back again; it doesn’t make much sense for him to think the room is safe to enter if he hasn’t done anything that would trigger traps there. It’s also consistent with the way that the effect doesn’t actually make him too afraid to enter the Crypt, not even in a “this is the only possibility” sort of way.) So this is a CFJ to say “yes, that’s the correct interpretation”.

As usual, if you disagree that this is the correct intepretation, the best move is to counter-CFJ to enforce your own interpretation; either way we want this rule to unambiguously say what the majority of people think it (ambiguously) says.

By the way, thanks to the BlogNomic Dice Roller for expressing Richardo’s likely feelings on the Crypt in such an apt and succinct way.

Comments

Josh: he/they

06-07-2021 10:49:08 UTC

I’m not sure that this changes anything.

for I guess?

Kevan: City he/him

06-07-2021 13:01:15 UTC

for

Brendan: he/him

06-07-2021 14:54:34 UTC

imperial

Lulu: she/her

06-07-2021 16:19:21 UTC

for

Raven1207: he/they

06-07-2021 16:47:27 UTC

for

lemon: she/her

07-07-2021 00:16:41 UTC

for