|Justin Riddler RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32|
SOUL WARDEN (4+ goals): Your scarab increases your effective Constitution score for determining when you would die fromhit point damage by 4. If you permanently die, you can donate your scarab to another of your characters that belongs to the
Scarab Sages faction. This character receives this card (discarding her current card).
Each Faction Journal Card provides one or more new rewards as well as at least one reward that appeared during a previousseason. If a PC would receive a duplicate reward that she earned on a previous card, she instead treats her effective number of
goals completed on all cards as though it were one higher.
The Soul Warden ability appears on both Season 6 and Season 7 of the Faction Journal cards, which means that some characters will have both of these abilities unlocked. The rules for the cards say that you would count the number of checked goals for the reward as 1 higher, however the Soul Warden ability is not mechanically tied to the completed goals on the card.
I see 3 possible rulings on this:
1) They stack - a flat stack of the ability which would be a +8 across the 2 seasons.
2) They don't stack - at which point the 2nd reward is non-functional if you already have it on the other season's card
3) There is a compromise ruling for this ability. Something like the +4 increases to +5 or +6 for completing the reward in a previous season.
I open this up for discussion as my regular table encountered this mattering recently, in a Schrodinger-deadly scenario with a pair of scarab sages who had both seasons checked off each.