Ekkie and Ranzak dream team


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So me and my wife have decided to replay RotR, but as a duo of Ekkie and Ranzak. Their inability to handle a lot of stuff should prove to add a layer of difficulty to it, not to mention that they tend to run themselves out quickly.

This interaction comes up more often than I would have thought:

Ranzak is ambushed, he hits a skeleton horde card, now both him and Ekkie summon and encounter an Ancient Skeleton.
Ekkie decides to evade her encounter.
Ranzak has all bows and decides he doesn't want to risk losing to this encounter, so he decides to evade it and let Ekkie handle the Ancient Skeleton for him.
Ekkie decides to evade this encounter as well(fighting is dangerous).

This seems silly, but I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work. Unless Ranzak's power "forces" the other person to resolve his encounter for him. Even on that line of thought I would think Ekkie can evade it still, it's a resolution, just not a "winning" one.

Any thoughts.

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Evading is a valid method of resolving. It's epically cheese, but legal, and I love it.


This sounds legal to me, too, but maybe not so productive. In most cases when you don't actually defeat the bane, it gets shuffled back into the location deck, so eventually you'll need to fight something, or the blessings deck will run out before you complete your scenario.


Bill Racicot wrote:

This sounds legal to me, too, but maybe not so productive. In most cases when you don't actually defeat the bane, it gets shuffled back into the location deck, so eventually you'll need to fight something, or the blessings deck will run out before you complete your scenario.

I maybe should have clarified that this is specifically for summoned monsters. Basically this team will never need to fight summoned monsters if they stick together.


Bill Racicot wrote:

This sounds legal to me, too, but maybe not so productive. In most cases when you don't actually defeat the bane, it gets shuffled back into the location deck, so eventually you'll need to fight something, or the blessings deck will run out before you complete your scenario.

Except Ekkie shuffles it into a random location deck, so - especially in larger groups where there are more location decks to scatter these cards between - she certainly should be able to rummage through one at least one location, ignoring what she doesn't fancy until she finds a henchman / villain to kill


We did this back in my second rise of the runelords game when I played Ranzak.

Sometimes I'd be at the same location as Merisiel and the skeleton horde would pop up. She'd evade both hers and mine :)


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The_Napier wrote:
Bill Racicot wrote:

This sounds legal to me, too, but maybe not so productive. In most cases when you don't actually defeat the bane, it gets shuffled back into the location deck, so eventually you'll need to fight something, or the blessings deck will run out before you complete your scenario.

Except Ekkie shuffles it into a random location deck, so - especially in larger groups where there are more location decks to scatter these cards between - she certainly should be able to rummage through one at least one location, ignoring what she doesn't fancy until she finds a henchman / villain to kill

Ekkie would shuffle a summoned monster into a location?

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ferris.valyn wrote:
Ekkie would shuffle a summoned monster into a location?

Not a summoned monster, no.

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