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Old 01-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
Zwolfe123
 
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Default Placing 1 shot Items on the table?

So I was browsing forums trying to learn the way of the munchkin when I read someone mention about laying 1 shot items down on the table.

Frankly I had never though of doing this and would be a great way to keep from donating them to other players. I had always though those cards HAD to be kept in hand.

My question is just double checking that you are allowed to keep them on the table so they aren't clogging up hand space.

And can I do the same thing for cards like "your shoes untied" that isn't an Item?

What about monster enhancers?

Sorry if its too many questions in one group, just trying to get the hang of it here. Thanks for running a great forums, and having such a fun game.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Placing 1 shot Items on the table?

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Originally Posted by Zwolfe123 View Post
So I was browsing forums trying to learn the way of the munchkin when I read someone mention about laying 1 shot items down on the table.

Frankly I had never though of doing this and would be a great way to keep from donating them to other players. I had always though those cards HAD to be kept in hand.

My question is just double checking that you are allowed to keep them on the table so they aren't clogging up hand space.

And can I do the same thing for cards like "your shoes untied" that isn't an Item?

What about monster enhancers?

Sorry if its too many questions in one group, just trying to get the hang of it here. Thanks for running a great forums, and having such a fun game.
Any Items (any card that has a printed Gold Piece Value, including "No Value") can be played to the table whether you are using them at that moment or not. The only limit on this is that you may only have one Big item in play at a time (unless another card, like the Dwarf race, allows it). Items that you cannot use (like surplus Armors/Headgear/Footgear/Hand Items, or things that have use restrictions that you do not meet), or even simply choose not use (for whatever reason), are turned sideways to indicate that you are not receiving any bonuses/benefits from them.

So One-shot Items can be played to the table even if you aren't going to utilize their text right away (they don't even have to be played sideways, since they are still available for use). You can use their one-shot ability whenever applicable whether they are in your hand or on the table in front of you, then they are discarded.

If a one-shot card is NOT an Item, though, you must play it from your hand. This is also true of Monster Enhancers.

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Old 01-13-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Placing 1 shot Items on the table?

Just to confirm, officially, that Mister Ed is correct, and to clarify where it comes from, the rules state that you can use one-shot Items directly from your hand or from your carried Items:

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Originally Posted by The Rules, p. 2
One-shot items, such as potions, may be played directly
from your hand during combat. You can also use one-shot items that you already had in play
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Originally Posted by The Rules, p. 5
Any one-shot Item can by played during any combat,
whether you have it in your hand or on the table.
Monster Enhancers and non-Item Treasures can't be carried, so you can't keep them in play, and there's no rule to allow for them to be kept in play.
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