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Old 02-20-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default Critical Hit clarification

We got the Munchkin 5 De-ranged set and drew a critical hit card. The card reads "Play during any combat. All Items that give combat bonuses count double in this combat. One shot items do [I]not[I] count double."

So is this card single use only, or is it an ability that can remain in play for "any combat" like the "really impressive title" card?

I tried searching the forums and did not find the anything about critical hit cards, so my apologies if this has been answered elsewhere.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Critical Hit clarification

I'd say that single combat only, then it's off to the discards, simply because it reads "this combat" and not any combat.

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Old 02-20-2014, 01:11 PM   #3
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It's discarded after it's used. This is because it's not an Item, nor is it any other card type said to stay in play in the rules, and it does not have a persistent bonus at the top of the card.

Only Items require the "Usable Once Only" text if you are meant to discard them after using them. Other cards are always discarded after they are used unless the card or the rules say they stay in play. Some of these will still include the "Usable Once Only" text, but it is unnecessary. This part of the rules covers cards like Critical Hit:
Originally Posted by Rules
Other Treasure cards (like Go Up a Level cards) are “specials.” You may play these at any time, unless the card itself says otherwise. Follow the card’s instructions, then discard it, unless it has a persistent bonus like an Item.
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Rules Checklist for all Munchkin sets: A4 Letter.
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