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Old 07-26-2015, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Star Munchkin 3 Veggie Race ability

The Veggie race states that no matter how many hand items you have equipped, you always have 2 free hands. Are we correct in thinking that these two hands can be filled with more hand items, effectively giving them infinite hands (keeping in mind one complex item of course). This would seem a decent trade off for the armor, headgear, footgear restriction, especially if you have an abundance of hand items and few of the others, especially considering the number of lasers now.

I can't think of another reason or use for having two free hands that can't hold anything, but was wondering if that text was added in due to items in game like Handy Foot, Permanent Wave and the new Gripping Hand.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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The Veggie race states that no matter how many hand items you have equipped, you always have 2 free hands. Are we correct in thinking that these two hands can be filled with more hand items, effectively giving them infinite hands (keeping in mind one complex item of course). This would seem a decent trade off for the armor, headgear, footgear restriction, especially if you have an abundance of hand items and few of the others, especially considering the number of lasers now.

I can't think of another reason or use for having two free hands that can't hold anything, but was wondering if that text was added in due to items in game like Handy Foot, Permanent Wave and the new Gripping Hand.
Probably for cards like fire hands. If they had just said "You can equip infinite hand items", people in mixed games might try to play a card like fire hands and say "my combat strength is infinity".
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:02 AM   #3
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Probably for cards like fire hands. If they had just said "You can equip infinite hand items", people in mixed games might try to play a card like fire hands and say "my combat strength is infinity".
Good point. There's a couple cards in Super Munchkin I can think of that could be problematic.

We're playing tonight and I know it will come up. I think we're going to go with Veggies can use as many hand items as they have. We don't play blended games normally, so I don't see any weird rule interactions within Star itself.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: Star Munchkin 3 Veggie Race ability

griffinsclaw is exactly right. There are some card effects that talk about how many free Hands your character has, so we worded Veggie to forestall any "My Fire Arms are an instant win!" arguments.

As a behind-the-scenes bonus, if you happen to equip a -1 Hand or even -2 Hand card, those DO add to the Veggie's free Hand count -- something we couldn't possibly make fit on the card as it stands.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the clarification. "Effective" infinite hands, not literally.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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Okay, so I'm now debating with my brother over what would happen if someone tries to equip the three handed sword (from one of the core expansions). Is it possible? Or can you not equip it since you only have two free hands?
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:39 PM   #7
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Okay, so I'm now debating with my brother over what would happen if someone tries to equip the three handed sword (from one of the core expansions). Is it possible? Or can you not equip it since you only have two free hands?
A Veggie can ALWAYS equip an Item that uses Hands as long as it doesn't use anything else and isn't barred from the Veggie race.
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Half breed card: does it negate the "may not equip any other gear" aspect if played with no other race?
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Half breed card: does it negate the "may not equip any other gear" aspect if played with no other race?
Sure does.
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