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Old 02-26-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Does the restriction on the card refer to any card played or just ones that give or take away a combat bonus?
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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It covers almost all cards that might affect either side of the combat, including Wandering Monster, Monster Enhancers, one-shot Items, and discarding cards that might give a player a bonus (e.g., Warrior's beserking ability).

It might be easier to pick a card you want to ask about if it isn't one of the types I described above.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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It covers almost all cards that might affect either side of the combat, including Wandering Monster, Monster Enhancers, one-shot Items, and discarding cards that might give a player a bonus (e.g., Warrior's beserking ability).

It might be easier to pick a card you want to ask about if it isn't one of the types I described above.
Wow! Thank you! So that monster is the ideal monster to fight if you're going for the win! Can you use the "Out To Lunch" card and other cards like that to get rid of the monster?
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:23 AM   #4
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Anything that might remove the monster from combat would, in my opinion be affecting combat, and thus not be a legal play.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:50 PM   #5
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Anything that might remove the monster from combat would, in my opinion be affecting combat, and thus not be a legal play.
Woah! If I ever feel like cheating I should keep one of those up my sleeve to play when I'm at a level nine! :D Haha! Thank you for the answer!
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:34 AM   #6
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I hate to stir the pot, but what about something that is technically outside of the combat, like Steal A Level? It *does* affect the fight by changing the player’s combat strength, but only indirectly. More importantly, though, it can mean the difference between winning a combat and winning the game...

Is the intent of the card to stop all combat modifiers (i.e. the ones that stay in play until combat is resolved)?
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:40 PM   #7
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I'm partially overruling previous posts here.

The text on the card is No one may play cards from their hand to fight or aid the Sock Puppet.

Discarding is, by definition, not the same as playing, so abilities such as a Warrior's berserk or Wizard's charm are usable. One-shot cards that are on the table are usable (because the prohibition is only against cards from the hand). And Steal a Level doesn't directly aid the Sock Puppet and would be playable.

Cards that would not be playable include monster enhancers, Wandering Monsters, one-shots from a player's hand (that affect the combat - a Wishing Ring is perfectly legal because it affects the Curse it's played to counter), and Out to Lunch or similar cards that directly change the conditions of the combat.
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