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Old 12-09-2014, 07:36 AM   #1
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Can someone actually write down, officially, a full breakdown of how those "sideways" cards function and are placed there in the first place?

The written rules for Charity are too vague and Online examples are ALL OVER the place... people seem to interpret them VERY differently.

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Old 12-09-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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Can someone actually write down, officially, a full breakdown of how those "sideways" cards function and are placed there in the first place?

The written rules for Charity are too vague and Online examples are ALL OVER the place... people seem to interpret them VERY differently.
You may play Item cards (those with Gold Piece values) in front of you at any time on your turn except during combat, or as soon as you receive the card (for instance, as a reward for helping someone else kill a monster). This is true even if you cannot use the Item, for instance because of Class or Race restrictions. (Exception: Unless you have a card or ability that says otherwise, you may only have one Big item in play at a time. You cannot equip one and have another carried and unequipped.)

You turn unequipped Items sideways to show that you are carrying the Item but you derive no benefit from having it.

Reasons you might do this:

1. To reduce your hand size to avoid giving Charity.
2. To be able to trade the Item with another player. (Remember, you cannot trade cards from your hand.)
3. To protect your equipped Items from a Curse. If you are hit with a "Lose An Item" Curse, you can lose an unequipped Item instead of one of the ones that's currently giving you its benefits.
4. Because you got something better and you're unequipping one to equip the other.

Does this help?
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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ABSOLUTELY!

This answers everything! Thank you sooo much for your assistance! This game has just officially became the BEST game ever!!!
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