Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Munchkin > Munchkin

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
BryantCross
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Default Dead Giveaway Card in ZOMBIE

Huge dilemma-

I pulled a Dead Giveaway Card in Munchkin Zombie. The card allows you to give a card to each player while in combat for +5 bonus.

The issue is that the card does not state it is a (Usable only once) card. So am I allowed to hold on this card until I'm forced to discard it? Or, must I discard it once I have used it.
BryantCross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
Clipper
 
Clipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Default Re: Dead Giveaway Card in ZOMBIE

It's a Door card, and not of any special type (i.e., not a Mojo, Curse, etc. with special instructions in the rules), so you should normally discard it after use. You would only keep it in play if it gave you a permanent combat bonus or it said to keep it in play. Only Items (which are usually Treasures) require the "Usable Once Only" phrase to determine if they should be discarded after use or not. Some non-Items cards do use the phrase, but it's not a necessity for them.
__________________
My unofficial, but comprehensive Flowcharts: Munchkin: A4 Letter; Munchkin Quest: A4 Letter
Rules Checklist for all Munchkin sets: A4 Letter.
Clipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2020, 06:57 PM   #3
1987
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Default Re: Dead Giveaway Card in ZOMBIE

This is what came up;

Player plays dead give away, gives 1 of his 2 cards away.

More stuff pile up for the monster so he needs more CS

He wants to use it again and give his last card away for a +5

A.) I personally feel that since he used the card and choose to only get 1x +5 that card is done.

B.) Others said he is playing it strategically and is allowed to get another +5.

I dont view this card like a piece of gear. It seem like a 1 shot
__________________
follow me @ https://www.facebook.com/MiB1987/ for all upcoming events in our area!
1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2020, 08:31 PM   #4
Andrew Hackard
Munchkin Line Editor
 
Andrew Hackard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Default Re: Dead Giveaway Card in ZOMBIE

Here's the way I look at it. On the one hand, the card doesn't say you have the option of spacing out the giveaways as you need them. On the other, we have ruled that other abilities (such as the Cleric's +3 against Undead) can be spaced out as needed. On the third hand, those tend to be Class/Race-type abilities where you aren't playing a new card, like Dead Giveaway, that will be discarded after you exhaust the effect.

So. Where I land right now is, you have to give away all the cards when you play Dead Giveaway and you can't come back later to "finish the job." But I can see a counterargument and I'd listen to someone who wants to treat it more like an option that's open until you run out of cards or the combat is over.
__________________
Andrew Hackard, Munchkin Line Editor
If you have a question that isn't getting answered, we have a thread for that.

Let people like what they like. Don't be a gamer hater.

#PlayMunchkin on social media: Twitter || Facebook || Instagram || YouTube
Follow us on Kickstarter: Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23
Andrew Hackard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2020, 10:11 PM   #5
1987
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Default Re: Dead Giveaway Card in ZOMBIE

I so A or B?
__________________
follow me @ https://www.facebook.com/MiB1987/ for all upcoming events in our area!
1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
munchkin zombie, munchkin zombies, munchkinzombie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.